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LulzSec hackers steal passwords from FBI affiliate

A group that tracks cyber crime on behalf of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was attacked last week and all of its members’ login information was published online after hackers with the group LulzSec compromised their website. The organization, InfraGard Atlanta, is a non-profit sponsored by the FBI,…

Nintendo rebuffs attack by Lulzsec hackers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nintendo’s U.S.-based servers were attacked several weeks ago but no consumer data was stolen, the company said on Sunday. Nintendo is the latest company to be targeted by cyber criminals in a hacking attack. In April, hackers broke into Sony Corp’s servers and exposed the personal information of…

Sony shares tumble to two-year low over latest cyber attack

TOKYO (AFP) – Sony’s share price fell more than three percent to a two-year low Monday after the latest online attack against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant targeted its European subsidiary. Sony shares in Tokyo trade lost 3.14 percent to close at 2,062 yen, the lowest level since March…

Sony network hacked again, user data posted

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hackers broke into Sony Corp’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group that claims attacks on U.S. PBS…

‘Lulz Boat’ hackers steal SonyPictures.com passwords

WASHINGTON — Hackers claimed on Thursday to have stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information from SonyPictures.com in the latest cyberattack on the Japanese electronics giant. The claim was made by a group of hackers calling themselves “Lulz Security” on their Twitter feed @LulzSec. “We recently broke…

Chinese hackers targeting U.S. Gmail accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Wednesday that a cyber spying campaign originating in China had targeted Gmail accounts of senior US officials, military personnel, journalists and Chinese political activists. “We recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing,” Google security team engineering director Eric Grosse said in…

U.K. admits training Saudi forces used to crush Arab uprising

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed last week that U.K troops may have trained Saudi Arabia’s national guard before they were used to help crush civil rights protests in Bahrain. Documents obtained by The Observer under Britain’s Freedom of Information Act revealed that British forces regularly instructed the Saudi…

Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

Writer urges Internet junkies to ‘switch off’ and think

SEOUL (AFP) – Like tens of millions of others, US technology writer Nicholas Carr found the lure of the worldwide web hard to resist — until he noticed it was getting harder and harder to concentrate. He set out his concerns in a celebrated essay headlined “Is Google making us…

Hackers penetrate U.S. defense contractors’ security networks

Reuters is reporting that unknown hackers have broken into the networks of Lockheed Martin and other major defense contractors and may have gained access to sensitive information on present and future weapons systems. Reuters had reported earlier on Friday that “Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, is experiencing a…

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