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Anonymous Vows Facebook Destruction on November 5th 2011 [UPDATED]

Anonymous Vows Facebook Destruction on November 5th 2011 [UPDATED]

It's time again for us to hear from Anonymous, that rather well-known yet hacker group whose members remain largely, well, anonymous. The announcement made today makes clear that whichever member(s) of the hacktivist group have created said call to action are preparing to take down Facebook, one of the most popular and well-traveled social networks and indeed websites on the internet. Of course, as with all "Anonymous" messages, only time will tell if this announcement is "real", "fake", or just a message made by a single "member" of Anonymous to rally the rest of the "real" Anonymous troops. This message makes reference to several past news releases tying Facebook to the sharing of "private" user information and notes that Facebook is the antithesis of the AntiSec cause.

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Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

A fellow by the name of Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as one of the "Spam Kings", has been charged with 11 federal criminal counts, these counts related to 27 MILLION unsolicited SPAM messages sent via Facebook servers. FBI officials note that Wallace received "substantial revenue" for this so-called "scheme" in which 500,000 Facebook users accounts were compromised. As of August 7th, 2011, Wallace has turned himself into authorities, has pled not guilty, and is free on a $100,000 bond while he faces more than 40 years in prison for his alleged crimes. Lulzsec and Anonymous have been unavailable for comment.*

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2011

It's that time again; the SlashGear Week in Review is back. One of my favorite stories from last week was the LEGO DIY R2D2 robot. The robot was remote controlled and even the little dome turned making for a very cool project. The teen LulzSec hacker that was arrested in Britain recently was found to have details on hundreds of thousands of people on his computer. The exact number according to the police was 750,000 different personal records on people.

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iPhone 5 and iPad 3 reveal in September tips supply chain

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 reveal in September tips supply chain

Another day, another Apple production rumor, and as the whispers in Taiwan would have us believe that Apple's suppliers are already gathering together materials for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 manufacture, ahead of an official unveil in September and commercial release in October. Your favorite component gossip source, DigiTimes, has it on anonymous authority that Foxconn - which will be slapping all the parts together - will be making a single fifth-gen iPhone, rather than both a cut-price iPhone 4S and flagship iPhone 5.

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AT&T iPad 3G hacker admits guilt, faces prison and $250k fine

AT&T iPad 3G hacker admits guilt, faces prison and $250k fine

The hacker responsible for the AT&T iPad data breach has admitted his guilt in court this week, and faces a potential penalty of up to five years imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines. The US Attorney's Office in the District of New Jersey announced the plea submission, along with details of the hack - which saw subscriber details for iPad owners using the AT&T 3G capabilities of the first-gen tablet extracted in a brute force attack on the carrier's servers - in a press release.

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Sega confirms 1.3m hacked accounts: Names, emails & more

Sega confirms 1.3m hacked accounts: Names, emails & more

Sega has confirmed that 1.3m users of its Sega Pass online network have had their personal information stolen, after the service was hacked last week. "We are deeply sorry for causing trouble to our customers" spokesperson Yoko Nagasawa told Reuters, "we want to work on strengthening security." Although credit card information is not among the looted haul, there's plenty of information that could lead to phishing attempts or account hacks.

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Sega Pass Gets Hacked, Accounts Compromised

Sega Pass Gets Hacked, Accounts Compromised

The myriad of cyber attacks of recent months in the wake of the PlayStation Network breach continue with the latest victim being Sega. The gaming network called Sega Pass, which includes its gaming forums and press resources websites got hacked yesterday, with the company sending out emails this morning to its Sega Pass users to confirm the network breach.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. This week we covered both E3 and WWDC making for a very busy week focused on Apple and gaming. WWDC was all about software with no hardware unveiled. We rounded up ten of the cool new features of Mac OSX Lion in one story, and they are cool features. A really cool and expensive custom home theater with a pirate the more surfaced early in the week. The photos are renderings that show what the theater that is under construction right now will look like.

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Nintendo admits servers hacked but no personal data stolen

Nintendo admits servers hacked but no personal data stolen

Nintendo has confirmed that its US servers have been hacked, although unlike Sony's recent PlayStation Network woes, no company or customer information was extracted. Rumors of the infringement surfaced when the "Lulzsec" hacker group released what was claimed to be Nintendo's server configuration file, pulled from one of the company's US servers; Nintendo confirmed to the WSJ that while there had been a breach, it contained no personal data.

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