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Pentagon admits to losing 24,000 files in major network breach

Pentagon admits to losing 24,000 files in major network breach

2011 has certainly been the year of the hacker so far. The number of hacks and attacks that have been perpetrated against the US government and businesses is staggering and shows no sign of letting up. Perhaps the most disturbing of all the hacks this year was one perpetrated against the US government that the Pentagon has now admitted happened in the spring of this year. The Pentagon says that the attack was one of the most damaging to date.

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AntiSec steals 90,000 military email account addresses and passwords

AntiSec steals 90,000 military email account addresses and passwords

The rash of hacks and attacks against the websites of government and private firms over the last year has grown to proportions we have never seen before. Hacker groups have been pilfering data from servers that are poorly secured in droves and then posting the information stolen online to prove they made the hack. The most recent hack that AntiSec has taken credit for was of a server run by military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

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iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

It's unusual for someone that's gone Android to go back to iOS, but when it does happen, a sorely missed feature is the Swype keyboard. Swype lets you trace your finger from letter to letter without lifting off the screen to type your words. It's quicker and less straining to type this way, but the feature has yet to be available to iPhone users. Well, that may be about to change---at least for users of jailbroken iPhones---as one iOS hacker has just released a beta port of Swype.

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Fox News Twitter account hacked, Obama not shot

Fox News Twitter account hacked, Obama not shot

Am I the only one that thinks that hackers have got out of hand recently? Not a day goes by that hackers haven't worked their way into something or other, stolen data, and posted it online as a way to brag about their hacking prowess. The latest victim of hackers is the twitter account of Fox News and the hack was a very public and embarrassing one for the news site. I have to think that this hack may end up being the one the person or persons responsible eventually come to regret.

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LulzSec call it quits after 50 days of hacking and release AT&T docs on the way out

LulzSec call it quits after 50 days of hacking and release AT&T docs on the way out

The hacker group known as LulzSec set out on what they call a 50-day cruise. It was more like a 50-day hack fest where the group accessed all sorts of data and took sites offline. The data that the hackers accessed was released to the public for the most part. After the 50 days of hacking the group is now calling it quits. That is probably a good thing, I suspect with all the hacking going on and with some of the sites attacked being US government sites there will be some government-sponsored investigations going on.

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LulzSec Hacker Boat Sunk By Another Hacker Group?

LulzSec Hacker Boat Sunk By Another Hacker Group?

The "hacktivist" group called LulzSec has been wreaking havoc on websites and servers across the board over the last several weeks. Ever since the PlayStation Network breach, the group has been actively taking down gaming sites and even government agency sites including the CIA.gov and Senate.gov. They've certainly kept themselves in the headlines and are now drawing ire from other hackers.

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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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LulzSec Hacks Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate

LulzSec Hacks Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate

The hacker group LulzSec is known for attacking sites more for fun and embarrassment rather than to steal and actually use the compromised personal data. The group has been staying in the headlines lately with attacks on the websites and servers of various prominent organizations including Sony, PBS, CodeMasters, and now game developer Bethesda Softworks and even the U.S. Senate.

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