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Hacker database exposed; thousands of stolen Facebook, Twitter, Google passwords found  04 December 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Researchers have unearthed an online database full to the brim of stolen account information from popular services including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and Google.
 
More on Stuxnet  29 November 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
Ralph Langer has written the definitive analysis of Stuxnet: short, popular version, and long, technical version. Stuxnet is not really one weapon, but two. The vast majority of the attention has been paid to Stuxnet's smaller and simpler attack routine -- the one that changes the speeds of the rotors in a centrifuge, which is used to enrich uranium.
 
The feds' guide to bringing down a hacker from the inside  26 November 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Earlier this month, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the hack of security consultancy Stratfor Global Intelligence. Hammond is the biggest fish to be snared after the FBI managed to turn former top Anon Sabu into a confidential informant. His conviction is a dagger in the side of the struggling hacktivist movement.
 
Hacker with a Cause  25 November 2013 
Source: New Yorker - Posted by Alex   
In 2004, a few years before the rise of Anonymous, the notorious online collective of hackers and activists, a seventeen-year-old named Jeremy Hammond gave a talk on “electronic civil disobedience” at the annual Def Con hacking conference.
 
The hacker hunters  22 November 2013 
Source: FT - Posted by Alex   
Somewhere deep within PwC’s doughnut-shaped headquarters in the shadow of London’s Tower Bridge, a projection flickers on the whitewashed wall of a meeting room. Its uniform multicoloured dots form an image that would not look out of place on one of Damien Hirst’s production lines. But this is not art; it is science.
 
Cupid Media Hack Exposes 42 Million Passwords In Plain Text  20 November 2013 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Alex   
42 Million Passwords – now that’s a big number, and the worst part – they aren’t even hashed. Nope, not at all – not even badly. Apparently the intrusion took place earlier this year, in January 2013 – but there was no public announcement.
 
vBulletin.com's password database hack gives forum admins the jitters  19 November 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Forumware giant vBulletin.com has admitted that it's been turned over by hackers who made off with customer user IDs and encrypted passwords.
 
New security holes found in D-Link router  14 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A new spate of vulnerabilities have been found in a D-Link router, a security researcher said Monday. The D-Link 2760N, also known as the D-Link DSL-2760U-BN, is susceptible to several cross-site scripting (XSS) bugs through its Web interface, reported ThreatPost.
 
On the first day of Christmas, my hacker gave to me  13 November 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Online threats are part-and-parcel of life on the Web -- but the end of the year proves to be a lucrative time to give cybercriminals the gift of your bank details or personal data.
 
Singapore arrests man, investigates others over hacker attacks  12 November 2013 
Source: Reuters - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Singapore charged on Tuesday a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking a website linked to the prime minister and police said five other men were assisting in separate investigations into a recent series of high-profile hacker attacks.
 
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