News tagged with computer intrusions

Swedish government to crack down on hackers

The Swedish government said on Thursday it planned to crack down on hackers, at a time when the sex assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made the country a target of repeated cyber ...

Oct 11, 2012
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Hackers hit US Justice Department, again

The US Justice Department acknowledged an intrusion in its computer network as the notorious hacker collective Anonymous claimed to have obtained large amounts of data from it.

May 22, 2012
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Man linked to 'Anonymous' pleads not guilty (Update)

(AP) -- An Ohio man linked to the hacker collective "Anonymous" pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of breaching the websites of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Apr 16, 2012
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A few hacker teams do most China-based data theft

As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, commit the bulk of the China-based cyberattacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies, according to U.S. ...

Dec 12, 2011
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UK arrests 2 suspected computer hackers

(AP) -- British police on Thursday arrested two men as part of a trans-Atlantic investigation into attacks carried out by the hacking groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

Sep 02, 2011
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Calif. man gets 4 years for stalking on Facebook

(AP) -- A Northern California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Jul 22, 2011
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Calif. man used Facebook to hack women's e-mails

(AP) -- In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures ...

Jan 15, 2011
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US works to secure networks as hackers advance

(AP) -- It will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block computer intrusions, a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become more adept at stealing sensitive ...

Dec 05, 2010
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Self-learning security system for computer networks

Cyber attacks on computer networks are becoming increasingly commonplace. To counter the threat, they are protected by so-called network intrusion detection systems. But these fail to identify some attacks, or do not spot ...

Jul 09, 2009
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