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Articles tagged with: FBI

July 9, Internet’s doomsday!!

You might have come across the threatening messages on social networks or Facebook more specifically that you may lose your access to the internet on July 9 and would probably have considered it a scam but it’s not a scam! Tens of thousands of internet user across the globe will have to lose their internet access July 9 onwards…

FBI Launches It’s First iPhone App “Child ID”

In the United States of America, there are numerous cases of missing child. A child goes missing in about every 40 seconds in America. FBI has finally come up with a nice solution to solve this problem.

FBI has launched it’s firs iPHone application known as Child ID which allows the parents to electronically store the pictures and physical identifiers such as height, weight, colour, etc of their children.

Anonymous Strikes Man Tech International!

Anonymous will never give the fight up. This time, their victim is the unfortunate cyber security contractor Man Tech International. The recent attack was aimed to embarrass the FBI. The rising slope of Anonymous’ violence against the FBI shows no negative deviation, regardless of the increasing number of global hacker arrests.

The group claimed that they have breached into a database of a big U.S. cyber security contractor linked to the FBI. On Friday morning, Anonymous kept their word by leaking a heap of classified documents obtained from the security contractor Man Tech International.

PayPal Gives 1,000 Anonymous IPs To FBI

PayPal was attacked last year by an Anonymous Group of hackers after PayPal froze the account of Wikileaks. After such long period, PayPal has finally decided to take action against the hacking attempt.

The hackers left behind sufficient data to be traced. PayPal has given FBI a list of 1,000 IP addresses. PayPal has declared that these IP addresses were linked to the hacking which occurred last year.

Nobody knows how useful the IP addresses, for tracking the hackers might be. As the attack was Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

LulzSec Frames Innocent Man As Leader Of Anon

There is yet another twist in the apprehended member of LulzSec story. The ‘real’ hacker actually managed to dupe police to take a wrong guy into custody.

The actual hacker turned out to as sharp as you would expect a hacker from LulzSec to be. The evidence too indicates that the LulzSec hacker tricked the police to grab an innocent guy who had nothing to do with hacking.

LulzSec And Anonymous Nominated For Pwnie Awards 2011

Finally, the time has come to reward the infamous hacking organizations. Will it be LulzSec or Anonymous? Both the groups have been nominated for Pwnie Awards 2011. Thus far, they are going nose to nose in the category for the most destructive, extensively publicized or entertaining hack of the year. The fifth Pwnies award ceremony will be taking place next week- it is just like the Oscars for the cyber community.

In the world of hacking, ‘pwn’ stands for control, as in controlling another person’s computer or an entire server. Pwnies is pronounced just like ponies, which is exactly the reason why the winners get a gold-painted Little Pony statue.

Classified Military Information Leaked!

Ever since the infamous hacking cluster ‘LulzSec’ has gone off the scene, several other groups are in charge of where they left off, inflicting chaos around the globe.

A villainous hacking group recognized as Anonymous struck once again, leaking classified military information.

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm

Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.

Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.

Protecting Content Made Us Hacker’s Target : SONY

Sony has been under fire since hackers in April accessed personal information on 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts, 90 percent of which are users in North America or Europe.

Sony said at the time credit card information may have been stolen, sparking lawsuits and casting a shadow over its plans to combine content and hardware products via online services.

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.