March 2013 Monthly Archives

The Largest Cyber Attack… Ever

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As of yesterday, anti-spam website Spamhaus reported that they were being targeted with a tidal wave of meaningless traffic and data. In fact, their servers were the target of the largest surge of junk content ever directed in one attack. Exactly how large was it? To put it in perspective, similar attacks tend not to […]

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The Debate Over "Ethical Hacking"

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Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, is a hacker. In an interview of 60 Minutes he openly distinguished between “criminal” hacking and hacking that is used to exposed a network’s or website’s security flaws. The first, he confirms, is most certainly a crime, generally involving the accessing and exploitation of a victim’s information without permission. His […]

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Q: What Do Kanye West, Paris Hilton and Michelle Obama Have in Common?

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A: They’re among the growing group of celebrity victims of a recent high-profile “doxxing” hack. Referred to by some as a prank, this tactic of accessing and sharing personal data, including financial information, is a serious cyber crime. As of Monday, as many as 12 celebrities and political figures have been targeted and have found […]

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