Cyber Beat Daily: Anonymous Hacks North Korea (Again) + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day's top stories in social media and technology for 6/20: Anonymous claims it's hacked North Korea (again); NYPD catches onto gangs' social media lingo; former University of Illinois student hacked data on dorm residents; Des Moines SWATting case still a mystery; NJ students' Facebook postings catch attention of police; Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years in Prison for Hacking and Fraud; blogger found in contempt of court; Watch Dogs multiplayer video leaked.

Read below for these stories and more.

 

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Featured Story.
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'North Korean web sites go dark after Anonymous hack'
Hermit Kingdom’s Internet Troubles

The Daily Dot reports that Anonymous says it will release secret North Korea military documents on June 25.

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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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'Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, No Matter -- The Cops Are On To You'
Exclusive: Gang Members Beware — NYPD Now Knows Your Social Media Lingo


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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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"University of Illinois police say a former University of Illinois engineering student who was convicted a few weeks ago for computer fraud at the Coordinated Science Lab also gained access to as many as 3,000 Social Security numbers of people living at a university residence hall."
University of Illinois police say hacker downloaded data on dorm residents


'Police think caller was upset with teen, but tracing source nearly impossible'
Few clues in Des Moines SWAT hoax


Facebook postings (wrongly) lead police to fear for the safety of students at NJ high school.
3 NJ students spook police with prank chatter


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Law and Order.
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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced today to two years in prison on charges of hacking and fraud in a district court in Stockholm, Sweden.
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years in Prison for Hacking and Fraud


Injunction prohibted blogger from writing on his blog or in any other format about businessmen brothers Sandy and Robert Shindleman, their character or their business interests.  Judge says that recent posts "were attempts at commenting, sometimes in a racist way, upon the business affairs and character of the Shindlemans."
Blogger found in contempt of court; judge says original order was clear


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Gamer-land.
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The game has a hacker plotline. "A recent peek behind the game's development curtain revealed multiplayer would feature an element of invasion; however, the supposed leaked video features no identifying language that reveals it to be a multiplayer mode (Gamertags/PSN IDs, for example)."

Leaked Watch Dogs multiplayer video is full of hacks

 


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