Category Archives: Offences – Unauthorised ‘modification’ (and co)

LulzSec

Lulzera bien qui lulzera le dernier | Chaire de recherche du Canada en sécurité, identité et technologie. Benoit Dupont, 6 march 2012 In French, but with links to documents in English about LulzSec arrests and co. The title of the … Continue reading

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Stuxnet malware and Siemens: cyberwar, security and other issues

Are We Talking About ‘Cyberwar’ Or Massive Incompetence? | Techdirt. 11 August 2011 An old post but given the current context of “Flame”, the new malware running around in the Middle East, still of relevance. Stuxnet, like today Flame, was … Continue reading

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The regulation of botnets in Australia

Cybercrime response a win for self-regulation – Networking – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au. 26 November 2010 I would agree that there are other ways than using criminal law to tackle issues like botnets, but I am puzzled what the … Continue reading

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30 Months In Prison For Denial Of Service Hit On Politicians’ Websites | Techdirt

30 Months In Prison For Denial Of Service Hit On Politicians’ Websites | Techdirt. 9 November 2010 the comment is that it is too harsh a sentence. For an author that championed freedom of expression, I found the post quite … Continue reading

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Security review by Symantec and other issues of web security

Symantec published its report analysing cyber-issues in 2009. Most of the attacks continue to come from the US (19%), followed by China (8%) and a new comer, Brazil (6%). The bulk of the attacks (37%) focuses on acquiring data, then … Continue reading

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Virtual worlds and theft

Apparently, somebody has been arrested for theft for hacking into accounts, use avatars and steal the virtual possessions. “Real-world arrest for man who stole RuneScape virtual characters” (Times, 30 November 2009)For disapproval, “If You Gain Unauthorized Access To A Character … Continue reading

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Different issues on fraud and malware and a few arrests/suspicions

Well, I would have thought they were an obvious target? “Online bank fraud targeting corporate accounts” (ZDnet.co.uk, 04 November 2009) “Facebook denies mass hijack was down to flaw” (ZDnet.co.uk, 11 November 2009) but a few weeks later, decides to change … Continue reading

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Smartphones and malwares

Not a surprise that smartphones start to be the target of viruses and other malwares. They are powerful computers when one think of their size.“iPhone worm could be used to create botnets” (ZDnet.co.uk, 23 November 2009)“Un nouveau virus s’attaque à … Continue reading

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hacking in the US

Three indicted in largest-ever US hacking prosecution (ZDnet.co.uk, 18 August 2009) with one of them pleading guilty to ID theft Hacker pleads guilty to ID thefts worth millions (ZDnet.co.uk, 2009)

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DoS attack – Australia

Australian gov’t calls on experts over DDoS attack (ZDnet.co.uk, 10 September 2009) and Australian police probe government cyberattack (ZDnet.co.uk, 09 september 2009)

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