Hackers (Anonymous Lulzsec et al.)

3:55pm

Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Reuters Journalist Charged With 'Conspiring' With Anonymous

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 2:11 pm

The Twitter account of Matthew Keys.
Twitter

The Reuters journalist Matthew Keys — whom many know by his Twitter handle @TheMatthewKeys — was indicted today for allegedly "conspiring with members of the hacker group 'Anonymous' to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website."

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2:28am

Wed March 13, 2013
Middle East

Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Ahmad "Harvester" Heidar is a computer software engineer whose work for the Syrian rebels includes sweeping the hard drives of detained anti-government activists, and trying to develop a robot that will help extract sniper victims in Syria. Turkish officials have given Heidar the green light to develop a prototype of his robot, which he calls Tina.
Jodi Hilton for NPR

The Internet is a battleground in Syria, a place where President Bashar Assad's regime has mounted a sophisticated surveillance campaign that includes monitoring and arresting activists by tracking their Facebook pages.

The Syrian Electronic Army, an arm of the Syrian military, is in charge of the monitoring.

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12:45pm

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Like Facebook, Apple Says It Was Attacked By Hackers

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 12:49 pm

People walk past the Apple logo at the Apple Store at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Apple said today that the computers of some of its employees were attacked by hackers, who used the same vulnerability to access computers at Facebook.

All Things D reports:

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5:43am

Tue February 19, 2013
Around the Nation

Hackers Disrupt Burger King's Twitter Account

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 10:33 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Unknown hackers captured Burger King's Twitter account for more than an hour yesterday. They changed BK's bio, saying the company was sold to rival McDonald's because the Whopper had flopped. McDonald's sent the message: We didn't do it. The hackers did bring Burger King 30,000 new followers. BK recovered its account and tweeted: Interesting day.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:10am

Fri February 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Bush Family's Emails Hacked; Probe Under Way

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 7:35 am

Former presidents George H.W. Bush (left) and George W. Bush at a 2010 World Series game in Arlington, Texas.
Matt Slocum/Pool Getty Images

A Smoking Gun report about the hacking of several email accounts belonging to members of presidents George W. and George H.W. Bush's family and some family friends has prompted a criminal investigation.

The Houston Chronicle says that Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed an investigation is under way, but declined further comment.

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