Unemployed 28-year-old New Yorker Hector Xavier Monsegur AKA "Sabu" was the de facto King of Anonymous and the head of LulzSec, easily the most notorious and influential hacker alive today. And he just turned in his people to the FBI.Read more »
The offending came to light when a hacker got into his Facebook account and began forwarding messages to his contacts. The man and his family approached police to try to find out who the hacker was, and surrendered his computer along with other family members' computers. The police Electronic Crime Laboratory then found the images.Read more »
A Malaysian man hacked his way into the Federal Reserve Bank's computers in Cleveland and also separately had more than 400,000 stolen credit card numbers when Secret Service agents finally caught up with him, federal prosecutors said.Read more »
This story is about how a new highly sophisticated computer malware, named stuxnet, has infected industrial sites in Iran, India and Indonesia. The reason I'm posting this is because all major U.S. news sites with the exception of Bloomberg is reporting that this is most likely a nation state attack and not a hacker attack. also, they do not make it clear that industrial systems are not on the web, this was a physical USB infection. This is important because there has been some moves to place more controls on the web because of potential cyber attack.Read more »
Eric Rachner, a Seattle cyber security expert and one of the golf players, wasn't satisfied when the city dismissed charges against him after a possibly illegal arrest for refusing to provide identification.
Rachner discovered through sleuthing that police had withheld video-recorded evidence in his case.
Rachner also hired Seattle attorney Cleveland Stockmeyer to look at his case and probably others where arrests might have been illegal or where police claimed to have destroyed valuable arrest videos that weren't, in fact, erased.Read more »
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