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What Hackers Did to Celebs? The NSA’s Been Doing That to All of the U.S. Instead of Predicting ISIL

There has been a lot of justifiable outrage about the invasion of privacy of celebrities and the posting of their private, nude photos at 4Chan by hackers who apparently got into their cloud accounts.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE



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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet

After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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This Drone Is After Your Phone (Video)

Hackers have developed a drone that can pluck the contents of your smartphone—from your location data to your shopping passwords—from the sky.

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‘It’s Information Warfare Against Journalism, Against the Public’

“The state now wants to make sharing unapproved information a crime,” DSWright writes at FireDogLake. “Which is to say the stakes in the Barrett Brown case could not be higher.”

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‘Angry Birds’ Attacked

Hackers defaced the website of the game whose “leaky” user database was revealed as a target of British and American spying agencies.

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Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, who raped an unconscious young girl were sentenced thanks to an anonymously leaked video?

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Iran’s Cyber Threats Showing Some Energy

Hackers backed directly by the Iranian government “are targeting critical infrastructure and developing the ability to cause serious damage to the United States’ power grid,” Dana Liebelson reports at Mother Jones.

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How We Were Scammed by the Iraq War

A military action that was sold to Americans as short and inexpensive may come to cost us $3.7 trillion; Sen. Rob Portman has come out in support of same-sex marriage thanks to his gay son, but doesn’t seem interested in women’s rights despite having a daughter; meanwhile, the hacker who brought you the Bush family’s emails has exposed communications between a White House adviser and the Clintons. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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China Looking Over My Shoulder

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China Hacks America

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China Army Hackers

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Trump Issues Warning After Twitter Account Hacked

Donald Trump is upset that someone gained access to his account and tweeted lyrics from the Will.I.Am song “Scream & Shout (Remix)” to his more than 2 million followers Thursday.

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Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Facebook revealed that it was the target of a “sophisticated attack” by hackers last month, but claims it found no evidence they gained access to user information.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 READ MORE



GOP’s Foreign Policy Unfit for a World Power

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings to become secretary of defense have raised questions about the Republican Party’s ability to conduct U.S. foreign policy worthy of a major international player; Hillary Clinton may be responsible for the decline in the use of “Hillary” as a baby name; meanwhile, although President Obama is quite adept at Internet use, his tendency toward waging a “cyber war” is a deficient approach to online security. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE



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250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked

Anonymous hackers gained access to the usernames, email addresses and passwords associated with a quarter of a million Twitter accounts before the company noticed “unusual access patterns” across its network Friday, The Guardian reports.

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Suspect Arrested in New Hacking Attack on Sony

U.S. authorities have arrested 20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Ariz., an alleged member of the hacking group LulzSec, on suspicion of hacking computer systems belonging to Sony Pictures Europe. If convicted, he could face 15 years in prison.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Crypto.Cat: The Chat Site That Protects Your Privacy

Lebanese expatriate Nadim Kobeissi, 21, is determined to “subvert governments and frustrate marketers” with a cat- and code-themed website that allows users to exchange messages and files that can’t be read by anyone but the sender and receiver.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: William Binney

It’s the first day of the HOPE conference, and hackers and technology enthusiasts have come to hear NSA whistle-blower William Binney give the meeting’s keynote address.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Hackers for the American Elite

The U.S. government should court the best computer hackers worldwide rather than seek to punish them, a leading military thinker and former adviser to Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says.

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Wisconsin Exit Poll Surprise, Romney Email Hack and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Wisconsin exit polls, President Obama’s position on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and the slap heard ’round the Badger State.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 READ MORE



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FCC to Investigate BART for Cutting Cell Service

The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that it will investigate San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit because of its decision to interrupt cellphone service on Aug. 11 before a protest planned for that day. The interruption lasted three hours.

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 READ MORE



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The Difference Between Hacking and Attacking

In this age of terrorism and anxiety, we sometimes let loose a little too freely with loaded words like “attack.” Take the case of LulzSec, the humorous hacker collective that brought down the CIA’s World Factbook, penetrated PBS and resurrected Tupac. (more)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Anonymous Declares War on Orlando

The city of Orlando, Fla., home to amusement parks, fancy houses and an underachieving basketball team, has been arresting people for feeding the homeless without a permit. This got the attention of the hacker collective Anonymous, which has threatened to shut down a different Orlando-themed website every day. (more)

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Hacktivist Outfit LulzSec Says Bon Voyage

Lulz Security is no more. The humorous hackers who attacked targets including PBS and the CIA released a statement announcing that “Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance. ...” (more)

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Hackers to the Rescue

This weekend, hackers from around the world met at “hackathon” events to tackle climate change and disaster-risk management during the semiannual Random Hacks of Kindness global conference. (more)

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 READ MORE



LulzSec

Hackers Punish PBS for ‘Less Than Impressive’ WikiLeaks Show

“Less than impressed” with “Frontline’s” “WikiSecrets” episode, a hacker or group of hackers called LulzSec hijacked the PBS.org website late Sunday night, posting, among other things, a fake news story claiming Tupac Shakur is alive and living in New Zealand. If you caught “WikiSecrets,” you might sympathize with the crusading hacker(s). (more)

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A Campaign to Smear WikiLeaks Supporters

Internal documents of a California computer security firm obtained by pro-WikiLeaks hackers have been made available online, suggesting various ways companies can help undermine the whistle-blowing website as it prepares to release material that could prove damaging to Bank of America and other financial entities.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011 READ MORE


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Google Calls the Dreaded NSA for Tech Support

Google already threatened to quit China over a network attack originating from that country, but it seems the Internet giant was shaken up enough to call the National Security Agency (of spying-on-Americans fame) for assistance. (continued)

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 READ MORE


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Squeezed-Out Blogger Blames the Kremlin

A significant Internet “denial of service” attack Thursday directed at popular Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter may have been carried out or instigated by the Russian government in an attempt to silence a dissident blogger in Georgia. At least so says the blogger.

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Die Hard 5: Real Life

Hollywood has given us many a laptop-wielding hacker who causes explosions, blackouts and mayhem with a few malicious keystrokes, but such scenarios may not be confined to preposterous action flicks anymore. The Wall Street Journal reports that cyberspies from China and Russia have infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid, mapped it and left a little something behind.

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