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May 2, 2013 |
A Laguna Beach chef says animal rights activists posted personal information online - including his cellphone number and credit card transactions - because he served foie gras. Activists hacked into the website of Hudson Valley Foie Gras , from whom chef Amar Santana of Broadway in Laguna Beach purchased fattened duck liver, and distributed his and more than 1,200 other clients' personal information to animal rights groups, which posted the data online April 24. The list included email addresses, personal cellphone numbers and credit card transactions.
May 1, 2013 |
Reputation.com may need a little help with its own reputation after the company revealed that someone had broken into its network and stolen some customer data. Based in Redwood City, Calif., Reputation.com sent users an email Tuesday disclosing the breach. The company reset customers' passwords. It said it did not believe any financial was taken. The thieves apparently did grab the names, addresses and passwords of some customers. However, the company said that because passwords were encrypted they should be unusable to the thieves.
April 23, 2013 |
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and soccer's World Cup have joined the quickly increasing number of high-profile figures and organizations to become victims of Twitter hackers. Soccer's governing body said Monday that the Twitter accounts of Blatter and the World Cup organizers had been hacked and that any messages implying that the FIFA president had admitted to corruption and stepped down were untrue. Of course, anyone following either account closely may have suspected as much.
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April 22, 2013 |
News agency Reuters has fired deputy social media editor Matthew Keys after he was indicted on federal charges of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to breach a Tribune Co. website, changing a Los Angeles Times online story. Matthew Keys, 26, said on his Twitter account Monday morning that he “Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon.” Reuters spokesman David Girardin confirmed the firing. Keys was charged last month with three hacking-related counts in the December 2010 incident.
April 18, 2013 |
A member of the LulzSec hacker group was sentence to a year in federal prison Thursday as a result of his involvement with a cyberattack in 2011. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ordered Cody Andrew Kretsinger, a 25-year-old Decatur, Ill., resident to also serve a year of home detention after he completes his time in prison. He will also be required to perform 1,000 hours of community service and pay more than $605,000 in restitution. Kretsinger, who went by the name of "recursion" during his days with LulzSec, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer in connection with the hacker group's attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer systems in May and June 2011.
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April 11, 2013 |
An electronic sign near USC whose display was changed to flash inappropriate messages about the Los Angeles Police Department was unlocked and the message altered using a control panel, the USC police chief said Thursday. Various pictures of the sign surfaced on Instagram and Twitter on Thursday morning, showing the crude message, which included references to the Police Department, a posterior and "probing. " John Thomas, chief of USC's Department of Public Safety, said the department considered it a "prank" and won't be wasting resources looking for the culprits.