October 2012

31 October, 2012

Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency – Businessweek


The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency
Businessweek
State and federal officials are investigating the hacking they say may have started in August and was discovered last month. They say the vulnerability in the system was fixed Oct. 20. The 3.6 million tax returns filed since 1998 included Social
SC Social Security numbers hacked; State paying for protectionGeorgetown Times
Haley: Taxpayer Info Didn't Need to Be EncryptedABC News
SC hacking 'about worst you can get'The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
The State -Greenville News
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600K Businesses, 3.6M Taxpayers Could Be Impacted By SC Hacking – News Channel 7


San Francisco Chronicle
600K Businesses, 3.6M Taxpayers Could Be Impacted By SC Hacking
News Channel 7
The latest developments in the security breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue are that as many as 657,000 businesses are also affected, and that the hacker who stole the data got into the department's system by using an employee's
Class-action suit: Hack against SC is a Category 5 "Cyber Hurricane"WIS
SC class action lawsuit calls Haley negligent in hacking caseThe Augusta Chronicle
Upstate law firm sues Haley, SC Department of Revenue over hacking incidentWACH
Georgetown Times -ABC NEWS 4 -Spartanburg Herald Journal
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Lawsuit Filed Against State Leaders In SC Hacking Incident – News Channel 7


Inquirer
Lawsuit Filed Against State Leaders In SC Hacking Incident
News Channel 7
The filing states South Carolina leaders failed to protect citizens of the state from a major hacking incident that compromised the Social Security numbers of up to 3.6 millions. “For Governor Haley to say this hacking was not preventable is like
SC Social Security numbers hacked; State paying for protectionGeorgetown Times
SC class action calls Haley negligent in hacking caseThe Augusta Chronicle
Upstate law firm sues Haley, SC Department of Revenue over hacking incidentWACH
ABC NEWS 4 -Spartanburg Herald Journal -WHNS Greenville
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Experts: Hacking of 3.6M SC returns from as far back as 1998 largest against … – Washington Post


WLTX.com
Experts: Hacking of 3.6M SC returns from as far back as 1998 largest against
Washington Post
CHARLESTON, S.C. — About 3.6 million tax returns from as far back as 1998 were hacked in South Carolina and experts said Wednesday it may be the largest cyber-attack against a state tax department in the nation's history. State and federal officials
Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agencyBusinessweek
Answers to common questions in the South Carolina cyber hacking caseGreenville News

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Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency – The Seattle Times


WLTX.com
Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency
The Seattle Times
State and federal officials are investigating the hacking they say may have started in August and was discovered last month. They say the vulnerability in the system has been fixed. The 3.6 million tax returns filed since 1998 included millions of
Experts: Hacking of 3.6M SC returns from as far back as 1998 largest against Washington Post
Answers to common questions in the South Carolina cyber hacking caseGreenville News
FOX Carolina 21Experts: SC hacking largest against state tax agencyWHNS Greenville

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Lindsay Lohan: Victim Of Twitter Hacking! – PerezHilton.com


PerezHilton.com
Lindsay Lohan: Victim Of Twitter Hacking!
PerezHilton.com
Lindsay Lohan: Victim Of Twitter Hacking! As if the gurl needs hackers adding dramz to her life! When we first heard Lindsay Lohan's Twitter was hacked our first thought was, "thank GAWD she didn't actually write that cray cray stuff about Hurricane Sandy!

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Experts say hacking of 3.6 million tax returns in SC largest against state tax … – Washington Post


WLTX.com
Experts say hacking of 3.6 million tax returns in SC largest against state tax
Washington Post
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Experts say that the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns is the largest cyber-attack against a state tax agency in the nation. Paul Stephens of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in California says there have been larger
Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agencyTheNewsTribune.com
Haley, State Leaders To Update Public On SC Hacking IncidentNews Channel 7

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Aerosmith Website Hacking: Steven Tyler Speaks Out (EXCLUSIVE) – Noisecreep

Aerosmith Website Hacking: Steven Tyler Speaks Out (EXCLUSIVE)
Noisecreep
Okay, so this is getting weird. As Noisecreep reported last week, it appeared as if the official Aerosmith website (www.aerosmith.com) had been hacked when a strange image (posted below) was the only thing that could be seen on the site for a day or so.

