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Twitter, NYTimes, HuffPo UK Whois and DNS Records Altered By Syrian Electronics Army

At approximately 3pm PST, the Syrian Electronic Army seemingly hacked into Twitter, Huffington Post and NY Times’ registry accounts altering contact details, and more significantly, DNS records. Modifying DNS records of a domain will allow SEA to redirect visitors to any site of their</b> …

Syrian Electronic Army Apparently Hacks DNS Records Of Twitter, NYT Through Registrar Melbourne IT

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for hacking the domain name servers of two of Twitter’s sites, and a third appears to have been redirected to servers hosted by the SEA. In addition, attacks have been made on The New York Times and Huffington Post UK name servers. [<b>Updated with</b> …

Twitter and New York Times still patchy as registrar admits SEA hack

Twitter's inline image service remains out of action hours after the site's domain name server (DNS) record was hacked, apparently by the hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), as part of a cyber-attack against the registrar for sites including the New York Times.<p>Images and some avatars posted …

Hacker busted by FBI for trying to sell US supercomputer logins

A 24-year-old hacker is facing as mach as 18 months in jail after attempting to sell access to Energy Department supercomputers to an undercover FBI agent. <i>Wired</i> reports that Andrew James Miller pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and computer fraud, avoiding a maximum sentence of 15 years in …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Yup, the NYTimes and Twitter Outages Started With Simple Phishing

As we strongly suspected earlier, the hackers that briefly took over the Twitter and New York Times domains yesterday didn't use brute force or fancy …

Phishing

How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and the NSA looking in on everything you do, you've probably got privacy on the mind lately. If you're looking for …

Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses of suspected Chinese hackers

The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported today. Based on <i>The …

US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

The US is assisting Middle East allies in building up cyber defences to counter growing attacks from Iran, it was reported on Sunday.<p>The New York …

Spy Whistleblower Comes Forward, Says “NSA Routinely Lies”

The NSA whistleblower who exposed America’s massive spying operation has come out and taken an interview with the leak reporter, <i>The Guardian</i>‘s Glenn Greenwald. “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human …

Yes, the NSA contributed code to Android. No, you don’t have to freak out about it

To call the avalanche of leaks triggered by Edward Snowden a scandal is an understatement. Not a week passes without an embarrassing disclosure, and the secretive National Security Agency is at the center of it all.<p>The NSA is allegedly snooping on the electronic communications of everyone from …

EU mandates tougher sentences for cyber crime and snooping

EU lawmakers have agreed to toughen criminal penalties for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data.<p>The 28 EU member states currently have a patchwork of varying tariffs for cyber crime but will now …

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency's leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much …

Hackers in four-year effort to steal S.Korea military secrets

BOSTON — A mysterious group of computer hackers has spent four years spying on the South Korea military, U.S. security software maker McAfee said Monday, citing evidence uncovered from malicious software samples.<p>The findings, which were not confirmed by authorities in Seoul, provide one possible …

Google, Facebook and Microsoft seek data request transparency

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985854_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534403527_1048f6bd88afed41c1308e63362e29f3<p><b>Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the US government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data.</b><p>The …

Obama To Confront Chinese President On Hacking Of US Networks

Recent official and commercial reports and studies alleging flagrant and sometimes state-sponsored theft of US military and commercial secrets have put cyber security at the top of the agenda of the talks on Friday and Saturday.<p>"We believe that all nations need to abide by international norms and …

Anonymous Twitter Account Hacked By Rival Group 'Rustle League'

Your Anon News, a subset of the hactivist collective Anonymous, had its Twitter account hacked early Friday morning by a rival group of hackers.<p>The little-known "Rustle League," a group that the U.K.'s Vice has characterized as Anonymous' "dedicated trolls," got access to the account at around 2:30 …

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Chinese hackers reportedly accessed designs for advanced US weapons systems

According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, which has seen a confidential section of a report prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon, the designs for more than two dozen advanced US weapons systems were accessed by Chinese hackers. The public version of the report, titled "Resilient Military …

Groupon Taiwan Resets Passwords After Hack

Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said.<p>As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], …

China Is Winning the Cyber War Because They Hacked U.S. Plans for Real War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Washington Post</i>'s Ellen Nakashima reports in Tuesday's paper that Chinese cyberthieves have …

Iran Has Hacked US Energy Companies

According to the WSJ, Iran has hacked US oil, gas and power companies. The hackers were able to gain access to control-system software "that could …

Cyberwarfare

The wide world of hacking in China

China has been cited as allegedly hacking into U.S. government and corporate networks for years now. Generally, the thinking has been that the government is the only entity in the country actively hacking. But a new report seems to indicate that's not even close to the truth.<p>The News York Times on …

Should US companies be allowed to hack China in revenge? New report says yes

Cyber security experts disagree, calling the idea 'remarkably bad'<p>It's no secret that major US companies have been victims of a growing number of hacks from overseas in recent years, allegedly by attackers looking to steal corporate information and intellectual property, such as patented software. …

China Sees Cyberwar as Reducing U.S. Advantage in Future Conflict

It’s one thing to read news concerning the latest report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Defense on China’s latest military activities. But …

US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports

Former officials warn US hacking threatens cybersecurity<p>The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports.<p>Former White House …

Syrian Electronic Army Adds Financial Times to Its Social Media Hacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Financial Times</i> became the latest news agency to fall prey to the Syrian Electronic Army, the …