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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...

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...

2013-05-07 23:27:09

According to a recent report, Chinese hackers just got their hands on some valuable information about weaknesses in the US infrastructure. Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, took some time to talk about these kinds of vulnerabilities, how attackers target and compromise SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, long known to be a serious risk, and some steps that can be taken to mitigate that risk. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Last week, The Washington Free...

2013-05-02 23:22:53

Protecting an organization´s ESI (Electronically Stored Information) from sophisticated and advanced cyber threats can seem like a daunting mountain to climb, but according to Verizon´s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, US businesses need to spend a lot more time handling the simple threats first. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO, Joe Caruso, weighs in on the report and the importance having at least the basics of cyber security very well covered before concentrating...

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...


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