hacking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22643/all en Pirate Bay Co-Founder will be deported from Cambodia, say authorities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120904/pirate-bay-co-founder-will-be-deported-cambodia-s Cambodian authorities will deport Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Reuters reported Tuesday, although it remains unclear what country he will be sent to. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120904/pirate-bay-co-founder-will-be-deported-cambodia-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hacking Internet Asia-Pacific Cambodia Technology Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:48:53 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5718112 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirate Bay co-founder is deported from Cambodia, arrested in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120911/pirate-bay-co-founder-deported-cambodia-arrested- A Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder has been deported from Cambodia to Thailand and then sent home to Sweden, where he was promptly arrested at the airport—igniting yet more online controversy over his extradition. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/120911/pirate-bay-co-founder-deported-cambodia-arrested-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hacking Asia-Pacific Cambodia Europe Technology Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:02:24 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5718970 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacker warns of zombies in television prank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hacker-warns-zombies-television-prank At least four calls to police asked if it was true. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hacker-warns-zombies-television-prank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hacking United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5753745 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacker claims he can hijack any airplane using a mobile app http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130411/hack-airplane-mobile-app-android-samsung <p>A simple Android app could exploit vulnerable code on real airplanes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130411/hack-airplane-mobile-app-android-samsung" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux hacking Travel/Tourism Business Want to Know Europe Germany Culture & Lifestyle Technology Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:45:23 +0000 Cadie Thompson, CNBC 5812013 at http://www.globalpost.com Cracking military database, hacker seizes information on vulnerabilities in US dams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/hacker-seizes-information-vulnerabilities-us-dams-military-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hacked database contains comprehensive information about 79,000 dams throughout the US, including the estimated number of deaths there would be if a given dam failed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military has revealed that a hacker infiltrated a government database for a period of several months, gaining access to detailed US Army Corps of Engineers information regarding possible vulnerabilities in US infrastructure.</p> <p>According to a report published by nonprofit online newspaper <a href="http://freebeacon.com/the-cyber-dam-breaks/">the Washington Free Beacon</a>, the hacker, possibly using stolen username and password credentials, accessed the National Inventory of Dams (NID) and siezed information not normally available to the public.</p> <p>The NID database contains comprehensive information about 79,000 dams throughout the US, including the estimated number of deaths there would be if a given dam failed.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/hacker-seizes-information-vulnerabilities-us-dams-military-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hacking The Grid Thu, 02 May 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5829973 at http://www.globalpost.com Q&A with Syrian Electronic Army: Assad loyalists or independent hacktivists? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/interview-syrian-electronic-army <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the Syrian Electronic Army a bunch of regime lackeys or concerned secularists? In an interview with GlobalPost, members of the Syrian Electronic Army say they have their own agenda. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian Electronic Army has seized control of Twitter accounts belonging to the Onion, the Guardian, the Associated Press, NBC News, NPR and the BBC, bringing their often unpopular perspective of Syria’s civil war to millions of readers worldwide.</p> <p>But who are the individuals that make up the Syrian Electronic Army? Are they simply regime lackeys tasked with embarrassing the western press or independent hackers with an agenda of their own? </p> <p><strong>GlobalPost: Would you mind giving me as much information about yourself as you can – online handles, etc? Also, would you mind tweeting or posting “Interview with GP” or something to that effect from an account associated with you or the SEA to confirm your identity? If you could, please send me a quick email. Feel free to delete once I get a screenshot.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://i.imgur.com/mQPLIpi.jpg">Screenshot&nbsp;</a></p> <p><strong>Rebel hackers claim that the SEA is giving the locations of activists and fighters to the Syrian Military who then find them and kill them. Is that true?</strong></p> <p><strong>Syrian Electronic Army Representative:</strong> We don't have the man power or resources to find the location of any terrorist to aid the military, nor do we have the necessary connections for that matter. These rumors are generated constantly to undermine and demonise the Syrian Electronic Army, but they've proven ineffectual.</p> <p><strong>I reported recently that the SEA was winning the cyberwar for Syria. Are you facing any resistance at all online from rebel hackers? What are their capabilities?</strong></p> <p>The only resistance we are facing are DDoSing attempts by some misguided factions of Anonymous. Generally, the tide has turned and most of the public is aware of the truth behind the war in Syria. As such, the government infiltrators inside Anonymous are finding fewer and fewer recruits to carry out these pointless attacks. Our website and social media presence has only faced dangers from the US regime, pushing Facebook and Twitter to shut them down constantly and our domain provider to shut our website down. When this happens, we simply create another account or domain. If anything, these US regime-led attacks proves their conspiracy against us.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/interview-syrian-electronic-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hacking Inside Syria The Grid Thu, 09 May 2013 19:37:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5834610 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet Zhang. He hacks for Beijing. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130514/china-government-hacking-phishing-malware <p>HONG KONG &mdash; Hacking may be a threat &quot;akin to a nuclear bomb.&quot; But the Chinese behind most attacks see it as a dull office job.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130514/china-government-hacking-phishing-malware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battlefield Internet hacking Business Want to Know Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Politics China Global Economy Wed, 22 May 2013 10:01:38 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5837529 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea: How the least-wired country became a hacking superpower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/130517/north-korea-least-wired-hackers <p>SEOUL, South Korea &mdash; The obsolete North Korean ground forces are outgunned and outmaneuvered. But its cyber-warriors strike from the shadows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/130517/north-korea-least-wired-hackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battlefield Internet hacking Need to Know Technology North Korea South Korea Wed, 22 May 2013 10:01:36 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5840339 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyber warfare: How scared should we be? http://www.globalpost.com/series/battlefield-internet Warfare inevitably stalks human innovation — on the seas, up to the skies — and now into cyberspace. As experts warn of the worst, GlobalPost investigates. hacking Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5840443 at http://www.globalpost.com