Stories by Pete Davison

Microsoft ratchets up pressure on Rustock operators

Microsoft continued to put pressure on the operators behind the <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/681040/after-rustock-botnet-rebuilding-underway">Rustock botnet</a>, offering a $250,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or group behind the spamming network.

Pete Davison | 21 Jul | Read more

Who Is LulzSec?

Hacker collective or, as they put it, "those evil bastards from Twitter" LulzSec has issued an official statement attempting to explain its actions. You can read it <a href="http://pastebin.com/HZtH523f">here</a>.

Pete Davison | 18 Jun | Read more

The Week in Hacking

This week has seen a number of incidents related to hacking and the unauthorized access of information. In some cases, personal information has been compromised, in others, system administrators were able to take their networks down before anything was badly damaged. Following the recent PSN hack, which brought down Sony's systems for over a month and put many users' payment information and personal details at risk, the public eye is very much on hacker activity -- so here's a summary of what's been going on this week.

Pete Davison | 18 Jun | Read more

LulzSec On a Rampage

Hacker collective LulzSec, or as it calls itself, "the world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense," has so far taken down three sets of servers today -- those belonging to CCP's EVE Online, Escapist Magazine and Minecraft.

Pete Davison | 15 Jun | Read more

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