Israeli deputy PM’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked, filled with pro-Palestine messages 1

Source: The Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts of Israeli Deputy Premier Silvan Shalom have been hacked and filled with pro-Palestine status updates. ZCompanyHackingCrew claimed responsibility for this latest act of cyber war against Israel. The group also claims to have hacked Shalom’s email and extracted personal mail, contacts and documents. The hackers announced […]

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever 1

Source: Six years after the White House first started running amok on the computer networks of its adversaries, US President Barack Obama has signed off on a top-secret order that finally offers blueprints for the Pentagon’s cyberwars. Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining protocol and procedures for the US military to take […]

Security for the 99%

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation Defending your rights in the digital world  By Dan Auerbach Security for the 99% The House of Representatives kicked off their “cybersecurity week” yesterday with a hearing titled “America Is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed.” Needless to say, the rhetoric of fear was in full force. A lot […]

This Week in Censorship: News from Iran, India, Vietnam, and China

Source: By Maira Sutton Iran: Authorities Seeking Information on Censorship Tools The Islamic Republic of Iran has recently become notorious for its efforts to create a “halal” Internet. This week, a security researcher found that Iranian authorities published a “Request for Information” (RFI) seeking details on new types of censorship tools that are available in […]

How to stop cyber spying and protest CISPA

Source: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging the public to take part in a Twitter protest directed at their lawmakers. Interested? You can access EFF’s online interactive tool to find your representatives and their Twitter handles. The campaign will use the hashtags #CongressTMI and #CISPA. By Trent Nouveau Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Article […]

Sequel to SOPA could see NSA spy on journalists, media pirates

Source: If you download and distribute copyrighted material on the Internet, or share any information that governments or corporations find inconvenient, you could soon be labeled a threat to national security in the United States. That’s the aim of a bill in Congress called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which some […]

Over 50 thousand Visa and Mastercard credit card stolen this week

Source: Meghan Kelly Washington Post March 31, 2012 Credit card data — enough to create counterfeit cards — has been stolen from Visa and Mastercard users, Visa confirmed today. The companies are doing damage control, alerting banks and affected card members. According to security researcher, Brian Krebs, a group of individuals, have compromised the […]

FBI: We are losing to hackers

Summary: In a press conference held Wednesday morning, FBI agent Shawn Henry said the current cyber security of corporations in the US is completely unsustainable. The cyber expert even went as far as to say that companies need to make major changes in the way they use computer networks to avoid National Security and economic threats. […]

Is Rick Santorum A Mortgage Fraudster?

Source: By Steve Dibert Sweetheart Mortgage Deals and Mortgage Assignments Don’t Add Up. Bobbi Bowman and Zandy Dudiak, A search of land records for the $2 million Great Falls, VA, home of Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Richard Santorum turns up a series of mortgages that at times equaled and exceeded the sales price of […]