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Microsoft confirms LIVE accounts hacked, pulls Xbox Entertainment Award app

Microsoft confirms LIVE accounts hacked, pulls Xbox Entertainment Award app

Microsoft has issued a statement confirming that some of its "high-profile" Xbox LIVE accounts that are said to belong to both former and current employees have been hacked, reports the folks over at ars technica, which was cyberattacked yesterday by the same hacking group. Known as Team Hype, the hackers are suspected to have caused a host of grief, including having possibly caused a police raid on Brian Krebs, a security reporter.

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AT&T iPad hacker sentenced to 41 months in prison

AT&T iPad hacker sentenced to 41 months in prison

Andrew Auernheimer, or better known as his internet pseudonym "weev", has been sentence to 41 months in federal prison for obtaining the personal data of over 100,000 AT&T iPad owners on AT&T’s website. Auernheimer exploited a security flaw in AT&T's iPad registration system that allowed him to download contact information of these iPad owners. The court case goes back a couple years ago.

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China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China is willing to talk with the United States about the ongoing cyber security issues that have befallen them recently. It's been a back and forth war between both the United States and China. The U.S. accused China of hacking into various businesses and news sites, while China insists that they have been the victims of many cyber attacks as well, many of the attacks which supposedly came from the U.S.

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US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

China has been the source of many cyberattacks against US organizations, businesses and media companies, many of which revealed earlier this year the extent of the attacks they suffered. Some such companies include The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. In response, the White House has called for China's government to put an end to its cyberattacks, and to instead act in accordance to “acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace.”

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Java zero-day exploit strikes again

Java zero-day exploit strikes again

The Java zero-day exploit has been making the rounds lately, hitting both Facebook and Apple just recently. However, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the most recent versions of Java 6 and Java 7 has been discovered, and it allows attackers to install malicious software on vulnerable PCs, specifically a new "McRat" trojan.

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Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous has released 14GB of data it acquired about Bank of America, Thomson Reuters, ClearForest, Bloomberg, and TEKSystems, an intelligence firm. It did this via a press release on the website Par-AnoIA, including a link to the hacked data and a rundown of the relevant details for those who don't have the time to look at 14 gigs of info. The data concerns the spying habits of Bank of America and other corporations, which are said to include a log of data on hundreds of thousands of employees and executives at various corporations around the world.

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