All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel

Walking the tightrope between art and activism, Florian Riviere fashions himself an “urban hacktivist.” Inspired by the hacker culture, Riviere has filled his portfolio with projects across various urban landscapes, including a “don’t pay, play” campaign that saw him make soccer and tennis courts in giant asphalted areas, completed with found items like shopping carts. He extended that to a …

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LinkedIn Blog Attacked by Syrian Hackers

[UPDATE] The blog is back up. [ORIGINAL] On the same day that LinkedIn has launched its new iPad app, the announcement of the app on the LinkedIn blog is unavailable. In fact, the entire blog is unavailable due to an attack on the site. The Next Web (TNW) is reporting that the blog has apparently been hacked by a group …

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Ohio Man Allegedly Hacks Into Utah Police Websites

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to brag about your accomplishments online. Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III, 21, stands accused of hacking into the websites for the Utah Police Department. After posting confidential information about police informants and various employees online, Borell took to Twitter, where he bragged about his accomplishments under the screen name “itskahuna”. It was through these posts …

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Facebook Buys “The Hacker Company” Sign

Facebook has purchased an old sign reading “The Hacker Company,” and hung it at its 1 Hacker Way headquarters. Interestingly, the acquisition of the sign took longer than the buying of Instagram – the whole process took 7 months, which is longer than it took the company fo relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park. According to reports, …

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Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea

It was reported earlier last month that multiple members of LulzSec had been arrested after one if its key members, Sabu, turned them over to the authorities. One of the hackers involved with LulzSec, Cody Kretsinger, has just entered a guilty plea in federal court in California. Reuters is reporting that Kretsinger has reversed his not guilty plea after working …

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Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation

Affiliates of the Anonymous movement are no stranger to FBI infiltration. Now, however, the hackers and their supporters are wondering if the #AntiSec group was not only infiltrated by federal investigators, but whether the group was itself a creation of the FBI, intended as a honeypot to attract the movement’s top hackers. Anonymous PR Wing @YourAnonNews announced its suspicions on …

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Anonymous Hacks Vatican Again

The Vatican has declared it has been infiltrated by hacker group Anonymous for the second time, shortly after 2pm on Monday. A Vatican spokesperson downplayed the incident, stating that “there was a second attack we are aware of directed against the [Vatican IP] address concerning Vatican Radio, a database on an old server was accessed. Thirty percent of the information …

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‘Anonymous’ Takes Down Vatican’s Website

Hackers from an Italian cell of the group ‘Anonymous’ took the Vatican’s website offline. At writing, vatican.va is still offline, though Vatican officials are working to fix this. Anonymous claims to seek to punish “the corrupt Roman Catholic Church and all of its emanations.” Anonymous’ Italian website states that “today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November

According to a federal report released on Wednesday, NASA was the target of 47 different sophisticated cyberattacks in 2011, some of which were considered “advanced persistent threats.” During one attack in November, hackers seized control of computers belonging to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and were able to gain access to a trove of sensitive information. In the November attack, JPL’s …

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Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

The Indian Microsoft store Web site has been hacked. The Web site is currently inaccessible, but it previously feature a message from a hacker group called EvilShadowTeam. From the language used in the hack and those claiming responsibility, the attack seems to have come from a Chinese group according to WP Sauce. The actual damage was not immediately present until …

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Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn

Hackers calling themselves Swagg Security have infiltrated Foxconn’s computer systems and created havoc with production schedules and quotas. Taking advantage of an internet vulnerability, the group was able to gain access to usernames and passwords for many people within the company and their supply chain. Swagg security offers the names and passwords up to outside users and encourages them to …

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Hackers On Your Home Security Cameras?

Some users of home security Cameras made by Trendnet could have been exposed to malicious activity by hackers. Using the Shodan search engine users can locate internet connected devices using very simple search terms. Apparently the way these Trendnet cameras are setup leaves them vulnerable to hackers as no password is required to stream a live feed right from the …

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