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Australia charges alleged Anonymous member

Australian police have charged an unidentified juvenile, who is suspected to be a member of the hacker group Anonymous, on a number of counts related to unauthorized access to computer data.

Hack attack by Anonymous vandalizes North Korea's Twitter and Flickr accounts

North Korea may be making some serious nuclear threats, but it's looking silly after a series of hacks by Anonymous lampoon its leader on official sites and feeds.

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blitzed by strong denial of service attack

The largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile price swings in the past few days.

US, South Korea join forces to prevent cyberattacks by North Korea

Recent massive cyberattacks that paralyzed computer networks at several South Korean banks and broadcasters, strongly suspected to have been launched by North Korean hackers, have prompted Washington and Seoul to come up with tough new countermeasures to stop Pyongyang from waging information warfare in the future.

Brace for more mega-DDoS attacks, security experts warn

DDoS attacks like the one that resulted from an altercation between a Dutch company and Spamhaus this week are on the rise, according to a statement from Kaspersky Labs.

Wisconsin man charged with participating in Anonymous DDoS

A man in Wisconsin has been charged with participation in a distributed denial-of-service attack in February, 2011 against Koch Industries by hacker group Anonymous .

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Evernote account used to deliver instructions to malware

A piece of malicious software spotted by Trend Micro uses the note-taking service Evernote as a place to pick up new instructions.

New report details cyberwar rules, puts hackers in crosshairs

The damages caused by a virtual attack would need to be as serious as those in a real world, or kinetic, attack.

Legal experts pitch in to appeal AT&T hacker's sentence

Legal experts are stepping in to help hacker Andrew Auernheimer appeal his 41 month prison sentence for illegally accessing emails and other data belonging to about 120,000 iPad subscribers of AT&T's networks.

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Iran is a more dangerous cyber threat to U.S. than China or Russia

Cyber threats from larger, more advanced nations that have diplomatic relations with the United States focus on cyber espionage and theft. But Iran is a more irrational actor and is building a cyber capability that is retaliatory in nature.

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