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Megaupload CEO raid captures 18 luxurious cars and one motorcycle

Megaupload CEO raid captures 18 luxurious cars and one motorcycle

When you're the kingpin of Megaupload and your name is Kim Dotcom, it's not hard to think that it's a good idea to purchase a lot of fancy electronics so you can look awesome when posting yourself sitting in your basement hacking away - but when you've gone beyond hackerdom, there's something else you'll end up purchasing: fabulous automobiles. That's what Dotcom did, and as his Megaupload and other internet-based ventures grew, he amassed what's been revealed today as a king's ransom worth of luxury cars. Amongst these were Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and 16 more in autos dating from 2012 all the way back to 1959.

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Microsoft tells story of Antivirus programmer turned Kelihos botnet hacker

Microsoft tells story of Antivirus programmer turned Kelihos botnet hacker

Several months ago there was a massive spam operation by the name of Kelihos botnet that both Microsoft and partners took offline, this menace having already sent 3.8 billion spam emails a day for some time. What you should know, and perhaps much more importantly, is the following fact: the controller and creator of that spam factory was no less than a former employee of several Antivirus firms. What does this mean for you? It means you should think twice before firing Johnny No-Virus from your Antivirus group, folks, because he'll probably be spamming you soon.

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Banned Android Apps store being developed by ClockworkMod maker Koush

Banned Android Apps store being developed by ClockworkMod maker Koush

The same fellow that brought you and continues to bring you the most famous ROM handler on the hacked Android circuit ROM Manager, Koushik Dutta, aka Koush, has been developing an app store for the relatively small number of banned Android apps out in the wild today. Included in this sort of rogue appstore will be not only gaming emulators that've been tossed from the official market, but Visual Voicemail apps, one-click rooting apps, and other such gems that have otherwise found themselves on the short end of the banning stick ala Google. Full fledged ROMs will MAYBE be included in this app store as well, and should it take off, a full collection of flash-ready modifications for your already hacked Android device.

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Anonymous invites public to hit Facebook in massive DDoS attack [UPDATE: Denied]

Anonymous invites public to hit Facebook in massive DDoS attack [UPDATE: Denied]

In a brand new video which comes along with a message bringing tidings of an oncoming storm in the face of Facebook, Anonymous has dropped their newest threat. Later in this post I'll speak for a moment on whether or not this is actually the same Anonymous we've been talking about for the past few months, but know this: it doesn't matter, as the attack that they speak of will be run not by the hackers themselves, but by the public. In this way it is the democratic takedown that Anonymous speaks of each time they represent the greater whole - a perfect crushing of Facebook by the masses that would otherwise make Facebook thrive.

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PSA: McAfee computer security patches flaw: are you fixed?

PSA: McAfee computer security patches flaw: are you fixed?

Earlier this week, the McAfee group began sending out a fix to stopper up a flaw which turned their protection service into a hijacked spam festival. The flaw, they say, was allowing hackers to attach themselves to your computer specifically and shoot spam throughout your machine - hijacking that which was supposed to be protected using a flaw in the system that was supposed to be doing the protecting. The exploit was reported earlier this week by two customers who were taken aback by the flaw earlier this week, McAfee responding with a fix now here at the end of it.

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SOPA and PIPA delayed indefinitely, Internet Wins

SOPA and PIPA delayed indefinitely, Internet Wins

In what can only be described as seeming to be a Flawless Victory, not a few hours after Senator Harry Reid announced he'd be delaying the vote on PIPA, representative Lamar Smith, better known now as the sponsor of SOPA, has announced he would delay consideration on that bill as well. Both teams have been pressured by waves of not only internet-based groups during the blackout of major websites earlier this week, but by voters calling in from around the nation this week as a result of it. Both groups have noted their intent to "revisit" how to defeat "foreign thieves" in regards to piracy, but would be stopping votes on their legislature for now.

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Anonymous take down Department of Justice, RIAA, MPAA, Universal Music

Anonymous take down Department of Justice, RIAA, MPAA, Universal Music

Earlier today the sites Megaupload and Megavideo were shut down by ICE, a federal group responsible for working with and shutting down groups that pirate media illegally - in retaliation the hacker collective known as Anonymous have shut down the RIAA, the MPAA, Universal Music, and the United States Government site Justice.org, belonging to the Department of Justice. These hits have been confirmed by several anonymously run "official" Anonymous sources such as twitter accounts @Anonops, @AnonymousIRC, and @YourAnonNews, and were likely planned in advance. As a bit of an extra jab after the biggest sites in this situation were downed, Anonymous noted that they should simply say, "for #SOPA supporters their#SOPAblackout is today."

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Siri on iPod Touch with simple iPhone 4S restore

Siri on iPod Touch with simple iPhone 4S restore

It's not even a trick, it would seem, nor is it a hack or a break of any kind, but certainly not something Apple would have you doing - a restore of an iPhone 4S built on an iPod Touch is what mister AppleGordon has done, and with it came Siri! Before you get your fingers twisted in a bundle trying this little oddity out, note this: it's only one man's word against all sensical notions that such a thing will, almost certainly, brick your device. In other words, don't try this at home, but DO giggle at the concept.

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Hackers steal $6.7M in cyber bank robbery

Hackers steal $6.7M in cyber bank robbery

Most of the hackers we talk about here are out to steal credit card numbers and harass. Some of the hacks result in illicit gains, but few that we have talked about have been able to pull the massive amount of funds that hackers who hit the South African Postbank have grabbed. These hackers were able to steal $6.7 million from the bank.

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Hacker oxOmar and pals hit Tel Aviv stock exchange and El Al airline

Hacker oxOmar and pals hit Tel Aviv stock exchange and El Al airline

Hacking has been growing at a rapid pace over the last year and while many of the big attacks have come in the US and Europe, those countries are not alone in facing the hacker threat. The Middle East has become a big target for hackers. A hacker going by oxOmar hacked into a credit card database and posted the details on 20,000 credit cards of Israeli citizens not long ago.

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