Category: Hacking

FBI innocent on Apple hacking; tech firm takes rap

September 11, 2012

FBI innocent on Apple hacking; tech firm takes rapAn American tech company has admitted it was the victim of a hacking that led to the publication of a million Apple device details. The revelation appears to prove the FBI’s denial that it was the source of the stolen data.

Reuters hacked yet again with bogus Middle East reports

August 16, 2012

Reuters hacked yet again with bogus Middle East reportsNews agency Reuters has been hacked for the third time this month. This time the culprits posted a bogus report claiming the Saudi Arabia foreign minister had died.

US & Israel blamed for Flame virus

June 21, 2012

US & Israel blamed for Flame virusThe Flame virus has been described as both the most sophisticated spyware yet and the successor to Stuxnet. Now anonymous government insiders say that both it and Stuxnet are the part of American and Israeli operations against Iran.

Last.FM, LinkedIn password fallout continues

June 11, 2012

Last.FM, LinkedIn password fallout continuesLast.fm has been hit with allegations that it missed a clear opportunity to catch a password breach before it became public. Meanwhile fellow-victim LinkedIn is insisting there’s no evidence that any user accounts were breached following its own password hacking.

Anonymous hackers hacked: a conspiracy theory

March 5, 2012

Anonymous hackers hacked: a conspiracy theorySome supporters of Anonymous who’ve downloaded tools to help in attacks may have unwittingly installed malware. Who’s responsible for this ironic infection remains unclear, but what if it’s the work of officials?

NASA: Not A Secure Administration

March 2, 2012

NASA: Not A Secure AdministrationThe office responsible for overseeing NASA’s activities has reported some spectacular security breaches. Not only did Chinese-based hackers briefly gain control of a lab’s network, but a stolen laptop contained unencrypted codes for controlling the International Space Station.

Anonymous continues its attack on government websites knocking the CIA offline

February 12, 2012

Anonymous continues its attack on government websites knocking the CIA offlineAnonymous knocked the CIA website offline in one of its latest attacks.  The group posted “CIA Tango down” @YourAnonNews Twitter feed, apparently feeling rather good about their latest disruption.

Trendnet net admits home security cams can be viewed by all

February 7, 2012

Trendnet net admits home security cams can be viewed by allAmerican firm Trendnet produces a range of home security cameras that let users check activity in their property while away, via an Internet connection. The problem — which the company has only just admitted — is that for several weeks now tens of thousands of the camera feeds have been viewable by everyone who’s online.

Messaging and e-mail giants unite against phishing

January 30, 2012

Messaging and e-mail giants unite against phishing15 major Internet firms have launched a joint project to make it harder to get “phishing” e-mails through to recipients. The plan involves the firms labeling their messages in a way that is much harder for scammers to emulate.

Amazon’s Zappos deals with hacking fallout

January 16, 2012

Amazon's Zappos deals with hacking falloutAn Amazon footwear subsidiary has reported an estimated 24 million customers are affected by a security breach. But while it’s only the sloppy password brigade who’ll suffer among the public, it’s Zappos itself that’s getting the most hassle.

Android 2.x: It’s what you want to develop for in 2012

January 4, 2012

Google’s mobile operating system gets a lot of grief for fragmentation. For better, worse and whatever comes after that, the platform is actually standardizing and rapidly so. In fact, a 55 percent and increasing share of active devices are running a version of Android that Google released two Christmases ago.

Anonymous may have debuted new tactics

December 26, 2011

Anonymous may have debuted new tactics“Hacktivist” group Anonymous may have crossed the line from disruptive protest to outright fraud. But as always it’s hard to verify claims or associate individual actions with the “movement” as a whole.

Computer password hall of shame

December 5, 2011

The big black hole of personal computer security can usually be found right between the user’s ears. From phishing (miracle weight loss, cheap Viagra, anyone?) to the subject of this wake up call, passwords, it’s people like you and me making bad, bad and easily avoidable choices.

As its star rises, HTML5 security called into question

December 4, 2011

Any computer can be hacked, it’s simply a matter of time, motivation and, increasingly less, skill. If you want to exploit Adobe Flash, the source of much hacker inspiration, there are ready made exploit kits available for download. With Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and, yes, even Adobe turning to HTML5, the question of security comes to mind.

HP denies printers can be remotely set on fire

November 30, 2011

HP denies printers can be remotely set on fireResearchers at Columbia University say hackers could seize control of a printer and cause it to catch fire. But they’ve been unable to prove the claims with a demo, and manufacturers HP suggest it’s unlikely such attacks could be carried out.

Mystery grows over ‘water pump cyber attack’

November 24, 2011

Mystery grows over 'water pump cyber attack'The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say they have no evidence that an online attack caused an Illinois water pump to fail. They contradicted a previous state report leaked to a security firm owner.

US claims China and Russia are stealing data on the economy and technology

November 5, 2011

US claims China and Russia are stealing data on the economy and technologyThe United States has finally accused China and Russia of stealing data that threatens the economic security of the US.  Up until now the US has been ignoring the problem that has been happening for years.  Just as with most things that threaten ones health, ignoring it only means it is harder to manage once you acknowledge the problem.


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