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Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Another day, another cyberattack by the Syrian Electronic Army. This time the hacktivist collective targeted The Financial Times, making a nuisance of itself by taking over several of the company's Twitter accounts, as well as changing the titles of posts on The Financial Times' blog posts to "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army." While the actions themselves are annoying, one message in particular crossed the line when it sent readers to a video of an execution.

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LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

In April, LulzSec members Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, and Mustafa al-Bassam plead guilty to various charges in London for their roles in cyberattacks against Sony, the NHS, News International, and more. Today the three of them - plus Ryan Cleary - were sentenced in the same court, with all but one getting prison sentences. This follows other members who have already been sentenced, including Cody Kretsinger, who was known as Recursion.

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Google Glass installed with Ubuntu in warranty-voiding demonstration

Google Glass installed with Ubuntu in warranty-voiding demonstration

It has been a busy couple days, and we've seen a lot so far at Google's I/O event, including quite a bit of Glass news. Earlier today, the Internet giant held a Voiding your Warranty session detailing the process of putting Ubuntu on Glass, showing the process with a screencast from the device beneath the Terminal. The process isn't terribly involved, but does take a few steps for those willing to risk messing something up and rendering Glass effectively bricked.

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Security expert details how he nabbed millions of dollars from a bank

Security expert details how he nabbed millions of dollars from a bank

Bank heists - they're the subject of movies, books, and, in some cases, real-world news. While not every mission goes as planned, many have managed to gain ill-gotten wealth from lax security systems, prompting banks to step up their game and stay on top of ever-changing technologies. The best ways to find out you have a security vulnerability is to have someone exploit it, which is what one bank hired a security expert to do. Having successfully accomplished his mission, Nisha Bhalla has detailed how he managed to "steal" $14 million.

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The Onion pegs Syrian Electronic Army hacks on phishing schemes

The Onion pegs Syrian Electronic Army hacks on phishing schemes

Over the last several weeks the Syrian Electronic Army has made a nuisance of itself (again), serving as a sort of annoying prankster who is repeatedly ordered to go stand in the corner. The organization is reportedly responsible for quite a number of hacks, with The Onion having been one of its unlucky victims. The humor website pinpointed the source of its infiltration and has revealed precisely how it happened, adding in a few pieces of advice for other media outlets to help combat the attacks.

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Diablo III market down: rollback axed as gold-dupers hunted

Diablo III market down: rollback axed as gold-dupers hunted

If you've been playing Diablo III (or Diablo 3, if you prefer), this week, you know that there's been a bit of a break in the normal everyday action in both the Gold and Real-Money Auction Houses. It is there that users have unleashed an exploit which allows the earning of billions in in-game gold, this being the virtual cash currency aside from the real-cash currency available in the auction house. Players have reported the axing of accounts due to this procedure stacking up to a head this Wednesday.

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Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

On Monday, Anonymous and various extremist Islamic hacking collectives announced their OpUSA mission, which was a planned cyberattack against nine big-name US agencies/institutions that the hackers wanted to take down. The attack was announced in a manifesto of sorts on Pastebin, which you can read here if poor grammar is of no bother to you. Not surprisingly, the attack appears to have fizzled out with little effect.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 ROM CyanogenMod 10.1 spreads to T-Mobile variant

Samsung GALAXY S 4 ROM CyanogenMod 10.1 spreads to T-Mobile variant

This week the folks at famed hack CyanogenMod have pushed their customized Android system over to the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This comes after some controversy over the idea that the team would cease working with Samsung devices after finding difficulty with Samsung's Exynos processor software and builds earlier this year. As the AT&T version of the software was shown to be working earlier this month, now so too do we see the T-Mobile variant active.

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GALAXY S 4 runs CyanogenMod 10.1 in final hack rumor debunk

GALAXY S 4 runs CyanogenMod 10.1 in final hack rumor debunk

As the Samsung GALAXY S 4 sees its first public bootloader unlock today, so too does it see the final confirmation that earlier reports that famed hack CyanogenMod would not be coming to the handset. In a push to inform the masses that the smartphone would indeed be supported by the hacker team, head developer Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik revealed to Google+ the screenshot you see below, saying how lovely it was to be running. It's not clear at the moment if all versions of the GALAXY S 4 will be supported.

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