May 2013

31 May, 2013

White House, NASA Celebrate National Day of Hacking – Wired


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White House, NASA Celebrate National Day of Hacking
Wired
It happens this weekend, and it's just one of the 93 hackathons organizaed across the U.S. as part of the the National Day of Civic Hacking, aka June 3rd. During the two day event, participants will work to build software applications that solve
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'InformationWeek SMB (blog)
A Day of 'Hacking' Set in Palo AltoPatch.com
Esri Supports National Day of Civic HackingPR Newswire (press release)
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Atlantic Media Fails Hacking Test – New York Observer

Atlantic Media Fails Hacking Test
New York Observer
imgres-7 Earlier today, everyone at Atlantic Media received an email warning them to “reverify” their Google Apps account. But the email wasn't actually sent from Google, it was from Atlantic Media's Chief Technology Officer Tom Cochran, who wanted to

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TSP Board not releasing report prompted by 2011 hacking attack – Federal Times

TSP Board not releasing report prompted by 2011 hacking attack
Federal Times
Last year, following the disclosure that 123,000 Thrift Savings Plan accounts had been hacked, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board launched a wide-ranging assessment of its computer system security. That “Tiger Team” task force review is now

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London hacking death suspect leaves hospital for police questioning – Los Angeles Times


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London hacking death suspect leaves hospital for police questioning
Los Angeles Times
By Henry Chu. May 31, 2013, 12:17 p.m.. LONDON — A suspect filmed holding butcher knives in his bloody hands moments after a British soldier was hacked to death on a London street was released from the hospital Friday to undergo questioning by police.
22-year-old charged with murder in British soldier's hacking deathCNN
UK police: Michael Adebowale, 22, charged in hacking murder of British soldierWashington Post
Man accused in hacking death of British soldier appears in courtCTV News
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Iran accused of using online censorship and hacking to sway presidential poll – The Guardian


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Iran accused of using online censorship and hacking to sway presidential poll
The Guardian
Iranian authorities are mounting a sophisticated campaign of online censorship, hacking attacks and filtering to influence the country's imminent presidential elections, according to reports from people inside the country and security researchers outside.

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Patrol investigates hacking of Ohio agency Web site – Toledo Blade

Patrol investigates hacking of Ohio agency Web site
Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS — The State Highway Patrol is investigating the apparent hacking of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Web site. Department spokesman Matt Eiselstein said today that the unauthorized changes never jeopardized any personal

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Yahoo’s Email Hacking Problem Starts To Hurt As Major Telecom Provider … – Huffington Post


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Yahoo's Email Hacking Problem Starts To Hurt As Major Telecom Provider
Huffington Post
But Yahoo Mail has still been plagued by security vulnerabilities, and many customers have been under assault from hackers. They have complained of an increase in spam sent to their contacts and being locked out of their accounts by hackers who
BT to drop Yahoo email after hacking complaintsComputerWeekly.com
BT ditches Yahoo mail service following hacking claimsComputer Business Review

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Patrol investigates hacking of Ohio agency website – San Francisco Chronicle

Patrol investigates hacking of Ohio agency website
San Francisco Chronicle
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is investigating the apparent hacking of the website for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which said Friday that the unauthorized changes never jeopardized any personal information for

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LinkedIn Launches SMS-Based Two-Step Authentication To Prevent Account … – TechCrunch

LinkedIn Launches SMS-Based Two-Step Authentication To Prevent Account
TechCrunch
Given the recent proliferation of hacked accounts on Twitter and other services, two-factor authentication is quickly becoming the new standard for thwarting unauthorized sign-ins. While it's a bit of a hassle, it is miles ahead of the standard

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Hacking Fail: White House Press Corps Twitter Account And Website Are Fine … – International Business Times


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Hacking Fail: White House Press Corps Twitter Account And Website Are Fine
International Business Times
HuffPost, for its part, mentioned that the allegedly hacked account and website had no affiliation with WHCA. TheWrap story did not. But then how does the incident merit headlines about the White House press corps possibly being hacked? The press corps

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Privileged accounts: the master keys hackers know best – USA TODAY

Privileged accounts: the master keys hackers know best
USA TODAY
"Hackers know that these things are built into the infrastructure and are everywhere and that organizations fail to secure them," says Udi Mokady, CEO of Cyber-Ark. "It's a major, and easy, attack vector." Cyber-Ark determined that the number of

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China, US To Discuss Hacking In Talks Including Chuck Hagel This Weekend – Huffington Post


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China, US To Discuss Hacking In Talks Including Chuck Hagel This Weekend
Huffington Post
Ministry spokesman Hong Lei repeated Beijing's hopes for longer-term cooperation over hacking threats that have increasingly dominated discussions over what many see as a bilateral relationship adrift. Cyberspying is expected to feature high on the
China says it has no need to steal US military secretsPress TV
Cyber threats pose 'stealthy, insidious' dangerStuff.co.nz
China says looking forward to cyber talks with USCebu Daily News

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Big Data Drives ‘National Day Of Civic Hacking’ – InformationWeek SMB (blog)


