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DNSChanger Still Infects Fortune 500 and Government Agencies

Four percent of major Government Agencies and 12 percent of Fortune 500 companies are still infected with DNSChanger, says Internet Identity (IID). With 10 days remaining until DNSChanger cuts off internet access to infected users, both consumers and institutions are still vulnerable.

Kim Dotcom's Search Was Illegal, Says Judge

A police raid on internet millionaire Kim Dotcom in his mansion in Auckland, New Zeeland was illegal, says High Court justice Helen Winkelmann. Closer examination of the police warrants involved in Kim Dotcom's house raid revealed they didn’t adequately stipulate the offences he was charged with.

Half of Children Worried by Online Bullying

More than half of children worry about being bullied online, while 37 per cent are already facing this problem, according to a Microsoft global survey.

LulzSec Members Enter Guilty Pleas to DDoS Attacks on CIA, Sony

Two LulzSec members pleaded guilty on Monday to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency, Sony, Fox Entertainment Group, the Arizona State Police and SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency).

U.S. Soldiers to Be Protected from Malware

The U.S. government is fortifying soldiers’ smartphones and tablets to protect them from e-threats in a $21 million contract, according to The New York Times. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given the grant to a company based in Fairfax, Va., to prevent soldiers’ contacts, GPS and military apps from being leaked by attackers.

Social Engineering Heavily Used in Spying Activities during Syrian Political Turmoil

Hackers siding with the Syrian government appear to be resorting to a new cyber weapon to monitor the activities on Syrian activists’ computers, and even possibly infect target machines with malware, according to an EFF report.

ACTA Rejected by INTA - EU Parliament Leaning the Same Way

The European Parliament Trade Committee voted 19 votes to 12 to reject Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The bill faces a vote in the EU Parliament this July, when a final decision will be reached.

LinkedIn Sued On Account of Leaked Password Incident

The lawsuit was filed on Monday on behalf of LinkedIn premium account holder Katie Szpyrka, claiming LinkedIn did not comply with “long standing industry standard encryption protocols”, as reported by PC World’s Cameron Scott.

Companies Adopt Offensive, Defensive Steps against Hackers

An increase in cybercrime attacks has prompted large companies to adopt active defenses to distract hackers from causing massive security breaches and hire third-party security firms to “strike-back” at assailant's systems, according to security specialists.

Western Governments Increasingly Seek to Censor Internet Postings, Says Google

Requests to remove political content have increased dramatically in the last six months, with surprise contributions from several Western democracies, says Google’s bi-annual transparency report.

Thewikiboat Leaks Data of US Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense was hit by hackers known as Thewikiboat who leaked data including names, emails and phone numbers of U.S. officials on Pastebin.

BYOD Is Top Concern for Enterprise Mobile Security

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a top concern for mobile security, as 90 percent of enterprises have already deployed mobile devices, mostly smartphones, and another 86 percent plan to set up media tablets this year, according to the Gartner survey released today.

Leaked Tweetgif Tokens Claimed By LulzSec Reborn

LulzSec Reborn claimed a recent leak of 10,000 Tweetgif tokens into the wild, practically enabling anyone who used the leaked OAuth tokens to post Twitter messages on behalf of the compromised user.

Italian Government Websites Defaced by "GhostShell” Hacker Group

A hacker group calling itself “GhostShell” began a protest against extreme-right nationalism and racism in politics by hacking government websites. And Italy is amongst the first to have public-sector websites attacked as part of a larger campaign called ProjectWestWind.

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