Browsing All posts tagged under »hacking«

Two More Rules for Building Better Police Websites

September 19, 2011 by

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I’m putting together the presentation I’m doing next month at the SecTor Conference in Toronto, and all sudden-like, a post comes across the IACA mailing list about building police department websites. We’ve spoken before about this, but since the rash of attacks against law enforcement, I think I need to speak a little louder. First, […]

Criminal Hack versus FOIA request: The Showdown

September 10, 2011 by

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It’s been a whirlwind week, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. The commercial data loss prevention firm IdentityFinder set its product to search through the 3GB dump of data that criminal hackers stole from Texas law enforcement agencies last week. IF published its findings on Wednesday, which were quoted in several media outlets. The IF […]

Simple Attacks Can Be Devastating

August 18, 2011 by

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In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, Terrance Mann is being annoyed by Ray Kinsella. Mann picks up a crowbar and walks towards Kinsella saying, “I’m going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave.” I think anyone would accept that a crowbar is an excellent, if simple, weapon, and beating someone with one […]

Aitel on Cyberwar and DHS on Anonymous

August 9, 2011 by

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There are several things on my mind today and I don’t have a lot of time, so I want to throw out the two most important ones. First, Dave Aitel’s presentation on Three Cyber War Fallacies explores some of the more common misconceptions about cyber attacks. If you have anything do do with cyber – […]

German Police Hacked, Suspect Tracking Information breached

July 8, 2011 by

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We’re out of the office today but wanted to note quickly that SC Magazine Australia is reporting that a German police network has been  hacked, and suspect tracking data stolen. Hackers have broken into the German Federal Police and swiped location data used to track suspects. The attack launched by the left-wing n0-N4m3 Cr3w hacking […]

Third Breach of AZ police data: Attacks Become More Personal

July 1, 2011 by

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The criminal hacker groups responsible for attacking and releasing information from police websites and computers in Arizona have released a third tranche of data. As the releases have come, they have become more personal. The criminals are now threatening to bring in more black hat hackers to exploit the released information. For the third knockout […]

Pre-Pwn3d Websites

May 4, 2011 by

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Recently, a professional security researcher named Kevin Finisterre published a paper which has opened some eyes in the vendor and law enforcement communities. It’s entitled Owning a Cop Car and it covers in highly specific detail how Finisterre and his team were able to access, for no money and with no special equipment other than […]

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