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  • UK Cracks Down On Hacktivists: Two Charged, Two Arrested - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Cracks Down On Hacktivists: Two Charged, Two Arrested

    The U.K. recently charged two men and arrested two more on Thursday that are allegedly connected with hacktivist groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.  The two men arrested Thursday night are being detained at police stations in South Yorkshire and are suspected of conducting DDOS attacks as well as hacking law enforcement and government websites. Police […] More

  • Anonymous, LulzSec Retaliate: Hack 70+ Law Enforcement Sites, Leak Information - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous, LulzSec Retaliate: Hack 70+ Law Enforcement Sites, Leak Information

    In retaliation of the recent arrests of their alleged members, the hacking collectives Anonymous and LulzSec recently infiltrated the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions across the United States and released this weekend 10 gigabytes of confidential information. The hacktivists claimed to have accessed and leaked hundreds of emails, passwords, Social Security […] More

  • Hacktivists 'Inj3ct0r Team' Claim Breaching NATO Server - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacktivists 'Inj3ct0r Team' Claim Breaching NATO Server

    The “Inj3ct0r Team” — a self-described hacktivist group — says it has compromised a server belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, IDG News Service reports. The files were posted on the MediaFire file hosting site under the name “NATO Tomcat 5.5 Servlet Backup.” A member of the Inj3ct0r Team told IDG News Service the […] More

  • McAfee CSO Predicts New Cold War in Cyber Domain, 'Hackers for Hire' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee CSO Predicts New Cold War in Cyber Domain, 'Hackers for Hire'

    Although the Cold War between the United States and Russia ended two decades ago, a former counterintelligence specialist says a new conflict between the United States and China together with North Korea has emerged in cyberspace. McAfee Chief Security Officer Brett Wahlin, an ex-NATO counterintelligence agent, told Computerworld Australia the RSA token hack earlier this […] More

  • Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code

    A member of Anonymous claims to have the code for the infamous Stuxnet worm that last year wreaked havoc across the world and targeted Iranian nuclear plants. The Register reported that Topiary, a hacktivist linked to Anonymous, claimed on Twitter to have gained possession of the malware, saying “Anonymous is now in possession of Stuxnet […] More

  • Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers

    Although military cyber weaponry will become customary this century, it will unlikely prevent attacks by hacktivists and criminal gangs, and could easily be used for state-sponsored cyber attacks instead, according to study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The British authors of the study, which was released Monday, also warns that “lurid language” […] More

  • UK Preps for Possible Cyber Attacks as Assange Eyes Prison Gate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Preps for Possible Cyber Attacks as Assange Eyes Prison Gate

    In the wake of large-scale online attacks on U.S. companies, such as MasterCard and Visa, which pulled support from whistle-blower site WikiLeaks, the British government is hunkering down over fears of similarly disruptive Internet activity on U.K. sites, a New Zealand newspaper reported. The New Zealand Herald reports U.K. National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts announced […] More

  • French Foreign Affairs Ministry's Twitter Account Hacked - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    French Foreign Affairs Ministry's Twitter Account Hacked

    The official Twitter account of the French ministry of foreign affairs was hacked last week, sending thousands of followers a undiplomatic message about Roma people, France24 reports. The tweet was written in English and said, “[EXPLETIVE] YOU ROMANIAN PEOPLE! I HATE YOU ALL AND I WANT DESTROY EU!” The French government has recently been criticized […] More

  • Hacktivists Strike Australian Government Websites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacktivists Strike Australian Government Websites

    In protest of proposed censorship regulations by the Australian government, hacktivists launched a distributed denial of service attack against Australian government websites. Operation Titstorm, launched Wednesday, disrupted access to the sites of the Australian parliament and government, www.australia.gov.au and www.aph.gov.au. The attacks included pornographic images, which were slated to be censored. The proposed filtering would […] More

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