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  • Nude Photos Leak In Massive iCloud Hack (Please delete your iCloud backups for now)

    08/31/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 113 replies
    Small Business Yahoo ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Caroline Moss
    Full Title: Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Leak In Massive iCloud Hack Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and Kate Upton were among a handful of celebrities whose nude photos were leaked late Sunday afternoon following what appears to be a large-scale hack. The photos first appeared on a 4Chan thread (very NSFW). So far, only Lawrence’s publicist Bryna Rifkin has confirmed, in an official statement to Buzzfeed, that the photos were of her client... ...The leaked photos were apparently obtained via a massive hack of Apple’s iCloud. They were then posted on 4chan by users offering more...
  • Urgent: Checking and savings account information stolen from major banks

    08/27/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 111 replies
    Kommando.com ^ | 8-27-14 | Kim Kommando
    Word has leaked that JPMorgan Chase and possibly four other banks have been hacked. Details are scarce at this point, but the FBI and other government agencies are involved in the investigation. The hack allegedly took place earlier in August and hackers have siphoned off huge amounts of sensitive data from Chase, including checking and savings account information. Even more concerning, sources say that the attack goes "far beyond the capabilities of ordinary hackers." Given the timing, some security experts are speculating it was the work of high-level Russian hackers. According to an inside source, there has been no increase...
  • US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info

    08/20/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    One of America's largest hospital chains is the latest to fall victim to a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers who compromised 4.5 million patients' data including social security numbers in April and June. The cyber attack is the largest ever reported by a U.S. health care company and should serve as a warning to get more private companies to take their cyber protection more seriously. "Many companies are instituting anti-malware controls to detect malware prior to infection," said Kroll Cyber Investigations Managing Director Timothy P. Ryan in an email interview with The Christian Post. "Other companies are incorporating more robust...
  • Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

    08/16/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The storage of user data in China represents a departure from the policies of some technology companies, notably Google Inc (GOOGL.O), which has long refused to build data centers in China due to censorship and privacy concerns. Apple said the move was part of an effort to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service, which lets users store pictures, e-mail and other data. Positioning data centers...
  • Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them?

    08/14/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Intersect ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson.David, a.k.a. Pharoah, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social Security number — of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. That’s not all. Pharoah, a self-proclaimed member of the loosely affiliated hacker collective Anonymous, has also obtained the name and Social Security number of a Ferguson police officer he believes was involved in 18-year-old Michael Brown’s fatal shooting last...
  • 1.2 Billion Stolen User Names, Passwords Reportedly Collected By Russian Hackers

    08/06/2014 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 06 August 2014 | Chris Morran
    Through hacks of hundreds of thousands of websites, a Russian crime ring has reportedly gained access to 1.2 billion user name and password combinations, along with hundreds of millions of e-mail addresses. The NY Times reports on records turned up by Milwaukee-based Hold Security, which claims to have turned up evidence of this massive cache of data, stolen from some 420,000 different websites. “Hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites,” Alex Holden, the founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security, tells the...
  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION:

    08/06/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 05, 2014 | James Rogers
    A Russian crime ring has got its hands on more than a billion stolen Internet credentials, according to a New York Times report. Citing records discovered by Hold Security, the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the stolen credentials include 1.2 billion password and username combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. Research specialist Hold Security, which has a strong track record of uncovering data breaches, says that the stolen data was gathered from 420,000 websites. Organizations affected range from household names to small Internet sites, it said. Last October Milwaukee-based Hold Security identified the disclosure of 153...
  • Russian cyber gang steals 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, 500 million email addresses: report

    08/05/2014 10:05:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:34 PM | BY Sasha Goldstein
    Russian gang of computer hackers has gathered a staggering cache of some 1.2 billion stolen usernames and passwords, exposing vulnerability in some 400,000 websites targeted, according to a report Tuesday. The find by Hold Security, a Milwaukee-based firm, also included some 542 million email addresses culled by the crew of twentysomethings based in a small south central Russian city, the New York Times reported. “Hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites,” Alex Holden, the founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security, told...
  • 'Green Technology' Making Power Grid More Vulnerable to Hackers

