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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...

2013-03-05 23:04:07

With more and more U.S. agencies suffering major security breaches, Milton Security Group, Inc. offers a low cost, high security option to stop trending cyber-attacks. Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 In an effort to help businesses, corporations and institutions guard against the growing risk of “spear phishing” email attacks, Milton Security Group, Inc. is now offering the Edge7200 at the low price of $5995. The Adaptive Network Access Control device is one of a suite of...

2013-03-04 23:02:00

Creative Development found in study carried out during March that 80% of all WordPress installations are not running the latest version. Vulnerabilities exist in old versions of the system, and this leaves businesses open to cyber attack. New South Wales (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 WordPress is the most popular Content Management System on the web. The most recent version of the software has been downloaded 12.5 million times. It is free for anyone to download and use, and is a versatile and...

Zendesk Hacked, Exposing Pinterest, Tumblr And Twitter Users
2013-02-22 12:14:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Given the number of cyber security breaches that have taken place this week, one has to wonder whether it isn´t perhaps all part of some elaborate plan. The latest hack attack occurred last night against help desk software maker Zendesk. Of the companies who use Zendesk´s services, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter have all stated that their users´ data may have been compromised as a result of the attack. Zendesk...


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