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Romanian Hacker Charged with NASA Security Breach

Police in Romania have arrested a 26-year-old hacker accused of causing $500,000 worth of damage to NASA systems."Robert Butyka, 26, was arrested on Tuesday in Cluj, a city in Western Romania, follo...

Sky News Twitter Account Hacked

Hackers recently accessed the Twitter account for Sky News' business desk and posted a tweet claiming that James Murdoch had been arrested by London police."The false tweet ...

Cyclist Found Guilty in Hack of Anti-Doping Lab

Floyd Landis has received a 12-month suspended sentence for his involvement in a cyber attack on a French anti-doping lab in 2006."Landis's former trainer, Arnie Baker got t...

The Pros and Cons of Advanced Authentication

The cornerstone of any reliable security system is authentication, the way of confirming the truth of something or the identity of a person. To protect data and/or control ...

Los Zetas Release Anonymous Hacker

Members of Anonymous have retracted a threat to identify associates of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel, following the release of a kidnapped Anonymous mmember."A statement fr...

Hacker’s Data-Selling Web Site Hacked

The d33ds hacker group has breached the Web site of a rival hacker who sells access to high profile data and Web sites."This illegal marketplace has been used in the past to...

Australian ATM Hacker Denied Bail

An Australian gambler has been denied bail over charges that he stole money from ATMs last month."The 23-year-old, Luke Angus McLaren, is facing charges of theft and unautho...

Miley Cyrus Hacker Gets Probation

Josh Holly, who admitted having hacked into Miley Cyrus' Gmail account, among other crimes, received three years' probation at a sentencing hearing earlier this week."Holl...

Zeus (Still) Wants Your Wallet

The Zeus Trojan, first identified in 2007 (almost prehistory in Internet time), may still be the most pernicious and costly malware out there.  In fact, your machine may be ...

Two Jailed in UK for Use of Banking Trojans

Two Ukranian men were recently sentenced in the UK to four years and eight months in jail."The men, described by the police as the ringleaders of the plot, pleaded guilty to...

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