    07/02/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Making the electricity grid greener is boosting its vulnerability to computer hacking, increasing the risk that spies or criminals can cause blackouts. Adding wind farms, solar panels and smart meters to the power distribution system opens additional portals through which hackers can attack the grid, according to computer security experts advising governments and utilities. Where traditionally the grid took power from a few sources, it’s now absorbing it from thousands.
  • Breach: New Computer Virus Can Cripple Power Plants With the Click of a Mouse

    07/01/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Over 1,000 energy firms were infected with a sophisticated cyber weapon that gave hackers access to power plant control systems, it has been revealed. … The software allows operators to monitor energy consumption in real time – and to cripple physical systems such as wind turbines, gas pipelines and power plants at the click of a mouse. … ‘Among the targets of Dragonfly were energy grid operators, major electricity generation firms, petroleum pipeline operators, and energy industry industrial equipment providers,’ Symantec said. … ‘Dragonfly initially targeted defense and aviation companies in the US and Canada before shifting its focus mainly...
  • Bring Your Own Device–But Carefully!

    06/25/2014 8:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    For many people, the 2013 feature Terms And Conditions May Apply was their introduction into just how extensive and invasive data collection has become. It is all “voluntary,” of course, based on their agreement to software/app, website, and search engine terms and conditions. Even worse, is what the consumers of Big Data do with this information. Powerful computers and specialized programs allow virtually endless data dredging, whereby large volumes of information are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data, occasionally for unethical purposes. Such practices can result in relatively benign consequences, such as seeing ads for various drugs and media...
  • Pro-Assad Syrian Hackers Take-Over Reuters Website, Post Anti-British-Press Message

    06/22/2014 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Was just this morning checking the story on the South Korean soldier who went bezerk and shot five of his fellow troops yesterday, and upon arriving at the specific Reuters article page, was promptly diverted to the screen above.  The URL they sent me to was 'http://sea.sy/indexs/', and is obviously aimed at Nmr 10 Downing as well as the UK press in-general. No small task, hacking reuters, tho- rather impressive, and quite coincidentally comes the day after I was reading a piece about the original news report hacker, Chicago's version of Max Headroom. But the thing is, the crime...
  • Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

    06/15/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 325 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 14, 2014 | Susy Raybon
    A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: “Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation. Just minutes ago news came from within the United States Embassy in Baghdad that the Iraqis have shut down internet service for those barricaded inside. Limited text messages via private cell phones are still coming through. It is unknown how many of the more than 5,000 U.S. civilians in Baghdad are actually taking refuge inside the embassy compound. NBC war correspondent, Richard Engel reported last night that civilians in and around Baghdad have boarded up residences and...
  • I bet Ed Snowden could find the lost Lerner e-mails!

    06/17/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 11 replies
    As an IT professional I am calling BS on the claim that Lerner's emails are lost. The BHO regime has choosen to gleem the cube on this one and it is going to bite them in the a$$! I think it is time Ed Snowden is asked to apply his skills and retrieve the files in question. I have no doubt he is the man for the job.
  • Flights Briefly Vanish From Austrian Air Traffic

    Austria's flight safety organization says flight data recently disappeared twice from air controller radar screens in several countries....
  • Feedly And Evernote Go Down As Attackers Demand Ransom

    06/12/2014 3:51:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Jay MacGregor
    Feedly is currently suffering a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, it announced earlier this morning on its blog. You may have noticed that you can’t access the website or load any of your feeds via the app. Feedly explained in a short message two hours ago that the DDoS perpetrator is holding Feedly to ransom and asking for money to stop the attack, Feedly has refused to comply.CEO of Feedly, Edwin Khodabakchian, said in a short statement: “Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort us money to make...
  • Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Possibly (video)

    06/10/2014 10:25:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Experts say it is possible - but reveal the trick to beat it Technique known as an 'implant' (requires physical access—Swordmaker) Allows phone to appear switched off - but still operate some communications The NSA could technically listen in to the microphone of an iPhone even if it switched off, experts have revealed. The claim was first made by Edward Snowden during an interview with Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. Today, experts confirmed the technique was technically possibly - and revealed a way to...
  • FBI struggles to find pot free hackers

