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Articles tagged with: cyber attacks

Skype Vulnerability Allows Intruders, Fix Coming Soon

The popular Voice Over IP service, Skype, has a serious security issue that can allow a hacker to gain access into a contact’s account. The guy who discovered the serious flaw is Levent Kayan, and he claims that the vulnerability can even make the computer itself prone to a cyber attack.

The problem is based off a cross-site scripting vulnerability that enables hackers to embed JavaScript in the mobile phone field of the victims profile description.

Anonymous Plans Largest Attack In Four Years

And just when we thought we were done with the Anonymous hacks, at least when they posted an official “letter of resignation” we had thought so, yet the hacks continue on. This time, Anonymous has threatened to attack the UK judiciary system and Metropolitan Police.

The rogue group calls its planned attack the “biggest day ever”. According to various sources, the attack will occur tomorrow, on Tuesday and will be massive.

Hewlett Packard Provides Robust Network For BMW

The world’s largest computer maker, HP, had announced yesterday that it will be partnering up with German car manufacturer BMW. The partnership will mean that BMW will benefit from HP’s networking architecture.

We’re not sure what the partnership will have on HP sales, but one can assume that sales would rise given the prestige BMW currently holds as being one of the top luxury car makers.

Microsoft Retires Office XP And Vista SP1

Well, wadya know. Microsoft is finally going to retire it’s 2001 Office XP and first service pack for Windows Vista next week, according to the company’s own calendar. Both platforms will end on July 12th, and will no longer have updates supporting the antiquated software.

Since Microsoft supports its business products for ten years, this change shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Vista users will still be able to get security updates by upgrading to service pack 2, that is, if they are still using SP1.

Police Arrest Teen From Lulz Security

UK Police arrested a 19 year old yesterday involved in the anonymous hacking group, LulzSecurity. The boy was caught after performing a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit said the boy was detained for attacks against a number of International business and intelligence agencies.

The arrest was carried out through a pre-planned, intelligence led operation, according to authorities. The hacking group took credit for attacks against SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency), when they tweeted “Tango down — soca.gov.uk –in the name of #AntiSec.”