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Exclusive: Interview With Hacker YamaTough

January 13, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Update: “The Lords of Dharmaraja” claim to have released the source code for Symantec's Norton Utilities as was threatened earlier today. The alleged data dump has not been confirmed, and company officials have not yet released a statement. Exclusive interview with YamaTough here...

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Illegal Movie Upload Yields Federal Prison Sentence

December 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates. The Justice Department will pursue and prosecute persons who seek to steal the intellectual property of this nation..."

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Internet Architects Oppose SOPA and PIPA Legislation

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Eighty-three innovators, inventors and engineers signed the letter that specifically calls for Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in an attempt to prevent government efforts to codify broad Internet censorship powers...

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Top Seven Emerging Security Trends from 2011

December 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Issues gaining attention over the past year include the weakening of the digital certificate authorities, surges in malware targeting mobile devices, designer malware, and the rash of corporate network breaches - be they by hacktivists, nation-state supported hackers, or criminal syndicates...

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Anonymous Affiliate Arrested for 2010 DDoS Attack

December 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"According to the indictment, Poe used a favorite software tool of the Anonymous collective—a Low Orbit Ion Cannon, which is a computer program that is used to send extremely large numbers of “packets” or requests over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a target computer..."

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The Top Cyber Criminal Busts of 2011

December 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A torrent of attacks from groups like Anonymous, LulzSec, Goatse Security, and Antisec has made it a busy year for cybercrime investigators. While there are plenty of elusive hackers that will forever manage to outrun the law, the good guys scored some impressive arrests..."

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Feds Seize 150 Websites in Massive Holiday Sting

November 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are aggressively targeting those who are selling counterfeit goods for their own personal gain while costing our economy much-needed revenue and jobs. Intellectual property crimes harm businesses and consumers, alike, threatening economic opportunity and financial stability..."

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AT&T Hackers Funded Terrorist Group that Struck India

November 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The hackers were working on commission for a terrorist group linked to Muhammad Zamir, according to the Philippine police. Zamir, a Pakistani, was arrested in Italy in 2007, where he was running a call center and allegedly buying information from Filipino hackers"...

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Ruling Allows Government Warrantless Access to Data

November 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In light of that technological reality, we are gravely worried by the court's conclusion that records about you that are collected by Internet services like Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Google are fair game for warrantless searches by the government..."

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FBI Claims Biggest Cybercrime Takedown in History

November 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The malware secretly altered the settings on infected computers enabling the defendants to digitally hijack Internet searches and re-route computers to certain websites and advertisements, which entitled the defendants to be paid. The defendants subsequently received fees each time..."

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Coalition Petitions Court on Domestic GPS Surveillance

October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information..."

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Internet Giants Enlisted for Government Surveillance

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When the possibility exists for information to be obtained that wasn't possible before, it's entirely understandable that law enforcement is interested. Then the issue would be, what's the right policy? And that, or course, engenders a lot of debate..."

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FBI Investigating Over 400 Corporate Account Takeovers

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI is currently investigating over 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers in which cyber criminals have initiated unauthorized ACH and wire transfers... These cases involve the attempted theft of over $255 million and have resulted in the actual loss of approximately $85 million..."

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Supreme Court: Warrantless GPS Tracking and the 4th Amendment

September 12, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz

A recent New York Times article calls United States v. Jones "the most important 4th Amendment case in a decade" and invokes comparisons of the government's efforts to use comprehensive surveillance technologies to the "Big Brother" state described in George Orwell's 1984...

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The Growth of Cyber Terror

September 07, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

SCADA systems and other critical infrastructure is taken for granted and we forget just how much of our lives are managed through private systems. Exploits have been noted as being of critical concern in US government briefs. We also forget that SCADA systems are connected to the world...

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Google Settles with DOJ for $500 Million Over Drug Ads

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian on-line pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers,” said U.S. Attorney Neronha...

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