All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

Ashley Madison Hack Has Allegedly Resulted In Two Suicides, San Antonio Police Officer Takes His Own Life

There have been unconfirmed reports that suggested two people have taken their lives over the Ashley Madison hack. According to Toronto police service staff superintendent Bryce Evans, the two Ashley Madison suicides were associated with the leak of the site’s customer profiles. Two people may have committed suicide after the Ashley Madison hack, police say: http://t.co/QGyVAqOUlJ pic.twitter.com/Xndz0klRwP — Reuters Top …

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Ashley Madison Faces More Problems, Gets Hit With $578 Million Class-Action Lawsuit

Ashley Madison is in dire a situation, now that two Canadian law firms filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against them. Both Canadian law firms, Strosberg LLP and Charney Lawyers and Sutts, formally filed the court case on Thursday on behalf of the 39 million Canadian members whose personal information was revealed by hackers of the Ashley Madison website. #AshleyMadison …

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Kelly Ripa Wants To Be ‘Partnered Up’ On Ashley Madison

So apparently, anything can now be a headline, including the curious case of the flustered Kelly Ripa in a segment about Ashley Madison on last week’s  Live With Kelly and Michael. The morning talk show host, together with her partner, Michael Strahan, talked about the latest buzz that is the Ashley Madison meltdown. Ashley Madison, with the slogan “Life is short. …

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Ashley Madison Hackers: Will They Release Personal Info Of Clients?

Ashley Madison customers are sweating bullets right now as the public waits to see whether or not hackers who stole customer information from the site are going to make it public. Ashley Madison is the hook-up site for married people looking for affairs. In fact their slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” So, it’s no surprise that the …

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Ashley Madison Hack Has Been Cleaned Up, Says Company

Online dating site for married people Ashley Madison fell victim to a hack over the weekend, putting the personal information of over 37 million users in jeopardy. Now, the company says it has scrubbed all leaked info. “Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all …

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Ashley Madison, Cheating Site, Reportedly Hacked; Police Investigating

Ashley Madison, a website for married people who want to have a little extra-marital fun, was reportedly hacked over the weekend, and the group responsible is now threatening to leak information about users. The incident came despite heavy security measures put in place by the company that owns Ashley Madison–Avid Life Media–and officials are now investigating to try and pinpoint …

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Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data

Data breaches that reveal email address, usernames, passwords, and other account information are common and pretty serious in their own right – but when a hack reveals even more sensitive personal information it’s downright scary. According to a report from Channel4, a data breach has exposed nearly four million users of Adult FreindFinder, a dating website. you’ve probably seen its …

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Starbucks: Bad Passwords, Not Hackers to Blame for App Thefts

If you use the Starbucks app to pay for your morning coffee, you might want to check your bank account. And then strengthen your password. After reports emerged saying hackers had gained access to user accounts and used its app to siphon money away from unsuspecting customers, Starbucks has hit back, saying that these reports are false. Blogger Bob Sullivan …

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14-Year-Old Hacker Mastermind Infiltrated School Network, Charged with Felony

A Florida eighth-grader is facing felony charges after accessing his middle school’s computer network and changing a teacher’s background. Hacker extraordinaire Domanik Green, 14, has been charged with offense against a computer system and unauthorized access after he “logged onto the school’s network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a …

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Uber Denies Breach After User Info Goes Up for Sale

Uber says that it has found no evidence of a security breach following reports that user data has popped up for sale on dark web sites. Motherboard reports that thousands of active Uber accounts are currently for sale on sites like AlphaBay market – some for as cheap as $1 and up for $5. Of course, having one’s Uber login …

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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been OK’ed, but awaits final approval from a federal district court. The settlement is large enough to offer up to $10,000 …

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Three Men Charged in Biggest Email Data Breach in History

An unsealed indictment reveals that the US Justice Department has charged three men in what it is calling “one of the largest reported data breaches in US history. It is, in fact, that biggest email data breach ever. “These men — operating from Vietnam, the Netherlands, and Canada — are accused of carrying out the largest data breach of names …

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Obama Creates New Cyber Intelligence Agency

It’s official – the US has a new agency to help combat cyber attacks. Through a new memorandum, President Obama has established the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), a brand new agency tasked with centralizing and organizing intelligence related to cyber threats. The CTIIC was first announced earlier this month by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and …

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Newsweek Twitter Account Hacked, Posts Obama Threats

