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Anonymous Hackers Hit Indian Political Party

Members of Anonymous recently defaced two Web sites belonging to India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."They announced on their new Twitter account @opindia_back that they ha...

Understanding the Flame Malware

While most Americans enjoyed a long holiday weekend, researchers in the security community were working around the clock to unravel the mysteries of one of the most intimid...

WHMCS Hacked

Members of the hacker group UGNazi recently stole thousands of passwords and credit card details from billing and customer support provider WHMCS."Attackers obtained the data after masquerading as t...

The Pirate Bay Taken Down by Cyber Attack

The Pirate Bay has been offline for more than 24 hours due to a massive DDoS attack."The controversial website for torrent downloaders confirmed the attack on its Facebook p...

How to Become a Certified Ethical Hacker

As security breaches continue to grow both in frequency and in the amount of damage they cause (according to Symantec, the average organization incurred $470,000 in losses ...

Symantec: More Malware on Religious Sites Than Porn Sites

According to Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report, religious and ideological Web sites have far more security threats per infected site than adult/pornographic Web sites."We hypothesize...

Anonymous Hackers Target Formula One Over Bahrain Race

Members of Anonymous recently took down the official Formula One Web site in advance of this weekend's Grand Prix in Bahrain, and promised additional attacks in the coming d...

Anonymous Hackers Launch Pastebin Alternative

Members of Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front (PLF) recently announced the launch of the AnonPaste service for the uploading and sharing of data."Paste services hav...

FBI Used Metadata to Catch CabinCr3w Hacker

According to an FBI affadavit, alleged CabinCr3w hacker Higinio O. Ochoa III was caught by FBI agents after posting a photo of his girlfriend online."Higino O. Ochoa III was charged with illegally h...

Hacktivists Surpass Organized Crime in Volume of Data Theft

Hackers motivated by political and social agendas were responsible for more stolen data than any other group last year, according to Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which wa...

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