July 2012

31 July, 2012

Def Con hackers go mainstream but still love to party – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com
Def Con hackers go mainstream but still love to party
NBCNews.com
LAS VEGAS — When Jeff Moss founded the Def Con hackers convention in 1993, he never imagined that two decades on, one of the key speakers at the annual Las Vegas event would be four-star General Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. National Security
Computer hacking for 8-year-oldsCNN
At DEF CON Kids convention, computer hacking is child's playExtremeTech
Hacking Healthcare: "There's really no excuse for designing crappy, insecure Mass Device

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Hackers hunt down man who wrecked Kiwi website – Otago Daily Times


Otago Daily Times
Hackers hunt down man who wrecked Kiwi website
Otago Daily Times
Mr Bruce told the Herald he did not know exactly who had helped him – or how – but within a day he had an email with the details of the hacker, believed to be a 35-year-old man living in Madrid with his mother. He has passed the information on to

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Let’s Be Clear on Ethical Hacking – Forbes

Let's Be Clear on Ethical Hacking
Forbes
I see that Parmy Olson has allowed a couple of hackers to take over her blog today. Conrad Constantine and Dominique Karg work at AlienVault, the hybrid vulnerability management-threat intelligence company. Each of them has been in security for a while

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Internet avengers track down mean-spirited hacker – New Zealand Herald

Internet avengers track down mean-spirited hacker
New Zealand Herald
A group of internet "hactivists" has hunted down and handed over a hacker who destroyed a Kiwi website which raises funds to help feed hungry children. Documentary-maker Bryan Bruce discovered his website Redsky Film and Television had been hacked

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Koreans hacking Globe int’l calls nabbed – Inquirer.net

Koreans hacking Globe int'l calls nabbed
Inquirer.net
Police Cyber Crime Division chief Gilbert Sosa said the group allegedly hacked lines for international calls of Globe Telecom and rerouted them to mostly South Korean users living in the Philippines, charging them less than half the normal

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How the new Game Genie lets you hack your PS3 saves – Ars Technica

How the new Game Genie lets you hack your PS3 saves
Ars Technica
But one thing the old and new Game Genies share is the ability for a determined, patient hacker to create their own cheats by diving in to the vagaries of the hexadecimal code. While most users will probably be satisfied clicking checkboxes to activate

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Def Con hackers go mainstream but still love to party – Reuters


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Def Con hackers go mainstream but still love to party
Reuters
Record 15000 attend major hacker conference in Vegas. * Started out in 1993 with a motley crew of about 100. * Government, businesses recruit new talent at Def Con. By Jim Finkle. LAS VEGAS, July 31 (Reuters) – When Jeff Moss founded the Def Con
Computer hacking for 8-year-oldsCNN
Hacking Healthcare: "There's really no excuse for designing crappy, insecure Mass Device

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Computer hacking for 8-year-olds – CNN International


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Computer hacking for 8-year-olds
CNN International
Las Vegas (CNN) — The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses. At the annual Def Con hacking conference here Friday, Gen. Keith Alexander, director of
Def Con hackers go mainstream but still love to partyReuters
Hacking Healthcare: "There's really no excuse for designing crappy, insecure Mass Device

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Police arrest UK reporter over cell phone thefts – Huffington Post


Telegraph.co.uk
Police arrest UK reporter over cell phone thefts
Huffington Post
LONDON — Police and News International say a 37-old-year reporter with The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cell phones. Scotland Yard says the man is the ninth person arrested as part of
Sun journalist arrested as part of computer hacking probeTelegraph.co.uk
Journalist held in hacking inquiryThe Independent
Phone-hacking police release Sun journalist on bailBBC News
Business Standard
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Exploding The Myth Of The ‘Ethical Hacker’ – Forbes

Exploding The Myth Of The 'Ethical Hacker'
Forbes
The subject of whether or not to hire an 'ethical hacker' has been debated since the 90's, albeit with perhaps a little less misdirection back then. We'd argue that the 'ethical' hacker simply does not exist, so perhaps the time has come for a new

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South Korean Hackers Arrested For Stealing 8 Million Users’ Personal Information – Huffington Post


San Francisco Chronicle
South Korean Hackers Arrested For Stealing 8 Million Users' Personal Information
Huffington Post
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said they arrested two men who allegedly stole the personal details of about 8 million mobile phone subscribers and sold the data to marketing companies in one of the country's biggest hacking schemes.
S. Korean KT hack highlights cybercriminals' growing sophisticationCSO
Hackers Break into Korean Telco in Telemarketing ScamPC Magazine
Pair collared after 'mobe giant hacked, info on 8.7 million sold'Register
DailyTech
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Hacking cases down, still a threat – Statesman Journal

Hacking cases down, still a threat
Statesman Journal
During the past three months, 60 percent of reported incidents involved malware or hacking, 30 percent involved lost documents or information breaches and 10 percent were attempted attacks that were not successful. More than 855 million emails, about

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Ethical hacking courses gain popularity in Kolkata – Times of India

Ethical hacking courses gain popularity in Kolkata
Times of India
The younger ones may simply be keen on hacking Facebook or Twitter accounts – something which is never taught though – while the more focussed graduates want to prepare for international certification courses that prepare them for the host of new jobs

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Eight South Koreans Hackers Arrested In Philippines For Rerouting … – Property Mentor

