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Archive for April 21st, 2012


North Korea's Cyber War

“It has often been said of the smartest criminals that if they were to put their talents into positive endeavors, they would become great successes. The statement may be true for North Korean hackers as well. Computer hacking has often been described as a person or group that breaks into computers, which is done by gaining access to administrative controls….”

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Megaupload Trial May Never Happen, Judge Says

“A US judge has put a bomb under the Megaupload case by informing the FBI that a trial in the United States may never happen. The cyberlocker was never formally served with the appropriate paperwork by the US authorities, as it is impossible to serve a foreign company with criminal charges….”

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Kim Dotcom Lashes Out Against 'Corrupt' US Government

“The US judge handling the Megaupload case noted today that it may never be tried due to a procedural error, a comment that has sparked the anger of Megauploads founder. Kim Dotcom is furious with the US Government for destroying his businesses and rendering hundreds of people unemployed. According to Dotcom the case is the result of corruption on the highest political level, serving the interests of the copyright extremists in Hollywood….”

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US charges British twins over $1.2m 'stock robot' fraud

“Twin brothers from England face US civil charges for allegedly defrauding investors out of $1. 2m (745,000) through a bogus stock-picking robot

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Hacker-proof pacemaker unveiled, thanks to wearable firewall

“Millions of people use insulin pumps, pacemakers and other personal medical devices that rely on wireless communication to function.

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Traditional Cybercrime in the Age of Cyberwar – Kaspersky Lab – Cyber 2012

“This seminar presented by Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, is taken from The Future of Cyber Security 2012 conference held on 19th March 2012 at the Britannia International Hotel in London….”

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Dotcom trial may not occur – Judge

“The criminal charges against Kim Dotcom in the United States may never get to trial, the judge overseeing the case has told the FBI.

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Google v. FCC: And the Winner is [REDACTED]

“In a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL), the FCC has proposed to fine Google. Not, mind you, for the alleged misconduct the Commission first set out to investigate. Rather, Google would be fined for allegedly impeding that investigation even though the FCC now pretty much concedes that no violation took place….”

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WordPress Release Security Update, (Sat, Apr 21st)

WordPress released a security update (version 3.3.2) that fixes 3 external libraries (Plupload, SWFUpload and SWFObject) as well as privilege escalation and cross-site script (XSS) issues as well as 5 other bugs. Change log posted here.

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Dutch Intelligence Rings the Chinese Warning Bell

“Its taken a while, but finally the Dutch intelligence service AIVD has started warning (article in dutch) the people about Chinese cyber espionage practices against Dutch firms.

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