    05/22/2014 12:10:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:15PM BST 21 May 2014 | Raf Sanchez
    The FBI is struggling to recruit bright young computer programmers because of their fondness for cannabis, according to the bureau’s director. Under current rules, the FBI cannot hire anyone who has smoked marijuana in the last three years—a policy that rules out many of the best recent graduates. “I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” said James Comey, the FBI’s director. …
  • Symantec declares antivirus ‘dead’ as it focuses on damage control

    05/06/2014 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | May 6, 2014 5:45:00 PM ET | John Fingas
    Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantec’s Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus tools like his company’s Norton suite are effectively “dead.” The utilities now catch less than half of all attacks, according to the executive—to him, the focus is on minimizing the damage whenever there’s a successful hack or infection. …
  • Target’s Chairman and CEO out in wake of breach

    05/05/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 10:46 AM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Target’s massive data breach has now cost the company's CEO his job. Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and has derailed its business. […] Steinhafel’s tenure has been tested with many challenges, from a weak economy to a proxy fight. The company, known for its cheap chic clothing and home decor, has seen uneven sales since the recession ended and has battled a perception that its prices aren’t as low as its rivals. …
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 1, 2014

    05/01/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 19 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 5/1/2014 | Microsoft Security Tech Center
    This is an advance notification for one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on May 1, 2014. The bulletin addresses the security vulnerability in Internet Explorer described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983.
  • Israeli Hackers Strike Back at Anonymous OpIsrael, Expose Participants With Their Own Webcams

    04/10/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 10, 2014 6:19 PM | Shiryn Ghermezian
    An Israeli hacker team published on Tuesday images and personal details of members of the Anonymous hacker collective who participated in the OpIsrael attack against Israeli sites earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Israeli Elite Force gained access to the computers of 16 Anonymous members and was able to capture screenshots and photos of the anti-Israel hackers with their own webcams. The Israeli team published the information in a Dropbox document via their Facebook page, saying, “Anonymous, next time do not mess with us.” The file includes the names of the attackers, their countries of origin, and usernames and...
  • The Target Breach & Why You Should Care (Hint: It’s Your Money)[Ever shopped at Target?]

    04/10/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    21CT blog ^ | January 29, 2014 | Scott Spinola
    Without personally knowing any cyber criminals (I think using hackers is unfair to… well, hackers), we can probably assume they are not very different from other criminals in that they do what they do for a few basic reasons: •Ego: defacing websites to gain street cred •Ideology: wreaking havoc to make political statements or wage asymmetric warfare •Money: engaging in good old-fashioned criminal capitalism (to the tune of $3 trillion) It’s this third motivation that is in the news the most, and it’s not because these criminals are infiltrating banks and making off with the loot. In fact it’s...
  • U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration

    03/14/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT · by gooblah · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, March 14, 4:19 PM | By Craig Timberg,
    U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.
  • World Cup Security Concerns Grow as Santos Fan is Beaten to Death...

    02/27/2014 12:08:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL [UK] ^ | February 25, 2014 | by Mike Dawes
    SNIPPET: "Security concerns ahead of this summer's Brazilian World Cup have increased after a football fan was beaten to death in host city Sao Paulo." SNIPPET: "There are serious concerns about the safety of travelling supporters at this summer's World Cup after more than 30 people were killed in 2013 as a result of football-related violence. One of Brazil’s biggest criminal gangs last year promised a ‘Tournament of Terror’. The threat was issued by Sau Paulo's 'First Capital of the Command', who in 2012 was a group behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city’s police officers."
  • Hacking x-ray machines could get guns through airport security

    02/12/2014 12:07:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:35 PM 02/11/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Security researchers have discovered a potentially dangerous flaw in airport x-ray machines that would allow hackers to pass deadly weapons through security. Billy Rios and Terry McCorkle of security firm Qualys discovered that a training function called Threat Image Projection, which superimposes fake images of contraband on the screen to train security personnel, could be manipulated to work in reverse, and project images of weapon-free luggage over top of the real thing. The training software is present in all TSA scanners, and also on machines deployed in government buildings, embassies, courthouses, ports and border crossings. …
  • Olympics-Russian Rodnina blames hacking for Obama Twitter gaffe

    SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Irina Rodnina, the figure skater who lit the Olympic flame at the Sochi Games, blamed hackers on Monday for a tweet about U.S. President Barack Obama that caused a racism row. Some Western media questioned the choice of Russia's triple Olympic champion Rodnina featuring in the climax of the Games opening ceremony on Friday. A tweet on her timeline last year showed a picture of Obama which was photoshopped to add a banana in the foreground. The image angered many including the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, who called it "outrageous behaviour"....
  • All American Credit Cards Will Disappear In 2015 And Be Replaced With This New Tech

    02/08/2014 3:14:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Yahoo Business Insider ^ | 2-7-14 | Jim Edwards
    These credit cards are dinosaurs. Every credit card in the U.S. will be replaced by October 2015 with new cards that contain the chip-and-PIN technology that the rest of the world has had for years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both Visa and MasterCard are committed to the switch, which will render extinct the plastic in your wallets and purses right now. No more black magnetic stripes; no more signing on the dotted line. Americans who have traveled to Europe in recent years will know that the U.S.'s credit card system is embarrassingly old-fashioned by comparison. It's often difficult...
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • ObamaCare's Potemkin Village Website Written In Belarus?

    02/05/2014 10:12:16 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Incestor's Business Daily ^ | February 5, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Debacle: U.S. intelligence agencies report that developers linked to the Belarus government helped create the Healthcare.gov website and may have inserted malicious code making it vulnerable to cyberattacks and hacking. The disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov was bad enough. But as if Americans need another reason to avoid Healthcare.gov, we now hear that the Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has indirectly contracted with developers in the worker's paradise of Belarus, a former Soviet republic still closely tied to Russia, to write some of the software code used for the website. The Washington Free Beacon's Bill Gertz...
  • Healthcare.gov Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.  McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'  And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • In Target, hackers found a gold mine -- with easy access

    01/19/2014 10:35:43 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    NYT/Pioneer Press ^ | 1-18-14 | Elizabeth A. Harris, Nicole Perlroth, Nathaniel Popper and Hilary Stout
    It was, in essence, a cybercriminal's dream. For months, an amorphous group of Eastern European hackers had been poking around the networks of major U.S. retailers, searching for loose portals that would take them deep into corporate systems. In early November, before the holiday shopping season began, the hackers found what they had been looking for -- a wide path into Target and beyond. Entering through a digital gateway, the criminals discovered that Target's systems were astonishingly open -- lacking the virtual walls and motion detectors found in secure networks like many banks'. Without those safeguards, the thieves moved swiftly...
  • World’s ATMs still running Windows XP—and wildly out of date

    01/17/2014 9:43:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2014
    Nearly all of the ATMs in the world are running the Windows XP operating system, introduced by Microsoft 13 years ago—and incredibly out of date, as any tech enthusiast will tell you. On April 8, Microsoft will officially end the tech support for the aging OS, which was replaced by Windows Vista in 2007, Windows 7 in 2009, Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 8.1 in 2013. […] If an ATM isn’t upgraded, it will continue to function, experts said. Withdrawals, deposits, and other transactions will work as they did before. But the machines will be more vulnerable to cyber...
  • Target Hackers Wrote Partly in Russian, Displayed High Skill, Report Finds

    01/17/2014 8:30:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 6:36 p.m. ET | Danny Yadron
    The holiday data breach at Target Corp. appeared to be part of a broad and highly sophisticated international hacking campaign against multiple retailers, according to a report prepared by federal and private investigators that was sent to financial-services companies and retailers. […] Parts of the malicious computer code used against Target’s credit-card readers had been on the Internet’s black market since last spring and were partly written in Russian, people familiar with the report said. Both details suggest the attack may have ties to organized crime in the former Soviet Union, former U.S. officials said. …
  • Hackers: HealthCare.gov still riddled with potential security issues

