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Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy this year, reportedly hacking the computers of the US Federal Reserve, the US State Department Careers Website and even fast-food restaurant Burger King´s official Twitter account. Exactly how the group was able to access all those organizations´ computers remains a point of debate. However, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released information today that...

2013-03-08 23:03:31

When it comes to unraveling a mystery today, chances are some of the answers, if not all, will be found in digital form. So when a suspicious suicide leads to accusations of a heinous crime like murder, all wrapped up in things like cyber espionage, intellectual property theft, digital suicide notes and all the other critical digital evidence that goes with it - "it´s no wonder it was digital evidence that really changed the complexion of the story involving Shane Todd´s...

Spam Texters Beware - The FTC Is On To You
2013-03-08 04:55:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has filed eight lawsuits in federal courts throughout the US in recent days against 29 defendants it claims are behind hundreds of millions of scam text messages sent to mobile phone users. "Today's announcement says ℠game over´ to the major league scam artists behind millions of spam texts," said Charles Harwood, Acting Director of the FTC´s Bureau of...

Cyber-Attacks Against China Most Often Blamed On US
2013-03-01 11:14:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, American security firm Mandiant released a report which claimed China's military was behind more than 100 attacks against US companies spanning 6 years. China's Ministry of National Defense has now returned fire, saying that two-thirds of the attacks in their country have originated in the US. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) released a statement yesterday claiming that they have seen, on average, 144,000 attacks...

2013-02-28 23:04:17

Recent Cyber Espionage attacks and global menace of malware programs has created lot of problems for enterprise and SOHO users. There is a strong requirement to choose right security software to protect financial details, personal data and other sensitive information Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Recently several cyber security companies issued a report and found several complicated espionage setups in various countries targeting European and American government, diplomatic...

2013-02-22 23:03:00

Most of the time organizations like to stay as hush-hush as possible when it comes to being the victim of a cyber attack, but sometimes, the victim has the weaponry to send a salvo of their own in retaliation, as is the case with The New York Times and their global megaphone. To Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, “This type of high profile exposé should be a lesson that every US organization with a digital presence should not only take to heart, but take action on as...

Google Boasts Its GMail Network Is Safe From Cyber Crime
2013-02-20 12:05:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Monday, security firm Mandiant released a report which claims the Chinese military has a secret branch used to commit cyberattacks against the US, Canada, the UK and other English-speaking countries. The Friday before, Facebook, the world´s largest social network, announced they had been targeted by a “sophisticated attack” a month before, though no data was stolen. Just yesterday, Apple also announced a...

Report Links Chinese Hackers To Government, Beijing Denies Claims
2013-02-19 09:53:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, the New York Times reported a string of cyber attacks launched against them which spanned nearly 3 months. The Times hired out Alexandria-based Mandiant to investigate these attacks. This team of security experts tracked these attacks back to China and observed the hacking techniques used resembled those often employed by China´s military. Now, Mandiant has released another report which claims a secret arm of...


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