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2014. BBC. Jane Wakefield. Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites.

News stories
2014. CBC via Huffington Post. Ottawa Police, Supreme Court Websites Down After Possible Hack.
Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords 2014. New York Times. Nicole Perleroth, David Gelles.
Planes can be hacked via inflight WiFi, researcher says 2014. CBC. Thomson Reuters.
Phishing Scam Ensnares Almost 2,000 Justice Department Staff 2014. Huffington Post. Dean Beeby, Canadian Press.
Who's to Blame When Someone Hacks Your Cyborg Arm? 2014. Motherboard. Julia Alexander.
Hackers target ZOMBIE XP boxes: Get patching, Internet Explorer 8 users 2014. The Register. John Leyden. Multi-pronged malfeasance targets gov, energy, finance.
Study: Users don't much care about Heartbleed hacking dangers 2014. The Register. Shaun Nichols. Pew finds the public less interested in flaw than previous incidents.
Systems meltdown plunges US immigration courts into pen-and-paper stone age 2014. The Register. Neil McAllister. Massive outage could last four weeks, sources claim.
Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl 2014. Washington Post. Brian Fung.
Heartbleed Breach: CRA Says 900 Social Insurance Numbers Stolen 2014. Huffington Post. Canadian Press.
Heartbleed Bug Prompts Disabling Of Federal Government Public Websites 2014. Huffington Post. Canadian Press.
NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg 2014. Huffington Post. Dino Grandoni.
How The Internet's Worst Nightmare Could Have Been Avoided 2014. Huffington Post. Gerry Smith.
Heartbleed Threat Shuts Down CRA Website 2014. Huffington Post. Daniel Tencer.
2014. CBC. Heartbleed bug may expose your private data.
Experts Find a Door Ajar in an Internet Security Method Thought Safe 2014. New York Times. Nicole Perleroth.
Critical Security Bug 'Heartbleed' Hits Up To 66 Percent Of The Internet 2014. Huffington Post. Betsy Isaacson.
FIVE-year-old exploits Xbox password flaw, hacks dad's Live account 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson. Boy, they're starting young these days.
Microsoft About To Leave One-Third Of All Computers Vulnerable To Hacking 2014. Huffington Post. Gerry Smith.
Team Cymru spots 300,000 compromised SOHO gateways 2014. The Register. Richard Chrigwin. Researchers spot attackers 'pharming' traffic with dodgy DNS.
Crap hospital databases next goldmine for cyber-crooks: Microsoft 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson. Your medical files are worth big bucks to fraudsters.
Apple's Reputation For Software Security A `Myth' 2014. CBC via Huffington Post.
Uni of Maryland hacked: 300,000 SSNs of staff, students, alumni swiped 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson.
White House Puts Out Critical Infrastructure Security Guide 2014. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
Security Breach Hits More Prominent U.S. Retailers, Report Says 2014. Huffington Post. Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball, Reuters.
D-Link hole-prober finds 'backdoor' in Chinese wireless routers 2013. The Register. John Leyden. Tenda networking kit contains easily-cracked vuln, claims researcher.
Electrical Grid Is Called Vulnerable to Power Shutdown 2013. New York Times Bits. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
NPR.org Hacked; 'Syrian Electronic Army' Takes Responsibility 2013. NPR. Nationl Public Radio. Mark Memmott.
Student claims code flaw spotting got him expelled from college 2013. The Register. Iain Thomson. Canadian college denies overreacting.
Hacker at Public Works went unnoticed for days, documents show 2012. Canada.com. Jordan Press.
Could It Happen In Your Country? 2012. reesys.com. James Cowie. How hard is it to disconnect a country from the Internet, really?.
Hackers leak 120,000 student records in raid on world's top unis 2012. The Register. John Leyden. We don't need no education - except in web programming.
National power-grid tech blueprints 'stolen by Chinese hackers' 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Telvent pulls plug on networks after shock raid.
Zombies are attacking America - researchers 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Banking sector DDoSers 'used botnets', say security boffins.
Microsoft issues emergency IE bug patch 2012. The Register. Iain Thomson. Zero-day flaw exploited by hackers takes six to fix.
GoDaddy stopped by massive DDoS attack 2012. The Register. Neil McAllister. Millions of sites may be affected - not by Anonymous, it appears.
1 MILLION accounts leaked in megahack on banks, websites 2012. The Register. John Leyden. On my (shell) command, unleash hell!.
Buggy blog blamed 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Breaking news, literally: Reuters hacked third time this MONTH.
Black Hat draws world hacking gang - and Apple - to Sin City 2012. The Register. Ian Thomson. New faces, and a few old ones.
