A 66-years-old British rock guitarist received a jail sentence for joining the Anonymous hacker collective in the organized distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2010 against various institutions and organizations in the US.
Dubbed Operation Payback, the attacks aimed at different organizations that opposed the activities of WikiLeaks, as well as financial institutions.
The group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack has denied it threatened Sony employees and demanded the studio halt the release of a movie that makes light of an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea.
The message was posted on the Github website and claims to be from the the Guardians of Peace, a previously unknown hacker group that claimed responsibility for the attacked on Sony Pictures more than two weeks ago
For businesses and consumers alike, the Internet of Things is helping create smarter, more efficient devices. For enterprise IT and security professionals, it’s also creating a headache.
The Linux Mint team recently released Linux Mint 17.1—a somewhat minor but still welcome upgrade to the Ubuntu-based ecosystem. And while Linux Mint 17.1 arrives as it usually does (a few weeks after the release of a new version of Ubuntu), version 17.1 is not based on Ubuntu's latest effort, 14.10. Instead, this edition of Mint remains tied to the last Long Term Support (LTS) release, Ubuntu 14.04.
Some of the world's leading websites—including those owned or operated by Bank of America, VMware, the US Department of Veteran's Affairs, and business consultancy Accenture—are vulnerable to simple attacks that bypass the transport layer security encryption designed to thwart eavesdroppers and spoofers.