All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hack’

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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