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  • Convicted Palin Hacker At (Federal) Prison Camp in Kentucky

    01/14/2011 3:05:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WMC-TV Memphis ^ | 1-13-11 | WMC-TV
    <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A former Tennessee college student convicted of hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail account has reported to an unfenced federal prison camp in Kentucky to begin his sentence.</p> <p>A Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said 23-year-old David Kernell reported to the minimum security camp at Ashland, Ky., on Monday to begin a yearlong sentence.</p>
  • Breaking: Released Julian Assange Ready For Next Indictment – Espionage Charges In The US

    12/16/2010 5:45:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 16th, 2010 | Matt Schneider
    International man of intrigue Julian Assange barely had a moment to catch his breath from the last charges against him, but now is prepared for the US to have their crack at him. Assange tells Sky News “We have heard today from one of my US lawyers that there may be a US indictment for espionage for me coming from a secret grand jury investigation.” The fun never stops with Assange, stay tuned for more details.
  • Dutch boy arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks on Mastercard and PayPal

    12/09/2010 3:37:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Naked Security ^ | 12/8/2010 | Naked Security
    According to an announcement by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been launched against a number of websites this week, including MasterCard and PayPal. The attacks, which have made the headlines in the last couple of days, have seemingly been in support of the controversial WikiLeaks whistle-blowing site and its high profile founder Julian Assange. Details are very sketchy, but it is reported that the unnamed youth is in police custody and is being interrogated by detectives from the Dutch National High-Tech Crime Team. He...
  • Kernell Sentenced To Year For Hacking Palin Email

    11/12/2010 4:59:27 PM PST · by definitelynotaliberal · 16 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | 11.12.2010 | Unknown
    David C. Kernell, 23, on Friday was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for intentionally accessing without authorization the email account of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and obstructing justice. Judge Thomas W. Phillips of Knoxville also imposed a three-year term of supervised released. In imposing the prison sentence, Judge Phillips recommended service at Midway Sanction Center, but noted that the Bureau of Prisons would decide where the defendant would serve his sentence. On April 30, after a week-long trial, a jury found Kernell guilty of one count of misdemeanor unauthorized access to obtain information from a...
  • Bill O’Reilly & Ann Coulter Website Hacker Sentenced

    11/09/2010 1:58:46 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 23 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 9, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    The 23-year-old student hacker, Mitchell Frost, who hacked into the websites of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and fellow FNC personality and conservative pundit, Ann Coulter, was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Along with the prison sentence, Frost has been ordered to pay restitution: $40,000 to O’Reilly and $10,000 to the University of Akron, where the student had been studying during the crime. The Ohio student pleaded guilty in May to using school computers and networks to access the sites. Between August 2006 and March 2007, Frost hacked into Frost was in his first year at the school when he...
  • Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack....

    09/28/2010 12:39:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack Into Internet Phone Networks Defendant Also Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution NEWARK, NJ—The first individual ever charged with hacking into the networks of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and reselling hacked VoIP services for a profit was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Edwin Andres Pena, 27, transmitted over 10 million minutes of unauthorized telephone calls over the victims' networks. Pena, a Venezuelan citizen, fled the United States...
  • Palin hacker's verdict stands

    09/25/2010 5:22:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN) ^ | September 25, 2010 | Jamie Satterfield
    A federal judge has shot down a former University of Tennessee student's bid to have tossed out convictions in the illegal access of Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account during the 2008 presidential election. Although U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips' ruling, issued Thursday, paves the way for David C. Kernell to be sentenced next month, his will not be the final word on whether the convictions will stand. Defense attorney Wade Davies is appealing the then-20-year-old UT student's case to the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • INTERNATIONAL HACKER ARRAIGNED AFTER EXTRADITION Elaborate Scheme Stole over $9.4 Million...

    08/07/2010 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text SNIPPET is a quote: International Hacker Arraigned After Extradition Elaborate Scheme Stole over $9.4 Million from Credit Card Processor ATLANTA, GA—SERGEI TŠURIKOV, 26, of Tallinn, Estonia, has been extradited to the United States. TŠURIKOV appeared today and was arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield III, on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer fraud, computer fraud, and aggravated identity theft. TŠURIKOV was indicted by a federal grand jury on these charges on November 10, 2010, along with VIKTOR PLESHCHUK, 29, of St. Petersburg, Russia; OLEG COVELIN,...
  • Snitching Hacker Adrian Lamo vs. Hostile Crowd at Hacker Convention. Videos…[WikiLeaks]

    08/05/2010 4:18:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 8/5/10
    Woah. Adrian Lamo (the blinking insomniac hacker who snitched out Bradley Manning) answering questions from a mostly hostile audience during the ‘Informants: Villains or Heroes?’ panel at HOPE Conference #8:’The Next Hope/Hackers on Planet Earth’ (NYC July 16-18). Via John Young,, vigilant-snitch.htm. From [...] The leaker [Manning] had reportedly boasted to hacker Adrian Lamo (after seeing his name in a Wired article) about sending 260,000 U.S. State Department classified documents to According to Lamo, that claim was enough to make him decide to call the authorities and become an informant. [...] Let’s jump in at part-3 and...
  • Hacker Builds $1,500 Cell Phone Tapping Device

