Archive for April, 2012

According to police, Anonymous hacks into Greek finance website!

Hackers broke into Greece’s Finance Ministry website to protest a government plan to fight tax evasion. Police said the hackers are associated with Anonymous.
Protesters hacked into the Greek Finance Ministry website, Reuters reported today. The hacking was prompted by the government’s plans to fight tax evasion by tracking citizens’ bank, telephone and credit card data.
“To them, you are just economic indicators, deficits and balance sheets – but there are no indicators for misery,” said a statement that the …

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Flashback Trojan on Apple!

A recently discovered Trojan horse called “Flashback” has put the legendary Mac security under question.
The virus was originally discovered by a Russian antivirus company, Dr Web, in September 2011. Dr Web, is claiming that more than 600.000 Mac computers running OSX were affected, mainly in the United States, Canada and the UK.
After installing Flashback which is disguised as an Adobe Flash Player installer, the malware seeks out user names and passwords that are stored on the Mac.
It …

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Anonymous slowing down the Internet..

A slowdown in the Internet speed of networks in North America, Europe and especially Asia on Thursday has been attributed to an attack by the Anonymous organization against Chinese websites.
The infamous organization launched DDos attacks against and defaced more than 500 Chinese sites, leaving the following message on the government homepages:
“Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall.”
There were other messages calling Chinese people …

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Anonymous: Hactivists or Terrorists?

There’s been a lot of talk lately as to what really Anonymous represent. The online organization has succeeded in its 9 years of existence to hack into the most prestigious sites such as the CIA’s, Interpol’s, NATO’s, government sites around the world, email accounts and databases and publicize the most secret information.
Their missions are carried out in response to current events or in the fight for human rights. They are claiming to conduct a “non-violent struggle for freedom and …

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Global Payments gives Visa and Mastercard a headache!

Mastercard and Visa may have to cancel more than 10,000,000 credit cards, following a breach in security in the payment processor Global Payments.
The terminal of the payment processor provides access from the different shops to the brokering networks like Mastercard, Visa and American Express, sending the details of the transaction to facilitate the purchase. Even though, the actual sites of the above companies have not been hacked,
the information uncovered by the attackers allows them to reproduce credit cards, …

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Another .gov.gr website hacked

Another website hacked in the syzefxis.gov.gr subdomain. This time it is the General University Hospital of Larissa. We have seen past months many website inside the syzefxis.gov.gr subdomain getting hacked. Isn’t time for someone to look into the security issues over there  ?
http://www.1195.syzefxis.gov.gr/evil-dz.php
 

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