28 November 2011
It was a law student and opposition activist from the city of Homs who uses the pseudonym Musaab al Hussaini to protect himself from arrest. He had fresh reports that security forces were shooting guns wildly in the neighborhood Baba
Hussaini was calling via Psiphon, an online encryption system he had just installed that morning. He said it protected him from detection by the Syrian security services, also known as mukhabarat.
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26 September 2011
The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix and secured charges against a third suspect from Ohio, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday.
Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana, an FBI official told FoxNews.com, which first reported the arrests.Read full article: http://bit.ly/rhIX3Z
21 September 2011
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Disgraced digital certificate firm DigiNotar has filed for bankruptcy in The Netherlands.
Hackers broke into DigiNotar's systems in June before creating forged digital certificates in the names of Google and other high-profile targets. The forged Google.com SSL credentials were used to spy on 300,000 Iranian internet users, according to a subsequent analysis of authentication lookup logs on DigiNotar's systems. Comodohacker, the boastful Iranian black hat who had claimed credit for an earlier attack on digital certificate firm Comodo, also claimed credit for the DigiNotar hack.Read full article: http://bit.ly/mUDJNp
20 September 2011
The wave of cyber attacks targeting the Japanese government and Japanese companies come in the wake of the 80th anniversary of the Manchurian Incident, which triggered the full-scale Japanese invasion of China.
On Sept 18 1931, a small amount of dynamite was used to damage a stretch of the railroad operated by Japan's South Manchuria Railway close to the town of Mukden, which is now known as Shenyang.Read full article: http://bit.ly/pTdJOi
Japan told its biggest weapons supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to investigate a cyber attack on its computers on Tuesday, warning it may have breached contracts to supply billions of dollars of equipment by keeping quiet about the online assault.
Under the terms of an agreement the government imposes on all contractors, companies are obliged to inform it promptly of any breach of sensitive or classified information, a defense official said. Defense officials learnt of the August attack from local press reports Monday.Read full article: http://bit.ly/o5BIac