Tag Archives: hacking

Hacking Spree Cripples Government Websites in Nepal

Hackers have compromised official websites of 16 federal offices in Nepal this month alone, raising questions about the security of web servers used by the government, Republica reports. The main reason for the spike in cyber attacks was lack of law enforcement, said Vice President of High Level Commission of …

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Sony Battles More Cyber Attacks

Sony is again battling hackers who are now attacking business units around the world, as the Japanese electronics giant today admitted three new attacks. Hackers have targeted Sony Ericsson’s Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, a Sony spokesman said today. And yesterday, Sony said websites in three countries had been …

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Romanian Hacker TinKode Claims Hacking NASA FTP Site

A Romanian hacker claims to have intruded a computer server at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and gained access to confidential satellite data, SecurityNewsDaily reports. The hacker, who goes by the name TinKode, last week boasted on Twitter about breaching the server. He also posted a screen shot on his …

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Ghostmarket Teenager Hackers Sentenced

Two U.K. teenage hackers who broke into the accounts of online companies to steal customers’ credit card details were sentenced last Friday for abusing their computer skills, according to Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit. Zachary Woodham, 19, and Louis Tobenhouse, 18, both from Brighton, hacked into web-hosting company …

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Oregon College Struck with Hack Attack

The Central Oregon Community College's website has been hit by what school officials say are overseas hackers, prompting technicians to replace it with a temporary version, KTVZ.com reported. COCC spokesman Ron Paradis said the only inclination to the public that the website had been compromised was its  intermittent service. The …

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Sony Hit by Hackers — Again

Sony said hackers breached security for a second online service, gaining access to personal information for 24.6 million customer as part of a broader attack on the company that has compromised data for more than 100 million accounts, The Wall Street Journal reported. On the heels of last month’s data …

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Hacker Alleges Neighbor of Framing

A Blaine, Minn., man in jail for hacking into his neighbor's Wi-Fi network is accusing his neighbor of framing him for the crime. Barry Ardolf originally admitted to using his neighbor's online identity to email death threats and child pornography, but now says his guilty plea was coerced and is …

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Hacker Breaches Iowa Restaurant Patrons' Accounts

Police are urging central Iowans to keep track of their bank accounts after more than a dozen patrons of a local Mexican restaurant had their bank accounts accessed by a hacker, according to The Des Moines Register. Police Lt. John Broderson said up to 18 customers who frequented Qdoba Mexican …

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FBI's Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats

Assistant director for the cyber division of the FBI, Gordon Snow, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime and terrorism this week to talk about how the bureau is responding to the ongoing threat of cyber crime terrorism. Snow discussed the overall cyber threat and said he couldn't …

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EMC Acquires NetWitness

IT company EMC today announced its acquisition of NetWitness, a security analysis corporation based in Reston, Va. NetWitness will become part of RSA, a security division of EMC. Combining the two enterprises will give security teams a deeper insight into the security outline of their organizations. NetWitness provides security teams …

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Hack at Home Shopping Network Exposes Customer Info

The Home Shopping Network is warning its customers of a recent incident that could have exposed their names and emails to an unknown hacker. In an email to customers obtained by The New New Internet, Gregg Stallwood, senior vice president of customer care at HSN, said the company had learned …

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Audit Reveals NASA Computers Vulnerable to Hackers

NASA’s inspector general has warned that computer servers used by the space agency to control spacecraft are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to AFP. An audit of NASA‘s network security found that six computer servers associated with IT assets that control spacecraft and contain critical data had vulnerabilities that could …

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