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NCS 8/18/11

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National Cyber Security

National Cyber Security


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Targeting the BART system once this week apparently wasn’t enough for Anonymous.  The hacking group says members focused on the transit system again, this time hacking into the Police Officers Association website.  The group claims to have the private information of more than 100 BART police officers.

This next story proves that you can hack just about anyone, anywhere, even at McDonalds.  37-year old Jason Cornish of Smyrna, Georgia allegedly attacked his former employer, Shionogi, for revenge.  Cornish was an information technology employee at the Japanese drug maker but resigned because of company layoffs that affected his former supervisor and close friend.

A British college student faces some very serious charges after he allegedly hacked into Facebook.  It took several tries before he was able to penetrate the social networking site.   According to reports, 25- year old Glenn Steven Mangham used “considerable technical expertise” to repeatedly bypass security.

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