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playstation network ddos attack
2014-08-25 05:28:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony’s PlayStation Network was back online Monday following a weekend cyberattack that affected its servers, as well as those of fellow video game companies Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games and Grinding Gear Games. According to Brett Molina of USA Today, Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley originally confirmed the outage on Sunday, stating that both the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network online...

2014-06-03 08:28:42

AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Dot, the paper of record for Internet-community news and cultural commentary, increased readership to 11.5 million unique visitors for the month of May, representing nearly 40 percent growth from April traffic and over 80 percent growth from total unique visitors in March. The Daily Dot's key growth strategy is its original reporting on this massive, passionate, important community that is largely ignored by mainstream media. Its...

hacker to be sentenced today
2014-05-27 04:42:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US prosecutors are seeking leniency for Hector Xavier Monsegur, claiming in a court filing that the former head of the LulzSec hacking group has been an “extremely valuable and productive” informant for federal law enforcement officials. Monsegur, who is also known as “Sabu,” pleaded guilty to charges of hacking, credit card fraud and identity theft back in 2011, said CNET associate editor Edward Moyer. The mastermind of...

Hackers Get A Taste Of Their Own Medicine, Hacked By British Spy Unit
2014-02-06 13:16:20

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A unit of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Great Britain's equivalent of the NSA, was discovered to have conducted a cyber-attack against the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as reported by NBC News. The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), the unit within GCHQ that carried out the attacks, launched "denial of service"...

Anonymous Has Been Hacking US Government Agencies: FBI Memo
2013-11-17 05:13:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous have been secretly accessing US government agency computers for almost a year, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) memo obtained by Reuters last week. As Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn of the international news agency first reported on Saturday, the cyberattacks involved computers in multiple agencies and resulted in the theft of “sensitive information.” The...

Anonymous Hacks Singapore Journalist, Threatens Further Action
2013-11-01 11:06:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Singapore’s government is on high alert today following a cyber-attack on its main paper. A hacker claiming to be with the collective Anonymous is taking responsibility for hacking the blog of a Straits Times journalist in protest of new censorship laws that may be passed in the nation soon. Days earlier Anonymous posted a video on YouTube claiming it would attack the infrastructure of Singapore on the fifth of November if the new...

Symantec Discovers Hacking Group Hired For Online Attacks
2013-09-18 14:25:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published report from the cyber-security company Symantec said the hacker group known as Hidden Lynx is based out of China. However, unlike previous similar reports, the latest analysis did not tie cyber-attacks specifically to the Chinese government. The company said it has been tracking the hacker syndicate for the last two years and found them to be responsible for six major online attacks. At times, these attacks have...

North, South Korea Websites Hit By Cyber Attacks On War Anniversary
2013-06-25 10:18:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Official North and South Korean websites were reportedly attacked on Tuesday by unknown hackers on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War (1950-1953), which divided the Asian peninsula. The coordinated cyber attacks prompted the South Korean government in the capital city of Seoul to issue a general cyber alert. The affected South Korean websites include those belonging to the presidential Blue House, the official...

Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...

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...


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