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Sony cancels premiere of The Interview after hacker terrorist threats

SONY PICTURES has cancelled the New York premiere of controversial film The Interview after hackers who breached the firm’s systems last month posted threats on text-sharing site Pastebin. Sony has also told cinema owners that they can cancel screenings of the comedy after the group responsible for the hack threatened theatres that chose to show [...]

 

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Senator: Backdoor for the Feds is a backdoor for hackers

A US Senator is urging Congress to pass laws forbidding Uncle Sam’s spies from forcing software and hardware makers to build backdoors. In an op-ed posted in the LA Times, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said that there was no safe way to build backdoors into phones, tablets, computers and software without exposing them to hackers [...]

 

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Chinese responsible for 85 per cent of website scams

Chinese internet users are behind 85 per cent of fake websites, according to a semi-annual report [PDF] from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Of the 22,679 malicious domain registrations that the group reviewed, over 19,000 were registered to servers based in China. This is in addition to nearly 60,000 websites that were hacked in the [...]

 

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Singaporean Hacker Gets Six Months For XSS Attack

A Singapore-based hacker was sentenced to two months in jail after he hacked into the Singapore prime minister’s website and injected unauthorized code. The Straits Times reports that Mohammad Azhar Tahir defaced the site in 2013 with messages and images from the hacktivist group Anonymous, including a Guy Fawkes mask. Tahir ultimately received a sentence [...]

 

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Android 5.0.1, Inbox e addio XBMC: 100 secondi con Chimera Revo

 

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The Sony Pictures Hack: Hollywood’s Snowden Moment

On November 24 the world found out that Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked and had disabled its entire corporate network, including locations that spanned Culver City, New York, and overseas. This breach has very few analogues in history, outside of the Snowden documents, to any other type of breach on record. The combined corporate intellectual [...]

 

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Siti di tutto il mondo sotto attacco hacker, c’è anche Repubblica.it

Repubblica.it e i siti dei quotidiani locali del Gruppo Espresso sono stati oggetto di un attacco hacker indiretto, attraverso parti di codice di Gigya, una società statunitense che fornisce le funzioni di commento dei lettori in tutto il mondo. Gigya probabilmente è stata presa di mira perché ha sedi anche in Israele. L’attacco è avvenuto [...]

 

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Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

It was the spring of 2011 when the European Commission discovered it had been hacked. The intrusion into the EU’s legislative body was sophisticated and widespread and used a zero-day exploit to get in. Once the attackers established a stronghold on the network, they were in for the long haul. They scouted the network architecture [...]

 

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Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

There’s an illustrated book called “Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer,” and everyone we know hated it. Packed with “Over 50 Stickers!,” it dreams up a computer engineering version of Barbie who seems better at taking praise for other people’s work than doing any actual coding. It prompted some serious outrage on the net [...]

 

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Computer hijacking arrests in UK and across Europe

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Police say the individuals were using software designed to remotely control computers – allowing for the stealing of information. The other arrests were made in Estonia, France, Romania, Latvia, Italy, and Norway. The practice, which in some instances [...]