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Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

San Francisco network administator faces five years in jail

Friday, April 30th, 2010

A former San Francisco network administrator faces up to five years in jail after being found guilty of tampering with the city government’s computer network. (more…)

Daily Telegraph website falls to Romania hackers

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The website of The Daily Telegraph fell victim to hackers yesterday in an attack apparently perpetrated by a Romanian individual or group angry at the newspaper’s portrayal of gypsies. (more…)

Bank employee to plead guity to system hack

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A Bank of America computer specialist is expect to admit to hacking into the bank’s network of ATM’s, allowing him to withdraw “more than $5,000” without a single transaction being recorded, according to reports. (more…)

Credit card hacker gets 20 years jail

Friday, March 26th, 2010

A computer hacker has been jailed for 20 years in the United States for his part in hacking credit card systems that allowed him to steal more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers. (more…)

Goverments to fight back against cyber threats

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The British government official has warned that they are prepared to go on the offensive in retaliation to the growing number of “significant attacks” on IT infrastructure, much of which it is claimed is “state sponsored”. (more…)

Firms warns that 58% of software is flawed

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A software application developer has claimed that more than half of all software on the market is vulnerable to the kind of attacks that affected Google earlier this year. (more…)

Hackers replace Spanish prime minister with Mr Bean

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The prime minister of Spain became the latest high-profile victim of online hackers after a photo of him on the website for Spain’s EU presidency was replaced with a photo of British comedy character Mr Bean. (more…)

Twitter suffers at hands of Iranian hackers

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Micro-blogging site Twitter suffered from yet another security breach after a group of Iranian hackers brought the site down last week in protest at US foreign policy. (more…)

Report claims China poses biggest security threat to US

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

China is “probably” spying on US businesses and the government, according to a new security report. (more…)

Unsupervised inmate shuts down prison IT system

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The computer system at a British prison was shut down entirely this week, after prison officials asked a convicted cyber criminal to reprogram it. (more…)