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March
26
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Hackers Bring Cyberwarfare to Ukrainian Crisis

“Cyberwarfare” is raging during the current crisis between Russia and the Ukraine as hacker attacks cause “service interruptions“, database breaches, and the “defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites“, according to an article published on the KESQ CBS News website. The article indicates that this type of “warfare” – digital or web-based actions – look...

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March
25
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Australian Commission Marks Cybercrime as Systemic Risk

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has recently announced to their countries business leaders and to the entire the world at their annual conference in Sydney that global cybercrime have “an estimated annual cost of $110 billion“, according to an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald. The commission estimates, according to the report,...

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March
17
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Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations About NSA on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Facebook has published a statement responding to reports that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) “uses faked servers purporting to belong to the social network in order to spread malware to control users’ computers for mass, untargeted surveillance“, according to an article published by IT news. Zuckerberg strongly voiced...

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March
14
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Ex-Hackers Who Became Billionaires

A recent article published by Forbes Magazine gives a brief outline of  “The World’s Richest Hackers” telling the “once was” stories of these technology pioneers. Along with the eight individuals profiled, the article first introduces you to WhatsApp founder Jan Koum briefly discussing how his “net worth suddenly jumped to $6.8 billion last month when...

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March
13
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Report: NSA Planned to Implant Millions of PCs with Surveilance Malware

Information based on “secret documents leaked by former United States National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden” has again exposed how the agency has been “building a better command-and-control infrastructure” to “expanding its ability to infect computers“, according to a recent article published by PC World. A recent discovery, according to the article, shines a brighter...

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March
13
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McAfee Report Warns of a Thriving Cybercrime Industry

The security firm McAfee Labs has recently released their fourth quarter “threat report” which clearly warns of a “burgeoning cybercrime industry” and how it functions as the supplier of “malicious code“, misuses “legitimate code-signing certificates“, and is specifically responsible for numerous additional infractions, according to an article published on the Web Hosting Industry Review website. The...

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March
12
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Thousands of WordPress Sites Hijacked by DDoS Launchers

The California-based security firm Sucuri reports that approximately “162,000 legitimate WordPress sites” have been hijacked by hackers and connected to “a criminal botnet” which forces each to launch “distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks“, according to an article published by the V3.CO.UK website. The firm confirms that the hackers were successful at mounting  this attack by exploiting “a...

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March
12
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HostingCon Conference Promises to Heat Up Miami

“Turn Up the Heat” will be the theme of this year’s HostingCon, the annual conference and trade show dedicated to the web hosting and cloud industry, according to an article published by The Web Hosting Industry Review. The article indicates that this year’s conference, to be held in Miami, Florida from June 16-18, promises to accelerate “ideas and insights...

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March
07
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Cyber-Attacks Hit Ukraine as Russians Occupy Crimea

The recent occupation of Ukrainian territory by Russian military forces has spawned many “cyberattacks” – which include the disabling and defacing of websites with “pro-Russia propaganda messages“, and the overall disruption of  the region’s “communication networks“, according to an article published by The Web Hosting Industry Review website. These acts of “hacktivism“within the Crimean peninsula, according to the...

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March
07
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Massive Data Breach Prompts Target CIO Resignation

Retail giant Target has accepted the resignation of Beth Jacob, their CIO and executive Vice President, in the wake of  the “massive data breach” of November of 2013 which resulted in one of the largest retail thefts in history, according to an article published on the Information Week website. The article indicates that Jacob was...

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