Months later, Gamigo hacker takes dozy dump, exposes 8 million 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Slow post-breach leak for login credentials file.
Yahoo! fixes! password! leak! vulnerability! 2012. The Register. Ian Thomson. Urges users to change their logins.
Yahoo Voice Crack Spills 400K+ Usernames, Passwords 2012. Technewsworld. Richard Adhikari.
Disable Gadgets NOW says Redmond 2012. The Register. Richard Chirgin. Remote execution vuln.
Formspring springs a leak: 28 MILLION passwords reset after raid 2012. The Register. John Leyden. At least OUR hashes were salted, says CEO.
It's as Easy as 123!@S 2012. New York Times. Jacob Bernstein. Passwords!*@.
Phishing up, malware down, says Google 2012. The Register. Simon Sharwood. Big scary security numbers revealed, fresh from Chocolate Factory.
Lax Security at LinkedIn Is Laid Bare 2012. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
1 in 6 Windows PCs naked as a jaybird online 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Millions snub antivirus, firewalls in web poll.
51% Of Internet Traffic Is 'Non-Human' 2012. ITProPortal. Mariel Norton. (Make that Web traffic, not Internet traffic).
NASA lost 'full control' to hackers, pwned 13 times last year 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Houston still has a problem with security.
Hackers had 'full functional control' of Nasa computers 2012. BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation.
Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method 2012. New York Times. John Markoff.
Trendnet security cam flaw exposes video feeds on net 2012. BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. Leo Kelion.
Cameras May Open Up the Board Room to Hackers 2012. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
Hackers Breach the Web Site of Stratfor Global Intelligence 2011. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
SCADA vuln imperils critical infrastructure, feds warn 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Secret accounts open control systems to attack.
Hackers disrupt Illinois water utility 2011. Montreal Gazette. Montrealgazette.com. Jim Finkles (Reuters).
Did Hackers Really Hit an Illinois Water Plant? 2011. Security News Daily. Securitynewsdaily.com.
NetApp faces probe into Syrian spooks' use of its storage kit 2011. The Register. Chris Mellor. FAS racks 'used to slurp email' despite export ban.
Insulin pump hack delivers fatal dosage over the air 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Sugar Blues, James Bond style.
Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Beware of BEAST decrypting secret PayPal cookies.
Hacker Rattles Security Circles 2011. New York Times. Somini Gupta.
Patient Data Posted Online in Major Breach of Privacy 2011. New York Times. Kevin Sack. Info online "nearly a year".
Dutch Widen Inquiry Into Hacking of Official Sites 2011. New York Times. Kevin J. O'Brien.
Hackers penetrate website for Nokia developers 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Named and shamed by Homer Simpson.
Web Site Ranks Hacks and Bestows Bragging Rights 2011. New York Times. Riva Richmond.
Mass WordPress hijack poisons Google Image well 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Mystery doorway planted in 4000+ sites.
Hackers breach chocolate recipe on Hershey website 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Possible data theft.
Group Hacks U.S. Law Enforcement Sites and Steals Data 2011. New York Times. AP.
A Homemade Drone Snoops on Wireless Networks 2011. New York Times. Somini Sengupta.
Guardians of Internet Security Are Targets 2011. New York Times. Somini Sengupta.
Security Firm Says It Found Global Cyberspying 2011. New York Times. David Barboza and Kevin Drew.
Twitter-control botnet mines Bitcoins 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Digital cash from chaos.
State-sponsored 5-year global cyberattack uncovered 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Spy agency probably the real (cyber) slim shady.
Hackers target 72 organisations in 'biggest cyber attack in history' 2011. The Telegraph.
Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Local equivalent of Facebook hit: Fingers point at China.
'War texting' hacks car systems and possibly much more 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Remotely start cars, attack SCADA, through GSM.
Marketer taps browser flaw to see if you're pregnant 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. A gaffe of Epic proportions.
US bill would make concealing data breaches a crime 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Senator Sisyphus tries again.
Sony hack reveals password security is even worse than feared 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Most conformed to very predictable patterns.
Hackers say Acer breach leaked data for 40,000 users 2011. The Register. Dan Gooodin. Welcome to the club, Acer.
Spear phishers target gov, military officials' Gmail accounts 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Google: 'Hundreds affected'.
Hackers stole secret Canadian government data 2011. CBC. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Julie Ireton.
Hacker Group Claims Responsibility for New Sony Break-In 2011. New York Times. Riva Richmond.
Honda security breach exposes 283,000 customers 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. 2nd data leak in 6 months.
Sony says data for 25 million more customers stolen 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Bleeding continues with Sony Online Entertainment hack.
Did PlayStation Network hackers plan supercomputer botnet? 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Sony 'arrogance' fuels Doomsday scenario.
