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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

This week the soon to be released book "The New Digital Age" authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal. Their review includes words from the author regarding the future digital dominance of China across our planet, especially as it pertains to the United States in the very near future. This is not the first time Schmidt has predicted political waves crashing in before they've gone ahead and happened - an essay by Schmidt and colleague Jared Cohen called “The Digital Disruption" (published in 2010) correctly predicted Arab Spring (more or less). Could this be the next great digital high tide coming towards us?

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Iran cyberattacked US banks according to government officials

Iran cyberattacked US banks according to government officials

Late last year, multiple US banks were attacked online by what was believed to be a hacker group. Now government officials are saying it was actually the work of Iran, possibly in response to cyberattacks it has suffered from the US. This was determined when an investigation revealed that the method used to attack the banks was too sophisticated to be the work a fringe group.

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“Cosmo the God” hacker takes over another Westboro Twitter account

“Cosmo the God” hacker takes over another Westboro Twitter account

The 15-year-old hacker who goes by the name of Cosmo and Cosmo the God was sentenced to probation in November for his part in a variety of large hacking incidents that happened throughout the year. That hasn't stopped him, however, with the hacker targeting the Westboro Baptist Church's members and picking their Twitter accounts off one by one. His current target? Fred Phelps Jr.

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Operation Hackerazzi hacker sentenced to 10 years

Operation Hackerazzi hacker sentenced to 10 years

The mission was dubbed Operation Hackerazzi by law enforcement, who sought out the hacker responsible for breaching several celebrities' email accounts and posting their personal messages - and nude photos - on the Internet for all to see. That hacker is named Christopher Chaney, and on Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his actions.

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Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker "TheHell" is selling an exploit that allows individuals to hijack a Yahoo! email account. The method is shown off in a video that was posted on Darkode, where the exploit is being sold for $700, and then reposted on YouTube. Yahoo! has been notified and is looking for the security hole, which it says can be fixed in a few hours once discovered.

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Apple boots out iPhone super hacker Comex

Apple boots out iPhone super hacker Comex

Nicholas Allegra's launch to fame came from his unusual penchant for hunting down cracks in the iPhone's source code. Known as the hacker Comex, he made himself a venerable thorn in Apple's side after repeatedly releasing JailBreakMe, giving iPhone users worldwide the ability to jailbreak their Apple mobile devices. In a semi-surprising move, Apple gave Allegra an internship, which has come to a sudden end a year later.

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