Syrian Electronic Army Hijack Sky News’s Twitter & Facebook Accounts

Syrian Electronic Army strike again! This time hacking group hijack Twitter accounts and a Facebook page of Sky News Arabia and also hack their Emails. The accounts affected were the channel’s main twitter handle @skynewsarabia and the @skynewsarabia account used for cultural and entertainment news, as well as the Facebook page facebook/skynewsarabia. Sky News regained control of the hacked accounts some how later. … Continue reading

Former military adviser urged Obama to pardon Gary McKinnon

John Arquilla, a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former military adviser has urged President Barack Obama to pardon the British computer hacker Gary McKinnon and to recruit master hackers to US Cyber Command. Gary McKinnon faced extradition for hacking into Pentagon and Nasa systems, and but they believe that he could encourage other hackers to become government cyber warriors. ‘If the … Continue reading

Anonymous hackers deface United States Sentencing Commission website

Anonymous hackers deface the official website of U.S. Sentencing Commission website (ussc.gov) on Friday under a new campaign called “Operation Last Resort” in memory of  Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz and also threatening to release a massive WikiLeaks-style exposure of sensitive U.S. government secrets. “The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice … Continue reading

Team GhostShell Exposes 700k accounts from African universities and businesses

The Hacktivist group Team GhostShell today exposes data including 700,000 accounts / records from African universities and businesses during a campaign named ProjectSunRise. Hacker mention, “GhostShell’s new project focuses on Africa, mainly, for the time being, South Africa and to some extent other countries from the continent, such as Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya and Angola.“ In this new campaign hackers have … Continue reading

Israel preparing Cyber Iron Dome Shield

Israel preparing Cyber Iron Dome Shield Israel’s Prime Minister officially opened a new national program to train teenagers in the art of cyberwarfare. The program named “Magshimim Le’umit”, is to prepare them for their future role in the military and intelligence community. Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the country’s computer systems are facing attacks from … Continue reading

Stuxnet is Back ! Iran reported another cyber attack

Stuxnet is Back ! Iran reported another cyber attack Iran claims to have repelled a fresh cyber attack on its industrial units in a southern province. In the last few years, various Iranian industrial, nuclear and government bodies have recently come under growing cyber attacks, widely believed to be designed and staged by the US and … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing tools to combat violence against women

Crowdsourcing tools to combat violence against women A look at crowdsourcing initiatives across the world that map violence against women in its many forms. My big curly hair is rich sexual-harassment material. Instead of tying it back to protect myself, I decided to use my academic and professional experience to reinvent a safe environment for … Continue reading

Child Porn on Indian Government websites

Child Porn on Indian Government websites One of the ‘The Hacker News‘ reader inform us today about porn content on some Indian Government websites. After analyzing such websites, we came across more than 30 sub domains belongs to ‘entegramam.gov.in‘ . Where ‘entegramam’ means “My village” and all sub domains of this website are names of the different cities of Kerala state. … Continue reading

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