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Hacker allegedly breaches Florida voting database

Voters concerned about the reliability of electronic voting may now have another reason to worry. A hacker known as Abhaxas claimed Saturday to have released data from one of Florida’s internal voting databases. “Who believes voting isn’t tampered with?” Abhaxas asked Twitter followers. Data in the file uploaded to Pastbin…

Confidential documents from Assange rape probe leak onto Internet

The founder of secrets outlet WikiLeaks is now facing his own series of leaks. A 100-page police file detailing rape and sexual molestation charges against Julian Assange has found its way onto the Adobe Acrobat document sharing website. The file contains pretrial discovery materials given last year by Swedish police…

‘BitTorrent’ exploit could be used to stage massive cyber attacks

With the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) treating successful cyber attacks by “Operation Payback” as criminal offenses, a new level of ambiguity is being introduced into the enforcement of cyber crime laws. The FBI was treating efforts by “Anonymous” and “4chan” as an “unauthorized and knowing transmission of code or…

Aussie bank’s computer glitch leaves millions without money

A freak computer glitch at Australia’s biggest bank froze cash machines and left millions of people struggling to access their money. National Australia Bank (NAB) said a corrupted file wiped out a huge number of transactions, including salary payments and transfers, and crashed some ATMs, angering many customers who were…

WikiLeaks reportedly has at least 15,000 more pages of damning documents

The Pentagon is preparing for even more secrets to be released by the website WikiLeaks, a spokesman said Tuesday. “We believe that WikiLeaks has in its possession additional documents that may be released in the future,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said at a briefing. “They still have the 15,000…

Flashback: Rove admitted to keeping ‘a file’ on Bush critic in Congress

Psychologists define projection as a defense mechanism that involves attributing one’s own negative qualities or hostile thoughts to other people. It’s a concept Karl Rove may be familiar with, if only on a subconscious level. Rove, who on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of having an “enemies list,” admitted three…

UK declassifies file on blonde Nazi ballerina spy

Declassified dossier suggests glamorous German spy thwarted British battle victory She was thought to be one of Germany’s prized secret agents, described as beautiful and languid and capable of infiltrating an enemy camp, obtaining secret plans of attack, and then delivering them to her bosses. A former ballerina, Marina Lee…

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