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January 24, 2015
Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison
Washington (AFP) Jan 22, 2015
A journalist also known as an informal spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a case which rallied activists for press freedom, his supporters said. Barrett Brown, arrested in 2012, was originally charged with collaborating with hackers but later pleaded guilty to lesser charges including accessory to the unauthorized access of a protected computer. "United States of Injustice: Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison," said a twe ... read more

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Huawei looks to learn from US amid security concerns
Huawei, the Chinese communication company accused by the United States Congress of posing a security risk, said Tuesday it needed to learn from the "great country" as it tries to grow its US business. ... more
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Pro-IS hackers take over US Centcom social media accounts
A group declaring support for Islamic State jihadists hacked US Central Command's social media accounts on Monday, forcing the military to take down the command's Twitter feed. ... more
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Chinese city spends $24,000 on phone hacking software: report
A Chinese city will spend $24,000 on Trojan horse computer software for monitoring mobile phones, state media reported Thursday, after a notice announcing the move inexplicably appeared on a local website. ... more
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China blocks access to Google e-mail service
China has blocked the last remaining way to access Google's popular e-mail service, experts said Monday, as authorities work to establish "Internet sovereignty" by controlling what enters the country via the web. ... more
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Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking
Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said Tuesday after the last easy way to access Gmail was apparently blocked. ... more
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N. Korea suffers another Internet shutdown: Xinhua
North Korea suffered an Internet shutdown for at least two hours on Saturday, Chinese state-media and cyber experts said, after Pyongyang blamed Washington for an online blackout earlier this week. ... more
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S. Korea hacking suspect used China IP addresses: investigators
A suspect in the hacking attack on South Korean nuclear reactors has used multiple Internet protocol (IP) addresses based in China, investigators said Wednesday. ... more
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China a likely factor in North Korea cyber prowess: experts
North Korea may be facing explosive hacking accusations, but analysts are questioning how an isolated, impoverished country with limited Internet access could wage cyber sabotage - and many experts believe China plays a role. ... more
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N. Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack
North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. ... more
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China condemns 'cyber terrorism' as Obama pledges N. Korea review
China condemned "cyber terrorism" on Monday after US President Barack Obama pledged to consider officially labelling North Korea, accused by Washington of hacking Sony Pictures, a state sponsor of terrorism. ... more
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N.Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack
North Korea's Internet went completely dark Monday after hours of instability, cyber experts said, suggesting the country's network could be under attack following the hacking of Sony Pictures. ... more
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Movie world fears for freedom of speech as N.Korea parody pulled
Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of its madcap comedy about North Korea after threats from hackers has caused consternation in the movie world and triggered concerns about freedom of expression. ... more
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Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humansW/LLL
Hackers who forced Sony Pictures to abort release of a comedy about North Korea likely slipped past the entertainment titan's defenses by exploiting a weak spot - humans. ... more
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US calls movie studio hack a national security breach
The White House called the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures a serious national security matter Thursday, threatening an "appropriate response" as others pointed the finger at Pyongyang. ... more
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Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat
Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks Tuesday in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, again warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea. ... more
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British energy sector acknowledges cyber threats
While keeping a tight lid on details, the British government confirmed Friday its energy department was aware of targeted computer-related attacks. ... more
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Cyberattacks to worsen in 2015: McAfee researchers
A series of spectacular cyberattacks drew headlines this year, and the situation will only worsen in 2015 as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks, security researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect
Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. ... more
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N. Korea denies carrying out hack attack on Sony Pictures
North Korea denied Sunday involvement in a brazen cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a "righteous deed" potentially orchestrated by supporters furious over a Hollywood comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un. ... more
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Cyber Norms Key to Global Security
Establishing standards to better identify and understand cyber threats is a critical global security issue, the head of the US Navy's Cyber Command told Sputnik. "I think the issue right now i ... more
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Iran hackers penetrate key world networks: researchers
Iranian hackers have managed to penetrate and steal information from governments and companies around the world since 2012, posing a grave security threat, researchers say in a new report, ... more
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Sony slams 'malicious' hack attack, mum on N. Korea
Sony Pictures denounced Wednesday a "brazen" cyberattack it said netted a "large amount" of confidential information, including movies as well as personnel and business files. ... more
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Hacker group targets company financial info
A hacker group has tapped into email accounts of executives in more than 100 companies that could give them lucrative access to market-moving information, a US security firm said Monday. ... more
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Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins
A sophisticated cybersespionage tool has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008, researchers said Monday, and one report linked it to US and British intelligence. ... more
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