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Dutch Spamhaus DDoS Hacker Arrested
2013-04-27 06:10:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 35-year-old Dutch man has been arrested in connection with what experts say could be the largest publicly announced cyberattack in the history of the Internet, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Mike Corder of the Associated Press (AP), the man was taken into custody by the Netherlands National Prosecution Office at his home in Barcelona on Thursday. He was arrested in connection with a large-scale...

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...

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...

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...

2013-04-09 12:33:00

KnowBe4, LLC has launched an Internet security training program in collaboration with former hacker Kevin Mitnick, to bring their business training to consumers--available to purchase through KnowBe4. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When someone receives an email from a relative saying they are in trouble and desperate for help, most likely the recipient would open the email. This is just one clever tactic that cybercriminals use to hack into a personal home...

2013-04-04 08:20:21

New service simulates real-world advanced threats, enabling Fortune 500 and other high-profile enterprise clients to better understand and prepare for the next major security incident. AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Praetorian, a leading provider of information security assessment and advisory services, has announced a new service that helps Fortune 500 companies and other high-profile enterprise clients improve resilience against cyber incidents through security...

2013-04-03 23:04:37

A campaign promoting safe internet use and warning about the dangers of cybercrime has been launched by the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia. (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 A campaign promoting safe internet use and warning about the dangers of cybercrime has been launched by the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia. The Protect Yourself Online has been launched to help Victorians protect themselves against online crimes such as hacking, fraud, cyberbullying and identity theft....

2013-04-01 23:04:58

E-Investigations, a Texas-based computer and mobile device investigations and forensics firm announces the opening of their new state-of-the-art forensics lab in Austin, Texas. Greg Ledenbach, Senior Forensic Investigator and a Texas licensed private investigator at E-Investigations, will manage the lab and have oversight of computer and mobile device forensics projects in Austin, Texas. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 E-Investigations, a Texas-based computer forensics and private...

2013-03-29 23:02:17

Nexusguard, the premium anti-DDoS service provider, warns that Distributed Denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks towards governmental bodies will become more frequent and robust in 2013, posing a significant threat to public services and security. Hong Kong (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 DDoS attacks have become a highly popular means of protest in recent years. In January 2013, the hacker group Anonymous submitted a petition to the White House's "We the People" Web site, requesting President Obama to...