Tag Archives: hacking

8th Grader Hacks into School's Confidential Records

A Catholic school board in Canada has taken action after discovering a young hacker accessed confidential records, including test scores. John Mackle, education director at the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, told QMI Agency the eight-grade student at St. Anne’s School in Peterborough used his  laptop, …

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Aussie Man Suspected of Hacking into 100 Online Accounts

The Australian police has arrested a 33-year-old man who is accused of hacking into nearly 100 online accounts, according to ZDNet Australia. The Australian Federal Police’s high-tech crime unit has been keeping an eye on the man since last September, when a local telecom company alerted it of suspicious activity …

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Texas Man Admits to Computer Intrusion

A 37-year-old man in Texas faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally accessing his former employer's computer database and deleting files. Ismael Alvarez on Dec. 1 pleaded guilty to one count of computer fraud. He admitted that he illegally accessed the computer system of …

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Cocky Hacker Defaces Navy Memorial Site, Ridicules Admin

A hacker broke into the U.S. Navy Memorial website and left a message for the administrator, mocking him for the inadequate security and offering his assistance, Softpedia reports. Operated by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, www.navymemorial.org provides visitors information about the memorial, as well as news, annual reports and other …

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Self-proclaimed Algerian Hackers Paralyze Vietnamese Website

A popular Vietnamese website that often publishes controversial news and criticizes China was hacked yesterday, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur. VietnamNet, an online newspaper, was attacked 3 a.m. Monday. Visitors to the site encountered several messages saying “Server is too busy” and “Hacked By Team Mosta Algerian Hacker.” “I have no …

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Suspect Nabbed for Hacking Federal Reserve's Networks

A Malaysian computer expert who allegedly hacked into the Federal Reserve’s network and had more than 400,000 credit-card numbers in his possession has been indicted. Lin Mun Poo was arrested at a Brooklyn diner selling some of the stolen card numbers shortly after landing at the John F. Kennedy Airport …

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Hong Kong Reports Onslaught of Cyber Threats

Hong Kong organizations need to battle cyber threats in a collaborative manner, said Agnes Mak, executive director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, after the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre reported the number of hacking and phishing cases were up 34 percent year-on-year in the first 10 …

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Palin Email Hacker to Serve 366 Days in Jail

A man convicted of hacking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s email account has been sentenced to 366 days in prison. David C. Kernell was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for intentionally accessing without authorization Palin’s email account, as well as obstructing justice. The U.S. district judge …

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Palin Email Hacker Wants Probabtion

A man convicted of hacking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s email account has asked a federal judge to sentence him to probation, while federal prosecutors are pushing for him to get at least 18 months in prison, CNN reports. David Kernell’s fate will be decided today at a sentencing hearing …

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Turkish Hacker Takes Down Kenya's Government Website

Kenya’s Finance Ministry’s website was hacked last week, possibly by the same individuals who brought down the Kenya Airways website in 2008, AllAfrica.com reports. Visitors to www.treasury.go.ke encountered a black screen with the words “Hacked by ReisBEY Muslim Turkish Hacker” written in red and white. There has been a dramatic …

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