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Sony fined $395,000 for 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network

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A UK government body has fined Sony £250,000 (about $394,570) for the devastating 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network, which resulted in one of the largest online breaches ever. The Information Commissioner's Office announced the fine on Thursday, a little less than two years after Sony officials first disclosed...
Sony fined $395,000 for 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network

Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins, report says

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A recent intrusion on the computer network of Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor was the result of a large cyberespionage operation of Indian origin that for the past few years has targeted business, government and political organizations from different countries, according to researchers from security firm Norman Shark.Researchers from Norman...
Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins, report says

Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Back in August, Google agreed to pay a record $22.5M FTC fine following an investigation into concerns it bypassed mobile Safari security settings in order to install tracking cookies without user consent. Now, twelve iPhone users in the UK are launching a lawsuit against Google seeking compensation related to the...
Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings
UN nuclear agency breached by hackers, email addresses published

Vermont School Cut Off From Technology Faces Its Intrusion

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As high-speed Internet and better cellphone reception reach a remote corner of Vermont where a school offers a semester on a farm for high school students, questions are arising about regulating use....
Vermont School Cut Off From Technology Faces Its Intrusion

Formspring disables user passwords in security breach

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The question-and-answer site informs users that "some" of their passwords "may have been breached" in a security intrusion. [Read more]...
Formspring disables user passwords in security breach

D-Link shows off cylindrical Cloud Router 1200, 2000

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D-Link have brought out two cylindrical routers, a fair change from the usual low-profile cuboid designs on the market. The Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 are tube-shaped 802.11 g/n (no "b" support) Wi-Fi routers that take advantage of an included feature called "mydlink Cloud Services," where mobile devices can monitor...
D-Link shows off cylindrical Cloud Router 1200, 2000
Apple freezing iCloud password changes following Honan hack

Blizzard servers hacked; emails, hashed passwords stolen

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World of Warcraft and Diablo III developer Blizzardhas announced an intrusion into its internal network. Some data was illegally accessed, including the global Battle.net user email list outside of China, the answer to personal security questions on North American servers, encrypted Battle.net passwords, and information relating to Mobile app and...
Blizzard servers hacked; emails, hashed passwords stolen

Home audio for the minimalists: 3 pedestal sound bars compared

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Pedestal-style sound bars are the easiest way to improve on the sound of your TV, with the least intrusion on your living room decor. We compared three models head-to-head. [Read more]...
Home audio for the minimalists: 3 pedestal sound bars compared

U.S. Says China Used Cyberespionage

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The Chinese government has targeted U.S. government computer systems for intrusion, the Pentagon said Monday in a more direct accusation of cyberespionage than the U.S. has made in the past....
U.S. Says China Used Cyberespionage

Senior Lib Dem threatens to block surveillance plans

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Tim Farron warns he will not back authoritarian laws and says there has been movement on the plans this weekThe Liberal Democrat president, Tim Farron, has said the party will "kill" proposals for increased monitoring of emails and internet use if they are not watered down.Farron said he was prepared...
Senior Lib Dem threatens to block surveillance plans

Telenor cyberespionage attack has Indian origins

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A recent intrusion on the computer network of Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor was the result of a large cyberespionage operation of Indian origin that for the past few years has targeted business, government and political organizations from different countries, according to researchers from security firm Norman Shark....
Telenor cyberespionage attack has Indian origins

This Is Just Getting Sad, Larry: Google’s Latest Effort to Prop Up Google+

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Google continues to scorch everything it once considered sacred in the name of propping up the most successful social media site that no one I know actually uses. (Yes, other than you, Scoble.) Danny Sullivan wrote a great piece yesterday about Google now pimping out Google+ on its famously spartan...
This Is Just Getting Sad, Larry: Google’s Latest Effort to Prop Up Google+

Google Glass: Is There Any Way To Jam It?

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Forget the technology issues. The social acceptance of Google Glass and other wearable computing devices is a much bigger and more complex question. Is society ready to deal with yet another unstoppable influx of cameras and recording devices documenting our every move? But is that intrusion really inescapable? Are there...
Google Glass: Is There Any Way To Jam It?

