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Romanian Hacker Seeks Redemption At The ATM
2013-05-17 13:26:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Reports of “skimmers” hacking into accounts and stealing millions of dollars regularly seen on the nightly news are enough to scare many people away from the ATM. A Romanian hacker in prison for producing such skimmers has reached a penitent moment, and from behind bars has created a card reader that he says will prevent skimming devices from being installed, Reuters reports. Skimming has become prevalent at ATM...

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...

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

2013-03-16 23:03:41

High Bit Security will cover IT Security testing and compliance, alongside experts from government, law enforcement and private industry. Troy, Michigan based Automation Alley hosts Cyber Security conference on March 18th, focused on cyber-threats and security solutions. Rochester MI (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 “I was shocked at how insidious cyber criminals can be and how massive the size of the risk.” Said Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley Director of International Business...

Hackers Are Getting Younger These Days
2013-02-08 11:15:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To be honest, we all should have seen this coming. According to BBC News, AVG´s Virus Labs have discovered that children as young as 11 years old have been writing malicious code to hack into other systems. Unsurprisingly, these young children are using this code to hack into online gaming networks in order to steal digital currency used in the games as well as extra tools and weapons to help them progress through the...

2013-01-25 23:03:56

Botnets are large networks of systems or devices which have had their system security compromised and in turn can be used to do the cyber-bidding of an outside attacker, almost always without the system´s or device´s user ever even knowing it´s going on. Global Digital Forensics offers clients deep analysis malware testing to help uncover and eradicate the underlying Trojans and rootkits that let hackers enslave their many victims. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 With...

Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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