All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hacker’

Paris Hilton Gets Apology From The Nude Photo Hacker

Cameron Lacroix, the 26-year-old hacker from New Bedford who’s responsible for the Paris Hilton nude photo leak back in 2005, has apologized to the celebrity for invading her privacy. The apology came as Lacroix is about to begin his four-year sentence for several counts of hacking including credit card fraud. In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Lacroix addressed Hilton, …

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Paris Hilton Hacker Busted Yet Again

It’s been ten years since the Paris Hilton hacker scandal and apparently one of the culprits responsible never learned his lesson. Cameron Lacroix of New Bedford, Mass. just pled guilty to two counts of computer intrusion and one count of access device fraud. Lacroix went on a major hacking spree that began in 2011, during which time he targeted a …

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Antivirus Software: No Match For Potential Cybercrime

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her assessment may not be far off, either. Identity theft against Target and Neiman Marcus during the holidays last year ended …

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New York Times Latest SEA Target

In a late Tuesday afternoon digital attack, the New York Times, Twitter and The Huffington Post became the latest reported victims of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). If you are looking for the latest crossword or list of best sellers, patience is a virtue. The New York Times is offering workaround solutions. Much of Twitter remained accessible and, according to …

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Miss Teen USA Victim of Cyber-Crime

What would you do if someone sent you an e-mail threatening to release pictures that they stole, off of your computer, to the media if you didn’t cooperate and send them nude pictures of yourself? Would you go to the authorities, or simply send them the pictures that they asked for? 19-year-old Cassidy Wolf was forced to make this decision, …

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Electronic Locks Aren’t Very Effective Against A Hacker

I can appreciate that hotels now exclusively use key cards to open doors. They can be deactivated if lost and can’t be picked like a traditional lock. Safety is the name of the game here and hotels are the safest place you can be – or so we thought. Cody Brocious, a software developer at Mozilla, showed off his latest …

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Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Stolen From Chase Bank

According to a hacker who calls himself Reckz, or Jeremy, he has gained access to Visa and Mastercard files through several large banks. He then released the information minus several critical aspects including card number, security code, and expiration date. The message was posted via Pastebin on the 18th of June. Reckz comments in his Pastebin post about the bank …

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Diablo III Trojan Pulls Off Impressive Movie-Inspired Hack

Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong when it comes to technology. One of the most persistent errors that we see is the hacker character. They’re always portrayed as some kid who can perform all manner of technological magic that is just too good to be true. It turns out that one hacker in China just moved from the silver …

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Russian National Arrested for Hacking Brokerage Accounts

In another instance of cyber fraud relating to Russia, a Russian national has just been charged in the U.S. for gaining illegal access brokerage accounts, and secretly making odd trades, to the benefit of the criminal ring he was working with. Since he was going after Americans, New Yorker Petr Murmylyuk, 31, likely would’ve had an easier time eluding authorities …

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Biggest IT Security Hacks [Infographic]

The folks at Background Check have put together a chart describing some of the largest IT security breaches ever. Verizon has been tracking online security since 2004, and posted 174 million hacks in 2011, the second highest ever. The chart sheds light upon instances of social hacking, privileged information misuse, hacking, malware and physical attacks. Presented by: Background Check Guide …

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Google Chrome’s Pwnium Contest Makes The Web A Safer Place

Google began a competition called Pwnium last week that tasked hackers to find exploits on its Chrome Web browser. We reported how one Russian student had won $60,000 for his hack. The Google Chrome security team posted on

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‘Password1′ Most Popular Password in Business

According to the 2012 Global Security Report by Trustwave, ‘Password1′ has become the most common password used in business. Password1 is so common because it satisfies the Microsoft Active Directory setting, meaning it has a capital letter, a number, and the right amount of characters to meet the requirements for basic password security. This isn’t good news in the progressively …

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