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School District Website Outage as Protest Against Student RFID Chips

Claiming responsibility for taking down Texas' Northside Independent School District website, Anonymous hacker tr1xxyAnon protested the implementation of RFID chips in student IDs, as they strip away privacy.

Go Daddy Takes Swing at Hosted Accounts Spreading Malware

Go Daddy customers have had a bad year, as the massive DNS outage in September and the core router failure later caused two significant outages. The series of incidents continued with an apparent phishing attack against company customers which ended up with multiple domains routed to ransomware-planting pages.

Turkish Hackers Deface Pakistani Google, Yahoo, MSN through PKNIC Vulnerability

A Turkish cyber-crime group hacked Google in Pakistan and almost other 300 web pages such as Yahoo, MSN, HSBC, EBay, and PayPal after allegedly exploiting several vulnerabilities in the official website of PKNIC, the registrar for the administration of the Pakistani domains, according to www.ehackingnews.com.

Anonymous’ Cyber-attacks against Israel Continue

Anonymous continues hacking spree against Israeli officials and publications known to be sympathizers of the Israeli cause. Numerous lists with names and addresses of alleged Israel sympathizers surface on the internet.

Pakistani Hackers Hit Israeli Websites to Retaliate for Attacks on Fellow Muslims in Gaza

Hackers from Pakistan defaced high-profile Israeli websites and mocked Israeli Finance Minister’s bold statement according to which country’s effective security systems have efficiently stopped millions of cyber-attacks, as reported by The Hackers Media.

Georgian Police Chiefs and Interior Minister Arrested for Hacking and Cyber-Spying

Several Georgian police chiefs and the former deputy interior minister have been arrested after allegedly hacking and spying on former opposition leaders to influence election results, according to the Agence France Presse.

President Obama Signs Secret Directives Regarding Cyber-Attacks

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret directive that allows more aggressive military response against cyber-attacks on government and private computer networks.

Cybersecurity Forecast for 2013 is Grim, says Georgia Tech Information Security Center

In a recently published 2013 cyber-threat forecast, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center warns that serious threats in terms of mobile, search poisoning, supply chains and cloud capabilities could be coming next year.

Adobe Investigating Possible Leak of 150,000 Customer Database

A self-proclaimed Egyptian hacker named “ViruS_HimA”, claims to have breached an Adobe server and downloaded a customer database of more than 150,000 records.

EU officials Hacked at Web Conference in Azerbaijan

Several EU officials were hacked during a web conference in the Azeri capital of Baku after criticizing restrictions the government imposes on freedom, according to European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes. Her advisers' computers were compromised at the Internet Governance Forum while they stayed at the hotel.

More than 1,600 Tea Lovers Exposed in Hack on Twinings

Twinings confirmed that a hacker known as @D0ct0r_Inj3ct0r claimed responsibility for an attack on the tea company that pulled the names, emails and address of more than 1,600 people from the corporate website, a hacker known as @D0ct0r_Inj3ct0r claimed responsibility.

Skype Hands Over Personal Information of Alleged PayPal Hacker

Skype gave the personal information of a 16 year-old Anonymous hacker who allegedly broke PayPal servers, reports Dutch publication Nu.nl. The chat tool division of Microsoft handed over the data to Dutch security company iSIGHT Partners, which was hired by PayPal to investigate the breach.

Android Rooting Does Not Void Warranty in EU, But Opens New Ways for Malware

The legality of rooting and jail-breaking has been one of the most debated topics in the smartphone industry. With iOS, the US Congress has made it extremely clear that smartphones can be legally jail-broken, the legality of a similar operation on Android is still challenged by vendors when dealing with warranty issues.

Android Vulnerability Opens Door to SMS Phishing Scams

Researchers with North Carolina State University unveiled a flaw in some popular Android platforms - including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean - that can be used to send bogus text messages from the vulnerable devices as part of smishing (SMS-Phishing) scams.