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Facebook Helps FBI Bring Down Butterfly Botnet
2012-12-12 14:19:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any other destination online, Facebook can be a very dangerous place. Aside from their ever-shifting privacy policies and settings, their more than 1 billion users are quite attractive to those given to cyber thievery. Scams are nothing new to Facebook users, and to the social giant´s credit, they work very hard to keep criminals away from their site. Today, it was announced that Facebook had a hand in helping the...

Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

AntiSec Claims Theft Of UDID's From FBI Computer
2012-09-04 08:40:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online AntiSec, an Anonymous hacking group, has posted a file they say contains millions of Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) after stealing said file from the FBI. Using a vulnerability in Java, a government laptop was hacked earlier this year and a file was lifted which is said to have contained nearly 12 million UDIDs. This breach could be quite serious, as UDIDs contain intensely personal information, such as device names,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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