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President Can Order Pre-Emptive Cyber Attack
2013-02-04 14:17:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A secret legal review of America´s growing arsenal of cyber weapons has determined President Obama has broad powers to order a pre-emptive strike if given “credible evidence” of an impending digital attack, The New York Times reported over the weekend, citing unnamed officials involved in the review. The findings of the review will help shape new rules for how the US military and intelligence agencies can defend...

2013-01-28 16:26:14

SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 24, 2013, King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde certified a class action lawsuit against Beacon Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc. for spam text messages. The company could be ordered to pay consumers more than $20 million in penalties as the case moves forward. Beacon Plumbing is a company in the Seattle area best known for its slogan, "Stop Freakin' Call Beacon." The lawsuit contends that the company sent more than 43,000 illegal...

Anonymous Threatens To Declare War Against US Government
2013-01-26 06:43:12

Cyberattackers, claiming to be affiliated with the online collective Anonymous, hacked into the website of the US Sentencing Commission (USSC) early Saturday morning, posting a tribute to late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and threatening to declare “war” on the American government in retaliation for his death, various media outlets have reported. According to Mashable´s Chris Taylor, the homepage of the website belonging to the agency which establishes sentencing...

Anonymous Hackers Jailed
2013-01-24 19:05:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, four hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective responsible for bringing down the websites of MasterCard, PayPal and Visa were convicted in a London court. Today, two of these hackers have been sentenced to jail for conspiracy to impair the operation of computers. According to the AFP, 22-year old Christopher Weatherhead has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of attacking...

2013-01-22 23:02:50

Swan Island Extends TIES Platform on Microsoft´s Windows Azure to Address Both Physical and Cyber Security Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Security intelligence innovator Swan Island Networks, Inc., today launched Cybero–the first cyber intelligence service to deliver real-time, personalized, global threat awareness services for the entire workforce. Cyber threats are changing rapidly and becoming increasingly sophisticated, yet most successful cyber attacks are still...

2013-01-16 20:21:42

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medex Inc. (OTC Markets Group, Inc.: MDXX) announces today that the Company and its officers wish to warn the public regarding the unauthorized and unsolicited use of company press releases, corporate website domain and information relating to the Company by an unknown party and that such use is illegal spam and strictly prohibited. Medex Inc. is currently investigating the source of this illegal spam with the assistance of its corporate...

2013-01-12 05:02:57

Just like advancements in medicine and technology, the world of cyber threats never stops evolving. Global Digital Forensics has spent the last two decades evolving with it and offers penetration testing and cyber threat assessments newly updated for 2013 to help hospitals, banks, or any other type of businesses relying on digital information, to not only thwart as many threats as possible, but also help reduce the costly aftermath should a cyber-attack still manage to find its mark. New...

2012-12-19 05:04:26

From banking to staying in touch and almost everything in between, being plugged into the digital world, for many, is not only about personal convenience anymore, it has become an integral part of daily business functions as well. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics (GDF), took some time to discuss how he sees 2013 shaping up on the cyber frontier and how GDF will be positioned to serve client needs in the cyber security, electronic discovery (eDiscovery) and computer...

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information. Team GhostShell, a band of hackers with loose ties to Anonymous, announced yesterday that they have stolen accounts from several government agencies and organizations. As proof, these hackers have also posted information from 1.6 million accounts online, making...

PayPal Hackers Convicted
2012-12-06 18:44:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some Anonymous hackers have once again faced the long arm of the law as a London jury has convicted a 22-year old hacker for attacking the MasterCard, PayPal and Visa websites in 2010. All told, 4 members of the rogue hacking collective known as “Anonymous” have now been convicted for bringing these sites down, an attack which originated against members of the music industry. Christopher Weatherford pleaded guilty...