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Archive for April 8th, 2012


Lloyds re-opens branch that was feared gone forever after ram-raid by criminals

“Lloyds is reopening a branch that was ram-raided late last year despite fears the bank would use the crime as an excuse to close it for good. The part-time branch in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, was hit last December when a forklift was driven into its front.

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New ATM fraud fears

“Banks are investigating a possible new ATM skimming scheme after more than 30 BNZ customers reported money being taken from their accounts from a Canadian ATM in the past two days.

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US government hires company to hack into video game consoles

“The U.S. government recently posted a project asking for the Development of Tools for Extracting Information from Video Game Systems.

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Anonymous hacks UK government sites over 'draconian surveillance'

“Anonymous has launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) against multiple UK government websites. The group is not pleased with the UK governments plans to monitor Internet users. The hacktivist group Anonymous today hacked multiple U.K

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Zeus' coffin not yet closed as domains still living

“Three command-and-control (C&C) servers, which are feeding instructions to computers infected with the Zeus trojan, still are operational despite a Microsoft-led effort to disable the botnet, according to researchers at security firm FireEye.

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Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive

“In a New York Times editorial, former government cybersecurity czar Richard A. Clarke has called for the creation of customs checks on all data leaving and entering US cyberspace. Clarke makes the call in relation to Chinese hackers stealing information and intellectual property from US firms.

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Blog Log: More noise or a rich source of intelligence?, (Sun, Apr 8th)

The Internet Storm Center has always advocated spending time monitoring and reviewing your logs, whether they are your personal systems or the ones at the office.

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Anonymous attacks the UK government.OpTrialAtHome, Tango Down

“As announced during last days Anonymous has launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) against several UK government websites. A massive recruiting campaign is started on social media, a call to arm to protest the extradition of U.K. citizens to the United States.

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83 held over Malaysia credit card fraud

“Malaysian police have arrested 83 people over a fraud that cheated people in China and Taiwan out of billions of dollars. It worked by calling them to settle phony credit card or other bank charges

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Bangladesh-India cyber war rages on

“Earlier this year a herd of Bangladeshi cows crossed territorial lines into India where they were brutally tortured by the guards. In Dhaka, Bangladeshi authorities issued the usual statement of protest to little effect

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