December 2012

31 December, 2012

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012 – Anderson Independent Mail

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012
Anderson Independent Mail
Nikki Haley announced a hacker accessed millions of South Carolina tax returns online, getting Social Security numbers and other information that were not encrypted, Democratic state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis of Charleston had a complaint that could have

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Pa, 3 sons face raps for hacking – Sun.Star

Pa, 3 sons face raps for hacking
Sun.Star
POLICE filed charges on Friday before the City Prosecutor's Office against a father and his three sons accused of hacking three people. SPO4 Henry Chua, Sasa police investigator, identified the suspects as Elias Ely Diamante Belo, 60, and his sons

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Database hacking: The year that was – Help Net Security


Help Net Security
Database hacking: The year that was
Help Net Security
Database breaches happen every day – internally, from dishonest employees and subcontractors, to external sources such as hackers using SQL injections, worms infecting public web sites, massive phishing attacks, and targeted attacks on financial

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Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012 – Aiken Standard

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012
Aiken Standard
COLUMBIA — South Carolina residents could be forgiven in 2012 for wondering how their institutions would fail them next. Hundreds of candidates were thrown off the ballot for filing paperwork at the wrong place. Thousands of voters stood in line for

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Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012 – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
COLUMBIA S.C. residents could be forgiven in 2012 for wondering how their institutions would fail them next. Hundreds of candidates were thrown off the ballot for filing paperwork at the wrong place. Thousands of voters stood in line for four hours or

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30 December, 2012

Skype hacking designed to foil war trial – Daily Star Online


Bangladesh News 24 hours
Skype hacking designed to foil war trial
Daily Star Online
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday said the Skype conversation between former tribunal-1 chairman and an expatriate legal expert was recorded with a malicious intention to delay and foil ongoing trial of the war crimes accused. In his argument
AG says trials were not vitiatedBangladesh News 24 hours

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Extreme Diet Hacking With Tech: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And … – TechCrunch


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Extreme Diet Hacking With Tech: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And
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Never before have I binged so many delicious desserts, yet been stronger or more ripped. For 3 weeks, I experimented with a cult bodybuilding diet, Carb Backloading, which promises outcomes too good to be true: slam carbs at night after heavy lifting

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Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012 – The State

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012
The State
Nikki Haley announced a hacker accessed millions of South Carolina tax returns online, getting Social Security numbers and other information that were not encrypted, Democratic state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis of Charleston had a complaint that could have

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Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012 – San Francisco Chronicle

Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina residents could be forgiven in 2012 for wondering how their institutions would fail them next. Hundreds of candidates were thrown off the ballot for filing paperwork at the wrong place. Thousands of voters stood in

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Extreme Diet Hacking: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And Stronger With … – TechCrunch


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Extreme Diet Hacking: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And Stronger With
TechCrunch
Only a methodical body hacking experiment, with the latest gadgets and devices tracking calorie burn, fat loss, and training intensity, could legitimately test this dream diet. The results? Despite eating a thousand more calories a day–mostly comprised

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29 December, 2012

2012 YEARENDER: The year of the hacker – Rappler

2012 YEARENDER: The year of the hacker
Rappler
A HACKER'S YEAR. 2012 was a year for hacking to make inroads into the public's Internet-savvy consciousness. MANILA, Philippines – The growth of the Internet has also resulted in the inclusion of hacking as part of the world's common threats. Not only

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Man held for hacking to death his brother’s assailant – The Hindu

Man held for hacking to death his brother's assailant
The Hindu
Thirty-year-old Shanmugam, who helped the main accused in his elder brother's murder case, rowdy-sheeter Shivakumar (30) alias Rudra, get bail by turning hostile during trail, has been arrested for hacking his brother's assailant to death. Sleuths of

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28 December, 2012

Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts – The Guardian (blog)


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Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts
The Guardian (blog)
Added to this, the disinformation, false claims, and pure hacking actions will lead to the movement being less politically visible than in the past. Because Anonymous' level of technical sophistication has stagnated and its tactics are better
What kinds of attacks to expect on your smartphoneabc7news.com
Analysts: Anonymous to decline in 2013SC Magazine Australia
Mobile threats predicted top concern for 2013SC Magazine
Foreign Policy (blog) -Huffington Post
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Report: Health care IT wide open to hacking – Business Courier (blog)


