June 21, 2012 |
June 12, 2012 |
LulzSec Reborn, a hacker group, has claimed to have obtained the credentials of 10,000 Twitter accounts after hacking a third-party app, but according to Twitter, all the accounts have remained secure. The group of hackers, which is based off the hacker group LulzSec that arose last summer, posted a note on PasteBin over the weekend saying it had posted the passowords and other credentials of Twitter accounts by hacking an app called TweetGif. LulzSec Reborn, which has remained quiet since hacking MilitarySingles.com in March, posted a user table from the app. The table includes users' Twitter handles, passwords, actual names, locations, bios, avatars, the tokens they enter to activate the app and their last tweet as well, according to PCMag . But although the hackers posted the information and it remains online, Twitter says no security breaches have occurred, attributing the security to TweetGif's use of OAuth, which is a way to connect users' accounts to Twitter.
May 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- A longtime Newark Liberty International Airport security worker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of stealing the identity of a man slain 20 years ago to conceal his illegal immigration status -- a case that has embarrassed an airport already under scrutiny for security lapses. The man whom police identified as Bimbo Oyewole, but who had lived and worked as Jerry Thomas since 1992, had his first court hearing in Essex County, N.J., a day after his arrest. He pleaded not guilty to identity theft and was being held on $250,000 bail, according to the Associated Press.
May 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Twenty years ago, a man named Jerry Thomas died in New York City -- murdered in Queens in a case that was never solved. Not long afterward, a man named Jerry Thomas began working at Newark's international airport. The second Jerry Thomas remained there until this week when police arrested him on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant who had lived and worked using the dead man's identity. The case has underscored concerns about security breaches at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the country's busiest, despite what many say are Draconian measures put into place since 2001 to prevent security violations.
April 26, 2012 |
The Transportation Security Administration labeled the drug-smuggling case at Los Angeles International Airport that came to light Wednesday as a "significant" breach in security . If so, there's a bigger problem than just the LAX case. Earlier this month, a former TSA officer admitted his role in a drug-smuggling scandal from 2010 to 2011 on the East Coast. The case is taking place in New Haven , Conn., and others involved have already pleaded guilty. Here's what the Hartford Courant reported on April 17 : "Three Transportation Security Administration officers, two police officers and more than a dozen drug dealers in Florida, New York and Connecticut are charged in the smuggling conspiracy that delivered illegal oxycodone pills from Florida to the Waterbury [Conn.]
April 18, 2012 |
As far as international diplomatic meetings go, the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian seaside city of Cartagena that concluded last weekend may not have produced any memorable initiatives or free-trade agreements, at least not as part of the official agenda. But unofficially, the summit managed to grab headlines after allegations surfaced that U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to pre-arrival security detail for President Obama may have engaged in misconduct, including hiring prostitutes.