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Cambridge University hacked by Assange supporters

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What seems to be the usernames and passwords of 17 academics at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities have been posted online by NullCrew, a group linked with the large hacking network Anonymous. NullCrew said that it hacked the system in support of Julian Assange. NullCrew claims that if the… Read more »

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Private data on 50k applicants exposed in Wall Street IT recruiting firm hack

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According to a member of hacking group TeamGhostShell, recruiting firm ITWallStreet.com has recently had private data belonging to tens of thousands of its users published online. The company supplies Wall Street businesses with IT professionals to work in development, infrastructure and database and process management. The data was allegedly stolen… Read more »

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Iran nuclear plants unamused by AC/DC-playing virus

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For heavy metal fans, a computer virus playing AC/DC on full volume in the middle of the night might be music to the ears. But for those working at Iran’s nuclear power plants, the hard rock tunage has left them less than impressed. A virus whose primary function was to… Read more »

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Reuters Twitter account hacked by pro-Syrian government group

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Reuters has seen one of its Twitter accounts compromised just 48 hours after it discovered that Syrian cybercriminals had allegedly hacked its blogging platform. The culprits, presumably the same group in both instances, are President Bashar al-Assad loyalists and have been using Reuters’ credibility to get anti-rebel messages out. According… Read more »

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LinkedIn loses 6.5m users’ passwords to hackers

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Last week, LinkedIn became the latest social media company to endure a major security breach after more than six million of its users’ passwords were stolen and posted by hackers on a Russian web forum, inviting other hackers to help decrypt them. All of the 6.5 million leaked passwords were… Read more »

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Jackson’s back catalogue stolen from Sony

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Already having to pay out for last year’s huge PlayStation Network breach, Sony is in the spotlight again after the entirety of Michael Jackson’s back catalogue was stolen from the company by hackers. The cyber attack saw the illegal download of around 50,000 music files belonging to the singer, including… Read more »

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Symantec source code published by hacker

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Antivirus firm Symantec has recently been the victim of a hack attack in which the hacker released the source code for its pcAnywhere utility. Fears have arisen that hackers could analyze the code to find security holes and then attempt to take over customers’ computers. The release of the source… Read more »

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