With a cyber battle between Filipino and Malaysian hackers erupting over the weekend as a result of the standoff in Lahad Datu, Sabah, the Philippines Government is now speeding up plans to host all government-owned sites as part of a new unified security strategy.
The online shopping site of Globe Telecom became a collateral damage of a new hacking war that has exploded between the Philippines and Malaysia on Sunday, March 3.
Security firm Sophos has reported that stolen passwords and banking data were being shared on a Facebook page belonging to the Albania Pirate Group, urging users to report any such pages found to Facebook immediately.
It turns out that the 1995 movie Hackers was more accurate in predicting the future than Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Or at least, that’s what Don Bailer, founder of Capitol Hill Consultants, argued at the on-going Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf2012) in Kuala Lumpur.
Among the fun side events at next week’s Hack In The Box security conference and hacker meet-up (HITBSecConf) in Kuala Lumpur would be one with a social impact too – a charity auction whose proceeds will go forward to aid needy cancer patients in Malaysia.
Activists, netizens, journalists, bloggers, organizations and individual citizens, and even the militant group Karapatan, took to the streets on Oct 2 to protest in front of the Philippine Supreme Court, calling on the nation’s highest court to declare the recently-enacted Cybercrime Law unconstitutional.
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a virtual watering hole for hackers and developers, and its annual conference, the HITB Security Conference (HITBSecConf), has evolved over the years. In this, the third and final part of a series, we see how HITB’s first overseas venture almost destroys it.
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a website, grew into a community and expanded into a movement when it began organizing its annual info-security conference, HITBSecConf, in the early 2000s. It may be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with what is expected to be its biggest-ever conference, but it was almost sunk at the start. Part 2 of a three-part series.
It is hard to credit but perhaps perfectly in keeping with its underground ethos that one of Malaysia’s most successful tech-related exports has been under the radar for so long – HITBSecConf is a homegrown annual security conference that has made its mark on the global stage and is on the calendar of some of the world’s leading researchers and experts in the subject.
Since it started 10 years ago Hack In The Box's annual gathering of security enthusiasts has grown to become one of the world’s leading events for groundbreaking talks on cutting-edge IT security research, with events in Europe and Asia. HITBSecConf2012 returns to Kuala Lumpur from Oct 8-11 at the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur hotel.