    08/01/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 22 replies · 5+ views
    Slashdot ^ | July 31, 2010 | Soulskill
    "A security researcher created a $1,500 cell phone base station kit (including a laptop and two RF antennas) that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear. Most of the price is for the laptop he used to operate the system. The device tricks the phones into disabling encryption and records call details and content before they are routed on their proper way through voice-over-IP. The low-cost, home-brewed device ... mimics more expensive devices already used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies — called IMSI catchers —...
  • Informant says Wikileaks suspect had civilian help

    07/31/2010 12:36:26 PM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies · 9+ views ^ | 7-31-10 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A key figure in the government's investigation of thousands of leaked secret war records says the suspected culprit had help. Adrian Lamo is the computer hacker who turned in Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning. Lamo says someone told him that he helped Manning set up encryption software that Manning allegedly used to send classified information to the whistleblower website Wikileaks. Lamo isn't naming the apparent accomplice. But he says the man is among a group of people in the Boston area who work with Wikileaks.
  • Hacker arrested for spying on schoolgirls via their own webcams

    07/18/2010 2:50:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 7/17/10
    A man has been arrested for spying on more than 150 girls in their bedrooms by hacking into their computers and using their webcams to watch them, provoking warnings that others will be doing the same thing. The hacker, from the Rhineland area, is suspected of having infected computers with a program enabling him to manipulate webcams, a spokesman for the Aachen state prosecutor confirmed on Friday. Thomas Floß from the association of data protection advisors, discovered the case, according to a report in the Westfalenblatt newspaper. He often visits schools to talk with children about data protection and sensible...
  • Researchers discover way to create trojans in USB hardware

    07/06/2010 3:36:38 PM PDT · by oc-flyfish · 29 replies
    Tech 1984 ^ | 7/6/2010 | Tech 1984
    Wonderful, just one more way for our benevolent federal government to spy on us.
  • Haxor Training to Commence Shortly at Al-Faloja?

    06/28/2010 5:42:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | n/a
  • Al Qaeda in Gaza on YouTube

    06/29/2010 12:30:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | June 28, 2010 03:25 PM | By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D.
    SNIPPET: "The guy who uploaded it seems to think that he's a cyber-hacker for Allah, too."
  • Feds: Hacker accused of Biden threat also targeted Pawlenty, MN senator

    06/24/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies ^ | 6/24/10 | Paul Walsh
    Child pornography charges were added Thursday to the allegations against a Blaine man who is accused of pilfering the identity of a neighbor and e-mailing a death threat to Vice President Joe Biden. The new federal indictment also says that the threat sent by Barry Ardolf went not only to Biden, but also to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and one of Minnesota's U.S. senators. The document did not say which senator -- Amy Klobuchar or Al Franken -- was targeted. Last week in federal court in St. Paul, Ardolf, 45, reversed his intention to plead guilty, professing his innocence. Seamus Mahoney,...
  • Taliban Sites Hacked: Who is the 'Voice of Truth'?

    06/14/2010 5:48:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 280+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | JUNE 13, 2010, 4:49 PM | By TONY PRUDORI
    SNIPPET: "-- The Voice of Truth claims responsibility for attacking the site on March 17, April 7, April 14, May 17, June 4, and June 7 of this year (the dates are based on this Islamic calendar date converter)." SNIPPET: "So, who could be doing this? Earlier this year, someone identifying himself as @th3j35t3r on Twitter bragged about taking sites promoting terrorism, for short periods of time (30-60 minutes). He says he's hit at least some of the Taliban usual suspect sites - for example: - official taliban website (Afghan Resistance) - ooops I did it again, down for...
  • Was Gary McKinnon the victim of a Russian hacking plot ?

    05/22/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 842+ views
    computerweekly ^ | May 21, 2010 | Bill Goodwin
    I met Gary McKinnon a few years ago and interviewed him over a beer. Over time I have come to the conclusion that despite the serious hacking crimes he committed, he needs help and a period of coummunity service, rather than a 60 year prison sentence. McKinnon certainly broke the law and caused damage when he hacked into US military systems. He may not have deleted files, or damaged software, but security specialists had no choice but to rebuild each machine he compromised. That is expensive, time consuming, and disruptive. But I believe that McKinnon is telling the truth when...
  • Hackers can remotely disable your car's brakes, create sensationalist headlines

    05/14/2010 9:20:32 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 73 replies · 1,193+ views
    Engadget ^ | 5/14/10 | Tim Stevens
    We think you're going to be hearing a lot about this one over the next few days... or weeks. A team of researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California San Diego have determined that, with physical access to your car's ECU, a hacker could "adversarially control a wide range of automotive functions and completely ignore driver input -- including disabling the brakes, selectively braking individual wheels on demand, stopping the engine, and so on." For example, the team was able to connect a computer to a car's ODB-II port, access that computer wirelessly, and then disable...
  • Message in favor of SB1070 hacked onto electronic road sign in Tucson

    05/05/2010 6:45:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 781+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Andrea Kelly
    A county street construction sign became into a political sign this morning after the message it displayed was changed to support Arizona’s new immigration law. A Pima County Transportation inspector noticed the traffic sign, on West Ina Road near North La Cańada Road, was no longer warning drivers about the widening project ahead, but instead telling them “SB1070 Rules. Import illegals back to Mexico” at 6 this morning. The sign, owned by Highway Technologies and deployed as part of the widening work, was changed back to a traffic advisory by 7 a.m. “Somebody removed one of the locks and reprogrammed...