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August 13, 2013
Let’s face it. If you’re gonna get hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, you might as well be a service that a lot of major companies spend thousands of dollars per month to manage their social media presences. Sorry, SocialFlow.
EDIT: The site is down as well.

Let’s face it. If you’re gonna get hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, you might as well be a service that a lot of major companies spend thousands of dollars per month to manage their social media presences. Sorry, SocialFlow.

EDIT: The site is down as well.

15:14 // 11 months ago
February 19, 2013
20:33 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013
Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the “discretion” or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.
A message posted to the hacked website of the U.S. Sentencing Commmission • Decrying the death by suicide of internet pioneer Aaron Swartz, whose family and friends have suggested was hounded towards suicide by an especially harsh prosecution being brought against him, for a large-scale downloading and alleged free releasing of academic articles (he faced a possible 35 years in prison, and 13 felony counts). Now, hacker group Anonymous has threatened vengeance over Swartz’s tragic death, having hacked the U.S. Sentencing Commission site and issuing a further threat that they’ve obtained information from secret government networks that they may release in retribution. The incident is being viewed as a “criminal investigation,” according to an FBI executive assistant director, Richard McFeely: “We are always concerned when someone illegally accesses another person’s or government agency’s network.” source
15:08 // 1 year ago
September 4, 2012
The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.
The FBI • In a statement, released Tuesday, refuting claims from AntiSec that an FBI official had millions of Apple device UDID codes sitting on their desktop — ripe for the picking by the hacker syndicate. AntiSec released one million UDID codes last night, and claims they have 11 million others in their possession.
17:33 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2012

Security Alert: Yahoo and Formspring report massive password leaks

  • 450,000 Yahoo accounts were compromised, along with large quantities of database information that hacker group “DD3Ds Company” say they found completely unencrypted
  • 420,000 Formspring username and password hashes leaked this week, forcing the company to reset the passwords of all 28 million registered users in an effort to protect users’ data  source

» It hasn’t been a great summer for cyber-security, particularly when you consider how many well-known companies keep getting caught with lackluster security in place. So, how many more of these stories do you think it will take before major corporations quit storing user data in plain-text format?

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13:46 // 2 years ago
March 6, 2012
producermatthew:

Eight months ago, I published a statement in which I revealed, after close monitoring of a top-secret chat room used by high-ranking members of the Anonymous movement, that one Anonymous/LulzSec ring leader Sabu was a computer security analyst living in the New York metropolitan area.
Today, FOX News published a report based on court documents and interviews with law enforcement officials that corroborated this information, identifying Sabu as a father of two (which was originally published in my statement, but the information about children was removed about an hour later) living in — guess where? New York.

I also remember Pastebin documents many months ago which also referred to Sabu by name, and his address was verifiable with public information, but at the time there were blanket denials about it being the same guy. So it’s kind of amusing to see that all that info was right.

producermatthew:

Eight months ago, I published a statement in which I revealed, after close monitoring of a top-secret chat room used by high-ranking members of the Anonymous movement, that one Anonymous/LulzSec ring leader Sabu was a computer security analyst living in the New York metropolitan area.

Today, FOX News published a report based on court documents and interviews with law enforcement officials that corroborated this information, identifying Sabu as a father of two (which was originally published in my statement, but the information about children was removed about an hour later) living in — guess where? New York.

I also remember Pastebin documents many months ago which also referred to Sabu by name, and his address was verifiable with public information, but at the time there were blanket denials about it being the same guy. So it’s kind of amusing to see that all that info was right.

10:37 // 2 years ago
March 2, 2012

NASA skimps on cyber security, China hacks us regularly as a result

  • 3.9% of NASA’s IT budget is allocated to cyber security
  • 13 successful hacking attempts were carried out against NASA last year source

» You get what you pay for: Really, guys? Thirteen times in a year? This means NASA gets hacked more often than I pay my phone bill. But maybe that’s to be expected when you spend so little on cyber security. This is all based on testimony from the agency’s inspector general, Paul Martin, and the rest of his testimony is quite terrifying. For example, Martin says that hackers working through Chinese IP addresses were able to gain full system access to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, steal user credentials from over 150 NASA employees, and modify system logs to cover up their tracks. Let’s hope it was just a couple of bored middle schoolers.

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20:16 // 2 years ago
January 23, 2012
13:57 // 2 years ago
November 20, 2011

Report: Illinois industrial water pump damaged by … Russian hackers?!

Because that’s not weird or anything. On November 8, an industrial water pump in a rural Illinois town went down. Reportedly, the culprit was a Russian hacker who had gained access to the pump via compromised details from the software firm that produced the water pump’s remote-control software. The hack damaged the water pump, making it the first confirmed (but not claimed) cyber attack on an industrial system in U.S. history. The hack harkens back to last year’s Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Stuxnet, a piece of malware reportedly created by the U.S. and Israel with the expressed purpose of damaging the country’s budding nuclear program, reportedly gave the Iranian nuclear program a huge setback. Excuse us, we’re gonna hide out in a bunker to protect ourselves from the fallout from the forthcoming cyberwar. source

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11:20 // 2 years ago
October 16, 2011
We apologize for any inconvenience our audience may have experienced today on our Sesame Street YouTube channel. Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content. We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.
The Sesame Workshop, making a statement about their worst nightmare — their YouTube getting hacked and getting replaced with pornography. All signs point to a revenge attack done in someone else’s name. All we know is that screwing with five-year-olds is childish and evil. Can you tell me how to get, how to get a first way ticket to Jerkville?
23:56 // 2 years ago