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Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?  19 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.
 
US State Dept locks down email system after suspected hacker attack  17 November 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US State Department has shut down the whole of its unclassified email system after fears a hacker managed to obtain access. An official said none of the departments classified systems were affected while security upgrades are currently taking place.
 
Notorious ‘Anonymous’ hacker shares motives from prison  12 November 2014 
Source: NY Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cocaine dealers, bank robbers and carjackers converge at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky – and then there is Jeremy Hammond, a tousle-haired and talented hacker whose nimble fingers have clicked and tapped their way into the nation’s computing systems.
 
For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison Is Hard.  11 November 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
He reveled in tormenting members of the Bush family, Colin L. Powell and a host of other prominent Americans, and also in outfoxing the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, foiling their efforts to discover even his nationality, never mind his identity. Early this year, however, the elusive online outlaw known as Guccifer lost his cocky composure and began to panic.
 
AFP's 'self-proclaimed LulzSec leader' arrest claim based on joke  10 November 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Australian Federal Police's initial claims that Matthew Flannery, an IT security employee that went under the name of Aush0k, was the "self-proclaimed leader of defunct online hacking group Lulz Security (LulzSec) were based on one joke comment made online, it has been revealed.
 
ICANN creates 'UN Security Council for the internet', installs itself as a permanent member  07 November 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the same week that the United Nations finally gave up trying to grab control of the internet, a group of three organizations led by domain-name overseer ICANN have launched an effort to become the internet's UN.
 
New Variant of Backoff Malware Tougher to Detect  05 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new and more fine-tuned version of the Backoff point of sale malware known as ROM has been spotted in the wild, according to researchers.
 
6 things we learned from this year's security breaches  04 November 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
According to the Open Security Foundation, three out of 10 of the all-time worst security breaches happened this year. That includes 173 million records from the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, 145 million records at Ebay, and 104 million records from the Korea Credit Bureau.
 
What you need to know about the Drupal vulnerability CVE-2014-3704  31 October 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Do you use Drupal for your personal website? Does your company use Drupal? Can’t recall the last time it was patched? Well then, as Steve Ragan outlines in this article, it is a safe bet to assume that you’ve already been compromised.
 
Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case  30 October 2014 
Source: The Local DK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country’s history.
 
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