Tag Archives: hacking

China Main Suspect behind Aussie Gov't Hack

A cyber attack that targeted at least 10 parliamentary computers in Australia, including one of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has suspected ties to Chinese hackers, according to Herald Sun. Government sources confirmed they had been told Chinese intelligence agencies were among a list of suspected foreign hackers. A probe is …

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Moscow Hacker Gets Time for Billboard Porno Prank

A hacker who uploaded pornography onto a video billboard in Moscow has been jailed for one and a half years, according to BBC News. Igor Blinnikov, 40, uploaded the video Jan. 14 last year from his home computer in a city south of the Russian capital. He later admitted to …

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Embezzling Hacker Couple Gets Prison Time

On the heels of the crooked husband-wife team who made $1.5 million off defrauding eBay customer, a judge has sentenced yet another married couple to 18 months in prison for hacking into their employer's computer and embezzling more than $120,000, according to the Justice Department. Alabama residents Charles Allen Elliott, …

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35K Chinese Websites Hacked in 2010

Tens of thousands of websites in China were attacked by hackers in 2010, including 4,635 government websites, according to a report released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China. The report, quoted by People’s Daily Online, said government websites are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and …

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Hacker Pleads Guilty to Breaching NASA Servers

A Texan who was accused of a stealing more than a quarter-million dollars from a subsidiary of e-commerce company Digital River Inc. by redirecting electronic payment transfers to his own account has pleaded guilty, according to the Justice Department. Jeremey Parker, 26, admitted to hacking into computer networks at SWReg, …

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Missouri Ski Resort Hit by Hackers

A Missouri ski resort has been hit by a little more than the usual downfall of snow: hackers. Snow Creek ski resort in Weston and many of its credit card customers appear to have fallen prey to a cyber attack that was first detected last week, KansasCity.com reports. The company …

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Maine-based Jeweler Gets Hacked

Police in Maine are investigating a security breach of a jewelry company's computer system that potentially exposed  thousands of credit and debit card numbers, The Associated Press reports. The Maine Credit Union League said in a release the breach impacts customers who made purchases at Day's Jewelers’ six stores last …

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China Denies Involvement in Cyber Attack against Canada

China today rejected reports suggesting it was behind a January cyber attack on the Canadian government that breached the Treasury Board and Finance Department and forced their websites offline, according to media reports. Canadian news outlet CBC reported yesterday the attacks have been traced to servers in China. It was …

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Suspected Nintendo Hacker Nabbed in Spain

Police in Spain have arrested a man for allegedly stealing personal data from thousands of Nintendo users by hacking into Nintendo Corp.'s online user database, the BBC reported. The alleged hacker got his hands on data of 4,000 gamers, according to Spain’s Interior Ministry. The suspect allegedly threatened to contact …

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UK Hacker Steals Virtual Poker Chips Worth $12 Million

A British man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $12 million worth of poker chips from an online gaming company before getting caught, according to media reports. BBC reported that Ashley Mitchell of Paignton, Devon, admitted to hacking into online gaming site Zynga Poker to steal the chips. He …

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'Hacking' Husband Denies Accessing Police Database

A Michigan man charged with hacking into his ex-wife’s email told a jury he never tried to access the police database as prosecutors allege, UPI reports. Leon Walker was charged with accessing his former spouse’s email account to read her messages to find out whether she was having an affair …

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Richard Clarke: Stuxnet Failure Leads to Cyber Boomerang

Stuxnet is a word that has struck fear in the hearts of cyber experts the world over. The advanced computer worm, which bored its way into Iranian nuclear program computer networks, demonstrated the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to malicious hacking. But former counterterrorism czar and cybersecurity guru Richard Clarke says …

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Hackers Break into UConn's Husky Merchandise Website

A hacker broke into a database with the credit card information of 18,000 customers of the University of Connecticut’s Co-op’s HuskyDirect.com website, according to The Hartford Courant. The database hosted customers’ names, addresses, emails, phone numbers and credit card information, including expiration dates and security codes, the newspaper said. The …

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North Korea Accuses South of Hacking into Website

North Korea is accusing South Korean web users of hacking into one of its websites, calling the behavior a provocation aimed at undermining its national dignity, according to The Associated Press. The North’s state-run Uriminzokkiri website said South Korean Internet users recently deleted articles on the site and posted messages …

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