Category Archives: Hackers

US Botnet Hacker Jailed

Well a bot… oops bit of good news on the spam front is that a hacker who sold a huge list of 70k+ of infected PCs to to spammers has been jailed in the USA, and good I say too … Continue reading

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EU Trade Committee MEP’s dismiss Acta

This was a vote I was waiting to hear what the results of as I blogged about the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) law on copyright protection and illegal file sharing of media back in April HERE. Today sees the … Continue reading

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Microsoft rushes out a password bugfix for Hotmail

Microsoft today have fixed a password bug in their Hotmail email service, in which a hacker could gain access to an account and change the users password, thus not only locking the user out of their account, but potentially stealing … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Report highlights Conficker Worm alive and well

The Conficker worm malware infection has been a real pest for a while now and Microsoft have released their latest security report (July – December 2011) highlighting how many times this malware variant was detected worldwide. “Microsoft Corp. today released … Continue reading

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Dubious Anonymous OS causes concern

This is more of a heads up warning as some groups and especially the hacking group Anonymous have distanced themselves from this alleged new OS from them. While i know Linux OSes are pretty malware free, you never know what … Continue reading

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Tech Support Phone Scams

Today I was reminded of the scams that can go around and the tech support one is one of the most commonly used ones and is sadly still used today! So things to look out for…. Do not  trust unsolicited … Continue reading

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The History of Hacking

Was reading this today and thought it was a well written piece on the history of hacking, how it started and what its become today. While hacking is not what I remember it to be when I first started on … Continue reading

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Sony still not out of the security woods yet!

Its not going great for Sony of late with the hacking of user personal data a few weeks back. Now the site that they setup to allow users to change their passwords easily is part of a new security issue, … Continue reading

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Anonymous vs Sony

I maybe completely wrong but I have some suspicions on this latest spat between Sony and the hacker collective “anonymous” in that its a bit co-incidental that anonymous have gained the blame, is this an easy scapegoat do to their … Continue reading

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Clean-up starts after the LizaMoon SQL infection

While it can never be fully assessed as to how many internet users have been duped into installing and paying for the fake security software as in “Windows Stability Center”, it does look from the initial reports as this attack … Continue reading

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