New Scotland Yard has caught a black hat hacker believed to be of the Lulz Security hacker group, or so it thought. The British law enforcement agency is reporting that a 19-year-old male has been arrested in Essex, England by the "e-Crime" unit following an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks.Continue
Black Hat search engine optimization has raised its ugly head once again with the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. Facebook and Google users have been targeted by phishing scams and Trojan installers referencing the news. This time there is a new wrinkle: Mac users are being targeted.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 14, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Anybody with a serious interest in the practice of search engine optimization knows by now that there are proper (white hat) and improper (black hat) ways to optimize a Website for search engines like Google.
Yet the line the between the two can sometimes be blurry (grey hat), so sometimes, otherwise well-intentioned businesses and Web publishers can find themselves breaking Google's guidelines, a transgression for which there can be serious penalties.