Botnet: A Lone Cyber Criminal’s Greatest Ally

When people hear the word "hacker", they generally associate it with the idea that they are all shadowy individuals that are brilliant with computers and try to break into government facilities on a daily basis. For the most part though, what many people would call "hackers" are just regular people like you and me. Alone, most hackers have a hard time with some malicious activities. It's extremely difficult to shut down a website on your own for example. This is why, in most cases, you don't Continue Reading

Arrested LulzSec Hacker Aspired To Work For The US Military

On September 23rd, 2011, authorities arrested Cody Kretsinger in Arizona as a suspected member of the LulzSec hacker group. Kretsinger is allegedly responsible for the well known hack on the Sony Playstation Network. Kretsinger faces charges of one count of conspiracy and one count of computer fraud. According to the grand jury indictment, Kretsinger registered an account with a well known proxy server website that hides an individuals IP address. Kretsinger then hacked the Sony Playstation Continue Reading

International Cyber Security Protection Alliance ICSPA Formed To Fight Global Cyber Crime

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, also known as ICSPA, has been created to fight global online cyber crime and the criminals responsible. The alliance was officially created on Tuesday in London, England. The alliance was formed to aid in the sharing of information between multiple security companies, governments and all other members of the ICSPA. The sharing of information is critical in the fight against cyber crime. The alliance includes governments, private Continue Reading

Hacker Group LulzSec Claims It Has Disbanded

LulzSec, the hacker group responsible for infiltrating high profile companies and government websites, has announced on Twitter that it is disbanding. The hacker grouped had only been established 50 days prior but its legacy will live on. LulzSec was responsible for hacking Sony, in the infamous Playstation Network Hack. Over 50 million Sony Playstation Network users were affected, with detailed personal information compromised. The C.I.A., U.S. Senate, Fox, PBS, Nintendo were all one of Continue Reading