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#OpenITP: Keeping the Internet Free and Emailing Private

#OpenITP:  Keeping the Internet Free and Emailing Private

By Lauren Keyson The Open Internet Tools Project connected NY techno-activists and hacktivits interested in the tech behind preventing censorship surveillance at its inaugural meetup last night. Discussions focused on the rights of privacy communication. The organization supports software [Full Story…]

Hacker Group Allegedly Breaks into NY FBI Agent’s Laptop

Hacker Group Allegedly Breaks into NY FBI Agent's Laptop

The hacker group Antisec claimed it broke into NY FBI agent Christopher Stangl's  laptop and found the unique ID numbers of 12 million Apple devices. It published one million of the stolen IDs on the Internet. The FBI released a statement yesterday saying the agency had “no evidence” that it ever [Full Story…]

#Anonymous Hactivist Sabu Revealed as Lower East Side Party Boy

#Anonymous Hactivist Sabu Revealed as Lower East Side Party Boy

Hackers the world over knew him as Sabu, infamous for hacking into government and corporate computers. The FBI knew him as a criminal mastermind turned federal informant. But neighbors in the Jacob Riis apartment complex on Ave. D thought of him as a party boy and guardian of his aunt’s two [Full Story…]

FBI Warns of Increasing Cyber Threats at NY Conference

FBI Warns of Increasing Cyber Threats at NY Conference

Shawn Henry, executive assistant director at the FBI, said cyber crime is a growing threat. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security in NY this week, Henry described the potential perils as “existential, meaning it could eliminate whole companies.” The FBI expert enumerated [Full Story…]

Investigators Find Nasdaq Software Security Easy To Attack

Investigators Find Nasdaq Software Security Easy To Attack

The federal investigation into a 2010 cyber attack on NY-based Nasdaq OMX Group's Directors Desk collaboration software has found that the hackers were able to easily make the attack due to its lax security systems. According to Wall Street and Tech,  "investigators were surprised that the [Full Story…]

Non-Hacking Members of Anonymous Speak Out

Non-Hacking Members of Anonymous Speak Out

Last week FBI raids in Brooklyn and Long Island resulted in the arrests of 14 people tied with the Anonymous "hacktivist" group. Although Anonymous is infamous for taking credit for the hacking of websites like Monsanto and Sony, there are some members who don't believe in hacking. NYCAnon, a NYC [Full Story…]

FBI Raids Connecticut Home Connected to Hacking Group “Anonymous”

FBI Raids Connecticut Home Connected to Hacking Group "Anonymous"

FBI agents raided a home in Storrs, CT late last week to search for material related to the Internet hacking group, Anonymous.  The group is a loose-knit collection of activists that supports WikiLeaks and has attacked websites of companies that have severed links with the company after it published [Full Story…]

FBI Launches Web Site To Catch NY, NJ Bank Robbers

FBI Launches Web Site To Catch NY, NJ Bank Robbers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched Bandit Tracker, a Web site which features security camera photos of wanted robbers and descriptions of holdups in New York and New Jersey.  Developed by Electronic Tracking Systems, it is hoped that the general public will browse the site [Full Story…]

FBI To Display ‘Most Wanted’ on Times Square Billboard

FBI To Display 'Most Wanted' on Times Square Billboard

The FBI's new digital billboard in Manhattan's Times Square, unveiled today, airs pictures of fugitives and missing persons.  It will also publicize high-priority security messages.Associated PressPrevious:> New Digital Sign Unveiled for Times Square [Full Story…]

Bomb Plot Discussion on Facebook Leads to Charges

Bomb Plot Discussion on Facebook Leads to Charges

Four Belleville, NJ high school students have been arrested whom police say were plotting to blow up their school on Facebook.Belleville High School was evacuated after a student not involved in the "plot" showed a school official a copy of the Facebook page on which the two seniors and [Full Story…]