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2013-10-21 23:02:51

Google Ideas - a 'think/do' tank - explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that they have collaborated with Google Ideas to create a data visualization that maps global distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks....

2013-08-26 23:17:44

Webinar to Take Place Thursday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m. ET on the Rise of Ideological Hacktivism Burlington, Mass. (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, is hosting an educational webinar this coming Thursday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will look at the rise of ideological hacktivism and its impact on the DDoS threat landscape. WHO: Featured Presenter: Gary...

2013-06-12 23:04:03

To help organizations respond to the ever-growing and ever-present threat of cyber security attacks, Dell SecureWorks has launched the Incident Response Resource Center. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, has launched an Incident Response Resource Center to aid organizations in preparing for, responding to and recovering from a cyber security incident. The frequency and severity of security breaches make headlines daily...

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information. Team GhostShell, a band of hackers with loose ties to Anonymous, announced yesterday that they have stolen accounts from several government agencies and organizations. As proof, these hackers have also posted information from 1.6 million accounts online, making...

British LulzSec Member Indicted For Hacking Fox, Sony, PBS Websites
2012-06-15 10:56:12

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a British man with ties to the group LulzSec (LulzSec), charging him with conspiracy and computer-related crimes for attacking websites owned by Fox, Sony Pictures and PBS, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The court indicted twenty-year-old Ryan Cleary on Tuesday on one count of conspiracy and two counts of the unauthorized impairment of protected computers. In addition to the attacks against PBS, Sony and Fox, Cleary sought...

CISPA Clears House, What's Next And What It Means
2012-04-30 05:08:28

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com It´s an ever-connected world in which we live. To pretend otherwise is nothing more than a pipe dream. At the risk of sounding like a Doomsday Prophet, this isn´t the beginning of the end of those innocent days of yesteryear. We´re already in the thickest part of the weeds, rubbing the sleep from our eyes and trying our best to part the brush in this new and exotic jungle. We became distracted, you see, by every benefit of this new age...

Majority Of IT Security Professionals Rank Anonymous, Hacktivists As Top Threat
2012-04-24 05:51:01

More than sixty percent of IT security professionals worldwide believe their organization will be targeted by cybercriminals during the next six months, according to the results of a new survey by cybersecurity firm Bit9. Nearly two-thirds said Anonymous and other hacktivist groups would be the ones most likely behind such an attack, the survey of more than 1,861 security professionals found. Cybercriminals and nation states were the second and third top-rated threat, with 55 and 45...

Iran Planning 'Clean Internet'
2012-04-10 07:53:49

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The Iranian government will step up its censorship efforts this summer with a new national intranet that restricts access to services like Google, Yahoo!, and Hotmail, according to an official statement released this week by Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology Iran´s plan for a “clean internet” will cut off millions of its citizens from the rest of the Web by mandating that “(a)ll Internet...

Anonymous Brings Down 485 Chinese Websites
2012-04-05 13:52:14

The hacktivist group known as Anonymous has reportedly defaced hundreds of Chinese government websites, alerting visitors and citizens of the Internet filter in the country. The hackers reportedly targeted government sites, its official agencies, trade groups, as well as other organizations and sites. The group posted hoards of emails and phone numbers on Pastebin, as well as instructions on how to bypass the "Great Firewall of China," a term given to the filter the country uses to keep...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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