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2013-10-18 23:03:26

Millions of customer data and credit card information decrypted in massive security breach, according to IT New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 As reported by the New York Times on October 3, 2013 (“Adobe Announces Security Breach”, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/technology/adobe-announces-security-breach.html?_r=0) Software giant Adobe announced that nearly 3 million of their user database stored with sensitive customer information was compromised as a result of a...

2013-08-02 23:16:29

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, wants to warn car owners that the same hackers who have been stealing private information for identity theft for numerous years may soon figure out how to access a car’s navigation system. Researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek looked into the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape systems and found it does not require much authentication or proof of identity to connect by way of a network, gaining full access to a car’s...

Anonymous Targets Panda Labs Following Lulzsec Arrests
2012-03-08 05:37:31

A website belonging to antivirus software and Internet security firm Panda Security was targeted by members of the hacking collective Anonymous Tuesday in what various media outlets are calling retaliation for the arrest of five members of the Lulzsec group earlier this week. According to BBC News reports Wednesday, the hackers identified themselves as members of AntiSec, a collaborative cybercrime effort involving members of both Lulzsec and Anonymous, targeted "the website of Panda Labs'...

Five Top LulzSec Hackers Arrested, Former Leader Tips-Off FBI
2012-03-06 12:39:54

In a shakedown reminiscent of a Hollywood spy drama, five leaders of the international hacker collective LulzSec were arrested Tuesday after the organization´s leader tipped off federal investigators. The tightly coordinated transnational sting operation targeted cyber-criminals in England, Ireland and the US as part of a conspiracy case filed with a New York federal court. According to Jana Winters of FoxNews.com, who broke the story, the former leader of the hacker group, Hector...

Turkish Hackers Hijack Websites, Declare 'World Hackers Day'
2011-09-05 11:48:02

  Turkish hackers reportedly hijacked several major websites on Sunday evening, diverting visitors to a websites declaring "World Hackers Day". The hackers called themselves "TurkGuvenligi", which translates as "Turkish security". The hijacked pages said:  “We TurkGuvenligi declare this day as World Hackers´ Day - Have fun ;).” The hackers claimed credit for dozens of similar "defacement" attacks since late 2008.  The attackers targeted NetNames...

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2009-06-10 13:01:21

British actor Jonny Lee Miller has been cast in the upcoming Broadway production of After Miss Julie, the Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday. Sienna Miller is to play the title character in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marber's new version of August Strindberg's stage drama Miss Julie. Jonny Lee Miller will play the role of John. The show, which is being directed by Mark Brokaw, will mark both actors' Broadway debut. Jonny Lee Miller recently starred in the U.S....

2009-01-22 13:50:34

An international gang conspired to steal nearly $320 million from customer accounts at the London office of Japan's No. 3 bank, prosecutors told a jury. The only reason the plot failed was because two Belgian computer hackers failed to fill in one of the fields in the SWIFT system used to make money transfers, prosecutors told Snaresbrook Crown Court jurors. Bank security supervisor Kevin O'Donoghue, 34, of Birmingham, England, had smuggled the computer hackers into the London offices of...

2006-01-16 14:55:32

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Civil Guard said on Monday they had arrested a man who hacked into a U.S. defense department computer, breaching security at a U.S. naval base in California. The man was part of a group of hackers which attacked more than 100 computer systems, including one at the U.S. Navy's Point Loma base in San Diego where nuclear submarines are maintained in dry docks. U.S. security services found someone had illegally accessed the computer and subsequently traced the...

2005-11-04 05:50:00

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man accused of using thousands of hijacked computers, or "bot nets," to damage systems and send massive amounts of spam across the Internet was arrested on Thursday in what authorities called the first such prosecution of its kind. Jeanson James Ancheta, who prosecutors say was a well-known member of the "Botmaster Underground" -- or the secret network of computer hackers skilled at bot attacks -- was taken into custody after being lured...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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