Hack

  • Many Pinterest accounts hacked, boards filled with butt images 28-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Many Pinterest users on Twitter are complaining that their Pinterest accounts have been hacked and their boards filled with butt images. Techcrunch reports that one of their editor's accounts was also hacked and flooded with spam. Pinterest users are advised not to click on any pins that look...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report 23-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Berlin: US intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency began targeting Huawei in early...
  • Facebook unveils Hack, a new PHP-based programming language 22-03-2014 01:30 PM

    New York: It is called Hack but it has little to do with hacking. It is a new programming language designed by Facebook that lets programmers build complex websites and other software quickly and without many flaws. "We can say with complete assurance that this has been as battle-tested as...
  • Man hacks father to death over family dispute 11-03-2014 08:53 PM

    A man allegedly killed his father on Tuesday in Sevrahi village in Khargapur area here over a family dispute, police said here. Lalbachcha Shukla (52) was hacked by his son Bhola, police said. Bhola was upset with his father and he had registered a complaint with the police against him...
  • Computers of defence establishment hacked 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, around 50 computers belonging to the armed forces and the DRDO were hacked sometime back and classified files could have been compromised. Apparently in view of the development, an advisory has been issued to the Services that computers having internet facility should be...
  • The 'biggest ever' cyber attack uncovered; 360 mn accounts, 1.25 bn email addresses hacked 02-03-2014 11:53 AM

    Boston: A cybersecurity firm said that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers...
  • Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption 23-02-2014 11:29 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc said it would issue a software update "very soon" to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers. Confirming researchers' findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears...
  • Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked 17-02-2014 06:28 AM

    Kickstarter, the fundraising platform used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said on Saturday that hackers had gained access to some of its customers' data earlier in the week but that the breach had been repaired. "No credit card data of any kind was...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen 31-01-2014 08:24 AM

    New York: Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide,...
  • 'Revenge' pornster accused of stealing nude images from emails, posting them online 24-01-2014 01:44 PM

    Los Angeles: A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online. Hunter Moore, 27, who has been dubbed by some media outlets as "the most hated man on the Internet," was...
  • Russia hacked hundreds of Asian, American, European companies: Security firm 22-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Washington: A US cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic - rather than political - gains. According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of...
  • Shashi Tharoor's Twitter row a personal mess on public platform? 16-01-2014 09:26 PM

    A catfight on Twitter between Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar turned into a full blown controversy today. While the Tharoors issued a statement to say 'all is well', the drama could be another turning point in his political career. ...
  • Snapchat says to make its app more secure 05-01-2014 02:36 PM

    New York: Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users. The disappearing-message service popular with young people said in a blog post late Thursday...
  • Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack 04-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Los Angeles: A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised. A Tweet posted on Skype's official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: "Don't...
  • Skype's social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army 02-01-2014 10:09 AM

    Los Angeles: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter...
  • Hackers post 4.6 mn Snapchat user details online; check if you are affected 02-01-2014 06:23 AM

    New Delhi: In an apparent leak, usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users have been posted online by unidentified hackers. The hackers say they had accessed the information "through the recently patched Snapchat exploit" and were sharing the information online to "raise awareness on the issue," alleging that...
  • Apple says never worked with National Security Agency on iPhone hacks 01-01-2014 11:38 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has never worked with the US National Security Agency and is unaware of efforts to target its smartphones, the company said in response to reports that the spy agency had developed a system to hack into and monitor iPhones. Germany's Der Spiegel reported this week that...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report 01-12-2013 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Besides PCs and mobile phones, internet-connected devices like smart TVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, security software provider Symantec today said. With millions of devices now connecting to the Internet and in many cases, running embedded operating systems like Android,...
  • 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...
  • Three arrested for hacking call data records of a lawyer 16-11-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: In another case related to hacking of call data records after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's records were traced, 3 people including a policeman and a businessman have been arrested from the national capital. The case pertains to hacking of call data records of a lawyer...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-11-2013 11:42 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 14-11-2013 09:16 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • TN: Website of AIADMK hacked 02-11-2013 02:17 PM

    The official website of AIADMK, the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, was hacked on Saturday. A visit to the website www.aiadmkallindia.org displayed sentences like 'HACKED BY H4$N4!N H4XOR' and 'Islam Zindabad, Long Live Muslims, Pakistan Zindabad.' The official website of the party's TV channel www.jayatv.tv also displayed the same screen,...
  • 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,...
  • Manish Paul: Cracking friends' e-mail passwords wasn't a big deal 25-10-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: It is the comic timing of Manish Paul, a popular name on the small screen, that is keeping his career ticking at an impressive rate. The versatile actor, who makes his Bollywood debut with 'Mickey Virus', has been garnering buzz for making the biggest splash on the comedy...
  • 'Mickey Virus' Tweet Review: First day, first show 25-10-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: Popular face on TV, Manish Paul makes his foray into Bollywood with Saurabh Varma's 'Mickey Virus'. Set in Delhi, the film is comic thriller and has Paul playing the role of a hacker. After getting series of complaints related to hacking, Delhi Police hires Mickey Arora(Paul) a street...
  • 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...