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How to check your computer for malware that could knock thousands off internet

July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. Continue Reading

Hackers group Anonymous claims takeover of law enforcement website attacks

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The hacking collective Anonymous is claiming credit for defacing the Boston Police Department’s website, part of a string of online attacks around the world being attributed to the group. And in Salt Lake City, police say hackers who attacked the department’s website on Tuesday gained access to sensitive data, including citizen complaints about drug crimes, including phone numbers, addresses and other personal information. Continue Reading

Hackers intercept sensitive call between FBI, Scotland Yard

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A sensitive conference call between FBI and British police’s cybercrime investigators was recorded by the very people they were trying to catch, officials and hackers said today.
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‘Anonymous’ hackers target US security think tank

December 26, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LONDON (AP) The loose-knit hacking movement “Anonymous” claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from individuals’ accounts to give away as Christmas donations, and some victims confirmed unauthorized transactions linked to their credit cards. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Ex-British prime minister spokesman arrested in UK hacking scandal

July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 7:54 A.M.Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief and a former royals reporter for the News of the World tabloid were arrested today, the latest to be swept up by Britain’s rapidly evolving media scandal over phone hacking and bribing police. Continue Reading

Citigroup says hackers accessed credit card data

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The hackers were able to gain access to Citi’s Account Online service to view customer names, their account numbers and contact information including email addresses. Continue Reading