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Massive leak: Hotel chain's servers hacked, up to 500M compromised accounts
Massive leak: Hotel chain's servers hacked, up to 500M compromised accounts
Hotel chain Starwood Hotels has released a statement today saying their database system was compromised. As a result, hackers have gained access ...... 30 Nov 2018
Were you among the hacked? Here's the only way to know if Facebook breach affected you
Were you among the hacked? Here's the only way to know if Facebook breach affected you
Yesterday Facebook released a statement about a security breach that had affected tens of millions of Facebook users. According to the social ...... 29 Sep 2018
Hackers remove Despacito from YouTube
Hackers remove Despacito from YouTube
Hackers that call themselves Prosox and Kuroi'shi have successfully hacked YouTube. They managed to remove the most successful music video of ...... 10 Apr 2018
WhatsApp exploit found, allows snooping private group chats
WhatsApp exploit found, allows snooping private group chats
WhatsApp became quickly the world's largest instant messaging platform, and for a good reason. The company has offered early on such important ...... 12 Jan 2018
Hackers stole emails and passwords of 1.7 million from social image sharing site Imgur
Hackers stole emails and passwords of 1.7 million from social image sharing site Imgur
The image-sharing website Imgur has informed the public yesterday about a data breach that happened a few years back. According to a statement ...... 25 Nov 2017 - 1 comment
Hackers hit HBO, leaked information about Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Hackers hit HBO, leaked information about Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Home Box Office, more familiarly known as HBO, a cable TV network owned by Time Warner Cable was hacked earlier this week. The hackers apparently ...... 01 Aug 2017 - 2 comments
Hackers threaten to DDoS Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas
Hackers threaten to DDoS Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas
A group of hackers that recently took down Tumblr have threatened to attack gamers next. The group called R.I.U. Star Patrol has said that the ...... 24 Dec 2016 - 2 comments
Yahoo confirms the largest hack in history
Yahoo confirms the largest hack in history
As we yesterday reported, inside information had it that Yahoo's alleged hack was real and that the company was only waiting to come forward ...... 23 Sep 2016 - 7 comments
Massive leak might affect hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts
Massive leak might affect hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts
Last month a hacker by the name of Peace claimed to possess information of millions upon millions of Yahoo accounts. At that point Yahoo did ...... 22 Sep 2016
Hundreds of Spotify Premium accounts compromised
Hundreds of Spotify Premium accounts compromised
Hundreds of Spotify Premium accounts have been compromised - with the details showing up on Pastebin in at least three data dumps. Spotify ...... 22 Feb 2016
Kids toy co. VTech gets breached, details on 5 million stolen
Kids toy co. VTech gets breached, details on 5 million stolen
Motherboard has revealed this week that Chinese kids toy maker VTech was recently breached, losing personal information on 5 million parents ...... 28 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Hacked: 54 Starwood hotels infected with malware, credit card details stolen
Hacked: 54 Starwood hotels infected with malware, credit card details stolen
Massive hotel chain Starwood has announced that the point-of-sale systems for 54 different hotels in the U.S. and Canada were hit by malware ...... 22 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
MetroPCS had flaw on site that left personal information vulnerable
MetroPCS had flaw on site that left personal information vulnerable
According to security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh, over 10 million MetroPCS subscribers were vulnerable to having their personal ...... 14 Nov 2015
15-year-old arrested in investigation over TalkTalk hack
15-year-old arrested in investigation over TalkTalk hack
The UK Metropolitan Police have arrested a 15-year-old today in connection with the major cyberattack on TalkTalk. Earlier this week, TalkTalk's ...... 27 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Pirate Bay founder freed from jail in Sweden
Pirate Bay founder freed from jail in Sweden
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm has finished serving his time in Danish and Swedish jails following his convictions for hacking and copyright crimes. ...... 29 Sep 2015
Russian national pleads guilty to largest hacking scheme in U.S. history
Russian national pleads guilty to largest hacking scheme in U.S. history
Vladimir Drinkman, a Russian national arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and extradited to the U.S., has plead guilty to the largest hacking ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 5 comments
Sony Pictures settles lawsuit with former employees whose personal data was leaked
Sony Pictures settles lawsuit with former employees whose personal data was leaked
Sony Pictures has reached a settlement with thousands of former employees whose social security numbers, medical records and other data were ...... 05 Sep 2015
Your baby monitor is currently being hacked
Your baby monitor is currently being hacked
According to a new report, a few of the most popular web-connected baby monitors are extremely vulnerable to being attacked as they lack even ...... 05 Sep 2015
Ashley Madison top executive resigns
