All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hack’

Snapchat Photo Hack, If Real, Wasn’t Snapchat’s Fault (Says Snapchat)

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported on “The Snappening”, a supposedly massive Snapchat hack that includes upward of 200,000 photos. The hack was reportedly organized and …

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Home Depot Data Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

The world’s biggest home improvement store has just given us the specifics on the lengthy data breach it confirmed a little over a week ago. According to the company, the attack put 56 million credit cards at risk. “Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had not been seen previously in other attacks, according to Home Depot’s …

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Kris Jenner Impersonated And Threatened

While a number of celebrities were having their phones hacked and their naked photos stolen, Kris Jenner was also being hacked, but for another purpose. In July a tape turned up that allegedly contained a recorded conversation between a gossip blogger named Jacky Jasper and a woman he identifies as Kris Jenner. The tape is over an hour long and …

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Identity Theft Could Soon Be A Reality For eBay Users

Identity theft is a constant concern for those who entrust their personal information to Internet companies. Now millions of users are at risk following a massive cyber-attack that recently hit eBay. Last week, we reported that eBay was hit by a massive cyber-attack when hackers broke into the company’s database that hold customers’ personal information. While no financial information was …

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Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

The chief information officer (CIO) of Target Corporation has turned in her resignation following months of a devastating data breach. Since 2008, Beth Jacob served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer of the retail company. She first started out as an assistant buyer at a store division in 1984. Then, in 2002 she became the director of …

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ATMs Hacked With USB Drives for Cash

The BBC is reporting that hackers have found a way to get Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) to spit out cash, and even have systems worked out that allow them to return to the same machines over and over again to continue draining them of bills. Details of how the hackers were pulling off the cyber-heists were presented at the Chaos …

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Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You

Smart TVs are incredibly easy to hack. In a report from last year, hackers had discovered an easy exploit in Samsung Smart TVs that allowed them to take control of the camera and spy on the owner of said TV. A similar hack has one Congressman very concerned. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to television manufacturers earlier this week …

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Developer Works Around Google Glass Restrictions With Custom OS

Google Glass has a lot of potential, but some may feel that Google is squandering said potential with its heavy handed regulation. The company has already banned porn and facial recognition apps from being developed for the device. Before Google can ban more capabilities, one developer wants to free Glass from Google’s reach. NPR reports that Stephen Balaban, a developer …

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Have A Uplay Account? You Might Want To Change Your Password

If you play any Ubisoft game on the PC or consoles, you probably have a Uplay account. It’s required on the PC and console gamers get perks for signing up for the service. In short, there are potentially millions of people with Uplay accounts, and those accounts were recently compromised. Ubisoft announced today via its blog that it was recently …

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Hacker Group Claims To Have Cracked Wii U’s Security

Like every console before it, the Wii U will eventually be hacked and people will use that hack to play pirated games on the console. The challenge comes in the form of actually hacking the console to allow this functionality. One group claims to have done it, and will soon be selling their secret to the world. Wiikey, a group …

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Google Glass Already Jailbroken, Could Be Used For Nefarious Purposes

Google Glass really freaks some people out. Those people are understandably concerned that those wearing Glass could be secretly recording their every move. There are some obstacles programmed into Glass to prevent this, but it might not be for long. ZDNet reports that a hacker by the name of Jay Freeman has already jailbroken Glass. The jailbroken Glass can be …

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Anonymous Hacks North Korea’s Twitter, Flickr Accounts

Did you know North Korea has a Twitter and flickr account? The nation uses these accounts to spread its propaganda, but recent world events have made the nation’s online presence a target for hackers. The Guardian reports that North Korea’s Twitter and flickr accounts have been compromised by hackers claiming to be a part of Anonymous. The reasoning behind the …

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