Richard Stiennon

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Using social networks for DDoS. Reddit as hacker tool.

Using social networks for DDoS. Reddit as hacker tool.

Reddit is the hacking playground for today. While Reddit is just barely a "social network" with minor interactions between its members it is a powerful site for spreading the latest cool thing and in recent months has been pretty much taken over by Ron Paul enthusiasts and Fox News conspiracy theorists.

published January 20, 2008 by

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CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

CIA reveals that hackers were responsible for power outages

At a SCADA conference in New Orleans this week we learn that there have been multiple instances of hackers attempting to extort municipalities with threats of power outages - and then carrying out the threats, in at least once instance taking out several cities(none in the US, so far).Need I say more?

published January 18, 2008 by

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Haephrati technique used to crack US research lab

Haephrati technique used to crack US research lab

The New York Times is reporting that they obtained a copy of a report from US-CERT that attacks eminating from Chinese IP addresses successfully targeted employees of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. In addition to research in energy, nanotechnology and "isotope production", Oak Ridgeprovides federal, state and local government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs.

published December 10, 2007 by

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