October 2014

31 October, 2014

‘Blackshades’ User Pleads Guilty to Hacking – Wall Street Journal


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'Blackshades' User Pleads Guilty to Hacking
Wall Street Journal
A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to a charge of computer hacking by using the malicious Blackshades software that was the focus of a global crackdown earlier this year, the U.S. attorney's office said Friday. Marlen Rappa
'Blackshades' Computer Hacking Probe Yields Guilty PleaBloomberg

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Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack – Politico (blog)


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Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack
Politico (blog)
Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News correspondent who claims that her computers were hacked by the government while she was reporting on the Benghazi scandal, has released a video she took with her cellphone of one apparent hack. The video …
Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported "Hacking" Likely Just Media Matters for America (blog)
Sharyl Attkisson Releases Video Allegedly Showing Gov't Hacking Her ComputerMediaite
The video of Sharyl Attkisson getting "hacked" actually just shows a stuck Vox
TheBlaze.com -Gawker (blog) -Town Hall
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Hey kids, hacking is bad, mmkay? Pirate Bay co-founder could face another six … – Digital Trends

Hey kids, hacking is bad, mmkay? Pirate Bay co-founder could face another six
Digital Trends
The Internet's most notorious pirate is in trouble again, and no online petition is going to help him this time. As the BBC reports, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg could spend another six years in prison. Svartholm has been found guilty

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Pirate Bay co-founder convicted of hacking, stealing Denmark records – JURIST


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Pirate Bay co-founder convicted of hacking, stealing Denmark records
JURIST
From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish are alleged to have hacked into the mainframe systems of CSC [press release, in Danish], which manages some of Denmark's public records. More than 200,000 records were stolen [Metro …
Pirate Bay cofounder convicted on hacking chargesWired.co.uk
Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hackingMashable
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg convicted on hacking chargesThe Guardian
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Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported “Hacking” Likely Just … – Media Matters for America (blog)


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Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported "Hacking" Likely Just
Media Matters for America (blog)
Computer security experts say that a video released by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appears to show her computer "malfunction[ing]," likely due to a stuck backspace key, not being hacked by government agents as she had suggested.
Sharyl Attkisson Releases Video Allegedly Showing Gov't Hacking Her ComputerMediaite
Attkisson releases video of computer hacking, 2012 Benghazi files deletionWashington Times
Sharyl Attkisson Just Released a Creepy Video of Her Computer That Will Likely TheBlaze.com
Town Hall
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Pirate Bay cofounder sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for hacking – Mashable


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Pirate Bay cofounder sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for hacking
Mashable
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of the notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for hacking on Friday. On Thursday, a Danish court had found Svartholm Warg, 30, and a 21-year-old Dane

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It looks like Russia and smells like Russia … but is it Russia? – CNNMoney


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It looks like Russia and smells like Russia … but is it Russia?
CNNMoney
It's easy to say Russians are hacking the White House and major U.S. companies. It's harder to prove it. When cybersecurity firms and U.S. government officials attribute attacks to the Russian government — or independent hackers operating with Kremlin …

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Pirate Bay Founder Jailed for Hacking Danish Data – ABC News

Pirate Bay Founder Jailed for Hacking Danish Data
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Svartholm Warg, who is known by his Internet alias "Anakata," didn't dispute his computer had been used in the hacking. However, the Copenhagen court rejected his claims that it must have been used by someone else who accessed it remotely.

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Pirate bay founder Anakata gets 3.5 years jail term over massive hack – RT


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Pirate bay founder Anakata gets 3.5 years jail term over massive hack
RT
The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been sentenced to three and half years in jail in “the largest hacking case to date.” Swede, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and his Danish accomplice were accused of hacking and accessing confidential information.

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Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg convicted on hacking charges – The Guardian

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg convicted on hacking charges
The Guardian
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file sharing site and peer-to-peer network The Pirate Bay, has been convicted on hacking charges and illegal downloading in a Denmark court. Warg, who is Swedish, was found guilty of hacking into the US

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Pirate Bay Founder Convicted of Hacking – PC Magazine

Pirate Bay Founder Convicted of Hacking
PC Magazine
A Danish court on Thursday found Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg guilty of computer hacking and illegally downloading files belonging to IT services firm CSC, the BBC reported. Warg faces up to six years in jail, according to the news site. His

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New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side – New York Times

New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side
New York Times
Last year, security researchers at several American cybersecurity companies uncovered a Russian cyberespionage campaign, in which Russian hackers were systematically hacking more than one thousand Western oil and gas computers, and energy …
White House computer system hacked, causes temporary outage; Russia Daily Bhaskar (press release) (registration) (blog)
Are the White House Hackers Gone?Nextgov
White House cyberattack confirmed by National Security CouncilCBC.ca
Inquirer
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30 October, 2014

Danish court finds Pirate Bay cofounder guilty of hacking CSC servers – Register

Danish court finds Pirate Bay cofounder guilty of hacking CSC servers
Register
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, cofounder of the Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking charges by a court in Denmark, which ruled that he and a 21-year-old accomplice had hacked US technology company CSC to gain access to Danish government servers.

