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British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

By 5 February 2014

According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in... >>

Google offers $2.7m prize fund for those that can hack Chrome OS

Google offers $2.7m prize fund for those that can hack Chrome OS

By 28 January 2014

Google says it will share a $2.7 million pot with anybody capable of hacking the browser-based operating system, Chrome. Google will host its fourth Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March, where the prize money is on offer.... >>

Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind

Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind

By 17 January 2014

In a world first, a fridge has been found as part of a spam email cyber attack. But it's not alone as smart TVs and media players were involved in sending over 750,000 spam emails between 23 December and 6 January. Security firm Proofpoint uncovered the... >>

You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera

You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera

By 16 January 2014

Though it's not likely to replace your Canon or Nikon digital camera, the creatives over at Adafruit have come up with a clever new trick for your Raspberry Pi computer to turn it into a camera with a touchscreen with just a few extra parts. Shown-off... >>

Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

By 27 December 2012

Conversations in tech in 2012 often left us feeling like a confused parent eavesdropping on two teenagers chatting.  Keeping tech fans on their toes were more buzzwords than an episode of Catchphrase. But which were the biggest of 2012? Read on to find... >>

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

By 27 March 2012

The BBC has accused News Corporation company NDS of paying computer hackers to crack and freely distribute keycodes that would allow pirates to clone the pay-TV smartcards of a Sky rival. BBC Panorama, first screened on the evening of 26 March, claims... >>

LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

By 7 March 2012

The Guardian reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu - the leader of the LulzSec group - was working as an FBI informant. The report comes following the FBI revealing that Monsegur - who also identified himself as a member of Anonymous and Internet... >>

Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night

Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night

By 10 August 2011

Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason, should ever be forgot... Written about Guy Fawkes' "Gunpowder plot", a plan to bring down the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James... >>

Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

By 8 August 2011

Sony has grabbed themselves a very special Pwnie award at this year's Black Hat security conference in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The company scooped the prize for the PlayStation Network hack and lengthy service outage that ensued.  The Pwnies were... >>

Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign

Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign

By 8 August 2011

Anonymous went all out with its latest hack, completely transforming the Syrian Ministry of Defence website into a set of videos and links that pointed to the actions of leader Bashar Al-Assad. Inside the redesigned site's source code was a message from... >>