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Hacker Gets 20 Years, Twice

U.S. hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to two consecutive 20-year terms in prison Thursday. The two sentences were for a hacking spree conducted by Gonzalez that netted millions of credit card numbers when he lived in Miami. Prosecutors called Gonzalez’s theft of the credit card data from major U.S. retailers …

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Human Rights Activist Condemns Iran Cyber Crackdown

Last week, The New New Internet reported on the hacking attacks against Human Rights Activists in Iran by members of the Revolutionary Guards. Today, at a speaking engagement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Ahmad Batebi, of Human Rights Activists in Iran, and Joe Stork, of Human Rights …

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UK School Children: NextGen Hackers?

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One in four children of school age in the UK have admitted to attempting to hack into an email or Facebook account, according to a recent survey. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 students in London and 150 from Cumbria, found that almost 80 percent of students understood that hacking was …

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Opposition Websites in Iran Hacked

Members of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran have hacked into 29 websites run by the opposition, according to the Fars News Agency. “The hacked websites acted against Iran’s national security under the cover of human rights activities,” the report said. The hacked websites were disclosed in a statement released on …

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Indian Minister Claims Government Systems Have Not Been Breached

Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot, said that while Indian government systems are being constantly probed, no attempts to hack the systems have been successful. “Yes, there have been attempts but I can categorically say that not one attempt has been successful. The government’s computer network …

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Bulgarians Charged in ATM Hacking Case

Three Bulgarians were charged yesterday in connection with an ATM hacking case that occurred over a 44 day period. The suspects allegedly planted electronic skimming devices on a number of ATMs in Massachusetts, making off with more than $137,000, according to an article on The Register. The skimmers surreptitiously recorded …

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US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

US authorities believe they may have identified the programming author who wrote the code used in the hacking attacks against search engine giant Google, according to an article in the Financial Times. After the discovery last week of the possible complicity of two schools in China with known ties to …

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Researchers Find Massive Botnet

Security researchers with NetWitness Corp. have discovered a massive botnet which includes at least 75,000 infected computers at 2,500 companies and government agencies throughout the world. The Kneber botnet has been used by cyber criminals to acquire login credentials for email systems, financial and social networking sites. The Kneber botnet …

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Hacking Contest Offers $100,000 for Smartphone Hacks

An annual hacking contest that has broken security on both pcs and macs is now offering a $100,000 prize for smartphone and browser hacks. The Pwn2Own competition will offer various cash prizes for carrying out various exploits on different mobile phone systems including the iPhone, Blackberry and Android. In an …

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French Accuse Cyclist of Hacking Anti-Doping Lab

Authorities in France have issued an arrest warrant for cyclist Floyd Landis amid accusations that he hacked into the computer networks of the anti-doping lab.He is accused of hacking into the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory computer systems in an effort to discredit them. In 2006, Landis was stripped of the Tour de …

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Iceman Sent to the Cooler

Former security researcher-turned-hacker was sentenced to 13 years in prison for hacking financial institutions and stealing credit-card information. Max Ray Butler, aka Iceman, was sentenced late last week to charges of identity theft and wire fraud. In addition to the 13 years in prison, he will also face a five-year …

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Black Hawk Closed Down: China Closes Down Hacker School

Police in the Hubei Province, China, have closed down a hacker training center and arrested three individuals, according to XinhuaNet. The three individuals, who ran the Black Hawk Safety Net, are accused of providing hacker tools, which was recently made illegal in China’s criminal code. The Black Hawk Safety Net …

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iPhone Vulnerable to Exploitation

The advent of smartphones has helped to propel Internet use across the globe. In countries in the developing world, most users access the Internet exclusively via cellphones. However, these smartphones bring forth a host of new opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit. The iPhone, Apple’s smartphone, has a number of …

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Hackers Sell Twitter Accounts for Up to $1,000

For the right price, you can now buy a Twitter account user name and password. Researchers at Kaspersky Labs claim that hackers are attempting to sell compromised Twitter accounts for up to $1,000. While cyber criminals have developed software to steal banking information and passwords, the most common spyware on …

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