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Hackers Leak New Batch of Sensitive Data

Hackers have published a new torrent containing data allegedly stolen from the government of Zimbabwe, an Australian municipal council, Universal Music Group, Viacom and various Brazilian government departments. According to the press release accompanying the leak, the data was captured by hackers and groups associated with Operation Anti-Security. // <![CDATA[// The AntiSec campaign was launched by LulzSec before the hacker ... Read More »

Cyber attack on Gannett targets U.S. soldiers

Account details of subscribers to the publication Defence News, among others, were accessed BOSTON — Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing personal information about subscribers to publications read by U.S. government officials, military leaders and rank-and-file soldiers, the media company said on Tuesday. Gannett told subscribers via email that it discovered the breach of its Gannett Government Media ... Read More »

Android Malware Delivery Techniques Used for Advertising Fraud

Security researchers warn that application repackaging, a technique commonly used to distribute Android malware, has started being used in advertising fraud schemes. It’s already well known that Android malware distributors are taking legit apps that appeal to users and repackage them together with trojans. The rogue apps are then distributed from unofficial app markets or even Google’s official application store, ... Read More »

Anonymous Defaces Tunisian Government’s Official Website

The official website of the Tunisian government was defaced by members of Anonymous in sign of protest to on-going Internet censorship in the country. People trying to access the website earlier today were greeted by an image of the Anonymous Guy Fawkes mask and an announcement that read “this domain has been seized in the name of #ANTISEC.” ANTISEC refers ... Read More »

ChronoPay CEO Arrested for Ordering Cyber Attack Against Competitor

Pavel Vrublevsky, CEO and co-founder of ChronoPay, the largest payment processing company in Russia, was arrested on the suspicion of hiring a hacker to attack a rival company. According to security researchers, Vrublevsky, 32, and his company are deeply involved in cyber crime. The Russian businessman is said to be behind one of the longest running rogue online pharmacy affiliate ... Read More »

FBI Shuts Down 72 Million Scareware Operation

FBI Shuts Down $72 Million Scareware Operation The FBI has shut down two international cyber crime operations focused on the distribution of scareware applications and responsible for over losses of over $74 million. Under the name “Operation Trident Tribunal,” the FBI, assisted by law enforcement agencies from Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, France, Lithuania, Romania, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, ... Read More »