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Government seizes 82 website domains

Seizure orders have been executed against 82 domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as …

EU investigates Google antitrust violations

The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google has abused a dominant position in online search, in violation of European …

Student pleads guilty to helping organize Anonymous DDoS attacks

Steve Slayo, a 19-year old Australian student, has pleaded guilty to having organized a DDoS attack targeting – among others – the websites of the Australian Prime …

Malaysian hacker breached Federal Reserve and DoD contractor networks

When agents arrested Malasyian Lin Mun Poo on account of selling US$1,000 worth of stolen credit card numbers just hours after he arrived in the U.S., they probably …

Will the DHS receive authority over private sector networks?

A bill that would give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security the power to impose federal cybersecurity standards on private sector companies whose flawless functioning is …

Whitehat hacker’s laptop, cellphones seized and searched

The well-known whitehat hacker and security researcher that goes by the handle Moxie Marlinspike has recently experienced firsthand the electronical device search that …

Two FBI fugitives wanted on federal cyber crime charges captured

On November 3, 2010, Dorin Codreanu and Lilian Adam were arrested in Portage, Wisconsin by FBI agents. Codreanu and Adam have been fugitives since September 30 when FBI agents …

Myanmar cut off the Internet ahead of elections

The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been practically cut off the Internet as an extensive DDoS attack that started in late October has …

Experts run large cyber attack simulation exercise

Europe’s cyber security experts are testing their responses today in the first ever pan-European cyber-attack simulation exercise. In “Cyber Europe 2010“, …

Obama Administration gets a “B” for cybersecurity

The Electronic Privacy Information Center released its annual Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration and – when compared to last year’s results – …

Sensitive prisoner data found discarded in dumpster

When a homeless couple went searching for recyclable things in a gas station dumpster in California last week, they probably didn’t expect to find files containing …

Pentagon to aid DHS in case of cyber attack on domestic soil

It is a well know fact that the U.S. Department of Defense is forbidden to deploy military units within the nation’s boarders for law enforcement purposes. The only …

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