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2013-04-25 23:00:13

Top tips from managed I.T. services provider NetGain Technologies´ senior data security expert Scott Logan. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 Despite assuming that they are safe from cyber-attacks due to their size, small businesses are increasingly the targets. According to the Wall Street Journal, 87% of small business owners assume they are safe and nearly as many have no protocols in place for protection or a post-breach plan. “It´s because of their size and perceived...

Australian Police Arrest Suspected LulzSec Leader
2013-04-24 10:47:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Australian police say they have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacktivist organization known as Lulz Security, or LulzSec. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) say the 24-year old IT worker, whose name was not released to the media, was arrested on Tuesday night at his Sydney office. He is accused of attacking and defacing a government website earlier this month reported the BBC. He reportedly used his...

LulzSec Hacker Sentenced To One Year In Prison
2013-04-19 12:52:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another hacker was brought to justice yesterday when a judge sentenced 25-year old Cody Kretsinger to one year in prison for his role in attacking Sony´s network in June 2011. The group of self-proclaimed “hacktivists” broke into Sony´s networks nearly three years ago and posted private information of Sony customers in an attempt to prove a point about Sony´s weak security measures. Kretsinger, who...

2013-04-09 12:33:00

KnowBe4, LLC has launched an Internet security training program in collaboration with former hacker Kevin Mitnick, to bring their business training to consumers--available to purchase through KnowBe4. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When someone receives an email from a relative saying they are in trouble and desperate for help, most likely the recipient would open the email. This is just one clever tactic that cybercriminals use to hack into a personal home...

2013-04-05 23:03:03

Hacker group accepts Baynetwork´s three 3000W UPSs´ donation for new Hacker Dojo facility in Mountain View, CA. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Thanks to wonderful community support the Hacker Dojo has recently moved into their new Mountain View space. Moving into the new space is a grand accomplishment for the member supported non-profit Hacker Dojo and thanks to Baynetwork, Inc.´s donation of three 3000W uninterrupted power supplies for their IT configuration the Dojo...

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...

NSA And Carnegie Mellon Looking For High School Hackers
2013-03-17 09:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In an attempt to reach the next generation of cybersecurity personnel, officials from Carnegie Mellon University and the US National Security Agency (NSA) are launching a computer-hacking competition for high school students. The online game, which has been dubbed “Toaster Wars,” features a space robot that crash-lands on Earth, according to the project´s official website. The competition is free, open to...

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...

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked
2013-03-12 12:29:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online So far, 2013 has been the year of cyberattacks, leaving many companies and services hacked and much personal information breached. A recently popular attack is the Facebook/Twitter hack, which involves breaking into a person´s account (often a celebrity or high profile company) and posting all sorts of offensive statements, often in all caps. It´s the modern-day equivalent of spray painting expletives onto company...

US Official Calls On China To Reign In Hackers
2013-03-12 10:51:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Monday, the White House officially called China out for breaking into the networks of many American corporations to steal company information. Many have accused Chinese hackers of breaking into their networks — a phenomenon which has been happening with increasing regularity — but the White House has yet to officially point the finger at China. However, National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon called on China...