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US Openly Fingers China for Cyber Probes

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Earlier this week, the Department of Defense submitted its annual report to Congress on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.” The report, designed to discuss current and future military-tech developments by the Chinese military, has openly accused China of involvement in cyber espionage on U.S. government …

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Unbreakable PlayStation 3 Jailbroken?

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An Australian videogame modification chips seller claims to have jailbroken Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. The hack enables users to run backup, homemade and pirated version of videogames. OzModChips.com has posted three YouTube videos that claim to demonstrate a current version of the console broken using an USB dongle. However, some …

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Novelist Claims NSA Hacked Wife's Laptop

Frederick Forsyth, author of The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, has accused the National Security Agency of hacking his wife’s computer in an effort to steal copy he was writing for the Daily Express in West Africa. Forsyth made the claim during a recent interview the BBC …

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Axl Rose's Twitter Account Hacked

Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked over the weekend and used to spread rumors that Guns N’ Roses was canceling an upcoming tour through Europe. Fans quickly retweeted the message, though a band spokesperson said the tour was still on for the fall, according to The Register. It is currently …

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Credit Card Clearing House Hacked Says Security Researchers

An underground credit card clearing house has been hacked, according to Trend Micro security researchers. Leaked data from the hack include employee emails and recorded phone calls. “A group of hackers recently published detailed information from an underground credit card company,” writes Feike Hacquebord, an advanced Threats Researcher with Trend …

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Facebook Bug Allows Hackers to Find Name of Users

A problem in Facebook’s login system allows hackers to match email addresses that are unknown with a user’s name, even if the account is configured to be private. The leak, according to Atu Argawal of SecFence Technologies, could be exploited by individuals conducting phishing attacks. Facebook will return the full …

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Hack Exploits Google Street View to Find Victims

A security researcher has developed an attack which can be used for stalking, using JavaScript and geolocation information from Google to determine a victim’s location. During a presentation at the BlackHat conference last week, titled “How I Met Your Girlfriend,“ Samy Kamkar discussed the new method in detail. It works …

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Hacker Pleads Guilty to Trojan Banking Scam

An Australian hacker has pleaded guilty to infecting approximately 3,000 computers with a Trojan virus designed to steal user information. Anthony Scott Harrison, 21, from the area near Adelaide, pleaded guilty on Monday to seven counts of computer hacking violations, according to UPI. He will be sentenced in September. Harrison …

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Green Hackers Hit EU Climate Exchange Website

The website for the European Union Climate Exchange was hacked in political protest against carbon credits by hactivists late last week. The landing page of ECX.eu was hit with digital graffiti decrying the market-based approach to carbon emissions. A group of anonymous hackers calling themselves Decocidio claimed responsibility for the …

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Indian Cops Nab 'Notorious' Cyber Criminal

Police in India have arrested a “notorious inter-state cyber criminal” who is accused of hacking into the bank account of a Dehli resident. Ganesh Kumar Agarwal, aka Prince, was grabbed after allegedly using the hacked bank account to make online purchases. Members of the Cyber Crime Cell of Central Crime …

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Cameron and Obama Discuss Pentagon Hacker's Extradition

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the issue of Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon’s extradition case with President Barack Obama, according to The Guardian. Cameron and his deputy PM, Nick Clegg, have each criticized the extradition attempts of McKinnon, arguing that he should instead appear in a British court. McKinnon …

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Router Flaws Creates Easily Exploited Vulnerability

A flaw in millions of household routers has provided hackers with an easy access point to hack home networks or hijack websurfing sessions. Later this month, Craig Heffner, a researcher at security consultancy Seismic, will detail the exploit at a conference in Las Vegas, which effects Linksys, Belkin and Dell, …

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Argentinean Government Sites Used in Black Hat SEO Campaigns

Numerous Argentinian government websites were recently compromised by hackers and used in black hat search engine optimization campaigns, according to Sunbelt Software. Security researchers said 12 government pages were involved in the spamming campaign, with some of them distributing malware as well. Also called spamdexing, black hat SEO is a …

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German Arrested for Hacking Webcams

A man was arrested in Germany for allegedly using malware to hack into webcams and spy on young girls, a spokesman with the Aachen state prosecutor said Friday. The unnamed hacker allegedly tapped into the webcams of some 150 young girls, according to media reports. The hacking was first discovered …

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