Popular Tor Router Raided by Local Authorities

According to new reports, authorities have raided another corner of the Tor network. Sometime last week, privacy advocate and node operator Thomas White took to his Twitter account to warn his loyal followers that his exit relay on the anonymizing router network Tor had been infiltrated and taken down by an unknown group of law […]


Kenya Charges 77 ‘Sophisticated’ Chinese Hackers

Kenyan authorities have arrested and charged 77 Chinese hackers operating out of a “cyber-command centre” in Nairobi. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations raided a house in Nairobi’s Runda area and arrested several Chinese nationals who were allegedly planning a large scale operation to hack different systems in Kenya, including ATMs and mobile payments system M-Pesa […]


Agency Discovers Vulnerabilities In IRS Obamacare Fee Calculator

The IRS (Internal Revenue Agency) has not completely secured its system that calculates fees for pharmaceutical firms and health insurers under Obamacare, according to a report by an inspector general. Under the Affordable Care Act, the IRS is required to process sales information from drug manufacturers and premiums from health insurers for specific government-subsidized programs. […]

North Korea

North Korea Accused of Hacking South Korean Smartphones

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has alleged that North Korean cyber army has infected over 20,000 smartphones belonging to South Koreans, submitting its intelligence report to lawmakers on Wednesday. Citing the NIS report, Yonhap, South Korea’s news agency, reported that the cyber attacks were carried out between May and September. Victims reportedly downloaded infected […]

Snowden Speaks in SXSW Teleconference

At this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas, Edward Snowden took to the monitors of a packed auditorium for an interview that was streamed live from an undisclosed location somewhere in Russia. Snowden’s appearance apparently packed the halls of the theater designated to hold attendees for his conference, along with two other overflow […]

Hacker Attempts to Sell Access to BBC Servers

Nobody expects the Russian Inquisition. Last week, the BBC lost communication with one of their major FTP servers as it was taken over by a prolific Russian hacker who flies through fibre-optics under the moniker of “HASH”. Shortly after gaining access, HASH started posting the spoils of his efforts on an underground marketplace that traffics […]

Servers at Washington Post Hacked, Credentials Stolen

This marks the third intrusion the publisher has been forced to deal with in just the past three years,  and members of the staff at WaPo suspect these hackers were not working alone. They suspect the perpetators could potentially have been contracted by the US or UK governments, in an effort to acquire the documents […]

Firefox Update Blocks Java by Default

Just as reports surfaced that Java had taken the crown for “most exploits per update” last week, the team behind Firefox has made the decision to block the plugin entirely, effectively shutting off the opportunity to find a backdoor at the gate. In the newest version of the popular web browser, unceremoniously dubbed Firefox 26, […]

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