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Pirate Bay co-founder convicted in Denmark’s “largest hacking case” ever – Ars Technica


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Pirate Bay co-founder convicted in Denmark's “largest hacking case” ever
Ars Technica
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, better known by his nom de hacker "anakata," was found guilty of "hacking and gross damage" after being accused of illegally accessing the country's driver's license database (Google Translate), social security database, the

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Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges – Wired


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Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges
Wired
In the Danish case, Svartholm and a 21-year-old Danish accomplice were accused of hacking CSC's servers in April 2012 and remaining inside for four months, stealing and altering data during the breach, according to prosecutors. As evidence, authorities …
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking Crimes in 'Historic' CaseNewsweek
Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking TrialTorrentFreak
Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hackingMashable
RT -Ars Technica -Register
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Pirate Bay Founder Guilty of Hacking, Facing Six Years in Prison – RIA Novosti


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Pirate Bay Founder Guilty of Hacking, Facing Six Years in Prison
RIA Novosti
The hacker was extradited in November last year from Sweden to Denmark to face the current charges, having been sentenced in Sweden to two years in jail in June 2013 for hacking computers at Logica, an IT firm which manages data for the Swedish …

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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking Crimes in ‘Historic’ Case – Newsweek


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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking Crimes in 'Historic' Case
Newsweek
Warg and his accomplice were convicted of hacking into the CSC mainframe between April and August 2012, gaining access to various sets of data, including the Population Register, the police criminal record and SIS-register of internationally wanted …
Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking TrialTorrentFreak
Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hackingMashable
'Largest hacking case': Pirate Bay founder and his accomplice found guilty in RT
The Local Denmark -International Business Times -Bangkok Post
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China hits back at US over cyber hacking claims – Financial Times


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China hits back at US over cyber hacking claims
Financial Times
Lu Wei, who boasts the imposing title of minister of cyberspace, told a Beijing press conference that in the past month, 10,000 websites had been hacked in China, along with 80 per cent of government sites. He said the majority of the attacks
China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks 'unhindered'Reuters UK

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Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hacking – Mashable


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Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hacking
Mashable
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a Swedish hacker and founder of file-sharing website Pirate Bay, was found guilty of hacking crimes in Denmark on Thursday. In what the prosecution called the country's biggest hacking case, Svartholm Warg, 30, was found guilty

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Paris Hilton Phone Hacker Sentenced To Prison For Hacking Police, College … – Daily Caller

Paris Hilton Phone Hacker Sentenced To Prison For Hacking Police, College
Daily Caller
Twenty-five-year-old Cameron Lacroix, who in 2009 was sent to juvie for hacking into Paris Hilton's cellphone, will soon find himself in the big house — this time for stealing credit and debit card numbers, as well as for hacking into police and

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‘Largest hacking case’: Pirate Bay founder and his accomplice found guilty in … – RT


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'Largest hacking case': Pirate Bay founder and his accomplice found guilty in
RT
The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been found guilty in “the largest hacking case to date.” Swede, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and his Danish co-defendant were accused of hacking and accessing confidential information. Warg, alias Anakata, and

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Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial – TorrentFreak


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Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial
TorrentFreak
Gottfrid Svartholm has today been found guilty of hacking crimes by a Danish court. The Swedish Pirate Bay founder and his 21-year-old accomplice were found to have illegally accessed systems operated by IT company CSC. It was the biggest hacking case …

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The Attkisson hacking incident: Vexed by Vox – Arizona Republic

The Attkisson hacking incident: Vexed by Vox
Arizona Republic
One, Lee is addressing only Attikisson's contention that her computers were hacked by a government agency. And, two, because (as he blithely admits) he hasn't actually read Attkisson's description of what happened, but only a summary of the book he

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29 October, 2014

Hacking Sexism in Tech – New York Times


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Hacking Sexism in Tech
New York Times
DESCRIPTION Annie Ly, 16, took a class in San Jose, Calif., with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that is partnering with Google to prepare young women for futures in computing-related fields. Eric Risberg/Associated Press. Bias against women in tech is …

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Report: The FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers for Hacking Into Computers – Gizmodo

Report: The FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers for Hacking Into Computers
Gizmodo
Recently, the FBI has illustrated that it will go to to great lengths to bend the rules. Indeed, law enforcement tends to think it should have unlimited power. In that light this rule change in particular is troubling because the ability to hack any

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