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LulzSec and Anonymous join forces, take down UK police website

Operation Anti-Security claims Serious Organised Crime Agency scalp A day after a pair of hacker groups promised to step up their attacks against government websites, one of them claimed to have knocked the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) offline. LulzSec today announced today that it had brought down SOCA. “Tango down — — in the name of #AntiSec,” ... Read More »

UK police arrest teen from Lulz Security for DDOS attack

U.K. police arrested a 19-year-old on Monday for allegedly attacking a police website earlier in the day, in what is the first arrest connected with the rogue hacking group Lulz Security. The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) said the teenager was detained following an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against “a number of international business ... Read More »

Dropbox Authentication Bug Exposes Accounts for Hours

Dropbox is going through a security firestorm after it accidentally introduced a bug that allowed users to access other people’s accounts without a password. “Yesterday we made a code update at 1:54pm Pacific time that introduced a bug affecting our authentication mechanism. We discovered this at 5:41pm and a fix was live at 5:46pm,” the company explains on its blog. ... Read More »

Bitcoin Owners Targeted via Trojans

Security researchers have identified two trojans that are specifically designed to search for and steal Bitcoin wallets from infected computers. One of the trojans was being distributed on the actual Bitcoin forums through rogue, but well-crafted private messages. Users have reported two separate spam runs, one promoting a more efficient bitcoin mining tool and one claiming they broke the forum ... Read More »

New Trojan Targets Custom Android ROMs

Security researchers from mobile security vendor Lookout have identified an Android trojan which targets devices with custom ROMs and employs a new trick to execute its payload. Dubbed jSMSHider, the malware is distributed from alternative Android markets, predominantly in China, and as usual, comes bundled with legit applications. “To date, we have identified eight separate instances of jSMSHider and because ... Read More »

LulzSec Leaks over 60K Email Credentials

LulzSec has released a list of over 60,000 emails and passwords from unknown sources as a reward for its Twitter followers flooding 4chan with messages. During the past few days, regular visitors of the notorious 4chan /b/ (random) board have been trying to expose the individuals behind LulzSec. However, the hackers aren’t very worried about them succeeding and pointed out ... Read More »