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2008-12-11 07:00:00

Supports Local Non-Profit by Raising Funds for Holiday Packages to Overseas Service Members MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Virginia-based Digital Sandbox, Inc., a leading provider of advanced risk-management software and analysis solutions, made certain that the company's recent ten-year anniversary celebration reflected its dedication to the well-being of U.S. service members. At the event, Digital Sandbox launched its corporate sponsorship for Operation Pinecone by providing...

2008-11-07 09:05:00

The White House computer network has been penetrated several times by Chinese hackers who viewed e-mails between officials, a senior U.S. official says. The cyber attackers got into the White House system for brief periods that allowed theft of information before U.S. government experts patched the system, the Financial Times was told. The government official stressed that the hackers got into the unclassified computer network and not the more secure classified network. Experts say they...

2008-08-29 12:00:47

By EXCLUSIVE By Iain S Bruce AN international criminal gang has pulled off one of the most audacious cyber-crimes ever and stolen the identities of an estimated eight million people in a hacking raid that could ultimately net more than GBP2.8billion in illegal funds. A Sunday Herald investigation has discovered that late on Thursday night, a previously unknown Indian hacker successfully breached the IT defences of the Best Western Hotel group's online booking system and sold details of...

2008-08-27 09:00:18

By Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Did a computer intrusion at a Best Western hotel in Germany open the door for a hacker to steal the records of 8 million customers and pull off "the greatest cyber-heist in world history," as a Scottish newspaper put it? Or was the incident a significantly more minor affair, affecting only 10 customers at the one facility, as claimed by Best Western International Inc.? The Phoenix-based hotel chain and the Sunday Herald newspaper of Scotland are...

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2008-08-11 06:00:00

By Benjamin Spillman Something as subtle as a typo in the name Baraak Obama could undermine the next election. That's because when stakes are the highest, computer hackers have an incentive to exploit even the slightest mistake, such as the extra 'a' in the first name of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama in the previous sentence. Even though election fraud is as old as democracy itself, the ubiquity of e-mail, campaign and voter Web sites and online donations to candidates has...

2008-07-31 06:00:19

By Stephen McGinty THE Scottish mother of Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who yesterday lost his appeal against extradition to the United States, is terrified her son will now die in prison. Mr McKinnon, 42, described as the "biggest military hacker of all time", faces up to 70 years in jail if convicted in the US of sabotaging vital defence systems. He was never charged in Britain after admitting accessing 96 US military and Nasa computers, but a US extradition request was granted...

2008-07-03 15:00:19

By Khristopher J. Brooks, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 3--Nine computers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney were hacked into through a computer based in the Republic of Slovenia, a university official said Wednesday. Five of the computers contained Social Security numbers of some students, faculty members and staff employees. Because that information was exposed, UNK mailed more than 2,000 letters notifying people of the incident and urging them to take steps to protect their...

2008-06-20 16:40:40

They're in our computers, reading our files. The Chinese government, that is, according to two U.S. Congressmen who recently accused Beijing of sending hackers to ferret out secret documents stored on Congressional computers. The Chinese deny any involvement, but if they were lying, would we be able to prove it? The answer, according to computer and security experts, is probably not. At least, not conclusively enough for a court of law. "It's very difficult to track...

2006-03-08 08:43:45

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - He can find George Bush senior's social security number and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother's maiden name in under 15 seconds, and led the FBI on a three-year manhunt as he hacked his way into the world's biggest firms. "Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now...

2006-03-08 08:40:00

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG -- He can find George Bush senior's social security number and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother's maiden name in under 15 seconds, and led the FBI on a three-year manhunt as he hacked his way into the world's biggest firms. "Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now Mitnick, from the...


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