Archive | November, 2011

Manila AT&T hackers tied to terrorist attack in Mumbai

The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess? Check out the story.

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WikiLeaks delays more secure whistleblower system

WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips. Read the full story.

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Safeguards for ethical hackers spurned by Australian government

  The Australian government has thumbed its nose at legal safeguards for ethical hackers, according to security researcher Alana Maurushat.industry professionals say they went out of their way to submit proposals for recent reviews of cybercrime laws, but the government decided to reject them all. Read the full story here.

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Fake iTunes gift certificate delivers a load of malware for Black Friday shoppers

Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the story here.

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UK police foiled attack on royal wedding website

UK police were able to foil attempts at disrupting the international web presence of the royal wedding. The site remained online despite record interest in the ceremony. They’ve fingered a 16-year-old for triggering the DDoS: Another clear indication of why kids should be cocooned until they’re 30, or possibly work on something a little more […]

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A Tech Recruiters’ Guide to Driving Hiring Managers Insane

Headhunters must have a playbook that urges them to “Spam your clients! Offer them—over and over—tech candidates who have norelevant skills!” Herein you’ll find mostly horror stories, but also some input on how to avoid the worst offenders. Read the full story.

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Tales From The Crypt of Tech Recruiter Cluelessness

Tech recruiters are attracted by the pheromones of money, as persistent as gnats, and more annoying because gnats at least know the difference between a blood bag and a rock. Herein I present a rogues’ gallery of stupid recruiter tricks, plus a little advice on dealing with them from a recalcitrant gnat. Here’s the story.

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Divorcing couple must swap Facebook and dating site passwords

The courts have no problem separating individuals from their supposed privacy and confidentiality, regardless of what Twitter, Facebook et al. might state in their terms of service. Here’s the story.

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Personal data of 65,000 FoxyBingo players sold for cash

A former gambling industry worker who sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty under the Data Protection Act. Are you willing to gamble with your personal information? Thankfully, it seems that nobody’s bank account numbers were compromised, but that isn’t always the case in these gambling breaches. The […]

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