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Monday 01 October 2007
War: Hackers Strike Hard Against RIAA Ally
Christo [PCD] , Monday 01 October 2007 - 06:48:02 //

Copyright infringement monitors are the latest target of a well-organized, motivated hacking group

The group calling itself the MediaDefender-Defenders (MDD) has, as promised, struck again, this time leaking what appears to be the full, uncompiled source code to anti-piracy watchdog MediaDefender’s toolset.

MediaDefender's software is used internally on behalf of clients like the RIAA and Sony BMG to control the illegal distribution of copyright movies, music and other media online. One company e-mail, leaked last Saturday, detailed the performance of the company's attempts to poison the distribution of pirated copies of "Spiderman 3" just days after its theatrical release.

“The [leak] is complete for their operations regarding Kazaa, bittorrent, gnutella etc. This system is … released for the public in order to identify the decoys [MediaDefender] set up,? states the leak’s accompanying NFO file.

The leak is a treasure trove of information for anyone seeking to better understand the anti-piracy operations of MediaDefender and its ilk. Judging by the sheer quantity of different programs written for each network, BitTorrent seems to be MediaDefender’s largest target, with the leak containing 16 different tools target it. In addition to software for creating bogus media files, the leak includes tools for to control the who’s who of filesharing networks: Ares, DirectConnect, eDonkey2000, FastTrack/Kazaa, Gnutella, Kademlia, Overnet, Piolet, SoulSeek and WinMX networks, among others.

Unlike the previous two leaks, MDD claims it received the leaked source code directly from a MediaDefender employee. and the NFO file ends with “a special thanks to the MD employee that gave this to us.?

While DailyTech has been unable to verify the authenticity of any of the leaked materials, MediaDefender has indirectly validated them through a series of cease-and-desist notices sent to various BitTorrent trackers earlier this week; the letters admit that “despite security precautions by our client, a person or persons illegally accessed MediaDefender's email and other files,? and that the sites in question “immediately and permanently cease and desist from posting, distributing or otherwise making available MediaDefender's trade secrets and confidential information.?

Responses have varied, ranging from compliance to outright mockery. In one case, Meganova.org replied publicly in a profanity-laden tirade against MediaDefender’s legal firm.

MediaDefender’s woes began last Saturday, when almost 700MB of the company’s e-mails hit the underground. The following day, MDD released copies of a VOIP conversation between MediaDefender and the New York Attorney General. In a previous NFO file, MDD promised that there was “more to come,? and it looks like the group will continue to make good on its claim.
[Submitted by Christo [PCD]]

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Tuesday 04 September 2007
Chinese Military Suspected of Hack on Pentagon
Christo [PCD] , Tuesday 04 September 2007 - 20:44:35 //

Chinese military possibly pulls off the most successful hack yet against U.S. defense

According to American officials, the Chinese military launched in June the most successful attack on the U.S. defense department. Representatives at the Pentagon confirmed that it had to shut down part of its computer system in response to an attack, though declined to comment on who it believed to be behind the attack. Sources say that the attack came from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in China.

“The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks that disable our system... and the ability in a conflict situation to re-enter and disrupt on a very large scale,? said a former official to the Financial Times. The official also said that the PLA was able to penetratedefence and think-tanknetworks.

Both the Chinese military and the U.S. defense bodies are believed to take part in active probing of one another. Hackers from China supposedly spent weeks testing the Pentagon before launching the attack. In response to the intrusion, the Pentagon took offline vulnerable parts of its network.

Although the Pentagon will not discuss in detail the effects of the attack, sources familiar with the matter said that the information accessed by the hackers were “unclassified,? and thus, likely not to contain sensitive government data.

The Pentagon said that the attack on its system has urged greater attention to the matter of security. “These are multiple wake-up calls stirring us to levels of more aggressive vigilance,? said Pentagon top Asia official Richard Lawless.

The compromise of the U.S. defense system has forced officials to reconsider the type of information that is transmitted via email or with BlackBerry mobiles.

The phenomenon of cyberwar is not one that is new to the U.S. government. A number of government websites have been the target of attacks by both foreign governments and independent hackers. The U.S. and China, in particular, are no stranger to spying on one another. In April 2001, a US spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet, sparking the first major cyberwar between the two countries.
[Submitted by Christo [PCD]]

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Monday 27 August 2007
Google Sky
Christo [PCD] , Monday 27 August 2007 - 19:05:01 //

We all know(or should do) Google earth.

Well here's Google Sky



[Submitted by B@kg@t]


Thursday 19 July 2007
Neotel, WiMAX, price cuts – it’s all finally happening
Christo [PCD] , Thursday 19 July 2007 - 21:38:46 //

Looks like Neotel is on the roll! They making serious progress with their roll out of Broadband for South Africa. Find the complete details on MYBroadband.

Surce
[Submitted by Siversmith[PCD]]


Wednesday 18 July 2007
Vodacom nails Telkom on ADSL claims
Christo [PCD] , Wednesday 18 July 2007 - 20:03:30 //

Well guys a company has finally told Telkom that they really are worth dirt. Here is the article from MyBroadband. It makes it absolutely clear as to what happened!


[Submitted by Siversmith[PCD]]


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