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Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
InformationWeek SMB (blog)
"[The National Day of Civic Hacking] is designed to demonstrate what value can be created through combinations of data sets, and what business models might be viable in this emerging data society," explained Brandon Barnett, director of business
Unprecedented Collaboration of Business, Government and Technology Wall Street Journal (press release)
Hack for Change Aims To Make Miami A Better PlaceMiami New Times (blog)

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ASIO hacking failed, officials say – Sydney Morning Herald


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ASIO hacking failed, officials say
Sydney Morning Herald
But the attempted hacking was ''not successful'' in obtaining sensitive classified information. ''This was one of many attempts to obtain sensitive Australian government information, most likely by Chinese intelligence services, but there was no
Thorny questions for Australia after intelligence agency plans hackedBlouin News Blogs (blog)
'Friendly' China ups ante in cyber warfareThe Australian
Australia Spy Chief Says New Building SafeTHISDAY Live
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Cyber attack fatigue leads to talk of hacking back [Photos] – Los Angeles Times

Cyber attack fatigue leads to talk of hacking back [Photos]
Los Angeles Times
Daily deals website LivingSocial notified 50 million users in April that a hacking attack had compromised customer names, email addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords. The company said it is working with law enforcement to investigate the incident.

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Hacking group Anonymous has Twitter account hacked by rival group – The Next Web

Hacking group Anonymous has Twitter account hacked by rival group
The Next Web
YourAnonNews (YAN), a Tumblr blog and Twitter account that supports the hacktivist movement Anonymous and posts regular tweets about breaking news stories, appears to have been hacked today by a group known as the Rustle League. Roughly an hour

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Belgian PM’s personal emails hacked and sent to newspaper – Reuters


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Belgian PM's personal emails hacked and sent to newspaper
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Hackers have sent emails from Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo's personal account to De Morgen newspaper, the daily said on Friday. Dating from 2004 to 2008 when Di Rupo was president of Belgium's socialist party and before
31/05/2013PM's personal email box hackedExpatica Belguim

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Hacking Apple: Two-Factor Authentication May Not Be Good Enough – 24/7 Wall St.

Hacking Apple: Two-Factor Authentication May Not Be Good Enough
24/7 Wall St.
Security problems that had been limited almost exclusively to Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Windows-compliant products have migrated to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) ones. Given the surge in the success of the Mac, and the extraordinary

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What Is Important in Business News: Apple Hacking, GM Wheat – 24/7 Wall St.

What Is Important in Business News: Apple Hacking, GM Wheat
24/7 Wall St.
The upheaval about the imports of genetically modified wheat has spread from Japan, where imports have been canceled, to Taiwan. It threatens to bring down wheat prices enough to undermine the financial fortunes of tens of thousands of farmers.

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What Is Important in Business News: Apple Hacking, GM Wheat – DailyFinance

What Is Important in Business News: Apple Hacking, GM Wheat
DailyFinance
The upheaval about the imports of genetically modified wheat has spread from Japan, where imports have been canceled, to Taiwan. It threatens to bring down wheat prices enough to undermine the financial fortunes of tens of thousands of farmers.

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Hacking — for a good cause – South Bend Tribune

Hacking — for a good cause
South Bend Tribune
6:16 a.m. EDT, May 31, 2013. SOUTH BEND — Area hackers have been invited to get together Sunday in the JMS Building downtown. But breaking into high-security websites and e-mails won't be on the agenda during the first-ever Hack Michiana event.

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China says US hacking claims faulty – The Idaho Statesman


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China says US hacking claims faulty
The Idaho Statesman
BEIJING — Recent allegations of Chinese hacking of Pentagon defense programs are faulty and underestimate China's ability to produce its own defensive weaponry, the country's Defense Ministry said Thursday. Newly publicized claims allege that China
US hacking accusations are misplaced: ChinaZee News
US hacking accusations are misplaced, says ChinaDaijiworld.com
China denies stealing American military secretsThe Guardian Nigeria

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White House Press Corps Website, Twitter Feed Appears To Have Been Hacked – Huffington Post

White House Press Corps Website, Twitter Feed Appears To Have Been Hacked
Huffington Post
The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whpresscorps, complaining about bias in the media. The hackers' beef seemed to be with any news

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US hacking accusations are misplaced: China – Zee News


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US hacking accusations are misplaced: China
Zee News
US hacking accusations are misplaced: China. The Washington Post recently cited a US Defence Science Board report to be submitted to the Pentagon as saying that many advanced US weapon systems designs had been obtained by hackers from China.
US hacking accusations are misplaced, says ChinaDaijiworld.com
China says it has no need to steal US military secretsPress TV
China denies stealing American military secretsThe Guardian Nigeria

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30 May, 2013

Hacking the Drone War’s Secret History – Wired

Hacking the Drone War's Secret History
Wired
The public release of Begley's API, which took five months to complete, is timed to coincide with the White House-promoted National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1. Hacking Day aims to “liberate government data for coders and entrepreneurs.” The ACLU

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