Despite Box Office Patriotism, Experts Question North Korea Hacker Claims

“In the post-Watergate/post-Snowden world the U.S. government can no longer simply say ‘trust us.'”

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Security experts are claiming that, despite official rhetoric, North Korea was likely not behind the Sony hack that spurred patriotic zeal and widespread rallying around the Christmas Day release of the comedy film The Interview. The Sony Pictures film, which on Thursday opened in 331 theaters and was made available for online viewing, boasted

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World Governments, Spies And Hackers Continue High Tech Cat And Mouse Game

From typewriters to quantum cryptography, governments are exploring old and new ways of keeping information secret.

BERLIN, Germany — When news broke last year that the US National Security Agency had snooped on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls, Germans were outraged. Then Germany’s BND intelligence service was caught having spied on US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton. By the time it emerged in September that the two

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Hackers Leak Walmart’s Guide On How To Silence Workers

Wal-Mart employees make 25 percent less than their unionized counterparts and struggle to climb out of poverty, but the retail giant continues to squash any efforts to unionize.

About 100 demonstrators march down a highway as union organizers, clergy, students and others demonstrate at a Walmart distribution center in Fontana, Calif., Thursday, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Though Wal-Mart employs more Americans than any other organization in the U.S. besides the federal government, it continues to have arguably one of the worst reputations in terms of how it treats its employees. Known for its low wages, which it says it pays employees in order to continue offering its customers low prices, Wal-Mart has made

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Popular Website’s “Cyber-Hostage” Experience Reflects Growing Presence Of DDoS Attacks

Carrying out a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is relatively cheap and easy, but it’s costing businesses more and more every day.

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On Monday, Meetup.com, a popular online shared interest meeting service, was knocked off-line for four days by a targeted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. In the ransom email the site’s administrators received, it was suggested that the DDoS attack was ordered by a “competitor” and that the attack could be stopped for $300. “The

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Upcoming Aaron Swartz Biopic Offers Rare Glimpse Of Hactivist Community

Martin Michaels Director Brian Knappenberger has raised more than $43,000 from more than 642 contributors to fund a documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide in January after an intense police investigation into his online activities. Utilizing online crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, the director seeks to raise an additional $32,000 in […]

Martin Michaels Director Brian Knappenberger has raised more than $43,000 from more than 642 contributors to fund a documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide in January after an intense police investigation into his online activities. Utilizing online crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, the director seeks to

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Reports: Supporters Of Syria’s Assad Hacked AP Twitter, Tweeted False Info

The Twitter account for The Associated Press (AP) was suspended today, following an erroneous tweet that the international news agency says was the work of hackers. From an AP release: “Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House. The false tweet […]

The Twitter account for The Associated Press (AP) was suspended today, following an erroneous tweet that the international news agency says was the work of hackers. From an AP release: "Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House. The false tweet said

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