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Which nation is the most prolific hacker?

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Which nation is the most prolific hacker?

State sponsored hacking is, truth be told, something of a mixed bag of motives, capability and success. It can be quite difficult, even for government agency and IT security professionals who spend much of their time engrossed in such things, to determine with any degree of certainty just who is hacking whom. In this article, I have a go at pointing the wagging finger of blame. The consensus within the IT security industry is that China is almost certainly the most prolific of the nation state hackers, closely followed by the United States. Odd then that these two should have recently reached an ‘accord’ which agreed that neither country would “conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property”, but which stops short of saying that cyber-spying must stop entirely. Just as it’s pretty much a given that the US continues to hack Chinese concerns, as well as others across the world, so China does the same. Although not much is publicly known of the US state-sponsored spy activity, outside of the Snowden/Wikileaks revelations, much more is known when it comes to China and Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) 3rd Department. Obviously, those countries with plenty of […]

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This ex-military hacker has fought terrorists online since 2010, and he’s not impressed by Anonymous

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This ex-military hacker has fought terrorists online since 2010, and he’s not impressed by Anonymous

He’s defaced and shut down hundreds of terrorist websites, inserted false stories into Libyan newspapers, and unmasked fellow hackers who have crossed him. His name is “The Jester” and he has worked alone as an anonymous hacker vigilante since 2010. Though the international “hacktivist” group Anonymous declared cyber-war against ISIS on Monday, The Jester is not among them. In fact, he’s among the group’s sharpest critics. “All they will do is dump a random list of names from a previous hack and claim it’s ISIS members, and they will report ‘ISIS’ accounts to Twitter. Pretty standard BS from them,” The Jester, who goes by the @the3j35t3r handle and keeps his identity closely-guarded, told Tech Insider in an interview over Twitter. In a video released to YouTube following the terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris, France,Anonymous vowed “massive cyber attacks” while launching its “biggest operation ever against [ISIS].” The group then released a listing of nearly 10,000 Twitter accounts it said were linked to ISIS. This isn’t the first time ISIS has drawn the scorn of the hacker collective. In August 2014 the group also “declared war,” later revealing what it claimed were approximately 10,000 ISIS-linked social media accounts, according to […]

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FBI’s website is the easiest to hack says hacker who hacked FBI and Home Office from his bedroom

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FBI’s website is the easiest to hack says hacker who hacked FBI and Home Office from his bedroom

You would be surprised to know that one of the easiest sites to hack is of one of the giant law enforcement authority in the world and even more surprising is the fact that it belongs to United States. This organization is named Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and is America’s primary law enforcement organisation. A 19 year old hacker, Charlton Floate, brought down FBI and Home Office websites from his bedroom. Speaking to BBC 5 Live Daily, Floate said that hacking FBI and US Home Office websites wasn’t much of a challenge. “It was surprisingly easy to be honest. It took me about 40 or 45 minutes,” he said. “The fact that the Home Office’s website was connected to its internal network was alarming in itself.” He added that even now Home Office is particularly vulnerable. “If you have passport files or something on the computers at the Home Office, they’re completely exploitable to someone who has an internet connection because they’re connected.” The 19 year old hacker from Solihull was convicted of hacking related crimes by Birmingham Crime Court. The self-styled internet and online marketing guru had previously admitted three charges […]

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Hacker who brought down FBI and Home Office websites ‘sorry’

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Hacker who brought down FBI and Home Office websites ‘sorry’

A teenage hacker from Solihull who brought down the FBI and Home Office websites from his bedroom has said that he “honestly regrets” his actions. Charlton Floate, 19, used his internet expertise to target the US and British government sites — but avoided an immediate jail sentence last month. The 19-year-old was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service. Mr Recorder John Steele QC said that Floate was “highly intelligent” with a deep and clear knowledge of information technology who had taken a lead role in the conspiracy and had recruited others. The self-styled internet and online marketing guru had previously admitted three charges under the Computer Misuse Act and two of possessing prohibited images. The teenager, then aged 16, managed to cripple the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internet crime complaints centre (IC3) site for more than five hours, by flooding the server with huge amounts of data traffic. Speaking to BBC 5 Live Daily , the reformed hacker expressed deep regret at his actions. He said: “I honestly regret doing that type of thing now. I got caught up in a world that is rather […]

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Hacker from El Salvador is an FBI Most-Wanted Cyber Criminal

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Hacker from El Salvador is an FBI Most-Wanted Cyber Criminal

A Salvadoran citizen is on the list of the 10 cybercriminals most wanted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fugitive, identified as Carlos Enrique Perez Melara, 35, is charged with hacking the private communications of hundreds and even thousands of victims, according to the FBI. Perez Melara ran a Web site that offered customers a way to “catch a cheating lover” by means of a spyware program disguised as an electronic greeting card. The program periodically sent e-mails to his “Loverspy” customers with the private messages of the victims along with usernames, passwords and lists of the Web sites they visited. Perez Melara came to the United States with a tourist visa and later obtained a student visa to take university courses in San Diego, California. The FBI offers a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of Perez Melara.Authorities went after the accused starting in July 2005, when a warrant for his arrest was issued in California after he was charged withmultiple cybercrimes. The list of the most wanted cybercriminals is headed by a Russian citizen identified as Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, for whom a reward of $3 million is offered. […]

