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It's the festive season but would you really expect Lady Gaga to give you a free iPad 2? That was the exact message being broadcast from Lady Gaga's Twitter account earlier, promising each and every one of her 17 million followers an iPad 2 and all they had to do …

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It's never easy calculating the true cost of inadequate security to business, not least as there are so many variables and such reticence when it comes to full disclosure for fear of brand damage. However, the latest [Information Security Breaches Survey](http://www.pwc.co.uk/audit-assurance/publications/uk-information-security-breaches-survey-results-2012.jhtml) (ISBS) from PwC/Infosecurity Europe has had a good bash …

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The Iranian Cyber Army may be the latest elite military hacking squad to hit the headlines, but Iran has a long way to go if it's to catch up with China in terms of international data disruption. According to one newly published report into the threat from Chinese state-sponsored espionage …

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Following the arrest of 25 suspected members of the Anonymous hacking collective in Europe and South America, the INTERPOL website went offline. Coincidence? I don't think so. After all, Anonymous has already proven it isn't scared, or indeed incapable. of taking down law enforcement sites. Earlier in the month it …

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[URL="https://www.facebook.com/TeaMp0isoN"]TeaMp0isoN[/URL], a black-hat hacking collective, has announced that it is to collaborate with Anonymous on Operation Robin Hood which swears to take money from the banks (in the form of stolen credit card data) and redistribute the wealth from the 1% to the 99% in support of the Occupy Movement. …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21680[/ATTACH]The British website for pop sensation Lady Gaga has been hacked, it's official. The website was targeted by the US SwagSec hacking group it would appear, a group which has a track record (if you'll excuse the pun) of hacking the official websites of pop stars having already hit Justin …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16335[/ATTACH]On August 1, [URL="http://www.tombom.co.uk/blog/?p=262"]Defcon attendee Chris Paget showcased the vulnerability of the AT&T network[/URL] by eavesdropping on cell phone calls in front of a live audience. Paget warned attendees ahead of time what he planned to do: [I]1. If you’re in an area where your cellphone calls might be intercepted, …

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I have used Resource Hacker to extract all the files from an .exe so I could translate the menus right (translating in the program shows me wrong characters). Now I want to compile these files into an .exe file. How can I do that? Thank you in advance.

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On Thursday, notorious computer hacker [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gonzalez"]Albert Gonzalez (aka SoupNazi)[/URL] was sentenced to 20 years in prison. That is the longest sentence ever to be slapped on someone for hacking. He was accused of targeting a bunch of retail stores in the U.S. including Barnes & Noble, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, …

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A friend of mine posted this on his FB page a few hours ago... [B][I]HACKER WARNING! There is a new way to hack your Facebook. A Notification will be sent to you that one of your friends has commented on your status, it will open a new page and tell …

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Just when it looked like every avenue to prevent the extradition of self-confessed NASA Hacker Gary McKinnon had been exhausted, especially when just last week a couple of High Court judges denied him leave to appeal his case to the highest court in the UK, it looks like the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3877.html"]hacking …

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Gary McKinnon is either a UFO-obsessed nerd who happens to suffer from a form of autism, or a fugitive from justice who was responsible for the biggest military hack of all time. The description varies depending upon whether you are a balanced individual with no axe to grind or the …

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Anyone else getting pretty fed up with the number of headlines both online and in the print media which have been exclaiming 'Twitter hacked' this week? I have even just got a press release, from a storage systems company of all things, that has the strap line of "Twitter hack …

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Hackers managed to get root access to a large Internet Service Provider, reportedly via a zero day vulnerability over the weekend, and destroy data from 100,000 websites as a result. The UK-based ISP, VAServ, has [URL="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/08/webhost_attack/"]stated[/URL] that the attackers apparently exploited a vulnerability in virtualisation software called HyperTM in order …

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I guess that is what you might call a turn up for the books, as the US [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1506.html"]Department of Homeland Security[/URL] announces the 16 members which have been sworn in to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Especially when you consider that one of them, Jeff Moss, is best …

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Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who is still fighting against extradition to the US despite the European Court of Human Rights ruling he should go, has played yet another card in his battle for justice in the UK. Apparently, lawyers representing McKinnon have told the British Crown Prosecution Service that …

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Cast your minds back a couple of years to 2007 and as far as hacking was concerned there was only really one big story, and I do mean big. The biggest reported case of cyber-criminals using hacking skill to steal something in the region of 40 million credit card details. …

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According to an application vulnerability specialist, Fortify Software, HUB Computer Systems in the US has been hit by a $52,000 phone bill following the [URL="http://www.itexaminer.com/hacking-victim-hit-with-52000-phone-bill.aspx"]unauthorised access[/URL] of the company IP-enabled PBX by hackers. "The advent of IP-enabled PBXs, and the facility of remotely- programmable `conventional' PBX systems, means that hackers …

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Isn't anything safe from hackers? Now they've apparently found a way to hack into systems through a media stream, threatening users with denial of service attacks that can bring down servers and desktops alike. The vulnerability was reported yesterday by VoIPshield Laboratories, a security tools maker in Canada. The flaws …

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You've got to love this one. A Bangladesh government website, for the Rapid Action Battalion, was hacked last week. It was one of those hacktivism style affairs, with the home page defaced and a message left in its place. The message, in this instance, read: "GOVERNMENT DOES NOT TAKE ANY …

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I guess you could call it karma. HD Moore's company, BreakingPoint, found that traffic was being diverted to a scammer Google page. This kind of cache poisoning attack on DNS servers is not unusual, however this particular case was because HD Moore is the man who created the Metasploit hacking …

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According to the [URL="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/27/internationalcrime.hacking?gusrc=rss&feed=technologyfull"]Observer newspaper this morning[/URL] Gary McKinnon, the British hacker accused of what US prosecutors refer to the biggest military computer hack of all time, has claimed he was threatened with a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. His lawyers are using this as part of their defence against …

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Amazingly, according to [URL="http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/20/teen-faces-years-hacking"]The Inquirer[/URL], an Orange County hacker is facing an incredible 38 years in prison if found guilty of several counts relating to hacking into his school computer. It seems that Omar Khan, 18, of Coto de Caza, California hacked into computer in order to change his grades. …

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It has been estimated that something in the region of 70 percent of the ATMs in current use are based not on the proprietary hardware, software and communication protocol platforms of old but instead on PC/Intel hardware and commodity operating systems, the most popular being Windows XP embedded. In fact, …

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According to Oxford, UK based database security specialists [URL="http://www.secerno.com/"]Secerno [/URL]databases are open to attack from growing insider threats that give employees carte blanche to access confidential data. Naturally, the company has a product to plug, a database assurance platform called Secerno.SQL, but to be honest I am more interested in …

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