08/22/2011, The premier hacker’s toolkit known as SpyEye has recently been made available to all aspiring cybercriminals, and in view of this, security analysts have sounded the alarms – although it is a sad thing to look forward to an uptick in SpyEye attacks for the rest of 2011. It seems that regardless of your proficiency in hacking as a cybercriminal, you can now gain access to “one of the deadliest […]
08/18/2011, Is Facebook really that hack-proof? Apparently, a student hacker was said to have successfully “penetrated” Facebook after performing repeated attempts to illegally access the social networking site’s programmes – at least according to a court heard that was held yesterday. The ruling that comes out from this case will definitely set a precedent since this is one of the first cases of its kind in Britain, where Glenn Steven Mangham, […]
08/15/2011, Uh oh, it looks like the hack-fest that happened over the past few months might be starting up again. Back in June we reported about Bethesda’s forums getting hacked, and now the company has reported about another possible security breach that occurred on Friday morning, August 12. The folks at Bethesda sent out an email informing the forum users that they have reset everybody’s passwords just in case they were […]
08/12/2011, It seems that being a hacker is the “in” thing these days – and the latest victim reported in the news would be the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), where their computer was hacked and rigged with malicious software, resulting in the potential exposure of up to 75,000 names and Social Security numbers that will comprise of the student, faculty and staff population there. Here’s a temporary respite though – UWM […]
08/09/2011, If you have been following the news regarding the London riots, you’re probably aware that RIM has offered to help the London police by giving them the names of the people who were using BBM during the riots, which helped to organize groups of looters. Well apparently some are not happy that RIM has plans to work with the authorities and have responded by hacking RIM’s website and leaving them […]
08/09/2011, Just when we thought that hackers freeing prisoners only happened in the movies, at the recent DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, researchers revealed that it is possible for hackers to help prisoners escape from prison. They realized this was possible due to an accident that happened a few years ago, which caused all the prison doors in an unnamed prison to open due to a random power surge.
08/08/2011, You are never too young to hack – and that applies to CyFi, the handle for a 10-year-old hacker who graced DefCon 19 by revealing a zero-day exploit in games which are available on both iOS and Android-powered devices, and independent researchers have stepped forward to confirm this as a new class of vulnerability. CyFi looks like an ordinary 10-year old girl from California, but underneath those dark glasses lie […]
08/07/2011, After releasing the details of over 7,000 law enforcement officers last week, it looks like Anonymous is back again, this time with the help of Lulzsec. In their latest Antisec move: the two hacking groups have hacked over 70 law enforcement agencies and stolen 10GB worth of data from their endeavors. As usual, they’ve put the data up for download online. The leak contains hundreds of compromising email spools, personal […]
08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition to make life difficult for any attackers to take advantage of. Well it looks like those walls have crumbled. Some security researchers at the recent […]
08/04/2011, If you’re a diabetic living with the aid of an insulin pump and a blood-sugar monitor, running out of batteries with no replacements handy might be your worst nightmare, but a recent report from a security researcher states tells us we might have more to worry about. According to Jay Radcliffe, a security researcher who is suffering from diabetes, insulin pumps and blood-sugar monitors aren’t out of reach for hackers. He […]
08/04/2011, In the recent hacking events it’s only natural that companies have started to sit up and take notice of their security. Even though they may not have been the target of the recent waves of attacks by hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, companies are starting to realize that while they may have been lucky this time, they may not be in the future.
08/04/2011, Security experts could be part of what they deem to be the largest coordinated attack launched to date by hackers, and to make matters more grave, this has been happening for at least five years – where said hackers have wormed their way into computer networks of thousands of companies, organizations and governments, carting away digital intellectual property, military information and state secrets in the process.
08/01/2011, Anonymous has announced that it has managed to hack over 70 US law enforcement websites and steal 10GB of data. It promised a leak and the first one was released yesterday – over 7,000 law enforcement officials’ private information including their social security numbers, email accounts, passwords, phone numbers and home addresses. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on where one stands) the link is down at this time so we’ve been […]
07/30/2011, Remember last year when PayPal was attacked by Anonymous after it froze Wikileaks’ account? Well, it looks like PayPal has finally decided to strike back against the hacking coalition. Apparently the hackers left behind enough information to be traceable. PayPal has reported that it has given a list of over 1,000 IP addresses to the FBI: IP addresses that were linked to the PayPal attack last year.