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  • US State Department's unclassified email system hacked 4 days ago

    Washington: The US State Department's unclassified email systems were the victim of a cyberattack in recent weeks, around the same time as White House systems were breached, a senior US official said on Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said none of the department's classified systems was compromised....
  • Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm found guilty in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history October 31, 2014

    Stockholm: The Swedish co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was found guilty on Thursday in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the world's best-known hackers, is expected to be sentenced on Friday by a Copenhagen court with the prosecutors seeking six years in jail. Warg's...
  • Facebook scans the Web for stolen passwords, alerts affected users October 21, 2014

    New York: In a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords. The service checks credentials to see if they match those being used on Facebook. Once it finds a set of stolen credentials,...
  • Poodle bug: Beware! Hackers could take control of your email, banking, social networking accounts October 15, 2014

    Boston: Three Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. The discovery of "Poodle," which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy...
  • 7 million Dropbox accounts allegedly hacked; hundreds of passwords leaked on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site October 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website. The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation. "We will keep releasing more to the public...
  • Hackers access about 100,000 private Snapchat photos; Snapchat blames third-party apps October 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Mobile messaging company Snapchat blamed third-party software apps for possible security lapses that may have led to its users' private photos being at risk of online publication by hackers. A file containing at least 100,000 Snapchat photos has been collected by hackers who were preparing to publish them online,...
  • Actor Mohanlal's website hacked, messages favouring Pakistan posted October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam film actor Mohanlal's official website was hacked on Tuesday allegedly by a pro-Pakistan group. The hackers posted messages supporting Pakistan's stance on the Kashmir issue. The message on the website said that a team called Cyber Warriors was behind the hack. The website was restored shortly. His website...
  • Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime: magazine October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Lawrence, 24, said...
  • Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere? October 4, 2014

    New York: Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken - names, addresses, telephone numbers and email. But that's still a lot of personal detail, and experts warn that...
  • Your medical record is worth 10 times more than your credit card on the black market September 25, 2014

    New York/Boston: Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • Jadavpur University website hacked, claims Registrar September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: With Jadavpur University students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was on Saturday posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked. "I am sorry" was the message posted on the website in...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • Should nude photo hacking be considered a sex crime? September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behindcloseddoors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscarwinner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it should be treated as a...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...
  • TN: 20member gang hacks brothers to death, beheads them September 3, 2014

    Chennai: In a gruesome incident, a 20member gang hacked two brothers to death in Tamil Nadu. The gang then beheaded them with sickles and dumped their heads at a medical college hospital in Chidambaram district. The gang also attacked friends and relatives of the two brothers, Ambulance Kumar and Rajesh, who...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: It's time to change some important settings on your smartphone September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars took the Internet by storm. Word of the images began spreading early Sunday and multiple reports suggest that the photos had been obtained by hacking into iCloud accounts. Apple says it is investigating whether any iCloud accounts had been tampered with. Cybersecurity...
  • Researchers exploit OS weakness to hack into Gmail with 92 per cent success rate August 22, 2014

    Washington: A team of US engineers has developed a method that allows them to successfully hack into apps including Gmail up to 92 per cent of the time. They have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal...
  • Hackers could use smartphone gyroscopes to eavesdrop on private conversations August 18, 2014

    London: Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and...
  • Hackers now using mice, keyboards, pendrives, other USB devices to hack into computers July 31, 2014

    Boston: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumbdrives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious...
  • Put tea bags in your smelly shoes, freeze grapes to chill your wine: 38 fantastic life hacks guaranteed to change your life July 24, 2014

    If you have ever had a sandwich that had the meat in the centre, leaving the corners empty, you need to know how to cut your salami. These 38 life hacks are unbelievably simple and easily done, and they will better organise your life. Try them! ...
  • '9,174 Indian websites hacked till May' July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014. "These incidents included phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code, website intrusions etc. These attacks have been observed to be orginating from...
  • 9,174 Indian websites hacked till May: IT minister July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014. "These incidents included phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code, website intrusions etc. These attacks have been observed to be orginating from...
  • UK PM's exmedia chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking July 4, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in widespread phonehacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdochowned tabloid he edited. Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 20032007, was convicted...
  • Hackers claim attacks on World Cuprelated websites June 12, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Hackers claim they have carried out attacks against dozens of Brazilian websites linked to the soccer World Cup, including those of tournament sponsor Hyundai, a state government and Brazil's intelligence agency. "We had a busy last few days and there is more still to come," a hacker who calls...
  • Hackers exploit Apple's 'Find My Phone' feature, lock users out, ask for ransom May 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Multiple users on Apple Inc's online support forum and Twitter have reported an unusual smartphone and tablet hack in which cyber attackers were said to have locked Australian users' smartphones and demanded payment in return for unlocking them. The alleged cyber attackers, first reported by The Sydney Morning Herald,...
  • eBay initially believed user data was safe after cyber attack May 24, 2014

    Boston: eBay Inc initially believed that its customers' data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday. EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal...
  • eBay hacked, 145 million records accessed in 2nd largest breach in US history May 22, 2014

    Boston: eBay said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. It advised customers to change their passwords immediately, saying they were...
  • eBay hacked, asks all users to change passwords May 22, 2014

    New York: Ecommerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a company database containing customers' names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. The company said Wednesday that there is no evidence that any financial or credit card information was...