It seems that from either internal or external pressure, Nintendo, Sony, and EA have dropped support for the SOPA. SOPA is a draconian law that curbs the freedom of the internet. With these large gaming companies dropping support for SOPA, it seems that the bill is doomed for failure. At least that is what we hope.

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Ah yes, the Antisec team has done it again. Earlier they hacked security agency Stratfor, and now they have targeted SpecialForces.com. Read on to find out more about the latest hacking

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Anonymous has hacked security company Stratfor. In addition to stealing confidential documents, Anonymous has also stolen credit card details and used it to donate to charitable institutions. This is a terrible move from Anonymous.

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Amnesty International’s UK website was hacked recently, to incorporate an iframe that served a Trojan.
The iframe loads a CVE-2011-3544 based java exploit code, fetched from a Brazilian automobile site which itself was hacked. Security Analyst, Brian Krebs reports that the retrieved executable file is a trjoan classified as Trojan Spy-XR. This Trojan, which relies on a patched Java vulnerability, tracks and steals the affected user’s keystrokes.

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GoDaddy has aligned itself with the SOPA, and thus angered many of its internet freedom loving clients. This has sparked off a mass exodus from GoDaddy to other registrars.

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The Recording Industry Association of America claims after being caught red-handed; many people in its offices have been downloading illegal torrents of movies and music, the same kind of people that the RIAA has been on a crusade against for the past years and fining them enormous amounts of money because it infringed on their copyright. Not only are they downloading music torrents (which some may claim may be for research purposes), they are also downloading TV shows and cracked versions of software. Read more after the break.

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Top email providers including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL have partnered with Cisco spinoff Agari to identify and filter phishing campaigns.

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FBI has released details of its Operation Ghost Click which led to the arrest of six operators of an internet fraud ring that had created and distributed a malware called DNSChanger. All of the arrested men were of Estonian descent and worked primarily from Estonia and Russia. They had infected about 4 million computers in 100 different countries. United States alone had almost 500,000 DNSChanger infected PCs ranging from those owned by individuals to enterprise to even NASA. The hackers are believed to have gotten at least 14 million dollars from the fraud.

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Brazil is currently under a massive DNS cache poisoning attack, reports Kaspersky Labs. When a user tries to visit popular local and global sites such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook, a popup is displayed. It asks the user to download a security suite called Google Defender in order to access the site.

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This month will see the release of four security updates, of which one is rated critical, two are important and one is moderate. As noted in the below table, Bulletin 1 and 2 patches vulnerabilities that enable Remote Code Execution while Bulletin 3 is for an Elevation of Privileges bug and Bulletin 4 is for a Denial of Service bug.

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Do you, at times, wonder whether your accounts have been compromised? If the answer is yes, you can now verify your doubt by using a service appropriately called PwnedList (Pwn is a jargon used by hackers to imply that an account has been compromised).

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25 billion actions a day or 65,000 actions a second! That is the volume of actions generated by Facebook’s 800 million users. And all of these actions are monitored by Facebook’s massive Security infrastructure called the Facebook Immune System or FIS for any kind of suspicious activities.

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OpDarknet is a new operation of Anonymous. In this operation, the Anons have promised to purge the hidden web of caches of child pornography. Till now, many users of child pornography forums have been identified many of these sites in the DarkNet have been attacked by DDoSs. An Anon called ‘arson’ agreed to be interviewed by Techie Buzz and the interview follows.

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A well known group of hackers in Germany discovered and tested a trojan program that’s used by the German Federal government to spy on its citizens. Do you need to worry – even if you don’t live there?

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NoScript comes to Firefox Mobile as NoScript Anywhere, works on Android and Maemo platforms.

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