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Government-Funded Hackers Say They’ve Already Defeated Windows 8′s New … – Forbes


Forbes
Government-Funded Hackers Say They've Already Defeated Windows 8's New
Forbes
On Tuesday the French firm Vupen, whose researchers develop software hacking techniques and sell them to government agency customers, announced that it had already developed an exploit that could take over a Window 8 machine running Internet

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Hacker Gained Access to Data Using Employee Credentials – WLTX.com


WLTX.com
Hacker Gained Access to Data Using Employee Credentials
WLTX.com
COLUMBIA – South Carolina's identity theft nightmare has grown to include some businesses, and officials have disclosed for the first time that the hacker was able to crack the system by somehow obtaining the credentials of a Department of Revenue
SC revenue agency says business' info also hackedWCBD
State credentials used to access SC taxpayer dataThe State

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Zynga And Facebook Publicly Targeted By ‘Anonymous’ Hackers – ValueWalk


ValueWalk
Zynga And Facebook Publicly Targeted By 'Anonymous' Hackers
ValueWalk
The hackers group associated with 'Anonymous' has threatened Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) for “the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers”. The group has threatened to take down Facebook and release Zynga
Zynga Threatened By Online Vigilante Hackers 'Anonymous'Online-Casinos.com
Anonymous Targets Zynga – But They Should Let The Market Take Its CourseForbes
Anonymous threatens to shut down Zynga, FacebookHindustan Times
Wired.co.uk -Develop
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Microsoft sponsors a hacking contest – the coding kind – Network World


Economic Times
Microsoft sponsors a hacking contest – the coding kind
Network World
Participants aren't just hacking all week; they're attending Microsoft's Build 2012 conference for developers. So they have to find a balance between attending educational sessions they choose from among the hundreds available and competing in the
Live from Microsoft's BUILD conference in Redmond, WashingtonMobileSyrup.com

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With Friends Like These: Hacker Forums Focus on Facebook, Twitter – Bloomberg (blog)


Bloomberg (blog)
With Friends Like These: Hacker Forums Focus on Facebook, Twitter
Bloomberg (blog)
An examination of popular hacker chat rooms by Imperva, a security firm, found that in the past 100 days, there were 800 separate discussions focused on social networks, many dedicated to hacking attacks. That is almost as many as the 1,100 threads for
Hackers Trade Tips On DDoS, SQL InjectionInformationWeek
Increased Hacker Interest in SQL Injection AttacksReuters
Hacker forums used to induct new criminals, report findsTechworld.com
ComputerWeekly.com -TechEye
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midem Hack Day 2013: Developers Get Together to Build a Brand-new … – Sacramento Bee

midem Hack Day 2013: Developers Get Together to Build a Brand-new
Sacramento Bee
PARIS, Oct. 31, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — midem 2013 will host the third edition of the midem Hack Day, allowing 30 app developers from around the globe to demonstrate creativity and innovation by hacking the next-generation of music related apps, in a

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SC Hacking Blame Game – FITSNews


FITSNews
SC Hacking Blame Game
FITSNews
Meaning were his credentials used by the hackers as part of their (incredibly successful) efforts to access this information? SCDOR officials are denying any like between Garon and the breach, according to WLTX TV 19 (Columbia, S.C. – CBS).
SC Social Security numbers hacked; State paying for protectionGeorgetown Times
Haley says Experian deal capped at $12 millionGreenville News
SC hack victims to get lifetime ID theft resolution aidThe State
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com -WFMY News 2 -Charleston Post Courier
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Culture Hacking: Mining The World Around You For Insight – Co.Create


Co.Create
Culture Hacking: Mining The World Around You For Insight
Co.Create
Devise a plan and start hacking: collect trends and memes in a catalog and dissect them for meaning and valuable data points (McCracken refers to this as “tracking tremors”); listen to consumers who compose the culture of interest; identify socio

