Hackers

  • The first Heartbleed hacker arrested; accused of stealing taxpayer data from a Canadian government website 17-04-2014 02:07 PM

    Ottawa: Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday. In what appeared to be the first report of an attack using a flaw in...
  • w00w00: The exclusive hackers club that had WhatsApp, Napster founders as members 08-03-2014 02:07 PM

    San Francisco: A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps. Conducted over snacks and...
  • Major iOS security flaw could put your iPhone at risk; Apple releases update 22-02-2014 08:01 AM

    San Francisco: A major flaw in Apple software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said in a Friday afternoon announcement. If attackers have access to a user's network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless...
  • Hackers use previously unknown Internet Explorer 10 flaw in new attacks 14-02-2014 02:24 PM

    San Francisco: A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for US military veterans, researchers said Thursday. Security firm FireEye discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that...
  • Angry Birds website hacked 29-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Helsinki: Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the popular game's home pages have been hacked, two days after reports that the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by US and British spy agencies. Rovio spokeswoman says the hacking lasted a few minutes early Wednesday and that end-user...
  • Hackers attack US court system's public websites 25-01-2014 01:15 PM

    Washington: Unidentified hackers temporarily blocked access to the federal court system's public website on Friday, preventing lawyers from filing legal documents, Politico reported. The denial-of-service attack hit uscourts.gov, as well as other federal court websites around the country, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts told Politico....
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency...
  • A smartphone that can encrypt all calls, messages to protect them from spies, hackers 20-01-2014 12:06 PM

    London: A new 'snoop-resistant' smartphone that can encrypt all calls and messages to protect them from spies and hackers is being developed. The Blackphone is described by its makers as "the world's first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else." The Blackphone is being developed by US-based...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 13-12-2013 07:38 AM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • 'Anonymous' hackers in PayPal DDoS attack plead guilty 08-12-2013 07:59 AM

    San Francisco: A group of 13 defendants who had been charged in a cyber attack on PayPal's website pleaded guilty and admitted to the December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks accounts. The pleas took place in a California federal court on Thursday and were announced on Friday by...
  • Cyber experts uncover 2 mn stolen Facebook, Google, Twitter passwords 05-12-2013 09:02 AM

    Boston: Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a...
  • Microsoft's new Cybercrime Centre combines tactics against criminal hackers 17-11-2013 11:39 AM

    The maker of the most popular computer operating system in the world is launching a new strategy against criminal hackers by bringing together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers trained in fighting software pirates under one roof at its new Cybercrime Centre. Microsoft Corp's expanded Digital Crimes Unit inside...
  • Anonymous hackers secretly accessed US government computers, warns FBI 16-11-2013 01:53 PM

    Boston/San Francisco: Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch...
  • 'Loverspy' hacker who helped catch cheating lovers on FBI's most wanted list 08-11-2013 01:20 PM

    Washington: Catching a cheating lover online using commercial spyware seems to be easier than nabbing the hacker behind it. The FBI this week added to its list of most wanted cybercriminals a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called "Loverspy" or "Email PI." Sold online from...
  • Obama-linked Twitter, Facebook accounts hit by Syrian hackers 29-10-2013 10:42 AM

    Washington: The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on Monday seized control of an online tool used by an advocacy organization for US President Barack Obama to redirect links sent from his Twitter and Facebook accounts. The link shortener used by Organizing for Action,...
  • 12-year-old boy concedes hacking govt sites for Anonymous in exchange for video games 27-10-2013 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy has reportedly admitted to breaking into many government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, causing damage worth $60,000 to the sites. He confessed that he was working in the name of the hacker-activist group Anonymous, reports Toronto Sun. The boy pleaded,...
  • Adobe hacked: Consumer data, source code stolen in cyber attack 04-10-2013 06:29 AM

    Boston: Adobe Systems said on Thursday it was the victim of sophisticated cyber attacks on its networks by hackers who accessed data belonging to millions of customers along with the source code to some of its popular software titles. Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said in a statement that the...
  • Hackers offered cash, booze to crack iPhone fingerprint security 22-09-2013 11:39 AM

    Boston: Hackers took part in a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users' data more secure. A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to offer more than $13,000 in cash along with bottles of booze, Bitcoin...
  • Cash, booze on offer to hack Apple iPhone 5s' fingerprint security 20-09-2013 12:32 PM

    Boston: Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5s release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple says makes users' data more secure. A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to offer more than $13,000 in cash along...
  • Syrian hackers strike US Marines website, urge troops to refuse orders 03-09-2013 06:43 AM

    Washington: Computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad struck an Internet recruiting site for the US Marine Corps on Monday, urging troops to "refuse your orders" if the United States attacks Syria. The attack appeared to be the work of the Syrian Electronic Army, which also recently targeted the...
  • Explained: How Syrian hackers attacked Twitter, New York Times 29-08-2013 02:49 PM

    California: Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site's second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility. Within minutes of Tuesday's...
  • Hacker who exposed Facebook bug to get reward from unexpected source 21-08-2013 09:58 AM

    Boston: A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws. Khalil Shreateh discovered and reported the flaw but was initially...
  • Hackers switch to new digital currency after Liberty Reserve 10-08-2013 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money. Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online...
  • Infographic: Who is spying on you? And how to stop them 06-08-2013 03:00 PM

    Every time you log on to the Web, you are potentially exposing your digital information to many types of threats. At home, at work or when outside, you are vulnerable and your privacy and identity is at risk. The threat is not only from hackers, but also from your ISP...
  • US NSA revelations could hurt collaboration with 'betrayed' hackers 04-08-2013 06:13 AM

    The US government's efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency. Though hackers tend to be anti-establishment by nature, the NSA and other intelligence agencies had made major inroads in...
  • Apple fixing bug that allows fake charging stations to hack iPhones 01-08-2013 09:09 AM

    Las Vegas: Apple's next software update for its iPhones and iPads will fix a security flaw that allows hackers to engage in spying and cyber crimes when the victim connects the device to a fake charging station, the company said on Wednesday. Apple's devices are vulnerable to attacks until the...
  • Famed hacker Barnaby Jack dies a week before hacking convention 27-07-2013 12:49 PM

    Barnaby Jack, a celebrated computer hacker who forced bank ATMs to spit out cash and sparked safety improvements in medical devices, died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to make a high-profile presentation at a hacking conference. The New Zealand-born Jack, 35, was found dead on Thursday...
  • Truecaller database hacked into, millions of phone records stolen 18-07-2013 05:04 PM

    Update: Truecaller has issued an official statement on the incident. For full text, scroll down. New Delhi: Truecaller, the collaborative global phone directory has been hacked into by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hacker group claimed on its Twitter accounts and its website, that it has managed to get access...