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LulzSec hacker group says Internet rampage over

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Lulz Security hacker group said that it has ended an Internet rampage that included cyberattacks on videogame companies, police, and even a US spy agency website. “For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly…

Texas Gov. Perry adds anti-TSA groping bill to special session

A bill that would restrict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers from conducting pat-down searches at airport security checkpoints will return in the Texas legislature’s next special session thanks to Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, the latest Republican to flirt with a possible presidential run in 2012, selected the bill for the…

LulzSec: Arrested hacker not ours

The British teenager arrested Monday night on suspicion of being associated with hacking group LulzSec is not a part of the organization, they said on Twitter Tuesday. “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take…

UN to give Ban Ki-moon new term as leader

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN General Assembly will on Tuesday elect South Korean Ban Ki-moon to a second term as UN leader after he was backed by all major powers. Outspoken in faulting the leaders of Arab countries facing protests, but criticised himself by some human rights groups, the…

Man arrested in Essex over Lulz hacking attacks

LONDON — Police working with the FBI have arrested a 19-year-old man over attacks by the Lulz Security hacking group on the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday. The man was arrested on Monday night at a house in Wickford, Essex, over…

LulzSec hackers claim to take down CIA website

The Lulz Security hacker group claimed to have briefly knocked the public website for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency offline on Wednesday. “Tango down – http://t.co/2QGXy6f – for the lulz,” the group tweeted around 6pm EST. The tweet apparently mocked the pro-U.S. hacker known as th3j35t3r. “We are looking into…

LulzSec hackers flaunting their notoriety with telephone hotline

SAN FRANCISCO — Lulz Security hacker group is flaunting its notoriety with a telephone hotline for people to call and suggest targets for cyber attacks. “Our number literally has anywhere between five and 20 people ringing it every single second,” members of the group said in a Twitter message posted…

Hawaii TSA airport screeners fired over explosives lapse

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – US transport authorities announced Friday the sacking of more than 30 staff at Honolulu International Airport for failing to screen baggage properly for explosives. The Transportation Security Administration took the action after a probe on the US island state of Hawaii triggered in December when two…

100,000 throng to Syrian protesters’ funerals

DAMASCUS (AFP) – More than 100,000 mourners turned out on Saturday for the funerals of protesters killed by Syrian security forces in Hama, a rights group said, warning that the country is nearing an “abyss”. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said more than 100,000 people took…

Homeland Security warns of ‘heavy’ hurricane season

WASHINGTON — US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Wednesday that a “heavy” US hurricane season could be in store, after briefing President Barack Obama on latest forecasts. Obama gathered top disaster preparedness officials, state and local authorities and non-profit groups for a White House meeting on the first day…

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