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“Gov. Rick Perry was ‘Talkin’ Texas’ online Tuesday, but his campaign said countless Texans were prevented from logging on because the highly touted event was sabotaged by an onslaught of fake users. Although some 22,000 people were able to log on, the focus on those who could not ...

“Mayor Bill Finch was surrounded Monday by Iranian Internet hackers. Not literally, but the mayor’s photo at the center of the city’s official Web site was sandwiched between the phrase, ‘Hacked by KiAnPhP from Iran.’ The cyber graffiti was posted Monday morning by Inte...

“A well-known Chinese hacker has struck again, hitting a film festival showing a documentary about Uygur separatist Rebiya Kadeer. Around 3 pm Monday, Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival webpage was replaced with an image of the People’s Liberation Army with China’s national ant...

“A security breach at Downeast Energy and Building Supply has exposed banking information of hundreds of customers and cost the company $150,000, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network first reported yesterday. The Brunswick-based company fell victim to an email ‘phishing scam’ that...

A Romanian hacker well-known for discovering SQL injection vulnerabilities in high-profile Websites has struck again — this time on RBS WorldPay’s site, where he says he hit the jackpot, the company’s database. The hacker, who goes by “Unu,” says he accessed RBS WorldPa...