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Anonymous spying on US government

A private FBI memo suggests that the hacktivist group may have compromised the security of several government agencies.

Stratfor hacker sentenced

An AntiSec activist has been sentenced to ten years in U.S. federal prison for his attack on geopolitical intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting Inc.

123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

Cybercrooks shift tactics in DDoS attacks, researchers say

The shuddering effectiveness of the DNS reflection DDoS attack on Spamhaus this March is a forewarning of a growing criminal interest in the technique, new figures from mitigation firm Prolexic have suggested.

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Finnish government hacked, Finnish secrets breached

The Finnish government's computer networks have been breached by malware for years.

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MongoDB support firm says intruders may have accessed databases

If you use the open-source Mongo database, be aware that its hosting/support arm has been compromised by attackers.

Artificial Intelligence startup may have cracked CAPTCHA

A California-based artificial intelligence startup claims to have written software that cracks CAPTCHA images with 90% accuracy.

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Buffer encrypts access tokens after spammer hack

Buffer, a service for scheduling social media posts, said Sunday it has strengthened its security after spammers gained access to its network.

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Brits may consult convicted cybercrooks for tech defense

Convicted computer hackers could be recruited to join the government's new Joint Cyber Reserve, the unit's chief has said.

Court confiscates computer for owner's claim of hacking

In a rare move, a federal court in Idaho ordered a software developer's computer seized and its contents copied without prior notice because the developer described himself as a 'hacker' on his website.