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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in prison for hacking conviction
Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in prison for hacking conviction
Gottfrid Warg, co-founder of infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for his part in "Denmark's largest ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Hacker who stole George Bush e-mails is jailed
Hacker who stole George Bush e-mails is jailed
A Romanian man who hacked into the Bush family's e-mails, as well as accounts of celebrities and officials, has been jailed. Marcel Lazar ...... 07 Jun 2014
Weev goes free after hacking convictions get thrown out
Weev goes free after hacking convictions get thrown out
Last year, Andrew Auernheimer aka 'Weev,' was convicted and sentenced to 41 months in jail for exploiting AT&T and revealing data from over ...... 14 Apr 2014
Israel sees a new cyberattack by pro-Palestinian 'Anonymous' hacktivists
Israel sees a new cyberattack by pro-Palestinian 'Anonymous' hacktivists
The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has launched another attack on the Israeli government, a year after their first such attack. Under ...... 09 Apr 2014 - 1 comment
WhatsApp, AVG, Avira hacked with pro-Palestine message left by attackers
WhatsApp, AVG, Avira hacked with pro-Palestine message left by attackers
The Anonymous-affiliated pro-Palestinian group KDMS has attacked the websites of WhatsApp, AVG, Avira and Alexa over the last 24 hours. While ...... 10 Oct 2013 - 2 comments
The Pirate Bay co-founder facing more hacking charges
The Pirate Bay co-founder facing more hacking charges
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, infamous as one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay torrent tracker, is facing even more hacking charges, this time in Denmark. ...... 08 Jun 2013 - 1 comment
LivingSocial hacked and tons of personal data stolen
LivingSocial hacked and tons of personal data stolen
LivingSocial, the failed daily deals site majority owned by Amazon, has confirmed a massive attack on their servers led to customer data being ...... 27 Apr 2013 - 1 comment
AP Twitter account hacked, causes stock market crash
AP Twitter account hacked, causes stock market crash
Hackers caused a mini stock market "flash crash" this afternoon after sending a bogus tweet from a hacked Associated Press (AP) Twitter account. ...... 23 Apr 2013 - 6 comments
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