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NullCrew hacker arrested for cyberattack conspiracy

NullCrew hacker arrested for cyberattack conspiracy

The Department of Justice has announced the arrest of a member of hacking collective NullCrew, Timothy Justin French. NullCrew is the self-proclaimed group behind some well-known cyberattacks, including some that resulted in the theft of data. French, who is 20-years-old, went by variations of the name "Orbit" and "crysis".

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Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."

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Researcher uncovers method to harvest every Gmail address

Researcher uncovers method to harvest every Gmail address

This week a security researcher by the name of Oren Hafif revealed a method for collecting every single Gmail address in existence. This method was not a hack - nor was it necessarily a bug - but with a lot of patience (or a simple computer program), a spammer could have collected all Gmail addresses ever used. Hafif’s method ran for two hours and collected 37,000 addresses.

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You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

A new exploit in Smart TVs has been discovered, which affects various smart TVs and allows a would-be hacker to potentially exploit your entire system. The threat lasts as long as you use an affected app, but once the malware is placed, the app itself is compromised. Called a “Red Button Attack”, the vulnerability is already widespread in Europe, and could be working its way to the US and other territories.

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Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

Infamous hacker “Sabu” released with Time Served

In the year 2011, Hector "Sabu" Monsegur was arrested for his alleged hacking crimes in association with the hacker group Lulzsec - associated in turn with Anonymous. Today he’s been set free by a judge after several years of collaborating with law enforcement to infiltrate and take down key members of Anonymous and Lulzsec. Sabu served a total of 7-months in a jail environment while awaiting trial in 2011.

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CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

Even if you’ve never wanted to root or hack your smartphone before, if you’re an Android fan, CyanogenMod should be on your radar. This brand belongs to a group of developers that took the ROM-making environment so seriously that they formed their own company around creating a 3rd-party Android system. This user interface is now spawning a "CM Apps" collection as well.

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US charges Chinese military officials with cyber-espionage

US charges Chinese military officials with cyber-espionage

The US Justice Department has indicted five Chinese miltary officials with cyber-espionage today, the first time such criminal charges for hacking have been filed by the US against another country. The charges, announced by Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, allege the hackers targeted six American companies in the energy industry, including nuclear power.

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