Newsweek is the latest major publication to fall victim to a Twitter hack. It appears that a group calling itself Cyber Caliphate took over the magazine’s account around 11am EST, and began tweeting out threats, supposed leaked documents, and general propaganda relating to Islamic terrorism. “#CyberCaliphate Bloody Valentine’s Day #MichelleObama! We’re watching you, you girls, and your husband,” read one …

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The US Is Getting a New Anti-Cyberattack Agency

Today, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco will give a speech at the Wilson Center at an event on cyber threats. According to the Center, Monaco will “preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks.” And apparently, one way to prevent …

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Madonna Hacker Arrested: Israeli Man Allegedly Leaked Tracks from Upcoming Album

Israeli police have confirmed that they have arrested a man in connection with several computer hacks and data leaks – the most notable of which involved Madonna. In December more than a dozen new tracks, many off Madonna’s upcoming album Rebel Heart, were leaked online. Madonna had a bit of a freakout on Instagram, calling the intrusion “artistic rape” and …

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North Korea Denies Sony Hack, Makes Threats

The point of North Korea’s lengthy, rambling denial of involvement in the recent Sony hacks is pretty clear – but the way they get to that point is anything but. Per usual, broken English is the method of delivery for “The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK”, which has released a statement of sorts re: Sony …

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Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ by Canceling The Interview

President Obama has officially weighed in on Sony’s decision to pull the new film The Interview, due to threats made by a hacker group which previously exposed company documents. “Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, …

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FBI: North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack

According to the FBI the November hack of Sony Pictures, which led to the leak of tons of company data as well as influenced the company’s recent decision to yank the film The Interview from theaters, was the work of North Korea. From the FBI: As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments …

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‘Team America: World Police’ Is Also Getting Yanked from Theaters

According to several theaters which had planned to screen the 2004 comedy Team America: World Police in lieu of the film The Interview, Paramount has put the kibosh on the whole thing. Texas regional theater group Alamo Drafthouse made headlines earlier when they announced a screening of the Trey Parker/Matt Stone film this Christmas to replace a screening of the …

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Theater to Show ‘Team America: World Police’ in Lieu of ‘The Interview’

While it’s still up in the air whether or not the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview will ever see a theatrical release, we do know that it won’t happen anytime soon. Since Sony pulled the plug on the film’s Christmas premiere due to vague threats from alleged Sony hackers, one regional theater is doing the next best thing to …

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Home Depot Hack Also Compromised 53 Million Email Addresses

A large and lengthy data breach put some 56 million credit cards at risk, Home Depot revealed back in September. Now, the largest home improvement retailer in the world says that it also exposed nearly the same amount of customer email addresses. According to a statement from Home Depot, further investigation has determined that files containing approximately 53 million email …

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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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JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first thought. Attackers obtained names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, but not the really sensitive data like account numbers, passwords, …

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Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites “including household names and small Internet sites”. The Times reports: Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements …

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Michaels Security Breach Affected Three Million Cards

Michaels, North America’s largest specialty arts & crafts store, has confirmed that a security breach exposed data from millions of transactions from May 8th, 2013, to January 27th, 2014. “Our customers are always our number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused. We are committed to assisting affected customers by providing …

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Heartbleed Bug Gives Hackers Access To User Data And Passwords

A major online bug called CVE-2014-0160, more popularly known as “Heartbleed”, allows hackers to retrieve data from online services and websites. The bug was recently found by Neel Mehta of Google’s security team with a team of engineers from security company Codenomicon. To those who know how to work around it, Heartbleed can reveal the contents of a server’s memory—and …

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Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

In startling news Tuesday morning, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, ceased existing, leaving millions of dollars worth of bitcoins unaccounted for. The Tokyo-based exchange company has stated that a security leak that has been present since September has violated the integrity of some 700,000 accounts, totaling approximately $350 million in stolen currency. Due to this huge …

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Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”

Apple is performing an emergency software fix this week to correct a security flaw putting both iPhone and Mac users at risk. After it was brought to their attention that hackers could enter systems by email, Apple, Inc. issued an official announcement acknowledging the oversight and their team promptly began to work on updated software to protect users. On Saturday, …

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Kickstarter Reveals Hack, Some User Info Compromised

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler took to the company blog over the weekend to announce that they had fallen victim to a hack–one that exposed some user info including email addresses, mailing address, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Strickler makes a point to say that no credit card data was accessed by the hackers. Kickstarter learned of the breach on Wednesday …

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