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Hackers turn a Canon EOS camera into a remote surveillance tool

The high-end Canon EOS-1D X camera can be hacked for use as a remote surveillance tool, with images remotely downloaded, erased, and uploaded, a researcher said during the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam Wednesday.

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WikiLeaks launches library with Kissinger-era intelligence cables

WikiLeaks, best known for its release of secret documents pertaining to U.S. activities in current wars, Monday opened an online database of Henry Kissinger-era cables.

Phishing warning issued to energy companies

The Department of Homeland Security alert was prompted by an incident last October in which 11 companies in the energy sector were targeted in a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign apparently aimed at breaching their network security.

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.