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Lulzsec hackers to be sentenced for cyber attacks on the CIA and Pentagon

Lulzsec hackers to be sentenced for cyber attacks on the CIA and Pentagon

May 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
Four men accused of launching online attacks under the banner of LulzSec appeared in a London courtroom Wednesday for sentencing.  Ryan Ackroyd , Jake Davis , Mustafa al-Bassam and Ryan Cleary have all pleaded guilty to hacking offences. The name Lulzsec is a combination of ' lulz ' or 'lols', " LAUGHING AT YOUR SECURITY " meaning 'laugh out loud' and security, and was a direct descent of notorious hacking group Anonymous. Working from their bedrooms in 2011, caused millions of pounds of damage with attacks on NHS, CIA and US military websites, they stole huge amounts of sensitive personal data including emails, online passwords and credit card details belonging to hundreds of thousands of people, Southwark Crown Court in London heard. They also carried out distributed denial of service ( DDoS ) attacks on many institutions, crashing their websites. Ackroyd, 26, from Mexborough, South Yorkshire, has admitted stealing data from Sony . To do it, t
Former military adviser urged Obama to pardon Gary McKinnon

Former military adviser urged Obama to pardon Gary McKinnon

February 06, 2013Wang Wei
John Arquilla, a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former military adviser has urged President Barack Obama to pardon the British computer hacker Gary McKinnon and to recruit master hackers to US Cyber Command. Gary McKinnon faced extradition for hacking into Pentagon and Nasa systems, and but they believe that he could encourage other hackers to become government cyber warriors. ' If the notion of trying to attract master hackers to our cause is ever to take hold, this might be just the right case in which President Obama should consider using his power to pardon, ' says Arquilla. China is widely thought to employ hackers, so the Pentagon aims to expand its cyber security personnel from 900 to 4,900 in the next few years and Hackers are frequently employed by security firms after serving sentences and Arquilla suggest Obama to do so. ' Today's masters of cyberspace are not unlike the German rocket scientists who, after World War II, were so ea
Hacker discloses vulnerabilities in dozens of Military and Pentagon websites

Hacker discloses vulnerabilities in dozens of Military and Pentagon websites

February 02, 2013Wang Wei
A hacker with handle name (~!White!~) today disclose SQL injection vulnerabilities in dozens of Military, United Nation and Pentagon domains. SQL Injection is one of the many web attack mechanisms used by hackers to steal data from organizations. Through a Pastebin note hacker announce more details about his findings in many sensitive websites, including Pentagon Defense Post Office Website, Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs, Wiesbaden Military Community, NMCI Legacy Applications, Darby Military Community, Department of Economic and Social Affairs at United Nation and many more. SQL Injection is the hacking technique which attempts to pass SQL commands through a web application for execution by the back-end database. If not sanitized properly, web applications may result in SQL Injection attacks that allow hackers to view information from the database or even can wipe it out. Hacker also claimed to hack database of Pentagon.mil and other mentioned webs
Another hope in Hacker Gary McKinnon extradition

Another hope in Hacker Gary McKinnon extradition

October 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
Gary's 10 years spent living on a knife-edge has been nothing short of cruel and unnecessary punishment. There is another new hope for Gary McKinnon who is fighting extradition after being accused of hacking US military computers. Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will win his 10-year legal battle against extradition have been significantly raised after Home Office-appointed psychiatrists warned that he would be very likely to attempt suicide if sent for trial in the US. It comes as the result of a medical report by two Home Office psychiatrists, which found there is a "significant risk" of suicidal behaviour by Mr McKinnon. The Home Secretary will tell MPs of her final decision on the case on Tuesday. McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, has called on government figures to honour their promises to save her son. But despite this it remains unclear if the Home Secretary, Theresa May, will halt his extradition or not, having previously put it on hold to consider new evidence. McKin
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