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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

LulzSec hackers handed down prison terms, suspended sentence

Members of the British LulzSec hacking group were sentenced for a series of global cyber-attacks in 2011. Two of the hacktivists have received prison terms, one will be sent to a young offenders’ institution...

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being...

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever

Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture...

Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or...

The Desert Sun goes digital

On Thursday, The Desert Sun unveiled a suite of new digital products - smartphone apps, an e-Newspaper, a web-based tablet version - to compliment The Desert Sun and mydesert.com. To prepare for greater digital...

Internet strikes back: Anonymous’ Operation Megaupload explained

Federal agents executed a crackdown on the files sharing website Megaupload on Thursday. The response, you could say, was not minor. Authorities attest that Megaupload, at one point the fifteenth most popular site on the...