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Articles tagged with: cyber terrorism

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.

Former CEO / CTO Pleads Guilty To Cyber Attack

Now here’s an interesting bit of news, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has just announced that a man by the name of Khalid Shaikh (a former CEO of YouSendIt.com) has pleaded guilty to launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

Shaikh has just been released on a $100,000 bail and will be sentenced on September 29th. Now, this is not to say that all CEOs are angels with golden wings, but it goes to show you that hackers come in all shapes and sizes.

‘Teampoison’ Threatens To Reveal LulzSec Identities

A hacking group in the Netherlands, dubbed teaMp0ison threatens to publish photos, phone numbers, and addresses of LulzSec members in order to give them a taste of their own medicine. The ‘medicine’ refers to what LulzSec did to some of its own members after learning some members went rogue and leaked log files to officials.

Not only does teaMp0ison question the methods of LulzSec but one of the members was also ridiculed by a member of LulzSec and is looking to get revenge.

Anonymous Hackers Demand Federal Reserve Chair To Resign

If you’ve kept up with news, you’ll know that despite the arrests made towards the Anonymous Hacking group, they’ve successfully hacked many websites, from Sony databases, to Nintendo, to PBS, from America to India, they have proven their skills.

After seeing the type of damage the Anonymous Hacking group is capable of with the tragic Sony attacks, the Federal Reserve has good reason the be worried. The group of hackers request that Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve’s chairman, step down.