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National Crime Agency website DDoSed by Lizard Squad

NCA busts a bunch of blokes who allegedly used Lizard Squad's DDoS service.

Guess what happens next?

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

The NCA says it wants to reform the teens caught up in its operation targeting users of LizardStresser, an online tool for attacking websites. Is a stern talking-to enough? Or should they face jail time?

Teen nabbed after attacks on UK government and FBI sites

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His lawyers claim that their client was only on the "periphery" of the conspiracy, but that didn't stop him from boasting about it.

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Hacked: yup, even your skateboard isn't safe

Hacked: yup, even your skateboard isn't safe

Security researchers have revealed the latest IoT security blunder by hacking electric skateboards via a Bluetooth controller.

What's keeping security experts awake at night?

What's keeping you awake at night? Gartner polls top-level security experts

Enterprises will pour more than $71 billion into infosec this year but are still getting clobbered by Sony-esque level breaches. Why? They're not focusing on the real threats.

No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 cybercrime charges

No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 counts of cybercrime

The Lizard Squad spokesman Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to "fight against cybercrime".

TV's newest hacker drama "Mr. Robot" is technically sound, morally ambiguous

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"Mr. Robot," USA Network's new hacker drama series, is good entertainment. But is it also a good depiction of hackers, hacking and infosec?

Katie Hopkins has her Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

The controversial Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account hacked by someone threatening to release a bogus sex tape.

High schooler allegedly hired third party to DDoS his school district

High schooler allegedly hired third party to DDoS his school district

He might face state and federal charges. The attack crippled more than 50 schools, forcing some students to retake tests multiple times, among other miseries.

Facebook login system blocked by Great Firewall of China causing DDoS panic

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China's Great Firewall has been intercepting the Javascript module from Facebook Login, redirecting users to an unexpected pair of websites.

Greatfire.org faces daily $30,000 bill from DDoS attack

Anti-censorship China activists face daily $30,000 DDoS bill

GreatFire.org, a site that monitors websites blocked by the Great Firewall of China, has been hit with a massive DDoS attack.

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

"Most adorable bug" - Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when you take a photo of it

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It's not buggy, it's camera-shy! The tiny, budget Raspberry Pi faints when you flash a photo of it, and it's likewise not keen on laser pointers.

Update Tuesday wrap-up, February 2015 - don't let JASBUG distract you

Be careful!

The JASBUG vulnerability in Windows is grabbing the headlines, but there are other bugs this month that could hit you harder.

Paul Ducklin explains...

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New-style ransomware locks out your customers - demands money to let them log back in

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The crooks took a low-key, annoyingly simple, and hard-to-spot approach.

Change usernames like JIMMY to FKOVWH3Z7LUV, but hide the changes...for a while, anyway.

Lizard Squad took down Facebook and Instagram! Believe it! Or not...

The hacking-and-cracking crew known as Lizard Squad tweeted that Facebook and Instagram were down.

Before you could say, "But we don't crash EVER," that had turned into "Lizard Squad did it"...

Why the US was so sure North Korea hacked Sony: it had a front-row seat

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A newly released, top-secret document traces the NSA's infiltration of North Korean systems back to 2010, when it piggybacked on South Korean "implants" on North Korea's networks and "sucked back the data".