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17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

A US teenager is charged with distributing child pornography after allegedly hacking minors' cellphones through an SMS ad that installed malware, giving him access to the phones' content.

Counterattack! Suspected hacker caught on HIS WEBCAM, while spying on Georgia

Counterattack! Suspected hacker caught on camera, while spying on Georgia

The Georgian government's CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an internet attack to Russia's security services, and even turned the tables on a hacker it believes was involved by secretly taking over his computer and taking video footage of him.

Cyberwar: hype or reality?

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Is "cyberwar" really upon us? Is a "digital Pearl Harbour" imminent? And is an international agreement on "cyberarms" a plausible solution?

Sony, Facebook controversy, FBI bust, Armenia cut off - 90 Sec News - April 2011

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Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Sony suffers a cloudburst, Facebook courts controversy (again), the FBI busts Coreflood and Armenia gets cut off.

Georgian granny takes down nation's internet.. single-handedly

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Did you see the story about a 75-year-old Georgian woman who went digging for copper, sliced through an underground cable and cut off 90% of the internet services to Armenia? You couldn't make it up...

More Cyxymu spam seen in Sophos spamtraps

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Cyxymu, the Georgian blogger who has been identified as the likely intended target of the high profile denial-of-service attacks seen in the last 24 hours, appears to be popping up everywhere. Aside from giving interviews to The Guardian and CNN, Read more…

Was Twitter denial-of-service targeting anti-Russian blogger?

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Today isn't just the day after Twitter disappeared for a few hours. It's also the first anniversary of Georgian troops moving into South Ossetia, an incident which lead to conflict between the Russian and Georgian armies last year. Perhaps surprisingly, Read more…

No, the BBC isn't telling you about a gay video of the Georgian President

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I would have written about this at the end of last week, but I was fortunate enough to take a long weekend holiday in Italy watching the craziness of the Palio in Siena. Anyway, as we've been covering other aspects Read more…

Update on website attacks in Georgia and Russia

Update on website attacks in Georgia and Russia

Following the earlier timeline I published on the hacking attacks against Russian and Georgian websites after the outbreak of conflict in South Ossetia, I thought it would be good to publish an update. 12 August 2008 It has been revealed Read more…

Conflict between Russia and Georgia turns to cyber warfare

Conflict between Russia and Georgia turns to cyber warfare

Regular readers of the Sophos website will be no strangers to the rumours and accusations that have flown around for years, alleging that countries use the internet to engage in cyber warfare and espionage. For instance, in September 2007, the Read more…