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Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

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The hacktivist group GhostShell today announced its biggest attack yet: #ProjectWhiteFox, which targets the ESA, the FBI, the Federal Reserve, Interpol, NASA, and the Pentagon, as well as many companies that partner with these organizations. The team says it has released 1.6 million accounts and records from fields such as...
Hacker group GhostShell claims attack on FBI, Interpol, NASA, and Pentagon, theft of 1.6M accounts

Here Are 20 Companies Who Sell Your Data (& How To Stop Them)

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Meet the data brokers. There’s a whole industry full of companies who make their money buying and selling our personal information. The FTC is working on busting this dark racket wide open, but in the meantime, they’re out there. Who are they? Can we stop them? Read on to find...
Here Are 20 Companies Who Sell Your Data (& How To Stop Them)
Pakistani hackers deface Israeli pages for BBC, Bing, Coke, Groupon, Intel, MSN, Skype, Xbox, more

Medical Cybercrime: The Next Frontier

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The idea of hackers holding electronic medical records for ransom sounds like the stuff of a final Die Hard installment. But medical hacking and biomedical fraud are growing areas of concern for the healthcare industry... and for Americans receiving medical care. Although only a few isolated cases have been spotted,...
Medical Cybercrime: The Next Frontier

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals

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(Screencap: Twitter) The Westboro Baptist Church, widely reviled for their homophobic beliefs and protests of veteran funerals, announced on Saturday that they would picket at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the tragic shooting there Friday that took the lives of 27 people. Anonymous, which has seemingly ordained itself as the Internet’s police...
Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals
LulzSec hacker gets a year behind bars for Sony data breach

Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility

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SNCB Europe, the national railway operator in Belgium, over the weekend saw data of over 1.46 million of its customers leak out into the public space. The details, most of which belonged to customers in Belgium, France, and the UK, included first names, last names, genders, dates of birth, email...
Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility
1 million iOS device IDs leaked after alleged FBI laptop hack

A UK health trust is slapped with a record fine after patent data is found on hard drives for sale

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today says that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been served with a Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) of £325,000 ($498k) following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA). The fine is the highest issued by the ICO since it was granted...
A UK health trust is slapped with a record fine after patent data is found on hard drives for sale

How UK Police Attempted To Misuse Official Databases To Smear Disaster Victims

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A recent scandal in the UK concerned the country's worst sporting disaster, when 96 football/soccer fans were crushed to death at a stadium in Hillsborough in 1989. Prime Minister David Cameron issued an official apology to the families of the victims for the fact that the safety measures at the...
How UK Police Attempted To Misuse Official Databases To Smear Disaster Victims

Blogger Doxes Journal-News Staff After Paper Publishes Map of Westchester Gun Permit Holders

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Early Monday morning, The Journal-News published an interactive map containing the names and addresses of every handgun permit holder in Westchester and Rockland counties, which was either a bold journalistic act in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, or a shameful trespass on the private lives of...
Blogger Doxes Journal-News Staff After Paper Publishes Map of Westchester Gun Permit Holders

Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information

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Facebook Gifts, the new social gifting service launched by Facebook on Thursday, might encourage users to expose information like their home addresses, birth date, clothing or shoe size that could pose security and privacy risks, according to security experts....
Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information

Crowdsource This: Walmart Wants To Let Customers Deliver Packages

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In an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart is reportedly considering crowdsourcing its online package delivery. While that might save the retail giant the cost of gas and maintenance for its own delivery fleet, it could also open up the mega-retailer to potential lawsuits and a ton of puzzling questions....
Crowdsource This: Walmart Wants To Let Customers Deliver Packages
ID thieves "dox" Joe Biden, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama, and dozens more

Inauguration committee clarifies how app collects data

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The Presidential Inaugural Committee has clarified how the app it released to provide the public with more information about the big event Monday deals with personal data. Earlier this week, Politico reported that the app and PIC Web site may add unwitting users to the rolls of possible donors for...
Inauguration committee clarifies how app collects data

Reporters Find Exposed Personal Data Via Google, Threatened With CFAA Charges

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In a story that sounds mighty similar to the Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer situation, two reporters from the Scripps News service have been told that they may be hit with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charges after a Google search they did turned up personal data on 170,000 customers that...
Reporters Find Exposed Personal Data Via Google, Threatened With CFAA Charges

Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

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uSamp has just published a study that gives a little insight into what kind of information men and women are willing to share on social networks. Surveying 600 adults in the UK this past January, the survey revealed that 78% of women were happy to share what brand they preferred, compared...
Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global

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Nextdoor, the company that lets people create private social networks with others who live in their local neighborhoods, has raised $21.6 million in a new funding round led by Greylock Partners with the participation of existing investors Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Allen & Company, Pinncacle Ventures, along with new...
Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global

RIAA Celebrates 15 Year Jail Sentence For Movie and Music Pirate

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As a general rule we tend to cover digital piracy issues here on TorrentFreak, but every now and again a copyright-related story appears in the physical realm that makes us sit up and listen. The news comes from the United States and involves Patrick Lashun King, a man who was...
RIAA Celebrates 15 Year Jail Sentence For Movie and Music Pirate
Steam quietly fixes bug that makes your private game info public
Bush family privacy shattered after e-mails, photos exposed online
Celebrity credit reports posted by ID thieves taken from free website
Anonymous renews fight against Westboro Baptist Church for planning Newtown school shooting picket
New York senator blames newspaper's gun map for local burglary

Data siphoned in Fed reserve hack a "bonanza" for spear phishers

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Sensitive details on thousands of banking executives lifted from a hacking involving the Federal Reserve represent a potential "bonanza" for spear phishers looking to snare high-value targets in personalized scam e-mails, a security researcher said. The list is no longer readily available online, but according to Chris Wysopal, CTO...
Data siphoned in Fed reserve hack a "bonanza" for spear phishers

Red faces at ICANN after it publishes home addresses of applicants for new top level domains

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Rather embarrassingly for the domain name regulator, ICANN was forced to temporarily pull down the list of applicants for the new generic top level domains (gTLDs), after it accidentally published home addresses of many of those involved, The Register reports. As we reported earlier this week, almost 2,000 applications were received for the...
Red faces at ICANN after it publishes home addresses of applicants for new top level domains

Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home

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News.me, the newsreader app hatched in The New York Times’ R&D lab and incubated at betaworks, today added a nifty feature to its new iPhone app, which gives readers instant access to their news offline — whenever they leave the house. The new feature, called Paper Boy, allows users to...
Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home
Twitter gives the boot to popular Anonymous account, but it comes back to life

WhitePages Mailer uses Facebook profiles to track down mailing addresses

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Lots of people — 88 percent, in fact — do not post an address to their Facebook profiles and it makes sense. We don’t want our personal information floating out there in the social network world. But that makes it difficult for those using Facebook to gather addresses for holiday...
WhitePages Mailer uses Facebook profiles to track down mailing addresses
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