    01/16/2014 10:46:53 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Nbc News ^ | 1/16/2014 | Julianne Pepitone,
    Cybersecurity researchers slammed HealthCare.gov's security during a House hearing on Thursday morning, saying the site is still riddled with problems that could put consumers' sensitive health details at risk. “The reason we’re concluding that this is so shockingly bad is that the issues across the site are so varied,” David Kennedy, founder of the information security firm TrustedSec, told NBC News. “You don’t even have to hack into the system to see big issues – which means there are [major problems] underneath.” Kennedy was the first of a group of so-called "white-hat hackers" who testified before the House of Representatives...
  • Credit card hackers hit Neiman Marcus

    01/10/2014 6:10:48 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    cnet ^ | January 10, 2014 | Seth Rosenblatt
    Credit card hackers might be developing a taste for the finer things in life. Upscale department store Neiman Marcus confirmed that its database of customer information was hacked last month, independent security researcher Brian Krebs reported on Friday. The Neiman Marcus hack follows news today from Target that its investigation into its recent hack found that thieves made off with the personal and credit card data of up to 110 million Target customers, 70 million more than previously thought.
  • Hacker Network Anonymous Issues Call To Arms (Revolution Calling)

    01/05/2014 8:27:51 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 128 replies
    As more and more human rights of U.S. citizens are violated in the name of safety and security, the group Anonymous stands to fight at the side of Americans. Over the holiday weekend, they have even gone as far to announce a call to arms. The fact that many people are still unaware of the “hacker” group Anonymous is sign of censorship by today’s mainstream media. There is a clear need for groups such as Anonymous as the fact of this direct censorships shows just how clouded the media’s freedom of speech has become. anon5 (See also: Obama Secretly Signs...
  • Cryptolocker ransomware has ´infected about 250,000 PCs´

    12/25/2013 6:51:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 133 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Leo Kelion
    A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers. Cryptolocker scrambles users´ data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock. Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected. It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals. The firm has provided a list of net domains that it suspects have been used to spread the code, but warned that more are being generated every day. Ransomware has existed since at...
  • Push of a Button: This Is How Fast the Entire Banking System Can Be Locked Down

    12/25/2013 5:08:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 25, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Late last week it was learned that some 40 million charge cards were obtained using physical processing systems located in Target retail locations nationwide. Though no details of the how the hack attack was executed have been released by Target, the FBI or other agencies investigating the breach, it is likely that the processing machines themselves were compromised. Target claims that the hack was sophisticated, but on the technical side, once hackers found a way into the credit card processing machines, probably via remote entry from servers somewhere in Eastern Europe or Russia, the theft of credit card data itself...
  • Nude pictures of Carla Bruni let hackers access diplomatic PCs

    Nude pictures of former French first lady Carla Bruni were used to break in to the computer systems of dozens of diplomats. The shocking security breach was first discovered at the G20 summit in Paris in February 2011 and may be ongoing. "To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here" said a message sent to those attending, who included finance ministers and central bank representatives. Once accessed, it infected the computers of senior officials as well as forwarding the offensive email on to others. "Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," said a government source in Paris,...
  • Remote-control house? There’s an app for that

    11/21/2013 8:36:46 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    Installing smart-home automation systems can be pricey, which is why designer Roger Yiu is giving consumers a back door to controlling your home on your mobile — the Smart Power Strip app. The Smart Power Strip lets you power on and off any device you can plug into a conventional wall outlet. You can also set timers and read your electricity usage in real-time, all from your smartphone.
  • The Obamacare Website is Dangerous

    11/20/2013 2:48:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Ben in Westchester County in New York. I'm glad you called, sir. Thank you for your patience. Hello. CALLER: Rush, I've been calling you since I was a young man. Now I'm a senior citizen. RUSH: (laughing) CALLER: Honestly, it's a great pleasure to be able to speak to you finally. RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. CALLER: I have a couple things, couple of comments I'd like to make about Obamacare. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: One, I think that it should be broadcast that nobody in America that's got so much as a Social Security...
  • Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed

    11/17/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 95 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/14/2013 | David Phillips
    Yesterday, the House Homeland Security Committee published a video on their Youtube page highlighting a portion of the committee questioning Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber-security and Communications, who confirmed at least 16 attacks on the Affordable Care Act’s portal Healthcare.gov website in 2013. Roberta Stempfley highlighted one successful attack that is designed to deny access to the website called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is designed to make a network unavailable to intended users, generally through a concerted effort to disrupt service such as repeatedly accessing...
  • Exclusive: FBI warns of U.S. government breaches by Anonymous hackers

    11/15/2013 5:45:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-15-13 | Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn
    Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch a rash of electronic break-ins that began last December, then left "back doors" to return to many of the machines as recently as last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a memo seen by Reuters. The memo, distributed on Thursday, described the attacks as "a widespread problem that should be...
  • Pro-life website e-mails redirected to pro-abortion group on Albuquerque election eve

    11/14/2013 1:40:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Operation Rescue staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM, November 14, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - The campaign website for a pro-life group supporting the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been hacked and e-mail meant to go to the pro-life PAC ABQ Voters For Late Term Abortion Ban has instead been redirected to the abortion-supporting group Respect ABQ Women, which is opposing the Ordinance. The Pain Capable ordinance, which goes to a vote on November 19, is the first of its kind to be proposed at the municipal level and would ban abortions after 20 weeks within the Albuquerque city limits, where...
  • O-Care site seen as fertile ground for hackers

    11/13/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Ben Goad
    HealthCare.gov is ripe for cyber attacks targeting personal information, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee charged Wednesday. The site is vulnerable bcause the federal agency charged with ensuring the security of government websites played virtually no part in its development, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said. Apart from two e-mails and a phone call, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not participate in the Centers’ for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) development of the enrollment portal for the landmark health law, McCaul said. “DHS had effectively no input into the security of HealthCare.gov, despite it being arguably the most...
  • Security hole found in Obamacare website

    10/30/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    CNN via Yahoo ^ | 10/29/13 | Jose Pagliery
    The Obamacare website has more than annoying bugs. A cybersecurity expert has found a way to hack into users' accounts. Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week, anyone could easily reset your Healthcare.gov password without your knowledge and potentially hijack your account. The glitch was discovered last week by Ben Simo, a software tester in Arizona. Simo found that gaining access to people's accounts was frighteningly simple:
  • Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama

    10/29/2013 4:16:15 AM PDT · by Madison Andrew · 11 replies
    Syrian Electronic Army, the hacker group of Syria that supports the Assad regime has undertaken responsibility for hacking the link of Obama’s campaign on Monday. The group said that it redirected the shortened service links of Twitter and Facebook accounts of the President to one among the propaganda videos of the group. This admission from the Syrian group arrives just a day before Obama hosts a discussion about cyber security with top notch CEOs who belong to various sectors such as Information Technology, defenseand energy. Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama
  • CryptoLocker: A particularly pernicious virus

    10/24/2013 11:15:25 AM PDT · by brityank · 32 replies
    Wndows Secrets ^ | October 24, 2013 | Susan Bradley
    CryptoLocker: A particularly pernicious virus   By Susan Bradley on October 24, 2013 in Top Story Online attackers are using encryption to lock up our files and demand a ransom — and AV software probably won’t protect you. Here are ways to defend yourself from CryptoLocker — pass this information along to friends, family, and business associates. Forgive me if I sound a bit like those bogus virus warnings proclaiming, “You have the worst virus ever!!” But there’s a new threat to our data that we need to take seriously. It’s already hit many consumers and small businesses. Called...
  • John McAfee predicts hackers will empty Obamacare enrollees' bank accounts

    10/11/2013 1:24:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner via You Tube ^ | 10-11-2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Obamacare websites have "no safeguards" to protect Americans who enroll in the health insurance exchanges from hackers who will "empty your bank account," according to internet security pioneer John McAfee. McAfee said he could create a fake Obamacare exchange website for "a couple hundred dollars" and expect a big return on the scam. "I'll ask you your social security, your date of birth, [so] an hour later I can empty your bank account," he told Fox News' Gretchen Carlson. "And this is going to happen, it's going to happen soon. Nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this," he said....