Twitter Hires Famed Hacker ‘Mudge’ to Oversee Security

As it continues to deal with security issues and misinformation, Twitter has hired Peiter Zatko, known as Mudge, as head of security.

Sony Announces $50,000 PlayStation Bug Bounty

Sony has announced it will pay significant bug bounties for PlayStation 4 bugs.

Microsoft May Have Been Right About Thunderbolt Amid Security Concerns

A researcher has discovered seven critical security vulnerabilities with Thunderbolt that impact Windows, Linux and, to a lesser extent, macOS.

Adobe Urging Users to Upgrade to Address Critical Vulnerability

Adobe is urging Creative Cloud Desktop Application customers running Windows to upgrade immediately to prevent hackers from deleting their files.

Beware of Watching ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ On Streaming Sites

While it may be tempting to watch the latest Star Wars installment from the comfort of home, the International Business Times (IBT) is warning that doing so could be dangerous. According to the IBT report, security firm Kaspersky Labs has…

OnePlus Reports Second Data Breach in Two Years

OnePlus is reporting the second breach of customer data in as many years. A member of the security team informed customers of the breach on the company’s support forums. According to the statement, some “users’ order information was accessed by…

Ashley Madison: 37 Million Cheaters’ Profiles Have Been Hacked!

It’s ironic that cheaters who used a website to cheat on their partners found themselves cheated, thanks to hackers. “Ashley Madison,” a website encouraging people to have an affair because “life is short,” was hacked on Monday by a group…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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

‘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…

BPAS Hacker Confesses to Stealing over 9,000 Records

The hacker who broke into the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has plead guilty to violating the UK Computer Misuse Act in a London Court today. Jeffrey admitted to gaining unauthorized access to data and a computer with the intention…