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Dutch Police Shut Down Clandestine Marketplace Utopia

The Dutch National Police seized Utopia, a hidden online marketplace used to promote the sale of illegal drugs, weapons and hacking tools, according to

Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchange Market with DDoS Attack

The Bitstamp exchange market for Bitcoin suspended all transfers today after it was hit by a DDoS attack. The DDoS attack exploits a wallet “misunderstanding” and is disrupting balance checking due to the malleability of transactions, the market said.

Microsoft Patches 24 Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued critical-rated updates for 24 security flaws in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser, the company announced in its latest security bulletin.

Enterprise and Commerce Businesses Most Targeted by DDoS Attacks

Enterprise and Commerce sector businesses were the most affected by DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2013, according to Akamai’s report.

Anonymous Hacks Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn Accounts

The official Dubai Police Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts have been hacked by an Anonymous affiliated hacker, according to Hackread.

Man Sentenced in DDoS Attack on Koch Industries Subsidiary

A 22—year-old Missouri man was sentenced to 36 months’ probation for his part in the DDoS attack by hacktivist group Anonymous against Angel Soft, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, according to Softpedia News.

FBI Agents Uncovered by Anonymous Slovenia

The Slovenian branch of hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have hacked the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and leaked sensitive information of some 68 FBI agents, according to

Stock Prices Influenced by DDoS Attacks

Cyber criminals are using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to tamper with market values and exchange platforms, according to Prolexic, a computer security company specialized in fending of such attacks.

RedHack Claims Attacks on Vodafone, ISP TTNET and Turkcell

Turkish hacktivist group RedHack announced it breached the systems of three major IT&telecom companies, including Vodafone, Turkish ISP TTNet, and Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, according to

800,000 Stolen Credentials in ‘Orange’ Data Breach

The French telecom company announced it has suffered a security breach that exposed 800,000 clients of the website, according to The Hacker News.

Hackers Leak Bell Canada’s Small-Business Customer Credentials

Usernames and passwords of 22,421 small-business customers from phone company Bell Canada were leaked after a hacker gained access to the systems of an Ottawa-based third party, according to Bell’s press release. The company said details of five credit cards were also leaked.

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