Blackhole exploit posted on US Postal Service site 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Return to sender of Spotify tainted ads pathogen.
Sites hit in massive web attack 2011. BBC Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Network security is not rocket science 2011. The Register. John Leyden. NASA systems dangerously at risk from cyberattack.
Australia PM Julia Gillard's computer 'hacked' 2011. BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
McAfee site crawling with scripting bugs say researchers 2011. The Register. John Leyden. XSS marks the spot.
Iran accused in 'dire' net security attack 2011. BBC Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Britons caught out by booby-trapped web ads 2011. BBC Online. British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC.
Boffins devise 'cyberweapon' to take down internet 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. BGP will tear us apart.
Flickr flap illuminates cloud concerns 2011. The Register. Dan Olds. Caveat emptor.
Website with 10 million users warns of password theft 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Trapster hack.
Hacked Twitter spreads false Tsunami warning 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Indonesian gov advisor's account used for badness.
Hackers tap SCADA vuln search engine 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'Shodan' pinpoints shoddy industrial controls.
Microsoft hangs head, makes apology for US cloud bust 2010. The Register. Kelly Fiveash. My BPOS bleeding heart.
A Strong Password Isn't the Strongest Security 2010. The Register. Randall Stross.
Emirates to Cut Data Services of BlackBerry 2010. New York Times. Barry Meier.
1,000+ webpages poisoned in latest mass malware hack 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Security firm Idera.com included.
Mass hack plants malware on thousands of webpages 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. When good sites pwn.
New era for internet security amid increased attacks 2010. BBC News. Maggie Shiels.
Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Net 2010. New York Times. John Markoff.
Top 10 WORST Internet Passwords: See What Terms To Avoid 2010. Chronicles of a Tech Geek. Amaete Umanah. Amaete Umanah.
Thousands of sites loaded with potent malware cocktail 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'Ugly can of worms'.
Hotmail phish exposes most common passwords 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Live ID hacking made as easy as 123....
10,000 Hotmail passwords mysteriously leaked to web 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Phishing booty free for taking.
Google results flog millions of compromised webpages 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Top Billing.
Researchers unmask two faces of zombie networks 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Dr Consumer spam, meet Mr corporate hacking.
Trojan taps Google Groups as command network 2009. The Register. John Leyden. alt.news.botnet.control.
New York Times pwned to serve scareware pop-ups 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Gray Lady gets goosed.
TJX suspect indicted in Heartland, Hannaford breaches 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Networks pierced by garden-variety exploit.
Buggy 'smart meters' open door to power-grid botnet 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Grid-burrowing worm only the beginning.
Webhost hack wipes out data for 100,000 sites 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Vaserv suspects zero-day virtualization vuln.
PC-pwning infection hits 30,000 legit websites 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin.
McAfee website visited by plague of security locusts 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. If you can't trust your A-V site, who can you trust?.
Botnet hijacking reveals 70GB of stolen data 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Torpig uncovered.
Gov systems found on 1.9m zombie botnet 2009. The Register. The Resister. John Leyden. Ooh, nasty.
Hacking internet backbones - it's easier than you think 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'Disastrous havoc' made easy.
Kaminsky (finally) reveals gaping hole in internet 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. "...potential to bring down the internet".
SQL attacks inject government sites in US, UK 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. At least 1.45 million infected pages.
Security shocker: 75% of US bank websites have flaws 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Secure online banking. Not..
Ankle-biting hackers storm net's overlords, hijack their domains 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. ICANN and IANA victimized by NetDevilz.
Computer Literacy Tests: Are You Human? 2008. Time. Time Magazine. Peter J. Ahlberg. Captcha....
How a virus crashed Homeland Security 2006. The Register. John Leyden. CNN, ABC, the Financial Times and the New York Times hit at the same time.
Zone Alarm Phones Home 2002. InfoWorld. Robert X. Cringely. Who can you trust if you can't trust your firewall?.

Orgs/info
Homepage 2007. shadowserver.org. ShadowServer.org. Botnets - everything you need to know.
Home Computer Security 2005. www.cert.org. Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institure. Information on securing your home computer.
The World Wide Web Security FAQ 2005. www.w3.org. World Wide Web Consortium. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - index to security FAQs.
Help Net Security homepage 2005. Help Net Security. Security articles, events, and news.
Know Your Enemy Whitepapers 2005. Honeynet.org. The Honeynet Project. Honeynet Project provides this excellent series on the Blackhat community.
APWG home page Anti-Phishing Working Group. APWG. Information on Internet scams.
Stupid humans and their EXPENSIVE DATA BREACHES 2014. The Register. John Leyden. Non-human cockups only account for 7% of leaks.