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Cyber theft illustrates Pentagon security challenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A foreign intelligence service stole 24,000 files from a U.S. defense contractor earlier this year, a dramatic illustration of the threat confronting the Pentagon as it works to bolster military computer security, a top defense official said on Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn revealed the theft as he unveiled a new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy that designates ... Read More »

Hacker Leaks User Accounts from Toshiba’s Website

A hacker has managed to break into a website belonging to consumer electronics giant Toshiba and leaked the login information of registered users. The hacker, who uses the online handle of V0iD, dumped the account information in two pastebin posts. The information was extracted from the database of the Toshiba America Consumer Products (TACP) website (tacp.com or tacp.toshiba.com).// The site ... Read More »

Three International Phishers Jailed in UK

Three members of an international phishing organization were sentenced to a total of thirteen and a half years in prison on Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court in UK. Ayodeji John Kareem, 38, Vincent Alonge, 31, and Babatunde Fafore, 41, were arrested together with four other individuals last August following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU).// ... Read More »

Moody’s Website Hacked After Downgrading Portugal’s Credit Rating

Moody’s website was defaced by a hacker unhappy with the agency downgrading Portugal’s credit rating to a very low level. Last week Moody’s cut Portugal’s rating by four points on its scale, pushing it towards what creditors consider “junk” levels.// Furthermore, the agency said the country will have to make drastic cuts in spending, increase its taxes and register remarkable ... Read More »

Davin Beckham’s Website Defaced

A hacker has defaced David Beckham’s website by inserting a “fail” image into the header. It’s not immediately clear why the soccer star was targeted. The image depicts a dog trying to eat from a bowl shown in a wall poster. The image is accompanied text reading “FAIL,” probably a connection to the FAIL Internet meme.// Another message under the ... Read More »

Anonymous Hacks into FBI Contractor’s Network

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous’ AntiSec campaign have hacked into the network of IRC Federal, an engineering company that works with several federal agencies including the FBI. The group of hackers claim to have obtained access to the contractor’s web server, email database, VPN logins and other information.// “In their emails we found various contracts, development schematics, and internal documents for ... Read More »