Ashley Madison top executive resigns
Noel Biderman, the former CEO of Avid Life Media, has resigned. Avid Life Media is the parent company of recently decimated cheating site ...... 29 Aug 2015
Ashley Madison employees came to work and heard AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' from their PCs after hack
Ashley Madison employees came to work and heard AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' from their PCs after hack
It appears that large-scale corporate cyber attacks may have a theme song. According to the Toronto police, Ashley Madison employees came ...... 27 Aug 2015 - 3 comments
Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after report shows they can be remotely hacked
Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after report shows they can be remotely hacked
Chrysler has announced the recall of 1.4 million vehicles less than a week after a Wired report showed that hackers could remotely seize control ...... 26 Jul 2015
U.S. DOJ indicts man on hacking charges, identity theft for stealing pre-release films back in 2010
U.S. DOJ indicts man on hacking charges, identity theft for stealing pre-release films back in 2010
The U.S. DOJ has indicted 28-year-old Dutchman Joey Vogelaar, accusing the man of stealing digital copies of "How Do You Know," "Rango" and ...... 01 Mar 2015
Uber got hacked -- in May of last year
Uber got hacked -- in May of last year
Disruptive taxi startup Uber has admitted today that the company had a security breach, in May of last year. In its release, the company ...... 28 Feb 2015
Lenovo site defaced by Lizard Squad
Lenovo site defaced by Lizard Squad
Earlier today, Lenovo.com got defaced by someone claiming to be the Lizard Squad, an embarrassing take down and more bad PR for the company ...... 26 Feb 2015 - 7 comments
Former revenge porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to ID theft, hacking charges
Former revenge porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to ID theft, hacking charges
Hunter Moore, once dubbed 'the most hated man on the Internet,' has plead guilty to ID theft and hacking charges and will face up to 10 years in prison. ...... 19 Feb 2015
Lizard Squad defaces Malaysia Airlines site, promises data dump
Lizard Squad defaces Malaysia Airlines site, promises data dump
Lizard Squad, the group behind the DDoS that managed to take down Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network on Christmas, has defaced Malaysia ...... 27 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Police arrest alleged member of Lizard Squad following massive DDoS on Sony, Microsoft
Police arrest alleged member of Lizard Squad following massive DDoS on Sony, Microsoft
Authorities in the UK have arrested 22-year-old Vinnie Omari on suspicion of fraud, less than a week after the group Lizard Squad took down ...... 04 Jan 2015 - 6 comments
Former LulzSec hacker Sabu doesn't believe North Korea was behind the attack on Sony
Former LulzSec hacker Sabu doesn't believe North Korea was behind the attack on Sony
Former Anonymous and LulzSec hacker Hector 'Sabu' Monsegur does not believe North Korea had the capability to commit such a cyber attack as ...... 18 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Sony Pictures forced to halt filming after cyber attack
Sony Pictures forced to halt filming after cyber attack
Sony Pictures has been forced to stop filming following the massive hack that has paralyzed the company in the past weeks. Sources claim ...... 14 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers
FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers
The malware that penetrated the cyber defenses of Sony and allegedly captured terabytes of data was a difficult one to deal with, says FBI official ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Could Sony's hacking scandal cost them $100 million?
Could Sony's hacking scandal cost them $100 million?
According to cybersecurity experts, Sony Pictures could be looking at a loss nearing $100 million from the massive hack that took down their ...... 10 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
James Franco, Seth Rogen try to make light of destructive Sony Pictures security breach with SNL monologue
James Franco, Seth Rogen try to make light of destructive Sony Pictures security breach with SNL monologue
James Franco was the host of this week's 'Saturday Night Live' sketch show, and the actor tried to make light of the recent Sony Pictures hack ...... 08 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
Another retailer confirms a data breach of customer info
Another retailer confirms a data breach of customer info
Clothing retailer Bebe is the latest company to confirm a data breach of sensitive customer information. Bebe says attackers managed to steal ...... 07 Dec 2014
Sony Pictures hack gets much worse as social security numbers, home addresses, passwords and contracts are released
Sony Pictures hack gets much worse as social security numbers, home addresses, passwords and contracts are released
A week after hackers took down the networks of Sony Pictures and stole 11 terabytes of data, more personal data has been released today, including ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 6 comments
Sony Pictures computers still down for second day, following massive hacker attack
Sony Pictures computers still down for second day, following massive hacker attack
Sony Pictures' computer systems are still down following yesterday's massive attack by a group that called itself #GOP. Yesterday, the company's ...... 26 Nov 2014 - 11 comments
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