Eight South Koreans Hackers Arrested In Philippines For Rerouting
Property Mentor
Eight South Korean hackers were reportedly rounded up by the Philippine police, who were involved in hacking one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies with an intention to force the company to lower the cost of worldwide mobile calls for

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Sun journalist arrested as part of computer hacking probe – Telegraph.co.uk


AFP
Sun journalist arrested as part of computer hacking probe
Telegraph.co.uk
He is the ninth person to be arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, the Metropolitan Police investigation into computer hacking and other breaches of privacy, that is running alongside the phone hacking inquiry. He was arrested after attending a police
Phone-hacking police release Sun journalist on bailBBC News
Hacking probe police arrest journalistAFP
UK: Journalist arrested for possible data theftBoston.com

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S. Korean KT hack highlights cybercriminals’ growing sophistication – CSO


New Europe
S. Korean KT hack highlights cybercriminals' growing sophistication
CSO
July 30, 2012 — CSO — Hackers evaded discovery for five months after breaking into the computer systems of a major South Korean phone company, a sign that cybercriminals' evasive techniques are growing more sophisticated, security experts say.
Hackers Break into Korean Telco in Telemarketing ScamPC Magazine
Hackers steal personal details of 8.7 million mobile subscribersComputerWeekly.com
Korean hackers arrested for stealing data on 8.7 million mobile subscribersInfosecurity Magazine
The Korea Herald -Arirang News
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Hacking casesdown, still a threat – Statesman Journal

Hacking casesdown, still a threat
Statesman Journal
During the past three months, 60 percent of reported incidents involved malware or hacking, 30 percent involved lost documents or information breaches and 10 percent were attempted attacks that were not successful. More than 855 million emails, about

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Def Con: How to hack all the transport networks of a country – Computerworld (blog)


Computerworld (blog)
Def Con: How to hack all the transport networks of a country
Computerworld (blog)
“I did not do it! I just downloaded a torrent I found when I was looking for porn,” stated 24-year-old Alberto García Illera at the beginning of his Def Con presentation called “How to hack all the transport networks of a country.” His talk mixed humor

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Hackers topple Huawei routers – Thanh Nien Daily


Thanh Nien Daily
Hackers topple Huawei routers
Thanh Nien Daily
A Huawei Ascend D1 smartphone is on display at the CommunicAsia telecom expo and conference in Singapore in June 2012. Hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by

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Hey, Hackers: Defense Is Sexy, Too – Technology Review

Hey, Hackers: Defense Is Sexy, Too
Technology Review
Pleasing the crowd at the Black Hat and Def Con computer security conferences that took place in Las Vegas last week is relatively easy: simply hop on stage and confidently show how to compromise, or "pwn," a system that no one has hacked into before

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Why is Anonymous hacking Australia? – Fraser Coast Chronicle

Why is Anonymous hacking Australia?
Fraser Coast Chronicle
The hacking attacks by Anonymous on government websites and AAPT were designed to highlight to the Australian public the difficulty of keeping stored data private. By carrying out hacking attacks and then making public pronouncements Anonymous hopes
The politics of data retentionZDNet (blog)

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Hackers publish AAPT data in protest over web spy plan – Muswellbrook Chronicle


Brisbane Times
Hackers publish AAPT data in protest over web spy plan
Muswellbrook Chronicle
Hackers from the world's most notorious hacking group Anonymous have begun publishing customer information they stole from Australian ISP AAPT last week – which in some cases includes client mobile phone numbers – to highlight the dangers of a
Hackers publish AAPT data in protest of web spy planBrisbane Times
Hackers release stolen AAPT dataiT News
Anonymous publishes stolen Oz ISP data in protest over new Internet spy planNewstrack India
SC Magazine Australia
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30 July, 2012

Phone-hacking police release Sun journalist on bail – BBC News


AFP
Phone-hacking police release Sun journalist on bail
BBC News
A journalist held by police investigating a suspected conspiracy to gather data from stolen mobile phones is Sun chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, the BBC understands. The 51-year-old was released on bail having been arrested at a London police
Hacking probe police arrest journalistAFP
UK: Journalist arrested for possible data theftBoston.com

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Mission Improbable: How the NSA Recruits Hackers – The Atlantic Wire


The Atlantic Wire
Mission Improbable: How the NSA Recruits Hackers
The Atlantic Wire
The National Security Agency is desperate to hire new hacking talent to protect the nation's critical infrastructure, but its reputation for spying on Americans has damaged its reputation among cyber sleuths. To fix that, the cryptologic intelligence
The National Security Agency recruits hackers at Def Con conferenceGant Daily
NSA Wants To Hire HackersKERO-TV 23
US cyber chief calls on hackers to make internet secureComputerWeekly.com
Technology Spectator
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News Corp. Asks to Keep New Phone-Hacking Charges Secret – Businessweek


The Guardian
News Corp. Asks to Keep New Phone-Hacking Charges Secret
Businessweek
(NWSA) (NWSA)'s British publishing unit asked a judge to keep secret a series of new claims being made by victims of phone hacking at its News of the World tabloid in preparation for a group trial scheduled for February. The details of the allegations
Phone hacking: Met wins access to Glenn Mulcaire statementThe Guardian
London Police Win Access to Names of People Who Ordered News Corp. Phone Hollywood Reporter

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