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Political Website Hack Results in Arrests

Spanish police have arrested four individuals accused of defacing the websites of Spain’s two main political parties. The hackers are alleged to have added a red fist to the website of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español and the Partido Popular, the hackers also hit the website for the TV show …

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Password Reuse Could Hold Key to iTunes Hack

Following recent revelations regarding Apple apps developers using hacked accounts to boost ratings, speculation has increased surrounding just how the accounts were compromised. Researchers at F-Secure view the matter as relatively simple, as figuring out the password to iTunes could be as simple as accessing the email password of the …

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Disgruntled Employee-turned-Hacker Gets a Year in Prison

A former senior database administrator for GEXA Energy in Houston, Texas, was sentenced today to a year in prison for hacking into his former employer's computer network. Steven Jinwoo Kim of Houston pleaded guilty last November to one count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and recklessly causing …

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Maine's Online Database of Legislative Activity Hacked

An unknown hacker last week broke into Maine’s online database of legislative activity and attempted to manipulate the code of the website, according to The Portland Press Herald. Last Thursday, the legislature’s IT staff shut down the website’s bill status function, which allows users to follow legislation such as roll …

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Gen. Wesley Clark: US Can Stop Cyber Attacks

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The increasing number of attacks via cyberspace on U.S. federal and private sector networks can and should be stopped, according to General Wesley Clark. Speaking before an audience at the National Press Club, Clark told audience members that the United States already possesses the ability and technology to stop cyber …

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FCC Warns Public of 'Cyber Snoops'

After reports about incidents with Google's Street View cars accidentally gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers stealing iPad owners’ email addresses, and wireless and Wi-Fi networks making users' private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is warning members of the public about how easily their data can be …

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Indonesian Government Hacked over World Cup

Spammers and other cyber miscreants are already taking advantage of the World Cup, spreading malware and spam featuring World Cup related ads and emails. However, a security researcher at Kaspersky Labs has discovered a new attack, that appears to not focus on collecting money. “The attack was on the Indonesian …

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UA Student Pleads Guilty to Launching Botnet Attacks

A former undergraduate at the University of Akron pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he hacked into the school’s computer system to launch botnet attacks. Mitchell L. Frost of Ohio was charged with one count of causing damage to a protected computer system and one count of possessing 15 or more …

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Jobs Site in UK Gets Hacked

Jobs sites run by Trinity Mirror Group have been hacked, according to a blog post by the company. JobSearch.co.uk and jobs.mirror.co.uk were both hacked on May 19. “Our security systems have detected a concerted and sophisticated attempt this afternoon to hack into user accounts on our technology platform,” according to …

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Over 80 Chinese Government Websites Hacked

In China, 81 government websites were hacked from May 10 to May 16, according to a report by National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team. This represents a drop in attacks by 35 percent from the previous week. As of noon on Monday, May 17, at least 29 of the …

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Quantum Cryptography Hacked

Quantum cryptography is widely considered to be one of the most secure methods of communication, as the cryptography is alleged to be unbreakable. Researchers at the University of Toronto appear to have contradicted that myth, however. Feihu Xu, Bing Qi and Hoi-Kwong Lo claim to have successfully broken a commercial …

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