All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hack’

Ashley Madison Hack Might Be a Hoax?

The Ashley Madison hack has put the fear into some people who believed that the company’s “have an affair” offer was safe from prying eyes. When hackers claimed they had collected info on thousands of Ashley Madison subscribers, people scrambled to think up excuses, cover their tails, and figure out how to combat the impending fights with spouses. Hackers released …

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Ashley Madison Victims Are Discussing How To Handle Fallout

Ashley Madison users are nervous. When the famous infidelity website — with the motto “Life Is Short. Have An Affair” — was reportedly hacked. Thousands upon thousands of people had a very bad day. Questions were racing around the Internet, this time as anonymously as possible. What if my spouse finds out I had an Ashley Madison account, even if …

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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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Hackers Obtain Xbox Live Accounts Owned By Microsoft Employees

Xbox Live is generally seen as pretty secure – at least more so than others. The service has never been taken down by hackers, but it has seen its fair share of account hacks. Ars Technica reports that Xbox Live accounts belonging to former and current Microsoft employees have been hijacked by hackers. It’s suspected that those responsible may belong …

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Just Disable Java Already: Plugin Hit With Third Zero-Day Exploit This Year

Oracle has had a busy 2013 so far as it has scrambled to fix dangerous zero-day exploits found in its Java browser plugin. The company will have no rest, however, as security researchers have found more exploits. Security research firm Security Explorations reported two new zero day exploits hit Java on February 25. Since then, the company has provided a …

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Anonymous Hacked By Rival Hacker Collective

Over the past few days, a number of high profile brands and people have had their Twitter accounts hacked. Burger King was the first to fall victim to the hacks with Donald Trump’s personal account following a day later. Now the latest victim is connected with the group responsible for the hacks. BBC News reports that the popular Anonymous Central …

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Update Flash Now: Abobe Just Patched Two Security Holes

Java and Internet Explorer have both been rocked with some pretty nasty zero day exploits earlier in the year, but they’re not the only software that gets hit with exploits. Adobe’s Flash is frequently targeted by hackers as well, and said hackers have been having their way with it recently thanks to two zero day exploits. Computer World reports that …

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Turns Out Anonymous Did Hack Into The Federal Reserve

On Sunday evening, Anonymous leaked over 4,000 banker profiles it claimed to have stolen from the federal reserve. The information contained names, addresses, IP addresses, hashed passwords and other sensitive information. Now the federal reserve has confirmed the hack, but says no “critical functions” were affected. ZDNet reports that the Federal Reserve sent out notices to affected individuals earlier this …

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Sony Hit With $395K Fine Over PSN Hack From 2 Years Ago

PlayStation fans may remember a dark time from almost two years ago when the PSN went down for almost a month. The cause? A massive cyberattack that crippled the network and led to account details for over 77 million users to be stolen. It could be assumed that Sony has tried to put that nasty business behind it, but it’s …

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Wii U Owner Accidentally Gains Access To Miiverse Debug Page

The Wii U launched yesterday, and there’s already reports of problems. A large day one update has been bricking some consoles after the system was turned off during the update. Those kind of problems are commonplace, but the Wii U reportedly succumbed to an entirely different problem for a few hours yesterday. Trike, a member of gaming forum NeoGAF, reported …

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Pacemaker Hack Can Be Used To Kill People With Electric Shock

The pacemaker is a small electrical device that attaches to one’s heart. It controls heart beats through timed low-voltage electric shocks. The devices have saved countless lives, but these same devices now pose a serious threat. New research from Barnaby Jack, Director of Security Research for IOActive, found that pacemakers could be easily hacked. It’s all because modern pacemakers have …

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Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back

The Kinect has proven to be a favorite among hackers. When paired with a PC (or Mac), it can be used for a multitude of hands-free computing that wasn’t possible before. One guy used it to give the power of communication back to his mother after she suffered a stroke. Chad Ruble’s mother suffers aphasia after she suffered a stroke …

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Anonymous Leaks 1 Million Apple Device IDs

After members of LulzSec were taken down by the FBI, Anonymous fought back with #FFF (F*ck FBI Friday). The campaign would see attacks launched against the FBI and its affiliates every Friday. This went on for a while until Anonymous either lost interest or moved on to something else. The group seems to have started up #FFF again, but the …

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Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover

The Curiosity Mars Rover landing is one of the most significant engineering and scientific events of the year. The guys at NASA are super proud and we are all lucky to see the beautiful photos it’s sending back. It seems like nothing could go wrong, right? PC Magazine is reporting that a rogue element is requesting members of Anonymous to …

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Change Your Password: Blizzard’s Battle.net Service Was Hacked

Nothing is secure in today’s digital world. You can implement the most powerful security that money can buy, and somebody will still find a way around it. Blizzard probably thought they had some of the best security in the world, but hackers made short work of it this week. Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime announced late last night that Blizzard and it’s …

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Russian Developer Hacks iOS To Get Free In-App Content

Piracy isn’t that big of a problem on iOS. The amount of work required to circumvent the App Store and get free stuff just doesn’t seem worth it when most apps give you a way of obtaining in-game content through regular gameplay instead of buying it. Would you use software to get free in-app content if you didn’t have to …

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Nvidia And Android Forums Get Hit In Latest Hack Attack

You think the hacking world would be finished with their parade of password thefts after stealing over 450,000 of them from Yahoo. Unfortunately, things just never work out in our favor as more passwords have been stolen in the latest hack attack. Naked Security is reporting that two popular tech forums – Nvidia Developer Zone and Android Forums – were …

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Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought

We brought you news this morning that Yahoo Voices was hacked and over 450,000 usernames and passwords were leaked onto the Internet. The initial report stated that most of passwords came from Yahoo or Gmail email addresses. After analyzing the dump, a security company have found it to be worse than initially thought. Security company Rapid7 provided a break down …

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Yahoo Voices Is Latest To Be Hacked With 450,000 Accounts Stolen

If you use Yahoo Voices to create content for the Web, you really should change your password now. After things were looking up for Yahoo, it’s a pretty big downer to know that one of your service has just been hit with a devastating attack. Trusted Security broke the news that Yahoo Voice had been compromised with over 450,000 usernames …

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