June 2015

30 June, 2015

Government hacking reaches new levels – New Zealand Herald

Government hacking reaches new levels
New Zealand Herald
What else have those spy agencies busied themselves with, apart from undermining the the US technology industry with surveillance efforts? How about reverse-engineering, or cracking as it's also called, security software in order to hack and surveil

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Cybercriminal sentenced to 50 months for role in hacking campaign – Brooklyn Daily Eagle


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Cybercriminal sentenced to 50 months for role in hacking campaign
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
On Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Qendrim Dobruna, a member of an international cybercrime syndicate, was sentenced to 50 months imprisonment and restitution in the amount of $14 million for his role in hacking into the computer …

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NYC private investigator sentenced for hiring hackers – SC Magazine

NYC private investigator sentenced for hiring hackers
SC Magazine
Eric Saldarriaga, a New York City-based private investigator, was sentenced to three months in prison after he hired hackers to assist in his work. Saldarriaga apparently hired the hackers to access the email accounts of nearly 50 victims, and in more

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A PI Is Going To Jail For Hacking Scientology Critics, And The Court Doesn’t … – UPROXX


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A PI Is Going To Jail For Hacking Scientology Critics, And The Court Doesn't
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A private investigator from New York named Eric Saldarriaga was sentenced to three months in jail Friday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer hacking, on charges that he hired hackers to break into 60 email accounts. At least two of

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Katie Hopkins threatened by hacking group Anonymous who demand apology … – Express.co.uk


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Katie Hopkins threatened by hacking group Anonymous who demand apology
Express.co.uk
It is believed the group targeted in the video after she named Phil Olbison has her hacker. The message reads: "Your actions online have been bought to our attention. You have disrespected and abused one of our own. It would be in your best interest to …
'This is not a threat, this is a warning' – Katie Hopkins receives threat from OK! Magazine

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Why Growth Hacking Needs To Grow Up – Forbes

Why Growth Hacking Needs To Grow Up
Forbes
For close to five years now, growth hacking has been powering through its adolescent phase. In practically every job I've had since Facebook, I revelled in the category's innovative adolescence. Growth hacking has been loosely defined as an approach to …

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Hacking Into Airline Computer Systems – Forbes


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Hacking Into Airline Computer Systems
Forbes
Hacking stories about airplanes seem to have managed to supplant car related stories in recent weeks. While incredulous claims that a plane might be able to fly sideways are debated, that really overshadows the salient point. Security has to be baked

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Hacking is dishonest — no matter who, what or why – Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)


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Hacking is dishonest — no matter who, what or why
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
The writer of the Herald Courier's opinion column “Our View” recently wrote that someone in the St. Louis Cardinals organization hacked the Houston Astros' data base. They went on to say Cardinal players have forgotten what it means to be a “good sport
Cardinals attorney: Execs not behind hackingWilkes Barre Times-Leader
Cardinals vs. Astros: An analytics morality taleSTLtoday.com

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Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes – BankInfoSecurity.com

Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes
BankInfoSecurity.com
Sohaib Akhter told Muneeb Akhter in an audio recording from June 2014 – cited in the affidavit – that he had hacked into the network of e-commerce cosmetics company Shea Terra Organics and was intercepting credit card numbers from individuals who made …

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Cardinals attorney: Execs not behind hacking – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader


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Cardinals attorney: Execs not behind hacking
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LOUIS — High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained the
Cardinals vs. Astros: An analytics morality taleSTLtoday.com

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29 June, 2015

La Russa talks about hacking scandal, Pujols’ revival – STLtoday.com


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La Russa talks about hacking scandal, Pujols' revival
STLtoday.com
While in town for a charity golf tournament, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa expressed certainty that the Cardinals' front office individuals had no involvement in the allegations that Cardinals officials breached a computer database belonging
La Russa believes Cards' hacking of Astros was 'low level'KMOV.com

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La Russa talks hacking investigation, Pujols at charity event – STLtoday.com


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La Russa talks hacking investigation, Pujols at charity event
STLtoday.com
While in town for a charity golf tournament, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa expressed certainty that the Cardinals' front office individuals had no involvement in the allegations that Cardinals officials breached a computer database belonging
La Russa believes Cards' hacking of Astros was 'low level'KMOV.com

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La Russa believes Cards’ hacking of Astros was ‘low level’ – KMOV.com


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La Russa believes Cards' hacking of Astros was 'low level'
KMOV.com
… Celebrity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin on Monday morning, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa spoke publicly for the first time on the allegations surrounding the potential hacking of the Houston Astros database.

