Anti-Piracy Agreement ACTA Is Falling Apart in Europe

Anti-Piracy Agreement ACTA Is Falling Apart in Europe “Bulgaria won’t be ratifying the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) any time soon. On Tuesday, Bulgaria followed some of its European neighbors, including Germany and Poland, in halting approval of the controversial intellectual property treaty. Bulgaria will “practically stop its participation” until it sees a clear and unified…

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CIA Website Down, Anonymous Taking Credit

CIA Website Down, Anonymous Taking Credit “Anonymous, continuing an unusually active run of activity, took credit for bringing down the Central Intelligence Agency’s website Friday afternoon. As of 3:50 p.m. ET, the site remains inaccessible. “CIA TANGO DOWN: cia.gov,” reads a tweet from an Anonymous-affiliated account. The CIA takedown is only the latest digital assault…

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Microsoft Store hacked in India

Microsoft Store hacked in India “Frequenters of India’s online Microsoft Store were briefly greeted with the suspicious visage of a Guy Fawkes mask this morning, following a hack that compromised the site’s user database. According to WPSauce, Microsoft Store India’s landing page was briefly taken over by a hacker group called Evil Shadow Team, who,…

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Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down “News of raids, arrests, seizures, extraditions and jail time in the file-sharing world hasn’t gone unnoticed by the operators of major BitTorrent sites. Yesterday, the owners of BTjunkie decided to close their site because the stress became too much, and there are others who consider doing…

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Anonymous Reacts to Megaupload Takedown

Anonymous Reacts to Megaupload Takedown With “Largest Attack Ever” “Hacker group Anonymous isn’t happy about the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload, and as a result, it’s targeting some big companies and government agencies. Earlier this afternoon, interspersed with a stream of anti-SOPA and PIPA tweets, the main Anonymous Twitter account declared, “The government takes down…

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Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA & PIPA

Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA And PIPA “Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales wanted to send a “big message” to the U.S. government regarding the two heinous internet censorship bills currently being considered, and after a brief period of debate the world’s encyclopedia will soon do just that. The Wikipedia founder announced on…

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Trojan targets Mac's built-in security defences

Trojan targets Mac’s built-in security defences “Malware coders have created a Mac-specific Trojan that is designed to attack anti-malware defences built into Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. The Flashback.C trojan disables the automatic update component of XProtect, OS X’s anti-malware application, net security firm F-Secure reports. By wiping out files, the malware prevents future…

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Mass ASP.NET attack causes websites to turn on visitors

Mass ASP.NET attack causes websites to turn on visitors “An infection that causes poorly configured websites to silently bombard visitors with malware attacks has hit almost 614,000 webpages, Google searches show. The mass infection, which redirects users to a site exploiting old versions of Oracle’s Java, Adobe’s Flash player and various browsers, was first disclosed…

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RIM Restores BlackBerry Service After Largest Outage

RIM Restores BlackBerry Service After Largest Outage “Rest easy BlackBerry users, your service is back. So said RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis in yet another BlackBerry outage conference call update. Lazaridis appeared with co-CEO Jim Balsillie and CTO David Yach. Lazaridis began by apologizing again and then announced, “We have now restored full services.” RIM’s BlackBerry…

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New PlayStation security breach: 93,000 accounts hit

New PlayStation security breach: 93,000 accounts hit “Sony reveals that thousands of accounts were hacked between Friday 7 October and Monday 10 October. Accounts have been frozen, but is this the start of another major problem for the Japanese giant? Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) services have…

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UK server failure sends BlackBerry devices offline

UK server failure sends BlackBerry devices offline in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (update: restored) “If there’s one thing RIM doesn’t need right now, it’s another BlackBerry outage. Well, are you sitting down? RIM UK is currently investigating issues affecting “some users in EMEA” — that’s Europe, Middle East and Africa, for the acronym-disinclined….

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DigiNotar SSL certificate hack amounts to cyberwar, says expert

DigiNotar SSL certificate hack amounts to cyberwar, says expert Make sure everyone updates windows updates/mac updates to get new correct certificates… “The Dutch government says hackers who broke into a web security firm in the Netherlands last month issued hundreds of bogus security certificates that could be used on websites including the CIA and Israel’s…

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