Friday, November 19, 2010

A Malaysian Hackers Sell the Stolen Credit Card Numbers

A Malaysian citizen, was accused of hacking U.S. computer networks of the Central Bank or the Federal Reserve and a defense contractor, was arrested several Secret Service agents when he sold the stolen credit card numbers with the price of 1,000 U.S. dollars at a restaurant dinner in New York. Court documents released by U.S. prosecutors claimed the man, identified as Lin Mun Poo (32 years) was arrested several hours after he arrived in New York. He was indicted by a board of judges with four charges, including paved the U.S. central bank's branch system in Cleveland, Ohio.

"In a statement after the arrest, the defendant admitted he was hacking into computer servers of companies and major financial institutions," wrote U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn in a letter to District Judge Dora Irizarry, responsible for handling the case. He acknowledged that exploit the vulnerability he found in the bank's computer system, said Lin. "Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ohio, has confirmed one FRB computer network hacked around June 2010, so that the bank suffered a loss of thousands of U.S. dollars, and the act is affecting 10 computers or more," according to the in the indictment.

The process of examination by the judge will consider the delay request the government to continue holding Lin. No new date scheduled. Lawyer Lin, who appointed the court, was not willing to give comment. Lin is a Malaysian who do not have jobs or relatives in the United States.  He arrived at John F. Airport Kennedy, New York, from Europe to the tickets back and forth, and plans to return on November 22.

"Within a few hours after Lin arrived at JFK, the Secret Service agents watched it when he sells a credit card with the price of 1,000 U.S. dollars at dinner in Brooklyn and he was arrested not long after that," the letter to the judge. U.S. Attorney's office, Loretta Lynch  in Brooklyn said that all accusations against Lin hacking computer systems include the U.S. Defense Department contractors who help take care of military transport operations.

Another accusation against Lin includes ownership of more than 400,000 stolen credit cards and debit cards in a laptop computer seized by Secret Service agents. "The defendant through his career as a hacker, among others, the server computers of financial institutions, defense contractors, and large companies, and sell or trade the information stored there ...," Loretta said in a statement. Loretta said the defendants allegedly planned to get more financial information from other hackers, who would he invite transaction. If found guilty, Lin faced a maximum possible prison sentence between 6.5 to eight years.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hackers Modify Microsoft Kinect

Kinect, enhancements for the Xbox 360 gaming console, not only to attract consumers' attention. Hackers around the world were interested in tweaking a new toy made by Microsoft's. Technology carried Kinect indeed recognized its superiority. How could I not, with this device people can play games without a joystick and stay moving his limbs like in the movie Minority Report. Unfortunately, Kinect only designed to work on the XBox 360. This is what makes the hackers are interested in reverse for Kinect can be used in other devices without being limited platform.

Even a company in New York, Adafruit Industries offered a reward of 3,000 dollars for the first time anyone could make open source drivers for Kinect for free use for anything. Hector Martin of Spain successfully meet these challenges, the six days since launched 4 November 2010 Kinect ago. Martin successfully demonstrated the use of Kinect on his laptop. He is recording a video when Kinect used to record VGA quality bideo and moved closer to the camera as his hand formed a line with color changes from green to red. Uniquely, Martin did not have XBox 360. Adafruit have confirmed the code that made Martin.

AlexP of CodeLab and NUI Group was first demonstrated Kinect driver for use on Windows 7. However, hackers are hoping more by going to donate up to $10,000. dollars so do not get the prize Adafruit. In fact, he can only $457, dollars which is then donated to Martin to continue the full open source project Kinect. The presence of drivers for Kinect which is open source allowing developers and konusmen to utilize these devices more choice. Oliver Kreylos from the University of California, Davis, the U.S. already use it to record video in the format of three-dimensional (3D) with Kinect from his laptop. Kinect even reportedly been able to work on Mac OSX notebook premises.

Responding to the action of these hackers, a spokesman for Microsoft said that any modification to the homemade device is not recommended because the use of hardware and software components have been designed for these devices to work stable. Microsoft will attempt to continue to improve the stability function and prevent misuse by parties other homemade devices. Although resistance emerged from Microsoft, in fact the device sells. In 10 days, has sold one million units and is predicted to sell up to 5 million units by the end of the year.

Indonesia's First Gold Medal of the Dragon Boat

Indonesian contingent finally won the first gold medal of the dragon boat sport number 1,000 meters son Asian Games 2010 which took place at the Dragon Boat Lake in Zengcheng, China, Thursday. At the same time, female athletes Indonesia presents a silver medal, also the number 1,000 meters.

In the men's, Indonesia made it to the finish fastest and ensure the gold medal with a record time of 3 minutes 32.016 seconds. Myanmar won the silver medal with a time of 3:34,542, then South Korea won bronze with a time of 3:37,254. Chinese team had to settle for fourth with a record time of 3:38,448. Chinese Taipei and Iran is ranked fifth and sixth.

The Indonesian women's dragon boat team got silver only a quarter of an hour later after the men's team to ensure the first gold for Indonesia. The song "Indonesia Raya" ultimately reverberate in Zengcheng, Guangzhou, accompanied the flag-raising. Dragon boat is one of Indonesia's superior numbers from the originally targeted the gold medal.

Air India Express Sleep Pilot killed 158 Passengers

Pilot in Air India Express flight from Dubai to Mangalore, southern India, was blamed for the accident that killed 158 people in May 2010.  The results prove the Indian government investigation, a pilot from Serbia named Zlatko Glusica was disoriented because of falling asleep on a flight for 3-4 hours. Indian government officials said, reports the results of the investigation will be announced after India presented to parliament. Investigation team said the pilot Glusica too late to react and not follow some standard operating procedure when landing. Meanwhile, the airlines do not provide feedback about these findings.

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel acknowledged that the ministry had been receiving reports about it on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. He said the government would take action after studying the report. Incidents in Mangalore is the worst plane crash in India since November 1996. At that time, 349 people died in a plane owned by Saudi Arabian airline collided in the air of New Delhi with a cargo plane from Kazakhstan. This report adds to concerns around the world about the dangers of pilots that work fatigue due to heavy work schedule.