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  • The Megabreach Is Back: Hacktivists To Blame For 58 Percent Of Stolen Data In 2011, Says Verizon Study

    The Megabreach Is Back: Hacktivists To Blame For 58 Percent Of Stolen Data In 2011, Says Verizon Study

    Move over organized cybercriminals, the new gangs in town don’t want our money, but they want to make a point, and they’re going to do whatever it takes to make sure we listen. The annual Data Breach Investigations Report (embedded below this post) from Verizon and major security agencies has found that hacktivism from the likes of Anonymous accounted for 58 percent of all data… Read More

  • Developer Is Building An App Store For Banned Android Apps

    Developer Is Building An App Store For Banned Android Apps

    An Android developer by the name of Koushik Dutta is building an alternative Android app store which will house the apps that have been banned from Google’s official Android Market. These will include the custom ROMs (customized versions of the Android OS), classic gaming emulators pulled due to copyright complaints, unofficial tethering apps removed at the behest of mobile operators… Read More

  • Not So Lucky Supermarket Customers Get Hacked

    Not So Lucky Supermarket Customers Get Hacked

    Customers who used the self-checkout lanes at Lucky Supermarkets have been hacked. The grocer, which operates stores in California, says some of their credit card machines have been altered with sniffers to capture credit and debit card numbers. Lucky, owned by parent company Save Mart, is telling customers who used those machines to close their bank and credit card accounts. At least… Read More

  • The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    A hacking group calling themselves “Team Swastika” posted what they claimed was over 10,000 comprised Facebook accounts to Pastebin, a service that serves as an online clipboard. However, according to statements from Facebook PR, these email and password combinations don’t actually represent live Facebook accounts. Instead, it appears that the hackers obtained the accounts… Read More

  • Google+ Source Code Snoop Gets Hired By Google

    Google+ Source Code Snoop Gets Hired By Google

    Austrian blogger and developer Florian Rohrweck recently discovered a lot of Google+’s upcoming features just by digging around in the source code for the new social networking service. He was one of the first (but not the only one), to reveal Google+ Games before its launch, for example, as well as still unreleased features like “Shared Circles” and social search, among… Read More

  • Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple has just hired yet another member of the iPhone jailbreaking community, Nicholas Allegra, also known as “@comex” on Twitter. Allegra is best known for the JailBreakMe website which made the process of jailbreaking the iPhone as simple as visiting a webpage using mobile Safari. The 19-year old hacker from Chappaqua, New York, posted the news of his hire on Twitter, stating that… Read More

  • HP TouchPad Android Port Bounty Now Over $2,000

    HP TouchPad Android Port Bounty Now Over $2,000

    The bounty to get a workable version of the Android operating system installed on the now-discontinued HP TouchPad is up to $2,000+, as of today. As we previously reported, the goal of this project is to get some version of Android 2.x onto the TouchPad and, most importantly, stable. If successful, this effort will help keep the HP tablet a little more relevant to those unfortunate early… Read More

  • Revenge Of The Killer Script Kiddies!

    Revenge Of The Killer Script Kiddies!

    They’re out there. Be afraid. They could be anywhere, everywhere, anyone. They are shadowy, deadly, mysterious, guided by intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. Security consultants and antivirus firms whisper legends of them to their clients to scare them straight. They’re the Voldemort of online security, except that everyone is all too eager to say their name: the… Read More

  • Federal Bureau Of Sisyphean Labors

    Federal Bureau Of Sisyphean Labors

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  • First Lawsuit Filed Against Sony For PSN Breach

    First Lawsuit Filed Against Sony For PSN Breach


    There’s just no way around it. Sony really screwed up. And not just in the way they consistently have in the past. I mean big time. The outage that started last week and was finally addressed yesterday is worse than anyone expected, and naturally, someone has already sued. The lawsuit alleges that Sony was both remiss in its security responsibilities and its duty to inform its customers… Read More