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Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

British hacker loses extradition battle

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A British computer hacker who broke into the US Military computer system has lost his battle against extradition to the US.

Gary McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, admits hacking into a military computer system in 2001 and 2002 but denies that his actions had any malicious intent, nor that they caused the claimed $800,000 (£487,000) worth of damage. (more…)

Brown sympathetic to McKinnon case

Friday, July 24th, 2009

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted that he has sympathy for the case of suspected computer hacker Garry McKinnon. (more…)

Hackers can pick up keystrokes in power supplies

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Researchers have claimed that cyber criminals can monitor your keyboard strokes simply by measuring the amount of power that leaks from your computer’s power supply. (more…)

Computer Viruses and Hackers in Hollywood

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Hacking, computer viruses and hi-tech criminals have provided Hollywood with plenty of inspiration over the years. Whether it’s a big-budget delve into the world of sci-fi or simply a comedic take on modern like, as computers have become a bigger part of our daily lives, they’ve also grown in the attention of movie directors.

Expect plenty of spoilers as we, in no particular order, run through our top five films in which firewalls and antivirus software we definitely not on the props list. (more…)

Monster users warned over phishing attacks

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Users of the online job site Monster could be at risk of identity theft and phishing attacks after it was revealed that hackers had targeted the site. (more…)