Tag: hacks

Apple Confirms Malware Found in Apps [VIDEO]

Apple said Sunday it was removing malicious iPhone and iPad malware discovered in several apps in its iOS App Store. The company confirmed the cleanup after several cybersecurity firms reported finding malicious code called XcodeGhost in hundreds of apps, marking the first large-scale attack on Apple. Before the hack, only five malicious apps had ever…

‘Suicides’ Over Ashley Madison Hack [VIDEO]

Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (£240,000) reward for information leading…

19 Kids And Counting’s Josh Duggar Was on Ashley Madison [VIDEO]

Leaked data from a hack of the Ashley Madison website reveals that Josh Duggar seemingly had an account while serving as the executive director of the Family Research Council. The data shows that he used a credit card with a billing address that matches his grandmother’s home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Duggar paid almost $1,000 for…

Ashley Madison Hacked Site Could Reveal 37 Million Cheaters [VIDEO]

A data breach on adulterers’ social network Ashley Madison has exposed the personal data of some of its 37 million users, the blog Krebs on Security reported Monday. An individual or group of hackers called “The Impact Team” posted a sample of the leaked data, which has since been taken down. The hackers have threatened…

WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Sony Pictures Information [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable archive of more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 private documents belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment. The movie conglomerate reacted angrily to the news on Thursday, saying that it condemned the indexing of stolen employee and other privileged information. The data was hacked in November of last year, revealing multiple embarrassing…

Hackers Hit Xbox, PlayStation Networks [VIDEO]

Hackers take responsibility for crashing PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox networks over Christmas, asking for retweets in exchange for ending the problem. The group Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce it was behind the connection failure, adding that it used distributed denial-of-service attacks to flood the networks with traffic and bring down the services. Lizard…

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.” Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea’s massive propaganda machine during times of high tension with Washington. But a…

U.S. Finds North Korea Behind Sony Hack [VIDEO]

The U.S. government has determined that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. U.S. investigators penetrated North Korean computer networks to trace the source of the hacking. According to investigators, the primary suspects are members of a North Korean cybersecurity unit called Bureau 121. However, it has not been ruled out…

FBI warns businesses of cyber attack after Sony confirms hack [VIDEO]

The FBI warned businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch attacks in the U.S., following an attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week. The ‘flash’ warning said that unknown hackers have used malware to override data on hard drives of computers, making them inoperable and shutting down networks. It did not…

Apple denies iCloud breach in celebrity nude photo hack

Apple state that the mass theft of nude celebrity photos that were released over the weekend did not occur because of a breach in any Apple systems, including iCloud. Apple says, however, that certain celebrities were the subject of targeted hacking attempts that focused on compromising their usernames, passwords, and security questions — a common…

Anonymous hacks Ferguson, Mo., police site for dispatch tapes

The hacking collective publishes hours of alleged police dispatch tapes on Twitter and YouTube from the day unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police in a St. Louis suburb. Speculation has been circling around police procedures during and after the shooting of an unarmed teenager last weekend in Ferguson, Mo. Now, Anonymous…

Chinese hackers pursue key data on US workers, officials say

Chinese hackers broke into the the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which houses the personal information of all federal employees, senior officials said. An official at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed the attack to the New York Times but said that “at this time,” neither the personnel agency nor Homeland…

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…

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…

Is the NSA site down? Yes, it is. NSA site down due to alleged DDoS attack

The website for the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday. NSA.gov has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible. Twitter users @AnonymousOwn3r and @TruthIzSexy both were quick to comment on the matter, and…