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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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Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

If you're a legacy fan of the original PlayStation, you know good and well that there's nothing quite like an internationally unlocked mod-chipped gaming console. That's what hackers have claimed to have developed in the way of the Wii U this week, and Nintendo has confirmed that they're on the case. While the system itself has not yet been seen or detected playing illegal copies of games, it would appear that Nintendo's ears are perked.

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Hacker attack arrest pins Spamhaus incident on Dutchman

Hacker attack arrest pins Spamhaus incident on Dutchman

This week an arrest was made in Spain of a man suspected of taking part in a major hacker attack that earlier this year attacked the organization known as Spamhaus. The Spamhaus Project attack was reported as one that would have an epic scale, said by the spam group themselves to have slowed the internet due to support by many high-ranking assistant webpages. It was later contested as a smaller attack than suggested by Spamhaus, but the results remain: arrests are being made.

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Alleged LulzSec leader arrested in Australia

Alleged LulzSec leader arrested in Australia

The Australian Federal Police arrested a man in Sydney on Monday who claims to be the leader of Lulz Security, more commonly known as LulzSec. Though his name has not been revealed, ABC News Australia reports that he is 24-years-old, and worked in a "position of trust" in a NSW-local branch of an international IT company. Because of his work position, he had access to government client data.

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AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today after a tweet was sent out from the account that read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The Associated Press responded shortly after saying that its Twitter account had been compromised, and now the account has been suspended, but it should be back up shortly after Twitter and the AP resolve the issue.

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Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Reuters fires journalist accused of conspiring with Anonymous

Matthew Keys, the journalist who was accused of conspiring with Anonymous, has been fired by Reuters today. On his Twitter account, Keys tweeted, "Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon." David Girardin, a Reuters spokesperson, confirmed the firing. According to Keys, his termination from Reuters had no relation to his alleged involvement with Anonymous, but was due to him violating his "Final Written Warning".

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