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South Carolina Bill Targets Cybercrimes with Up to 10-Year Prison Terms

South Carolina Bill Targets Cybercrimes with Up to 10-Year Prison Terms

Dec 21, 2010
Computer hackers and unauthorized informants could face up to 10 years in prison under a proposed state law designed to protect South Carolina military installations from WikiLeaks-type scandals. Charleston Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse announced on Monday that his bill, which will be considered when the legislature reconvenes next month, aims to strengthen the state's laws against computer crimes. The bill also seeks to complement federal laws by imposing additional penalties if classified or confidential information from Shaw Air Force Base, the Marine Corps' Parris Island, or other South Carolina military sites is disclosed. "It will essentially give South Carolina the means to pursue computer criminals," Limehouse said. "Our laws need to keep pace with the evolving digital landscape." Limehouse's bill builds on existing legislation that makes online fraud a felony, punishable by up to a $50,000 fine and five years in prison. Unauthorized public r
Gawker Media Hacked by Gnosis, Source Code Leaked

Gawker Media Hacked by Gnosis, Source Code Leaked

Dec 16, 2010
A lot of people are gawking at Gawker Media this morning, though not for reasons that will bring much cheer to its founder, Nick Denton. Gawker, the parent company of popular blogs like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jezebel, and ValleyWag, has suffered a significant breach. A hacker group known as Gnosis has taken over the site. Gnosis accessed Gawker's source code and posted it on torrent sites. They also hacked into Gawker's content management system, posting a fake story on the home page linking to the source code torrents. Additionally, the group infiltrated the site's database, gaining access to the email addresses and passwords of Gawker's staff and over 1 million registered readers. These details have also been released on torrent sites, available for free download. Why is Gnosis targeting Gawker? They believe Gawker was picking on 4chan, a group known for creating the vigilante group Anonymous and various internet memes like lolcats and Rickrolling. Gnosis hacked Gawke
Major Facebook Pages Compromised by Sendible App Bug

Major Facebook Pages Compromised by Sendible App Bug

Nov 13, 2010
We've received several rapid-fire tips indicating a major compromise in the Facebook app Sendible. Several prominent Facebook Pages, including Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, South Park, The Daily Show, and Team Coco, are sending out a malicious link to their followers. The link reads, "Change Your Facebook Background Here!" It's crucial not to click on this link. Those who clicked on the link reported being redirected to a page outside Facebook that asked for personal information. The bottom of this page reads, "Powered By AWeber Email Marketing." Oddly, many other Facebook users are "liking" these links. We've contacted Facebook about the issue and will update once we receive their response. The compromised accounts suggest that this malicious link is appearing in tens of millions of feeds right now. Most of the malicious links have been removed, but tips indicate the attack is ongoing, with new links continuing to appear. We still have not heard bac
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Cybersecurity CPEs: Unraveling the What, Why & How

Cybersecurity CPEs: Unraveling the What, Why & How

Jun 10, 2024Cybersecurity / Exposure Management
Staying Sharp: Cybersecurity CPEs Explained Perhaps even more so than in other professional domains, cybersecurity professionals constantly face new threats. To ensure you stay on top of your game, many certification programs require earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. CPEs are essentially units of measurement used to quantify the time and effort professionals spend on maintaining and enhancing skills and knowledge in the field of cybersecurity, and they act as points that demonstrate a commitment to staying current. CPEs are best understood in terms of other professions: just like medical, legal and even CPA certifications require continuing education to stay up-to-date on advancements and industry changes, cybersecurity professionals need CPEs to stay informed about the latest hacking tactics and defense strategies. CPE credits are crucial for maintaining certifications issued by various cybersecurity credentialing organizations, such as (ISC)², ISACA, and C
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