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Reputed websites under hacker threat: CERT-In


May 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Websites of reputed government and private organisations are under threat from hackers, the Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) has said, warning users to be ... Read more...

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Indian IT experts devise technique to fight deadly bots


May 17th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Indian computer experts have devised a technique to smoke out bots and deter their malicious programmers from taking over your desk computer or laptop, stealing ... Read more...

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CIA website hacked


February 11th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous Friday night took down the website of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), media reports said Saturday.Citing online publication PC Magazine, RIA Novosti said ... Read more...

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Hackers attack US government websites over Megaupload raids


January 20th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The US government and entertainment industry websites have been crippled after the "hacktivist" group Anonymous launched a series of cyber attacks in retaliation for the closure ... Read more...

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Cyber attacks could disrupt rail services


December 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Advances in switching technologies have exposed rail networks to the simplest form of cyber attacks that could be launched by inexperienced teen hackers. Knowing how to ... Read more...

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New anti-hacking tool - from game theory


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) How can any organisation detect the onset of an attack on its computer network, giving it time to respond quickly and block any intrusion or compromise ... Read more...

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Website of Spanish national police hacked


June 13th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The website of Spain's national police force was hacked by a group that calls itself Anonymous, BBC reported.The attack on the site was carried out in ... Read more...

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Hackers group says it will target Iran


May 1st, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Internet hackers group Anonymous has said it plans to hack Iranian websites, CNN reported.The group said in a statement posted on its website that it wants ... Read more...

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Cyber attacks on critical global systems rising


April 19th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): Internet-based attacks on critical systems such as gas, power and water have increased around the world, a report suggests.Security firm McAfee surveyed 200 IT executives working for utility ... Read more...

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40 major South Korean websites hit by DDoS attacks


March 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar 4 (ANI): Around 40 major South Korean websites, including that of the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, came under distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks this morning.The other websites hit include Ministry ... Read more...

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40 South Korean websites hacked


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 4 (IANS) At least 40 South Korean websites, including that of the presidential office, were hacked Friday morning, a media report said.The cyber attack began at 10 a.m. ... Read more...

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Hacking collective ‘Anonymous’ plans attack on Iranian govt website on revolution anniversary


February 11th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 11 (ANI): The hacking collective Anonymous is reportedly planning to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Iranian government websites today.Anonymous "Operation Iran" is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. ... Read more...

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Five arrested for hacking anti-WikiLeaks computers


January 27th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Five people, including three teenagers, were arrested Thursday on charges of hacking computers of companies perceived as "enemies" of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.Three boys - aged 15, 16 and ... Read more...

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British police arrest five young men for taking part in ‘Anonymous’ web attacks


January 27th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Five young men were arrested in Britain on Thursday morning for allegedly participating in web attacks carried out by an online group calling themselves 'Anonymous', police said.The five ... Read more...

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Top four cyber threats for 2011 revealed


January 8th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): From Internet superweapons to Facebook crimes, security experts have predicted some new web attacks for 2011.Here are the top four security concerns that cyber experts see coming ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks attackers ‘a united group of passionate actors’


December 19th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Cyber crime experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have suggested that the mob mentality behind the current wave of cyber attacks against sites of various ... Read more...

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Angry pro-Wikileaks hackers may target British websites


December 14th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Pro-Wikileaks hackers are likely to target British websites in retaliation for the arrest of Julian Assange, the whistleblower site's editor, a senior security official has warned. Britain's ... Read more...

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Amazon hit by web failure


December 13th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) European sites of online retailer Amazon suffered a temporary failure for about 30 minutes, amid ongoing threats against major sites by pro-WikiLeaks activists, the BBC reported Monday.British, French, ... Read more...

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Toppling giant firms online - protests go digital


December 13th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) How many people does it take to topple VISA's website - a company that can process 10,000 transactions per second? Just 2,000. That's how many were needed ... Read more...

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Wikileaks hacktivists attack shopping web site Amazon


December 13th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): Popular shopping web site Amazon was unavailable for some time in several countries on Sunday after it reportedly was attacked by 'hacktivists' sympathetic to the whistle blowing web site ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks supporters stage attacks against Dutch websites


December 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- The websites of Dutch police and the country's prosecutor's office came under attack on Friday, likely in retaliation over the arrest of a 16-year-old Dutch teenager who was ... Read more...

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Dutch police arrest teenager over pro-WikiLeaks hacking incidents


December 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Dec 10 (ANI): Dutch authorities have reportedly arrested a 16-year-old teenager over his alleged involvement in the pro-WikiLeaks hacking attacks on the Visa and MasterCard websites.The Wall Street Journal quoted ... Read more...

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Hackers target credit card firms in revenge for Assange


December 9th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A group of computer hackers has carried out revenge attacks against leading credit card companies viewed as enemies of WikiLeaks, forcing their websites to stop functioning, a ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks website back up on Swiss network after six-hour shutdown


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3(ANI): WikiLeaks is up and running again on a Swiss network a few hours after the company providing its DNS services terminated the whistleblower website's account.According to News.com.au, some leaked ... Read more...

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Now, WikiLeaks taken offline by ‘domain name system’ provider


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3(ANI): WikiLeaks went offline again on Friday after the company providing its DNS services decided to terminate the whistleblower website's account.The outage comes two days after Amazon Web Services (AWS) ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks Disclosure: Clinton ordered spying operation on UN diplomats


November 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): The United States reportedly ordered a spying operation on diplomats at the United Nations, including British officials, in apparent breach of international law, disclosures by the WikiLeaks web site ... Read more...

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BLADE software eliminates threats of ‘drive-by downloads’ from Internet


October 7th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and California-based SRI International have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats.Malicious software is spreading faster than ever on ... Read more...

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‘Foreign hackers operate via Chinese internet links’


August 6th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) China is not home to the global nexus of computer hackers and many attackers based in foreign countries use the Chinese internet network to target their preys worldwide, ... Read more...

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Overseas hackers using Chinese IPs to launch cyber attacks: Experts


August 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.6 (ANI): China is not home to malicious hackers, as many of the web-related attacks in the country originate from overseas, according to analysts."It is very complicated to locate an ... Read more...

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Operate multiple accounts with single password


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) A little-used internet authentication system from the 1980s could enable web users to securely log in only once per internet session, says a new study. PhD researcher S. Suriadi ... Read more...

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System to use one net password for multiple accounts draws renewed interest


February 26th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 26 (ANI): A single-sign on system that enables web users to log in only once to access to a multitude of accounts has drawn renewed interest from researchers.According to Suriadi, ... Read more...

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Now, a novel filtering system to protect computer networks from zombies


October 1st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): Auburn University experts in Alabama say that security on government, commercial, and educational systems can be significantly improved by using a novel system to filter out denial of ... Read more...

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Twitter Down again


August 12th, 2009 - 2:15 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Microblogging site Twitter was offline again today, August 11, only days after recovering from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.Last week the popular microblogging platform that people use to send ... Read more...

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Blogger blames Russia for attack on Facebook and Twitter


August 8th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A blogger who was targeted in a coordinated attack against websites such as Facebook and Twitter has told the BBC that he blames Russia for the assault.According ... Read more...

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‘Malicious’ cause paralyses Twitter


August 7th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 7 (IBNS) Twitter had a tough time to manage its site Thursday after it was revealed that it was battling a malicious cause.It was discovered that Twitter was defending against ... Read more...

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