Monthly Archives: June 2011
LulzSec has sailed away - if not off the edge of the world, at least into a part of space and time from which it can no longer trigger scared, and scary, headlines.
It seems we needed something to replace LulzSec, and it looks as though we've found it: the indestructible rootkit!
The international investigation into the notorious LulzSec hacking gang continues, with news that FBI agents have searched a house in Hamilton, Ohio.
A man has been imprisoned after being found guilty of leading an international phishing operation, and growing marijuana on an industrial scale in his house.
Oracle published its latest update to the Java Platform in the second week of June, pushing out the impressively-named Java SE 6 1.6.0_26.
Apple has now caught up, and OS X users are strongly advised to apply this latest update.
Would files with names like Love-Spots.bat, map-of-love.com, and Love-Map.com pique your interest?
If so, your behaviour could be putting your computer's security at risk.
MasterCard's website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.
Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist's best friend - but don't forget they're illegal.
Customers of EA (Electronic Arts) are reporting receiving emails from the company telling them that their passwords have been reset as a security measure.
Paul Ducklin joins Chester this week for Chet Chat episode 65. Chet and Paul discuss the impact of the recent FBI arrests of scareware purveyors, the arrest of Ryan Cleary and LulzSec's latest stunts, Trojanized WordPress plugins and the imaginary world of Bitcoin digital currency.
The hacking suspect, charged with launching a denial-of-service attack against the SOCA website, suffers from Asperger's syndrome and agoraphobia, a London court is told.
An alleged member of the Goatse Security hacking group, has pleaded guilty to breaking into AT&T's systems and obtaining the email addresses of iPad users.