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[img_assist|nid=11043|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=96|height=37]In what looks like the IT equivalent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, purloined data and documents, including source code belonging to the U.S. software firm VMWare, continue to bubble up from the networks of a variety of compromised Chinese firms, according to “Hardcore Charlie,” an anonymous hacker who has claimed responsibility for the hacks.

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Students at MIT took to the university’s Cecil and Ida Green Building over the weekend to transform the 21-story research building into an oversized, playable game of Tetris. Emulating the classic ’80s video game with the help of a console and 153 color-changing LED lights, students were able to rotate and move colored blocks across the building. Like the original puzzle game, once someone lost, all of the colored blocks fell to the bottom of the building.

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A 21 year-old Ohio man associated with the Anonymous Internet collective is in detention after boasting on Twitter about his involvement in the hack of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department.

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A 15-year-old who claimed he was bored when he turned to hacking was arrested for breaking into almost 260 companies during the first three months of this year, according to a ZDNet article published earlier today.Austria’s Federal Criminal Police Office said the teenager, who used the hacker handle ACK!3STX, used tools available on the Internet to scan for vulnerable Web sites and publish stolen data. He then bragged about his exploits on Twitter. Victims included sports companies and adult entertainment sites, among many others.

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