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Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds
2012-06-10 05:46:09

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday -- though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed.

How To Thwart Hackers
2012-05-03 04:08:30

Researchers have developed a new technique that will be able to keep hackers from stealing a computer's secrets.

Foxconn Hacked In Protest Of Labor Conditions
2012-02-10 12:54:45

Asia-based Foxconn, contract manufacturer to hardware makers including Apple, Samsung and IBM, had its internal network hacked yesterday as part of a series of protests against the company’s working conditions.

After Extortion Attempt, Hacker Releases Symantec Source Code
2012-02-08 08:25:26

Source code belonging to Symantec Corporation that had been stolen in 2006 and held for ransom over the past month has been released by a group apparently associated with the hacking collective Anonymous.

Media-Hired Hackers Target Gordon Brown’s Emails
2012-01-02 14:28:33

One of England’s premier newspapers The Independent reported on Monday that British police had uncovered evidence that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s email account may have been hacked by private investigators hired by big name newspapers.

US Chamber Of Commerce Quietly Shut Down Chinese Hackers
2011-12-21 09:47:31

It is believed that hackers, based in China, gained access to America’s top business-lobbying group, the US Chamber of Commerce. It is not known when the initial break-in occurred but security officials from the Chamber quietly shut the breech down in May of 2010.

RIM’s PlayBook Rooted With Hack Named Dingleberry
2011-12-01 11:05:32

RIM’s Blackberry devices are known for their robust security, however a trio of hackers have found a way to crack the OS of the Blackberry Playbook with the schoolboy-inspired name "dingleberry."

Electronic Voting Machines Are Unsafe From Hackers
2011-10-01 07:10:25

Computer scientists have demonstrated a way that hackers can use off-the-shelf hardware to tamper with electronic voting machines.

Hackers Used MySQL.com To Help Distribute Malware
2011-09-27 12:50:06

The website hosting the open-source MySQL was hacked on Monday to help serve up malware to Internet users.


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