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Monthly Archives: July 2011

PayPal Again and the Pwnies
PayPal Again and the Pwnies
PayPal has been attacked once again by DDoS which left a trail of 1,000 IP addresses the organization handed over to the FBI for investigation. Meanwhile, the Pwnie award nominations are underway for the August 3rd event.
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Hacking, and Arresting, and Suing, and Legislation! Oh my!
Hacking, and Arresting, and Suing, and Legislation! Oh my!
It's a scary place out there in the cyber world with plenty of hacking, arresting, suing, and legislation going on. We are a long way from Kansas in the 1930's. 24,000 secret documents were stolen from the Pentagon, LulzSec is back in action in defacement of Sun Times with Murdoch's obituary, thousands of SMS messages of Megafon users were made public, potentially 76,626 user accounts were leaked, the SAFE Data Act passes a subcommittee, and some 16 members affiliated with Anonymous and LulzSec were arrested.
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237,234 Records Breached: Operation AntiSec Continues, Operation Green Rights Begins
237,234 Records Breached: Operation AntiSec Continues, Operation Green Rights Begins
It's been another active week in the hacking world. At least 237,234 records were obtained by hackers from the Stevens Institute of Technology, German Federal Police, Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc., Toshiba Corporation, the National Assembly of Pakistan, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Monstanto Company. The hacking movement has not lost momentum.
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LulzSec Disbands, Apple Site Attacked and Fox Twitter Account Hacked
LulzSec Disbands, Apple Site Attacked and Fox Twitter Account Hacked
It was not mentioned last time, but the hacker group LulzSec has announced it is disbanded after 50 days of malicious pursuits online. Two major events happened this past weekend. The first involves an iframe hack on an Apple website. The second involves Fox News' Twitter account which was hacked with posts about assassination of President Obama.
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