Washington Post
Report: Health care IT wide open to hacking
Business Courier (blog)
Health care is modernizing with electronic medical records and other information technology, but the resulting systems are woefully vulnerable to hacking, the Washington Post reports. “I have never seen an industry with more gaping security holes,” Avi
Healthcare highly vulnerable to hackingFierceHealthIT
Health IT investigation finds 'gaping security holes'Nextgov
Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers sayWashington Post

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Actor Hugh Grant wins large phone-hacking damages payout – Bangladesh News 24 hours


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Actor Hugh Grant wins large phone-hacking damages payout
Bangladesh News 24 hours
LONDON, Dec 23 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) – British actor Hugh Grant has accepted a "substantial sum" after settling his phone-hacking damages action against the publishers of the now defunct News of the World, his lawyer said on Friday. The actor, a

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Healthcare highly vulnerable to hacking – FierceHealthIT


Washington Post
Healthcare highly vulnerable to hacking
FierceHealthIT
Healthcare lags other industry sectors in security practices and is highly vulnerable to hacking, a yearlong investigation by the Washington Post concludes. "I have never seen an industry with more gaping security holes," Avi Rubin, a computer
Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers sayWashington Post

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Hacking wizard awaits school punishment – Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Hacking wizard awaits school punishment
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
A computer wizard in a reputable university in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province may be punished for his talent because he flaunted on a social networking website how he hacked the school's email account and found the final exam papers. Liu Jingkang, a Nanjing

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DEW discontinues use of some software after hacking incident – Greenville News

DEW discontinues use of some software after hacking incident
Greenville News
COLUMBIA – The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating last week's hacking of a state agency's website, an agency spokeswoman has told GreenvilleOnline.com. The spokeswoman also said that certain software used by the agency is being

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McAfee Labs predicts the decline of Anonymous – Ars Technica


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McAfee Labs predicts the decline of Anonymous
Ars Technica
Added to this, the disinformation, false claims, and pure hacking actions will lead to the movement's being less politically visible than in the past. Because Anonymous' level of technical sophistication has stagnated and its tactics are better
What kinds of attacks to expect on your smartphoneabc7news.com
Analysts: Anonymous to decline in 2013SC Magazine Australia
Mobile threats predicted top concern for 2013SC Magazine
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal -PCWorld (blog)
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What kinds of attacks to expect on your smartphone – abc7news.com


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What kinds of attacks to expect on your smartphone
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(KGO) — The shift to smartphones and tablets is causing a shift by hackers for malicious attacks and the bad guys are exploiting some of newest features. Collectively, viruses, Trojan horses, and worms are called malware. There are 55,000 unique ones

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27 December, 2012

SLED investigating DEW hacking – Greenville News

SLED investigating DEW hacking
Greenville News
COLUMBIA — The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating last week's hacking of a state agency's website, an agency spokeswoman has told GreenvilleOnline.com. The spokeswoman also said that certain software used by the agency is being

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Dial Soap sues News Corp. over computer hacking – Radio & Television Business Report

Dial Soap sues News Corp. over computer hacking
Radio & Television Business Report
News Corporation News Corp.'s latest hacking scandal doesn't involve breaking into voicemail in the U.K. to get story fodder, but this time a lawsuit from Dial Soaps alleges the corporation used computer hacking to gain a marketing edge in 40,000

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Some SC legislators believe DEW hacking incident was more than just a ‘prank’ – Greenville News

Some SC legislators believe DEW hacking incident was more than just a 'prank'
Greenville News
COLUMBIA — The chairman of a Senate panel investigating the massive data breach at the state Revenue Department says he doesn't believe the hacking of another agency's website last week was a prank. Sen. Kevin Bryant of Anderson, who chairs the

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Latest News Corp. Hacking Suit Alleges Execs Used Al Capone As A Role Model – Business Insider

Latest News Corp. Hacking Suit Alleges Execs Used Al Capone As A Role Model
Business Insider
Although News Corp.'s latest hacking scandal doesn't involve breaking into the voicemails of deceased school girls or 9/11 victims' relatives, it does allege the corporation used hacking to gain a marketing edge in 40,000 retail stores in the United

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Scammers hacking email for credit card information – KIVI-TV

Scammers hacking email for credit card information
KIVI-TV
Many people across the valley, including a few in our newsroom received fraudulent e-mails from what appears to be a customer service company. The e-mails say your credit card has been suspended for security reasons, because some mistake has been

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