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Daily Mail keen to portray TalkTalk hacker as ‘violent games addict’

There are many things to note about the 15-year-old who was yesterday arrested and subsequently bailed for the TalkTalk security breach. For instance, he is an ADHD sufferer and struggles with learning disabilities and other non-specified behavioural problems. There’s also the question of how much responsibility his parent should be …

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Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Hacking collective Lizard Squad has targeted the website of the UK’s National Crime Agency in retaliation to a number of arrests made last week. VentureBeat reports that the group has claimed credit for a DDoS attack that took down the NCA website for about an hour. The action took place …

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Smedley warns hacker: ‘I’m coming for you’

Daybreak Game Company CEO John Smedley has lashed out at a hacker after the Lizard Squad member was convicted on 50,700 hacking chargers. ThoughKivimaki will not be going to prison, Smedley celebrated the verdict on Twitter, claiming it was the Lizard Squard member whobrought his plane downin August last year …

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Xbox Live and PSN hacker gets suspended sentence, escapes prison

One of the key people behind the DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PSN last December has escaped jail. The Daily Dot reports that 17 year-old Julius ‘Zeekill’ Kivimakihas received a two year suspended sentence from a Finnish court. He was found guilty of data breaches, felony payment fraud and …

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Lizard Squad member pleads guilty to 23 charges

A 17-year-old member of hacker group Lizard Squad has pleaded guilty to 23 charges, including swatting. This is as reported by local Canadian news publication Tri-city News – and spotted by Ars Technica. The teenager can’t be identified because of his age, but has admitted to crimes including extortion, public …

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Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja has again found itself at the centre of a 3DS hacking controversy. Eurogamer reports that a new exploit using the game allows 3DS owners to remove the region restrictions on their hardware, allowing the handheld to run games purchased in other countries. The trick requires only …

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Rockstar denies Social Club hack claims

Grand Theft Auto V creator Rockstar has said that its Social Club service has not suffered a hack. For the past few days the developer has been inundated with complaints from gamers whose Rockstar Social Club accounts have been hijacked by others, locking them out of their account and in …

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GitHub downed by DDoS attack

GitHub is one of several major firms that has been the victim of cyber attacks over the last few days. We are currently experience the largest DDoS [distributed denial of service] attack in GitHub’s history,” wrote the firm’s systems engineer Jesse Newland in anofficial blog post."Based on reports we’ve received, …

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