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Falling Into The Black Hole

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:18 am (UTC-4)
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An Old Hack Technique Gets A New Twist Doug Bernard | Washington DC Hackers may not always be the most innovative group. But as a rule, they are sneaky. That’s exactly how the latest hack target, Cryptome.org, summed up the recent hit on its website: “sneaky.” A well known anti-secrecy site, Cryptome tends more to […]

When Will Anonymous Go Too Far?

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Pushing Bounds And Tempting A Fight Doug Bernard | Washington DC If one could speak about Anonymous as a singular entity, then it’s clear that Anonymous is spoiling for a fight. But of course, Anonymous is anything but a singular thing. It’s been called a hive of numberless drones, an amorphous hidden collective of computer […]

Back For More Lulz?

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm (UTC-4)
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And Spreading Malware Hits Big and Small Alike Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: LulzSec vs. NewsCorp: After very publicly disbanding just a few weeks ago, […]

Journalism’s ‘Dark Arts’

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Hacking, Blagging, and Why the Murdoch Hacking Scandal is Nothing New There’s an unofficial rule among British journalists: dog doesn’t bite dog.  In other words, reporters working at one Fleet Street tabloid should not expose the wrong doings of reporters at other Fleet Street tabloids, as there are plenty of wrong doings to go around. […]

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From Russia With Malice

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm (UTC-4)
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The Dangers of Russian Hacking The attack began on April 27, 2007.   Friction between Russia and Estonia had been on the rise ever since Tallinn announced its intention to remove a Soviet-era war memorial from its capital square.  With nationalist feelings at play on both sides, tensions were high.  As the massive bronze statue was […]

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LulzSec Laughs Last

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Why the Latest, Hottest Hacker Group May Never Have Existed. I’ll admit it.  Like many of my colleagues, I’m a sucker for a great story.  Sure, I run it through the standard fact-checking traps, and try to question and independently confirm each detail.  And always, I remind myself that if it smells too good to […]

Hacking the CIA

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-4)
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And Better Blogging Through Stripping Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: The Fight Over Airwaves.  Several facts of war are as old as battle itself.  They […]

Poisoning the Internet

Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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William Ide  -  Washington A group of computer hackers hijacked websites run by the Voice of America this week, sending its online traffic to an Internet website claimed to be run by the “Iranian Cyber Army”.  The attack comes as the U.S. government is renewing its push to promote freedom in cyber space and as […]

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