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Are You Giving Hackers a Present This Holiday?
Author of Swiped. Former Director New Jersey Division of Consu...
Unlike the batteries-not-included gift, an IoT device will still work with the default settings in place, but for the purposes
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How Anonymous Is Fighting White Supremacy Online
The hacker collective took down a Ku Klux Klan site on Saturday.
Pre-Holiday Cybersecurity Checklist for SMBs
Co-Founder of Casaba Security
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, but businesses aren't the only ones that will be profiting from the uptick in consumer spending - cybercriminals will be making plenty of money too.
DDoS Attacks Have Graduated to Extortion
Global Security Advocate
There are things in this world that are far less enjoyable than having your website knocked offline to be certain. That being said, it can have a massive impact to your day or that of a company trying to make a living by selling their wares online.
What It's Like to Be on a Bomb-Threatened Plane
Food writer, humorist and TV talker
I'm stuck in a metal box 10,000 feet in the sky and there might be a bomb under my seat. I'm somewhat surprised I'm not freaking out. I'm not sweating. There's pride in that. I would've pegged myself for more of a pants-wetter in crisis situations.
PlayStation Network Brought Down By DDoS Attack
Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of
Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim
COO, Superior Solutions
Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.
When a Heartbleed Strikes, It's Everyone's Responsibility
DDoS mitigation guru
As the conversations surrounding the Heartbleed bug continue to multiply, and as is the case with any widespread security breach, individually, we are often left with a lingering question: Who caused this and who is responsible for fixing the problem?
'PayPal 14' Plea Deal Lets Hacktivists Avoid Felonies, Which Is Pretty Much The Best They Could Hope For
Ryan J. Reilly
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys had nearly reached a plea deal in the PayPal case this fall, but it was held up
Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000
Ryan J. Reilly
The attack took place in 2011, when the Koch brothers were under fire for supporting union cutbacks in Wisconsin. Organizing
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What Pirating Taught Me About Life
Dr. Brian Penny
Whistleblower and Troll
I bought, sold, and traded every game, application, movie, and album I could find. In doing so, I saw the evolution of digital privacy.
NSA Website Offline, Agency Denies Attack (UPDATE)
Reports that NSA.gov is down due to a hacker attack are unconfirmed, but the website was offline at press time. Gizmodo pointed
Suspected Spamhaus Hacker Sent Home To Netherlands
The suspect – identified only by his initials S.K. – was questioned Saturday in the National Court in Madrid after his arrest
Reddit Suffers DDoS Attack
On Friday, Reddit was hit with a DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service attack. A DDoS attack interrupts a website's
Spamhaus Hit Being Called Largest Cyberattack Ever
An Internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the Web.
Spamhaus Hit With 'Largest Publicly Announced DDoS Attack' Ever, Affecting Internet Users Worldwide
"They abuse their position not to stop spam but to exercise censorship without a court order," Kamphuis said. At the London
Anonymous DDoS Petition: Group Calls On White House To Recognize Distributed Denial Of Service As Protest
Members of Anonymous set up a petition on the White House official website Jan. 7 that asks the government to recognize DDoS
Anonymous, GoDaddy and SOPA: A Warning of What's to Come
President, The Solutions Institute
If a disruption of service for less than eight hours will make this big of a splash on the internet, as is the intent of recent cybersecurity legislation, imagine what a complete shutdown of the internet will do.
Inside Anonymous, Members Find Shelter In A Collective Voice
This incident sheds light on the inner workings of Anonymous, the loose-knit collection of hackers that has claimed responsibility
Tumblr Down: Was 4Chan Responsible?
A Tumblr outage has sparked furious Web debate: was it 4Chan's fault? Signs suggest the cause of the outage might be less
'Anonymous' Attacks Songwriters
President, Songwriters Guild of America
The hacker group known as 'Anonymous' launched a denial of service attack on the website of Broadcast Music Inc. It misconstrues the history and service to music culture that BMI has performed over the last 73 years.
WordPress Hit With Massive Hack Attack
The attack, according to an email TechCrunch received, sent to VIP members, is "multiple Gigabits per second and tens of
Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital
The Media Consortium
Network of Leading Progressive Independent Journalism Organiza...
In a bizarre twist, a loosely organized coalition of anarchic hackers known as "Anonymous" attacked websites linked to Koch
Libya and the Short of It
Alan W. Silberberg
Founder, CEO Digijaks, Co-Founder Dalai VC. Cyber Security Expert
There has been a spate of recent stories about the problems with shorterners, long before the current problems heated up. Governments should take the mischievous component out of the equation.
Anonymous Shuts Down Tunisian Govt Websites After Violence and Web Censorship
Pop culture journalist, cartwheelart.com; art curator
Websites run by the Tunisian government have been successfully targeted by Operation: Tunisia, a cell within Anonymous' Operation Payback, in a distributed denial of service action.
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