Tag: hacking

U.S. to Charge Chinese Workers With Cyberspying

The Department of Justice on Monday will announce charges it has filed against several individuals in China’s People’s Liberation Army, accusing them of stealing trade secrets from American companies and marking the first time the United States has charged state actors with economic espionage, according to law enforcement officials. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled…

Crowd-funding site Kickstarter hacked; CEO urges password changes

Kickstarter, a popular crowd-funding site, urged users to change their passwords Saturday after announcing that it had been hacked. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler said in a blog post that usernames, passwords, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers had been compromised by hackers, but no credit card information had been stolen. “(W)e strongly recommend that…

Target: Hackers stole vendor credentials

Target said Wednesday that hackers used stolen vendor credentials to breach its system during the holiday shopping season. “The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to access our system,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement. Earlier, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed the Justice…

Hackers Stole 2Million Facebook, Google Passwords: How to Protect Your Accounts

Any time you logged into Facebook, Google, Twitter, or a host of other popular web services the past month, there may have been a hacker peering over your digital shoulder, sneaking a peek at your password. The information security company Trustwave has revealed that the passwords to 2 million different accounts have been compromised. The…

12-year-old admits to hacking major government websites for Anonymous in exchange for computer games

A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to three charges of hacking government websites under the affiliation of ‘hacktavist’ initiative Anonymous. A court heard on Thursday how the fifth grader – from the Montreal suburb of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – wreaked computer havoc during the Quebec student uprising in 2012, with some sites out of service for…

Hackers Target Town After Missouri Rape Case Is Dismissed

The Internet activists known as Anonymous says it is targeting a rural Missouri town of Maryville after the Kansas City Star published a powerful examination of a possible rape case that went unprosecuted by local authorities. Anonymous released a statement on Monday in which a synthesized voice warns Mayor Jim Fall and other officials to…

VIDEO ‘Bullsh*t! You Lied To Congress!’ NSA Director Gets Heckled And Cursed At During Conference Speech

While speaking at an annual conference of hacker and cybersecurity experts on Wednesday morning, National Security Agency head Gen. Keith Alexander was heckled by members of the audience for his agency’s surveillance operations and for his controversial testimony before Congress. About two-thirds of the way through his keynote address at this year’s Black Hat conference…

Chinese Hackers Accessed F-35 Designs After Breaking Into U.S. Systems: Report

Chinese hackers have accessed designs for dozens of advanced U.S. weapons and stolen plans for Australia’s new spy headquarters, according to two separate reports from opposite sides of the globe. China has dismissed both reports. The Washington Post reported Monday that cyber-thieves broke into American systems and accessed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the U.S.…