Posts Tagged 'hacker'

Hacktivists change the Global Warming Debate

Unless you have been living under a rock during the past 20 years you know that Man made Global Warming has been a very hot topic (no pun intended 🙂 ).  Recently it seemed that the Pro-Global Warming team had been making the most ground.  As the inventor of the Internet Al Gore put it “The debate is over”..  Is it???

It appears that a group of Hacktivist may have pulled some skeletons out of the closet, ...

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Pink Floyd star David Gilmour joins fight to halt extradition to US of hacker Gary McKinnon

This isn’t really security news. But I am a big Dave Gilmour fan and I love UFO stories so this is a great story for me.  As far as Gary McKinnon’s actions, I believe if NASA had UFO information they would most likely bury it.  But again hacking is still illegal.

Speaking of mysteries, does anyone remember this Floyd mystery?

~~Dave

PS.. If Mr Gilmour by chance reads this, I am free to jam whenever you are 🙂

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The FAA was successfully attacked

Note from Dave:  Soon I hope to start writing some more original content, until then I will continue to post hacker related news on here.  The reason I am post these articles is simple, Cyber Security is not an option.  Many businesses get it, others not so much.  If the FAA and the Pentagon can be successfully hacked,  how safe do you think you really are?  Better to understand your weaknesses and try to mitigate those vulnerabilities than to put ...

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DDoS attacks on the rise.

(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — The past few months has seen a rise in large distributed denial of service attacks which threaten to send entire countries offline, raising concerns among Internet security experts in the Internet infrastructure that help contribute to these attacks, according to a report by The Washington Post.

These DDoS attacks use botnets to send large amounts of spam to websites to the point where it cannot handle incoming traffic from its regular visitors.

In the past ...

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Suprise! Crime is going up in a bad economy!

Report says online crime surging in recession

 

By Jason Szep

Reuters
Monday, March 30, 2009; 3:53 PM
 

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fraud on the Internet reported to U.S. authorities increased by 33 percent last year, rising for the first time in three years, and is surging this year as the recession ...
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Brother can you spare $100,000,000?

File this under “It really is less expensive to prevent an attack then to pay for cleaning up an attack”

Pentagon spends $100 million to fix cyber attacks

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon spent more than $100 million in the last six months responding to and repairing damage from cyber attacks and other computer network problems, ...

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The twits tweeting on Twitter..

So I know this post will be a very unpopular among many of my social marketing friends who feel that tweeter is the best thing since sliced bread.  I will admit while I find most technologies coming out today as fairly useful.  I could not find any useful purpose for twitter in my daily life.  Until Today….

Electronic Survellance

When you are trying to pull off an attack, any attack, the first thing you have to do is gain as much intelligence ...

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Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity

Senate Legislation Would Federalize Cybersecurity
Rules for Private Networks Also Proposed

By Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009; A04

 

Key lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyberattacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time.

The proposals, in Senate legislation that could be introduced as early as today, would broaden the focus of the government’s cybersecurity efforts to ...

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Ghost in the Hack

Looks like the Chinese are still aggresively attacking anyone and everyone – Dave

 

Computer hackers based in China built up a network of compromised computers in the offices of the Dalai Lama and many other national government offices and organisations around the world, Canadian computer security researchers have revealed.

The network, nicknamed GhostNet, included over 1295 computers belonging to the Tibetan Government in Exile, embassies belonging to countries including India, South Korea and Germany, the Association of Southeast ...

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Red Flag Delayed

In case you haven’t heard the FTC has delayed the deadline for implementation of the Red Flag Rules.  The deadline has been extended 6 months to May 1st 2009.  

The Red Flag rules require financial institutions and credit based corporations to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program.  

You can read more about the delay on the FTC website here http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/10/redflags.shtm

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