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Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

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Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Anonymous takes on Boston Children's Hospital in #opJustina

Anonymous takes on case of custody battle over US girl, goes after Boston Children's Hospital

Last week, outrage over the case of Justina Pellitier rose to a head and burst into cyber warfare when people affiliating themselves with Anonymous launched #opJustina. DDoS attacks preceded the #op launch and continued throughout the week.

Barrett Brown hyperlink charges dropped

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The US government has moved to drop several charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown that could have had far-reaching consequences for all users of the web.

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore indicted on 7 counts of aggravated identity theft

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Moore and alleged accomplice Charles "Gary" Evens were also indicted on 8 other counts including conspiracy and 7 counts of hacking to steal victims' nude or sexually explicit photos.

TeamBerserk hacktivists use US judge's credit card to buy sex toys for him

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How many sex toys, exactly, does it take to fight what the hackers see as corruption? TeamBerserk is reportedly up to 18.

Man fined $183k after joining Anonymous DDoS of Koch Industries for one minute

Man fined $183k after joining Anonymous DDoS of Koch Industries for 1 minute

A 38-year-old man from the US state of Wisconsin has been sentenced to two years of federal probation and will pay a $183,000 fine for taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack organized under the Anonymous hacktivist brand.

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in year-long, ongoing assault on US government sites

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in yearlong, ongoing assault on US gov't sites

An FBI memo sent out on Thursday described the attacks as "a widespread problem that should be addressed", according to Reuters.

SSCC 123 - Patch Tuesday, Hackerphobia, Anons, OpenSSH and Adobe [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck are here with their weekly roundup of news, opinion, advice and research.

Take a listen to our weekly 15-minute podcast on computer security - Chet Chat Episode 123.

Singapore police cuff alleged Anonymous hacker

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Singapore police have arrested a man they claim is "The Messiah."

They allege he's responsible for recent hacks against websites in Singapore, including the blog of a journalist who didn't report his original hacking threats as precisely as he liked.

Anonymous threatens Singapore with hacking attacks, calls for November 5 protest... perhaps

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An anonymous person, claiming to be Anonymous, recently fired off a hacking threat against Singapore's financial systems.

Should this threat be taken seriously?

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.

Busts, Bounties and Backdoors - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?

Find out the answers in this week's episode!

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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Anonymous hacker @ItsKahuna sentenced to 3 years for hacking police sites

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John Anthony Borell III, aka "@ItsKahuna", admitted to attacking a slew of police sites in an operation that included exposing the personal details of thousands.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review

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15 years jail time for Romanian card heist ringleader, 5 for light-fingered company president

15 years jail time for Romanian card heist ringleader, 5 for light-fingered company president

Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, whose gang targeted hundreds of Subway branches in the US, has been sentenced to a hefty 15 years in jail. Meanwhile a US business exec faces 5 years for stealing company data from his former employers, an Anonymous hacker has been hit with a gagging order, and a gang of phishers has been rounded up in South Africa.

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

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Hacker who helped to expose Steubenville attack could face more prison time than rapists

Hacker who helped to expose Steubenville attack could face more prison time than rapists

The convicted rapists are serving at least one year in juvenile jail, while one of the hackers who helped to bring their crimes to light has been subjected to an FBI raid and may face hacking charges that could lead to 10 years in prison.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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