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Femsplain blog attacked on International Women’s Day

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Femsplain, a community-style blog which encourages female contributors to write about their experiences, was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on International Women’s Day. It’s not yet clear who was behind the attack on March 8th. DDoS attacks involve using many computers to flood a website or… Read more »

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North Korea comes closer to denial of Sony Pictures hack

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Following a North Korean spokesman’s “wait and see” reply to recent allegations that the country was involved in November’s hack attack on Sony Entertainment, the country has now denied involvement. Nonetheless, they have called it a “righteous deed” due to hard feelings against the company. In June this year, North… Read more »

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‘Hacktivist’ group plan cyber-attack on World Cup sponsors

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International ‘Hacktivist’ group Anonymous have announced they are preparing a full scale cyber-attack on the World Cup’s corporate sponsors during the tournament that starts in two weeks. In an interview with news agency Reuters, one masked member of the group who called himself Che Commodore, said that preparations for a… Read more »

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NYTimes.com goes offline following cyber attack

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The New York Times has said that it has suffered a “malicious external attack” sending its website down for the second time in just a few weeks. The previous incident, which took place on August 14th, was caused by a technical problem. The BBC reports that investigators believe the attack… Read more »

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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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Cybercrime will only get worse in 2012

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If you thought cybercrime reached the headlines a lot in 2011, then get ready for 2012. Experts are saying that this year will be the worst year ever for hack attacks. It’s a scary thought. Fastcompany.com reports that a recent Norton study found the total cost of cybercrime to the… Read more »

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