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Thai PM Twitter Account Hacked

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A hacker took over the Twitter account of recently-elected Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday, accusing her government of incompetence and cronyism. In eight posts, the unidentified hacker criticized the Yingluck administration on a variety of subjects, including her response to recent serious flooding and a number of key government policies. The final post said, […]

21 Arrested for Alleged Cyber Attacks

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the United States, Britain and the Netherlands have arrested 21 people accused of mounting coordinated cyber attacks against companies and organizations. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it had arrested 14 people for allegedly hacking into the servers of a popular website that manages online payments, Paypal, blocking people from being […]

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US Secret Service to Investigate Twitter Hacking

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says it is investigating the hacking of Fox News’ political Twitter account and posting false messages reporting the assassination of President Barack Obama. The Secret Service, which has the job of protecting U.S. presidents, says it will do an “appropriate follow-up” to the matter. Hackers broke into the Fox Twitter feed […]

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British Police Charge Teenager With Hacking Attacks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have charged a 19-year-old man with cybercrime offenses following his arrest earlier this week in connection with international hackers. Officials say Ryan Cleary is due to appear in court Thursday to face five charges that include hacking the official website of Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency. Cleary was arrested Monday at his home […]

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Britain Arrests Teen Hacker For Attacks on Business, Intelligence

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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British police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man believed to be responsible for cyber attacks against major businesses and intelligence agencies. Working with the FBI, police arrested the teen Monday night in Wickford, a town east of London. Investigators were examining material collected from a home there. Police say the arrest was made in […]

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