Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet—”It’s stunning what can be found with a simple search on Shodan. Countless traffic lights, security cameras, home automation devices and heating systems are connected to the Internet and easy to spot. Shodan searchers have found control systems for a water park, a gas station, a hotel wine cooler and a crematorium. Cybersecurity researchers have even located command and control systems for nuclear power plants and a particle-accelerating cyclotron by using Shodan.”
Red Hack—documentary on Turkey’s communist hacker collective
Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams—”The Remote Administration Tool is the revolver of the Internet’s Wild West”
DDoS Attack Looks Like an Intense Game of Pong—”We’ve all heard of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks bringing down web servers, but we bet most people can’t really imagine what a DDoS attack looks like…”
How the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the AP—and who are these guys, anyway?
The Syrian Electronic Army are at Cyber War with Anonymous—”The SEA was actually founded by Assad back when he was thought to have next to no chance of inheriting his fathers position as dictator because he was just such a geeky nerd. So they’ve been around a while, and we were aware from day one that they could become involved in the cyber conflict. As for our dealings with them, that’s pretty straightforward. They are, by their own choice of allegiance to the dictator, the enemies of Anonymous. And they introduced themselves into the conflict fairly early on with a rather spectacular hack of a fairly well known Anonymous web site. We, in turn, responded by attacking their web assets and that conflict continues to this day.”
via elsewhere on the internet 27/04/2013 | THE STATE