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DefCon Looking To Keep Feds Out Of Hacker Convention
2013-07-11 12:22:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The feds once attended the DefCon hacker events in Las Vegas to recruit promising young hackers to help shore up national cyber security. Now following the recent news about the NSA and national surveillance, DefCon's founder has publicly asked members of the federal government to stay away from the convention this year. In a post entitled "Feds, we need some time apart" on the DefCon website, founder Jeff Moss, who operates online...

2013-07-09 08:36:03

- Programmers' Retreat Occupies TheLadders' Downtown Headquarters for Summer Session - NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, job-matching giant TheLadders, which recently launched its native iOS app on the App Store for its more than 6 million members, opened the doors of its SoHo-loft headquarters to the summer session of Hacker School students, demonstrating its commitment to nurturing new talent in New York's technology community. With no grades, teachers, or formal...

Nintendo Fan Site Hacked
2013-07-08 09:55:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The hackers are at it once again, this time targeting gamers and their online accounts. According to the Japan Times, a Nintendo fan site has been hit with an attack that has exposed the private information of nearly 24,000 users. The site had apparently been under attack for nearly a month as hackers attempted more than 15 million logins with false information. Of these millions of attempts, some 23,926 were successful, revealing the...

Hack On Game Company Ubisoft Leaks Account Information
2013-07-03 12:16:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gaming company Ubisoft has been hacked, resulting in the release of email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. The company released a statement on Tuesday admitting the hack, noting that while some information had been accessed, users' credit and debit card information was not released. As an added security measure, the company is asking all users to change their passwords. In an interesting twist, one of Ubisoft's newest...

2013-06-25 08:34:44

You may think you have never been hacked... you just have not realised it yet. LONDON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan has published an insight which discusses a number of recent hacks which could have disturbing consequences far into the future. Criminal hackers run huge markets of information for sale upon request, and that most people whose confidential information is on sale do not realise that they have been hacked in the first place. It is shockingly...

2013-06-24 23:20:41

idcloak research suggests the Facebook hacker download is a major contributor of the $110 billion stolen annually through cybercrime. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 idcloak’s security team have found that approximately one million English-speakers every month search online under ‘Facebook hack password.’ The free hacking services that appear on the first page of the search results would enable even an unskilled miscreant to gain control of others’ Facebook accounts. “The...

Pirate Bay Founder Gets Years In Prison
2013-06-20 11:45:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail earlier today under charges of hacking and illegally transferring money. The 28-year old is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright infringement, charges he incurred during his time with Pirate Bay. Warg's associate, 37-year old Mathias Gustafsson, was also tried for the same crimes but received only one year of probation. These decisions...

2013-06-19 08:35:59

Challenges include supporting young farmers, access to markets for emerging producers, and food labeling for consumers PALO ALTO, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For 48 hours on June 21-23, food industry leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and creatives will team up to develop hardware and software solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing sustainable meat production and consumption. On June 23, teams will pitch their final prototypes to an expert panel of judges...

2013-06-17 12:33:00

-NJ software company sponsors annual gathering of Jersey Shore tech designers and developers - MATAWAN, N.J., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey's local tech-savvy set is getting ready to gather for the annual Hacking Asbury event in Asbury Park on Saturday, June 22nd. iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is proud to announce that the company will be the main sponsor of the event and...

2013-06-13 23:26:29

Tapit Call Accounting Software offers protection against telephone hacking and keeps track of employee phone use by monitoring all in and out bound calls. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Telephone hacking is a threat all companies face. Hackers gain access to their phone systems and then sell minutes of talk time to unsuspecting customers. This can result in phone bills large enough to shut down a small company. Increasing phone system security should be on every company´s to-do...