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At least 32,000 servers broadcast admin passwords in the clear, advisory warns  22 June 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An alarming number of servers containing motherboards manufactured by Supermicro continue to expose administrator passwords despite the release of an update that patches the critical vulnerability, an advisory published Thursday warned.
 
FBI Nabs Alleged NullCrew Hacker  20 June 2014 
Source: Daily Caller - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI announced Wednesday the capture of an alleged member of NullCrew, an organization responsible for cyber-attacks against universities, government agencies and corporations. The suspect, Timothy French, was arrested in Tennessee last Wednesday.
 
Telling Folk Heroes From Monsters  20 June 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Woe to the once-hallowed trickster. In ancient mythologies, the riddler-thief and agent of change held a position of prestige. Now, we don’t know what to do with him. In our two Americas, we do black and white, either/or, with us or against us. The trickster is in between, both and neither, a character on the fringes.
 
Hacker puts 'full redundancy' code-hosting firm out of business  19 June 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A code-hosting and project management services provider was forced to shut down operations indefinitely after a hacker broke into its cloud infrastructure and deleted customer data, including most of the company's backups.
 
Stop sneaky hackers from launching DMA attacks  17 June 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Direct Memory Access (DMA) is a controller feature that has been available at least since the original IBM PC. It can be used by hackers to compromise your otherwise very heavily protected computer. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize DMA-based attacks.
 
14-year-old code crackers hack Winnipeg ATM  12 June 2014 
Source: Toronto Sun - Posted by Alex   
A couple of 14-year-old computer whizzes have the Bank of Montreal upgrading its security after the teens hacked an ATM machine. Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon, both Grade 9 students, found an old ATM operators manual online that showed how to get into the machine's operator mode.
 
FBI Shutdown of Virus Demanded New Anti-Hacker Tactics  12 June 2014 
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Dismantling one of the world's most insidious computer viruses required complex and fast-paced tactics that will be the blueprint for U.S. law enforcement's future cyberbattles.
 
'Clandestine Fox' hackers win over energy employee in strategy change  11 June 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A hard-to-tracking hacking group, known to use zero-day attacks, changed tack to use social media in an attempt to compromise an employee of an energy company, according to new research from FireEye.
 
Is Anonymous Dead, or Just Preparing to Rise Again?  10 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The hacker collective Anonymous and its factions LulzSec and AntiSec drew widespread attention between 2008 and 2012 as they tore loudly through the internet ruthlessly hacking websites, raiding email spools, exposing corporate secrets and joining the fight of the 99 percent.
 
The man behind the ‘Swiss Army knife’ for hackers – GameOver Zeus  05 June 2014 
Source: Geoff White on Technology - Posted by Dave Wreski   
“Cybercrime royalty” – that’s how one security researcher described Evgeny Bogachev, the man the US Government accused on Monday of being behind the world’s most advanced computer crime network.
 
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