White House: Spying on US citizens "critical" tool for fighting terror

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We learned yesterday that the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained a top-secret court order that forces Verizon to hand telephone records of millions of US customers over to the government. Today, the Obama administration is defending the practice as a critical tool for preventing terrorist attacks. The Guardian, which...
White House: Spying on US citizens "critical" tool for fighting terror
Surveillance software FinSpy discovered in 25 countries

Undergrad suspected in massive Univ. of Nebraska breach

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Officials at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln have identified an undergraduate student they say is responsible for an intrusion into a university database containing personal data on more than 650,000 students, parents and employees....
Undergrad suspected in massive Univ. of Nebraska breach

SEC Takes Action Against Latvian Hacker

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wiredmikey writes "The SEC has filed charges against a trader in Latvia for conducting a widespread online account intrusion scheme in which he manipulated the prices of more than 100 NYSE and Nasdaq securities by making unauthorized purchases or sales from hijacked brokerage accounts. The SEC also went after four...
SEC Takes Action Against Latvian Hacker
China calls NYT hack accusation 'groundless' as Symantec deflects blame for intrusion

Operation Tuleta: seventh man arrested in computer hacking investigation

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Man arrested at 6.30am by Scotland Yard detectives at his home in north LondonA man has been arrested in north London by police from Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta investigation into computer hacking.The Metropolitan police said the man was held at his home at 6.30am on Thursday, but did not give...
Operation Tuleta: seventh man arrested in computer hacking investigation
Cryptocat creator moves network to nuclear bunker, fearing espionage by Canadian agents

Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews

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Add Twitter to the list of this week's high profile hacks. Friday afternoon, Twitter joined the ranks of recently-compromised sites like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, disclosing that as many as a quarter of a million Twitter accounts may have been compromised in the intrusion. In...
Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews
Valve says Steam hacker probably has data from old transactions

Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter affected by third-party hack

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Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter were all affected by a data breach at Zendesk, a company that provides customer service tools to sites around the Web, according to a report from Wired. Zendesk disclosed the intrusion in a blog post Thursday night, saying that three of its customers had been affected....
Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter affected by third-party hack

Evernote resets all user passwords after intrusion, but says no data was accessed

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Evernote is the latest high-profile Web firm to get hacked after the company reset all of its users passwords after a range of data — including usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords — was stolen during a security breach. Writing on its blog – which is currently down – the company says that...
Evernote resets all user passwords after intrusion, but says no data was accessed

Glenn Mulcaire ordered to reveal phone hacking details by appeal court

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Investigator told to reveal who at News of the World told him to hack phones but is granted stay pending supreme court appealGlenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal, has lost his appeal against an earlier high court ruling requiring him to reveal who at...
Glenn Mulcaire ordered to reveal phone hacking details by appeal court

This Is What's Wrong With College: Student Expelled For Exposing Network's Privacy Flaws

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In a telling example of higher education’s misplaced priorities, a Canadian student was expelled for finding privacy flaws in a university’s computer network. Fresh-faced 20-year-old hacker, Hamed Al-Khabaz, attempted to warn school administrators about a vulnerability he discovered in his school’s network while working on a mobile app, but instead...
This Is What's Wrong With College: Student Expelled For Exposing Network's Privacy Flaws

The iOS 6.1 lockscreen is again vulnerable to easy intrusion

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Apple has an unfortunate history of lockscreen vulnerabilities with iOS and 6.1 it turns out isn’t immune. Folks with a lot of time on their hands are finding random combinations of actions to unlock the display using emergancy calling in iOS 6.1 (meaning that iPads and iPods likely aren’t vulnerable)....
The iOS 6.1 lockscreen is again vulnerable to easy intrusion

PC Rental Companies Agree To Not Watch You Have Sex

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People are spying on you. All kinds of people. Law encorcement does it. The NSA does it. Schools are monitoring our children. But I'll tell you who is not spying on you: PC rental companies. Well, at least not anymore. But they were spying on you before federal charges were brought...
PC Rental Companies Agree To Not Watch You Have Sex
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