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Huawei working with critics to reduce hacking vulnerabilities – ITProPortal


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Huawei working with critics to reduce hacking vulnerabilities
ITProPortal
In an effort to reach out to critics and shore up weaknesses in its products, Huawei's global cyber security chief John Suffolk has announced plans to send a team of engineers to talk to German hacker Lindner, reports Reuters. "We've very much taken on
Huawei looks to German security researchers for helpCNET

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midem Hack Day 2013: Developers Get Together to Build a Brand-new … – IT News Online

midem Hack Day 2013: Developers Get Together to Build a Brand-new
IT News Online
PARIS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — midem 2013 will host the third edition of the midem Hack Day, allowing 30 app developers from around the globe to demonstrate creativity and innovation by hacking the next-generation of music related apps, in a

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Ethiopian Kids Hack Their OLPC Tablets in 5 Months, With No Help – Gizmodo UK


Gizmodo UK
Ethiopian Kids Hack Their OLPC Tablets in 5 Months, With No Help
Gizmodo UK
Give a thousand Ethiopian kids — who have never seen a printed word let alone played around with expensive consumer technology — a tablet, and what happens? They hack it. Obviously. The amazing One Laptop Per Child scheme has been offering up

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FBI cybersecurity shift draws skepticism from experts – Network World


ThinkProgress
FBI cybersecurity shift draws skepticism from experts
Network World
The FBI has changed its cybersecurity strategy to place greater emphasis on identifying the criminals behind attacks, a shift that some experts say won't make a dent in hacking operations. Hopes for federal cybersecurity standard fading. In a recent
FBI Expands Cybercrime DivisionInformationWeek
New FBI Initiative Will Identify And Trace HackersThinkProgress

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SC Social Security numbers hacked; State paying for protection – Georgetown Times


The State
SC Social Security numbers hacked; State paying for protection
Georgetown Times
Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday said Experian has agreed to cap the state's costs at $12 million for a year's worth of credit monitoring of taxpayers affected by a massive hacking breach at the Department of Revenue. Haley said that figure was arrived at
Haley says Experian deal capped at $12 millionGreenville News
SC hack victims to get lifetime ID theft resolution aidThe State
SC Gov: Credit Protection Capped At $12 MilWFMY News 2
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com -Charleston Post Courier
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Companies make customer data available to hackers – Creditcards.co.uk

Companies make customer data available to hackers
Creditcards.co.uk
Approximately £341 million was stolen through credit card fraud in the UK during 2011 and according to a report earlier this year, computer hacking has risen by 19% in the past six months. Retention of credit card data is a breach of industry standards

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Army, businesses seek a few good hackers to combat cyber threats – Kansas City Star

Army, businesses seek a few good hackers to combat cyber threats
Kansas City Star
MIAMI — As about 570 computer hackers and anti-hacking experts gather at a conference in Miami this week, a couple of key themes are emerging: The threat of cyber attacks on corporate and government sites is on an ominous rise. And there is a fortune

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Why the PS3 bootloader key hack should matter very little to you – TECH.BLORGE.com


SoulCulture (blog)
Why the PS3 bootloader key hack should matter very little to you
TECH.BLORGE.com
This has spawned an underground ecosystem of thousands of sites dedicated to supporting hacking your Xbox 360 anywhere from flashing your DVD, soft-modding via USB, to hard modding with the Reset Glitch. As of writing this post, every single Xbox 360
Hackers leak PlayStation 3 decryption keys, opening reportedly unpatchable SoulCulture (blog)

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Hacker gained access to data using employee credentials – Greenville News


WLTX.com
Hacker gained access to data using employee credentials
Greenville News
COLUMBIA — South Carolina's identity theft nightmare has grown to include some businesses, and officials have disclosed for the first time that the hacker was able to crack the system by somehow obtaining the credentials of a Department of Revenue
State credentials used to access SC taxpayer dataThe State

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