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Teenage hacker “regrets” cyber attack on the FBI and Home Office

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Teenage hacker “regrets” cyber attack on the FBI and Home Office

A teenage hacker says that he “honestly regrets” a cyber attack that brought down the websites of both the FBI and Home Office. Charlton Floate sat in his bedroom as he hacked in to the sites — bringing the FBI site to a standstill for five hours — all at the tender age of just 16. However, Floate, now 19, of Solihull, avoided an immediate jail sentence last month despite admitting three charges under the Computer Misuse Act and two of possessing prohibited images. He was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service. Mr Recorder John Steele QC said that Floate was “highly intelligent” with a deep and clear knowledge of information technology who had taken a lead role in the conspiracy and had recruited others. The self-styled internet and online marketing guru, then aged 16, managed to cripple the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internet crime complaints centre site for more than five hours, by flooding the server with huge amounts of data traffic. Speaking to BBC 5 Live Daily, the reformed hacker expressed deep regret at his actions. He said: “I honestly regret doing that type […]

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Hacker jailed for eight months after attacking police, council, charity and porn websites

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Hacker jailed for eight months after attacking police, council, charity and porn websites

A jobless computer hacker was jailed today for eight months after launching a mass cyber attack on The Met Police, Tory Party and British Airways websites — from his bedroom in his parents’ house. Ian Sullivan, 51, flooded the internet servers for police forces, councils, charities and even porn sites as part of a campaign run by an international hackers’ group called Anonymous. Victims also included Merseyside Police , Trafford and Wirral councils and Crimestoppers during his five week spree, Liverpool Crown Court heard. Other sites targeted were the Bulgarian government and a political party in the oil rich West African country of Gabon, while children’s charity CAFCASS had to close for three days because of the chaos. The tech-wizard targeted official websites in revenge for his children being taken away in the late 1990s and Sullivan had ‘nursed that grievance’ for many years. He also infiltrated random sites including one featuring graphic videos of beheadings and executions related to Islamic extremism. Sullivan, who lives in his elderly parents’ semi-detached home in Farmer Place, Bootle , had admitted 21 charges of committing unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of or access to a computer after police from the […]

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WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO ATTEND “HACKER HIGH” WHEN THEY FILMED “HACKERS” AT MY HIGH SCHOOL

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WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO ATTEND “HACKER HIGH” WHEN THEY FILMED “HACKERS” AT MY HIGH SCHOOL

It was 1995, and I was a 14-year-old freshman at Stuyvesant High School. My classmates, back in those glorious 1990s years when Gopher and Mosaic were high tech, had hacked into email accounts at Columbia, Bucknell, and Princeton. Students at Stuyvesant, an elite public high school that offered (and still offers) a private-school-quality education to a student body largely made up of immigrants and outer borough strivers, had excelled at what they always did: Hacking the system. But this time was different: This real-life hack happened just a few months after much of Hackers, the cult cyberpunk flick that launched the careers of Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller, was being shot at my school. Stuyvesant had a very real hacker subculture at the time that gave the school a public relations crisis as the movie came out. The hack in question involved a circle of computer aficionados who used Unix shell accounts to find poorly protected password files that could then be hacked by brute force. The Stuyvesant hackers were motivated less by malice than by boredom and teenage kicks—there was no vandalism or lasting damage involved. School authorities did not crack down heavily on the students behind the […]

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Swedbank website down in hacker attack

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Swedbank website down in hacker attack

Swedbank’s Swedish website has stopped working after a hacker attack and cannot be reached by its customers, a spokesman said on Friday. The attack means that customers cannot conduct online transactions or contact the bank through the Internet although mobile applications and payments continue to function, Swedbank spokesman Claes Warren said. The website was also hit by a hacker attack in October. “It is not the first time and it will probably not be the last one,” Warren said. He said he did not know when the website would work again. The bank’s website in the Baltic countries was not affected. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-swedbank-cybercrime-idUSKCN0SV1BO20151106#g1ffcT5p8kLlqzuH.97

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Meet 9-year-old hacker, CEO who spoke at Ground Zero Summit

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Meet 9-year-old hacker, CEO who spoke at Ground Zero Summit

Meet Reuben Paul from Austin, Texas who is an accomplished hacker, app developer, cyber security expert and the CEO of Prudent Games. What’s more is the fact that he’s just 9 years old. He had delivered his keynote last year on Children’s Day and this time he’s here as a ‘special ambassador’ with a special address lined up and to share his knowledge by teaching cyber security to kids. Paul was present at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 which is Asia’s foremost information security conference, one of the biggest hacker conferences in the world attended by cyber security experts and researchers. He spoke about Cyber KungFu, drawing from his experience as the youngest Shaolin Do KungFu 2nd degree black belt. The summit started at the Ashok Hotel and was addressed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the chief guest. Jiten Jain, CEO of Indian Infosec Consortium, which organises the summit, said their objective is to have all the hackers and cyber experts under one umbrella for research on the country’s cyber security. Prudent Games, which makes games that combine educational content with fun, also had an App which shows children how to come up with secure passwords and another about the basics of Bruteforce attacks, […]

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