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Attack On Google Netted Chinese Hackers With Counter Intelligence
2013-05-21 10:01:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Google became one of the first companies to openly admit they had been attacked by Chinese hackers. This admission sparked an ongoing battle between the Chinese government and the American-owned search giant. At the time, Google said they had been hit with a sophisticated attack which resulted in some stolen intellectual property. On the heels of news about a reenacted Chinese hacking group yesterday, the Washington...

2013-05-15 08:34:50

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that PLXabm won one gold and two bronze awards from the Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13478) Prolexic's application-based monitoring solution, PLXabm, is the first and only managed monitoring service that takes an in-depth...

Hackers Fail To Plan, OpUSA A Dud
2013-05-08 09:14:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday was meant to be hell on earth for many US banks and government agencies. OpUSA, an operation against these high profile organizations, was meant to block access to critical websites and even bring a few websites down with DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Yet Tuesday came and went with very little success for Anonymous´ OpUSA, save a few websites which had been merely defaced rather than brought down...

Australian Police Arrest Suspected LulzSec Leader
2013-04-24 10:47:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Australian police say they have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacktivist organization known as Lulz Security, or LulzSec. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) say the 24-year old IT worker, whose name was not released to the media, was arrested on Tuesday night at his Sydney office. He is accused of attacking and defacing a government website earlier this month reported the BBC. He reportedly used his...

Hacked AP Twitter Account Reports White House Explosion
2013-04-23 13:31:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You can't believe everything you read on Twitter — especially when those accounts have been compromised by hackers. A tweet on the Associated Press' Twitter account on Tuesday reported that there were two explosions in the White House and that President Barack Obama was injured. However, it didn't take long for the reputable news source to point out that its account had been hacked. "The AP twitter account has been hacked. A...

Hacktivists Call For Internet Blackout Today To Protest CISPA
2013-04-22 07:28:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of hackers which acts as part troublemaker and part watchdog is calling for an Internet blackout today to protest CISPA, a bill which passed last Thursday. If this bill is signed into law, companies and websites could legally hand over user information to the US government upon request. Anonymous has persuaded over 300 websites to “go dark” as a sign of protest today and is using the #CISPABlackout hashtag...

LulzSec Hacker Sentenced To One Year In Prison
2013-04-19 12:52:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another hacker was brought to justice yesterday when a judge sentenced 25-year old Cody Kretsinger to one year in prison for his role in attacking Sony´s network in June 2011. The group of self-proclaimed “hacktivists” broke into Sony´s networks nearly three years ago and posted private information of Sony customers in an attempt to prove a point about Sony´s weak security measures. Kretsinger, who...

Hacking Group Anonymous Launches Citizen Journalism Website
2013-04-18 12:38:11

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online International hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to go legit — at least with the way it looks to share news and information. The controversial hacking collective has launched a website for crowd-sourced news. The group has announced Your Anon News (or YAN), named after the group´s Twitter handle. The news venture looks to move some of the group´s content away from its Twitter and Tumblr feeds, where Anonymous...

LulzSec Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyberattacks
2013-04-10 08:05:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 26-year-old member of the hacktivist group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking. Ryan Ackroyd from Mexborough, England, admitted to being part of LulzSec, and entered his plea at a hearing in London on Tuesday after having previously denied involvement in the cyberattacks against Sony Corp., Nintendo Co., News Corp and others. He will be sentenced on May 14 along with three other LulzSec members, but...

Anonymous Hacks Into North Korean Social Network
2013-04-04 11:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacking group Anonymous is flexing its guns and getting involved in the North Korean controversy. On Thursday, members of the hacktivist group began hacking and vandalizing social networking profiles linked to North Korea and even kicked a news site offline. The group says it has accessed 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database in a collective it calls "Operation Free Korea." Anonymous is calling for leader...