06/20/2011, As if it wasn’t bad enough that LulzSec was out there hacking websites and bringing down systems like Sony and government websites belong to the US Senate and CIA and also leaking 62,000 username and passwords for unnamed websites, but now it looks like they have teamed up with hacktivist group Anonymous in a global operation which are targeting banks and governments.
06/20/2011, We heard that BioWare’s servers were hacked last week with 18,000 or so accounts getting compromised. Sega too, was not exempt, with their security being breached. While no hacker has claimed responsibility so far, the phrase “It takes a thief to catch a thief” comes to mind when hacker group LulzSec volunteered to help Sega track down who the culprits were – now this is interesting, since LulzSec were behind […]
06/16/2011, BioWare, the games development company behind hot-selling RPGs like Mass Effect, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate has been reported as the latest casualty of video game company hacking that’s been going on recently. The community servers associated with the Neverwinter Nights forums was recently discovered to have been accessed by an unauthorized user.
06/13/2011, It used to be “another day, another Apple rumor” but over the past few weeks, it’s been “another day, another hack”. And after the whole Sony phase, it looks like other companies are on the receiving end now. Last week, Codemasters was hacked for unmentioned reasons, and this week we’ve got the websites of Unreal creator – Epic Games, broken into. The company recently sent out an email describing the […]
06/10/2011, Instead of taking down the good guys this time around, Lulz Security has focused their efforts on taking down an Islamist extremism website, AlJahad.com. Lulz Security mentioned on its Twitter feed that it has successfully managed to bring down the website (it is still down at this time of writing). It seems to be a response to another hacker, The Jester, who has been taking down other extremist websites on […]
06/10/2011, Spanish police have rumpeted the success of their arrest of three members of the Anonymous hacking group, where fingers have been pointed their way concerning attacks on banks, government websites and companies such as Sony. According to the Spanish police, this is the first police operation of its kind in the country that was dedicated to track down Anonymous. Some background information – Anonymous isa decentralized group of activists who […]
06/10/2011, In the latest case of high-profile digital attacks that have taken place, it looks like another gaming company has been hit. This time the attack seems to have come out of nowhere, with Codemasters being the victim. The company that’s known for racing games such as Colin McRae Rally, TOCA, and Race Driver, was hacked last week. Here’s what the official statement released by Codemasters:
06/05/2011, Nintendo said that one of its server was accessed without authorization. The company stressed that no personal information was lost, but did not elaborate on the breach or the security vulnerability. Nintendo is probably still investigating the breach, but has recognized that “it is a fact there was some kind of possible hacking attack.” This come just before the E3 gaming expo (we’ll be there tomorrow) where Nintendo will unveil […]
06/02/2011, A few days ago, the hacker group LulzSec announced on Twitter that it was planning the “beginning of the end for Sony”. Well, true to their word, it appears that they’ve put into motion whatever plans they had for the company. LulzSec recently published on the site, Pastebin, “We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and […]
05/31/2011, It’s only been a few weeks since Sony’s hacked PlayStation Network was first restored and now another hacking group is threatening to take down the company’s assets yet again. It’s believed that the hacking group known as LulzSec that took down PBS’ website over the weekend and hacked Sony BMG Japan one week ago is making plans for a new cyber-attack. Read on for the official word from the hacker’s […]
05/27/2011, This is exactly what Sony should have done with George Hotz – given him a job as a security specialist, instead of suing him in court and getting its PlayStation Network and other Sony websites hacked day in and out. Microsoft is reported to be working with the 14-year-old Irish hacker who managed to stir up a little trouble with his Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 phishing scam alert. […]
05/25/2011, Remember yesterday when I said it wouldn’t be a surprise if Sony was hacked again? Well, they did and this time it’s Sony Ericsson Canada’s website. The hackers stole the names and email addresses of about 2,000 customers from the website adding to the growing list of stolen data retrieved from the company’s networks. What started as an attack on the game network has spread to the rest of Sony’s […]
05/24/2011, If we told you Sony got hacked again, would that be news? It seems to be another day, another hack. Yesterday we reported about Sony BMG Greece being hacked over the weekend and today it’s Sony Music Japan. The same method used to get into Sony Greece was used here as well – an SQL Injection flaw. While it’s uncertain if any data has been compromised, the group that found […]
05/23/2011, It looks like these hackers really aren’t interested in giving Sony a break. In the latest series of attacks made against the Japanese multi-billion dollar company, the hackers had their way with the Sony BMG Greece. The hackers who accomplished the job posted sample extracts of a database of users’ names and email addresses online, though they removed telephone numbers and password hashes in the samples. The identities of the […]