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Brothers plead guilty to hacking State Department – The Hill


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Brothers plead guilty to hacking State Department
The Hill
Outside hackers frequently target contractors to try and obtain information that can help them compromise government networks. The Office of Personnel Management has said this is how cyberattackers got into the agency's database, likely accessing …
FBI: Twin Brothers from Springfield Face Decades in Prison for Computer Patch.com

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FBI: Twin Brothers from Springfield Face Decades in Prison for Computer … – Patch.com


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FBI: Twin Brothers from Springfield Face Decades in Prison for Computer
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In October 2014, Muneeb Akhter lied about his hacking activities and employment history on a government background investigation form prior to successfully obtaining a position with a defense contractor, the FBI said. In March 2015, after his arrest
Brothers plead guilty to hacking State DepartmentThe Hill
Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking SchemesBankInfoSecurity.com
Twins Plead Guilty To Hacking State Dept., Private Co.Law360 (subscription)
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Adobe issues urgent Flash patch to prevent hacking attacks – The Guardian


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Adobe issues urgent Flash patch to prevent hacking attacks
The Guardian
By the time the vulnerability was publicly reported, it was already being used by a Chinese hacking group known as “APT3 [Advanced Persistent Threat 3]”. The group was sending phishing emails aimed at organisations in the aerospace, defence, …

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Your fitness tracking device could be open to hacking – The National


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Your fitness tracking device could be open to hacking
The National
Experts in the UAE warn that with the growing appeal for wearables comes a very real danger of hacking. “There are several tracking devices out there in the market and not all them are designed with proper security measures in places,” says Mohamed …

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Private eye jailed for hacking email of Scientology critics and others – Naked Security


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Private eye jailed for hacking email of Scientology critics and others
Naked Security
Private eye jailed for hacking email accounts of Scientology critics and others A private investigator from Astoria, New York who broke into the email accounts of two prominent critics of the Church of Scientology was sentenced on Friday in federal

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Banknote Hacking – London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)


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Banknote Hacking
London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)
Scan 125 View More ImagesFor the past eighteen months, the Greek artist who calls himself Stefanos has been hacking euros, sketching images of the economic crisis in Greece onto banknotes. 'Over the last five years the economy has hatched violence and …

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Economic Espionage: Is Your Competition Hacking You? – Tech Cocktail


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Economic Espionage: Is Your Competition Hacking You?
Tech Cocktail
Also making headlines is the report that the FBI was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals organization on allegations that they hacked into the Houston Astros' internal network for information. Based on the evidence released thus far, the nature of

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28 June, 2015

Out of the shadows, China hackers turn cyber gatekeepers – Reuters


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Out of the shadows, China hackers turn cyber gatekeepers
Reuters
BEIJING China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn't mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy. As Chinese companies grapple with a sharp …

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Hackers Attack Script.cc Following Server Upgrade; Mining Site Expects To … – CryptoCoinsNews


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Hackers Attack Script.cc Following Server Upgrade; Mining Site Expects To
CryptoCoinsNews
Hacking attacks occur at the least opportune times. Script.cc, a mining site, ran a server upgrade and later found its database had been breached. The company hopes to be up and running soon after moving to a new server following the attack that

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Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker – NPR

Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker
NPR
This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home

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Police probing hacking of JIS website – Jamaica Observer


Jamaica Observer
Police probing hacking of JIS website
Jamaica Observer
MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson says the police have started investigations into the hacking of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website, and those of five other entities which the JIS hosts.

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China top suspect in US government agency hacking – StreetWise Journal


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China top suspect in US government agency hacking
StreetWise Journal
The chief of US intelligence, James Clapper, said this week that China was the main suspect in the huge hacking of a US government agency that led to millions of America personnel records being compromised.
China top suspect in government agency hacks: U.S. intelligence chiefDunyaNews Pakistan
Cyberhack News: U.S. Spy Chief Accuses China Of Cyber HackChinatopix
US intelligence chief says, China top suspect in government agency hacksFitnHit.com
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