All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System

Time Warner Cable is one of the five ISPs participating in the “six strikes” Copyright Alert System that went live last week. One group of hackers does not particularly like that fact, and made sure Time Warner knew it last night. The Daily Dot reports that the Time Warner Cable support Web site was hacked and defaced last night by …

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Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs

Facebook isn’t the only high-profile tech company reporting that hackers have targeted them. This time, it’s Apple. According to Reuters, Apple was hit with the same Java exploit that targeted Facebook employees last month (although the company didn’t release that info until last Friday). “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in …

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Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End

If you run the Twitter account for a major international business, take this as a cautionary tale. It’s been a pretty bad day for whoever is in charge of fast-food chain Burger King’s Twitter account. Earlier this afternoon, the account was hacked and began suggesting that the company had been sold to McDonalds. The hackers even changed the logo and …

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Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, you should probably still keep that disabled. Krebs on Security reports that a hacker has already found a hole in …

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Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration

It’s that time of the year again – Facebook has just opened up registration for its annual Hacker Cup, “an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the title of world champion.” This is the third Hacker Cup that Facebook has hosted. “Hacking is core to how we build …

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Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just a patent and may never see the light of day. A more pressing concern is a new report that hackers …

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Internet Explorer Exploit Lets Hackers Track Your Mouse Movements

With Windows 8, Microsoft promises that Internet Explorer is good again. The latest release, IE10, is being promoted through a self-deprecating ad campaign that encourages good will through humor. It’s looking like Microsoft is starting to take its browser seriously, but a recent exploit shows that that might not be the case. Spider.io, a Web analytics platform, reports that they …

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Team GhostShell Ends 2012 With A Bang, Dumps 1.6 Million Public Agency Records

Christmas is the season of giving, and infamous hacker collective Team GhostShell apparently wanted to celebrate by leaking over a million public agency records. It’s all a part of #ProjectWhiteFox, a movement to promote freedom of information on the Internet. Team GhostShell linked to a pastebin press release on its Twitter account yesterday announcing its last hack of the year. …

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Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs

Reports have been rampant today about a worm spreading on Tumblr, taking over thousands of accounts. Tumblr addressed the issue twice on Twitter: once to let everyone know they were aware of the issue, and a second time to say that the issue had been resolved: Follow @tumblr Tumblr @tumblr We are aware that there is a viral post circulating …

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Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked By Afghani Hackers

Hackers generally view BitTorrent trackers as friendly entities. Members of Anonymous are constantly extolling the virtues of The Pirate Bay and other trackers. Some hackers, however, are proving to be not as friendly. It was revealed this morning that RevolutionTT, a private BitTorrent tracker, had been hacked. A group simply calling themselves “Afghanistan Hackers” uploaded a text file containing 19,000 …

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Anonymous Own3r Continues To Mess With GoDaddy, Links To Anonymous Message [Updated]

In case you haven’t been following, GoDaddy suffered a major outage on Monday, temporarily shutting down numerous sites across the web. Anonymous member Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for an attack on GoDaddy early on, and has been tweeting about the ordeal ever since. This morning, GoDaddy put out a statement saying that it had not been hacked, and blamed the …

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Anonymous Own3r: I May Have To Bring Down GoDaddy “Again”

The GoDaddy saga continues… To recap, on Monday, the company experienced a major outage. Many sites were down as a result. For hours, the company would not give any details about what happened, other than to basically say it was aware of the problem and was working on it. A member of Anonymous going by the handle Anonymous Own3r took …

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