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LulzSec’s Raynaldo Rivera Sentenced for Sony Data Breach

Sony Pictures LogoOn 08 August 2013 the attorney spokesman for the city of Los Angeles, Thom Mrozek confirmed that Raynaldo Rivera, a LulzSec Member, has been sentenced to 366 days in prison, 13 months of house arrest and 1,000 hours of community service in addition to $605,663 in restitution for his role in leaking the details in over 1,000,000 records of personal information from Sony Pictures. Prosecutors say “Rivera was a member of LulzSec, a hacking group committed to causing anarchy in

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160 Million Credit Card Details Stolen – Largest Data Breach in the USA

judges gavelOn Thursday 25 July, US Attourney Paul Fishman announced the indictment of four Russian nationals and one Ukrainian national in “the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.” The 5 hackers used anonymous web hosting and a hacking method known as SQL injection to gain access to the databases of some of the largest retailers and credit card processing firms in the USA. It is expected that around 160 million credit card details were stolen, the

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Lakeland Data Breach: Sophisticated and Sustained Attack

Lakeland LogoOn July 23, Lakeland, a UK based kitchenware firm announced by email to it’s users that two of it’s encrypted customer database had been hit by a “Sophisticated and Sustained Attack”, possibly resulting in a data leak. Misconceptions One of the largest misconceptions is that Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) threats are that they are solely concerned with distributed denial of service attacks. DDOS are the most famous method of cyber crime but more concerned with Hacktivism than fraud. Hacktivists would

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Karsten Nohl, Security Researcher Hacks SIM Cards with SMS

simForbes reported earlier in the week that Karsten Nohl’s a German researcher has managed to hack the encryption found on about a quarter of all SIM cards. Breaking the encryption allows Nohl to install custom software onto a breached SIM which could potentially send stealth text messages, direct calls that the user is making to a different phone number or authorize pre-installed apps such as Visa to the phone number. This is a highly advanced form of phone number spoofing

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