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    Video Game Pirate Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

    A 36-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games online between 2005 and 2009, according to the FBI. Qiang “Michael“ Bi pleaded guilty July 28, 2010, to one count of mail fraud, one count of copyright infringement, and one count of aggravated identity […] More

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    Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

    You can barely turn a page in a newspaper–or on your e-reader–without getting bombarded with an impending sense of doom originating from cyber attacks and malicious hackers. However, according to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, that threat has been overplayed–“exaggerated,” as the cyber czar put it in a recent interview. “Things have to be […] More

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    Anonymous: An Online Gathering 'Fed Up' with Injustice

    Media outlets–including The New New Internet–have struggled to correctly describe the phenomenon Anonymous, labeling the loose coalition as hackers, online vigilantes and hacktivists. In an effort to set the record straight, Anonymous on Dec. 10 issued a press release to clarify what it really is and what it wants. Just don’t call them a group […] More

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    Operation Payback Strikes against Sarah Palin

    You do not get away with comparing WikiLeaks Julian Assange to the Taliban without ramifications–just ask Sarah Palin, whose political action committee website was cyber attacked this week after she urged the U.S. government to hunt the Australian down “with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders.” Anonymous, a loose coalition of hacktivists, […] More

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    Anonymous Attacks Swedish Prosecutor's Website

    Anonymous yesterday launched a DDoS attack against the website of the Swedish prosecution authority in response to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Tech Herald.  The government-run website www.aklagare.se was unavailable most of Tuesday and early morning on Wednesday. As the site came back up again, a news release confirmed the site […] More

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    PayPal Patches iPhone App

    PayPal has released a patch for a vulnerability in its iPhone application that could allow hackers access accounts at the online financial transactions service, The Wall Street Journal reports. The flaw only affected users of the PayPal applications on iPhones connected to the Internet through unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and did not impact the company’s Android […] More

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    Verizon's Marcus Sachs Joins Cybersecurity Board

    Verizon Communications’ Marcus Sachs has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance‘s board of directors. NCSA is a nonprofit public private partnership bringing together government, corporate, nonprofit and academic organizations to educate and raise awareness among citizens on how safely the Internet. Verizon joins NCSA’s expanding and diverse board with representatives from Cisco, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, […] More

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    PayPal CISO Michael Barrett Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board

    The National Cyber Security Alliance has named Michael Barrett, PayPal’s chief information security officer, to its board of directors. PayPal is the third company this year to join NCSA’s board. The company will work with board officers from AT&T, ADP, Cisco, EMC, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Google, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC and Symantec. […] More

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    Scam Hits iTunes' PayPal Accounts

    A scam targeting PayPal-linked accounts has hit iTunes users, according to media reports. While neither PayPal nor iTunes has discussed the incident, experts told the BBC users are likely being hit in social-engineering scams via email, rather than through direct hacks of iTunes or PayPal. “I just got hacked for $1,000 worth of software, videos […] More

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