Latest Cybercrime Stories

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system," a Fed spokeswoman told...

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...

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...

2013-01-12 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...

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