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FBI Arrests Former Anonymous Member During Chat Session
2012-09-14 07:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Barrett Brown, a former spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous, was arrested during an FBI raid on his home late Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, officials said on Thursday. Carmen Castro, spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff´s Office, said the raid took place shortly before 11 pm, and just hours after Brown had posted an online video threatening an FBI agent. Brown was turned over to FBI custody Thursday morning, Castro...

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2012-09-10 19:36:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week, an arm of hacking collective Anonymous claimed they used a Java exploit and hacked into an FBI agent's Dell computer, thereby lifting around 12 million Apple UDIDs, or unique device identifiers. In an apparent attempt to publicly shame the FBI, AntiSec released 1 million of these UDIDs, which were stripped of all personal information, to the Internet for perusal by other hackers. The next day, both Apple and the FBI...

Facial Recognition Added To FBI's Arsenal
2012-09-10 11:04:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we still may have no clue as to why the FBI had some 12 million Apple UDIDs, the fact they are now in the hands of a hacking collective is enough reason to question the federal agency´s ability to keep data safe. So, while it may be good news for some that the FBI is finally moving away from the relatively ancient fingerprint system for identifying criminals to facial recognition, some privacy groups are beginning...

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2012-09-05 21:06:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The big news yesterday (well, before Apple brilliantly announced their September 12th iPhone announcement) came from hacker group AntiSec (an arm of Anonymous) about the alleged theft of 12 million Apple UDIDs. AntiSec said they stripped these UDIDs of any personal information and posted 1 million of these unique identifiers on several sites online. The group claimed to have lifted a file from an FBI agent´s Dell laptop and posted...

AntiSec Claims Theft Of UDID's From FBI Computer
2012-09-04 08:40:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online AntiSec, an Anonymous hacking group, has posted a file they say contains millions of Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) after stealing said file from the FBI. Using a vulnerability in Java, a government laptop was hacked earlier this year and a file was lifted which is said to have contained nearly 12 million UDIDs. This breach could be quite serious, as UDIDs contain intensely personal information, such as device names,...

2012-08-25 23:01:53

The computer security company, Galaxy Tech is announcing a new offer to help those looking for computer virus protection to save on their anti-virus solutions after officials released warnings on Friday about a new computer virus that poses as the FBI. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 After officials from both the Better Business Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service released warnings about a new virus that is impacting internet users across the country, the computer security company...

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2012-08-22 18:22:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It might be harder for some to find free, pirated apps tonight. Working in tandem, the Justice Department and FBI have shut down 3 websites which were believed to have been selling pirated copies of Android Apps. The sites have been shut down and seized in the first government sting on pirated mobile software. These actions are all a part of a global effort to fight against counterfeiting and piracy. According to the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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