Hack

  • Researchers exploit OS weakness to hack into Gmail with 92 per cent success rate 5 days ago

    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 thumb-drives 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 ex-media 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 phone-hacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he edited. Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was convicted...
  • Hackers claim attacks on World Cup-related 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: E-commerce 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...
  • BlackShades malware infects more than a half-million computers worldwide May 20, 2014

    New York: More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide. Authorities said 97 people suspected of using or distributing the malicious software called...
  • US to prosecute Chinese officials for hacking in to American firms' accounts May 20, 2014

    US prosecutors are in the middle of a series of cyber crime crackdowns. The United States has announced charges against 5 Chinese officials for hacking in to American companies' accounts to steal their trade secrets. The hackers are believed to be the officers of People's Liberation Army in China. ...
  • Ex-reporter tells court he hacked William and Kate's phones 200 times May 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted to a London court on Wednesday he had repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Princes William and Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing voicemails on the mobile phones of...
  • Bitly hacked, disconnects all users' Facebook and Twitter accounts May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bitly, the popular URL shortening service, says it has "reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised." As a security precaution Bitly has disconnecting all users' Facebook and Twitter accounts from the service. Bitly is asking its users to take the following steps to secure their accounts:...
  • MP: Man posts woman's obscene photos on Facebook, jailed for 3 years April 29, 2014

    Bhopal: In a first of its kind verdict in Bhopal, a local court has sentenced a youth to three years in prison for posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook. The convict has also been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 22,000 for the cyber crime. The woman...
  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • BJP blocks its website access in Pakistan April 22, 2014

    People in Pakistan cannot access the BJP website as the saffron party has blocked its Internet page though its high-profile Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's portal can be accessed for those who want to know about him. "Error 1009 The owner of this website (bjp.org) has banned your IP address (---)...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in Kashmir. The...
  • The first Heartbleed hacker arrested; accused of stealing taxpayer data from a Canadian government website April 17, 2014

    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 software...
  • Many Pinterest accounts hacked, boards filled with butt images March 28, 2014

    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 suspicious and...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report March 23, 2014

    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 2009...
  • Facebook unveils Hack, a new PHP-based programming language March 22, 2014

    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 it...
  • Man hacks father to death over family dispute March 11, 2014

    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 after...
  • Computers of defence establishment hacked March 6, 2014

    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 kept...
  • The 'biggest ever' cyber attack uncovered; 360 mn accounts, 1.25 bn email addresses hacked March 2, 2014

    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 and...
  • Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption February 23, 2014

    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 in...
  • Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked February 17, 2014

    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 accessed...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen January 31, 2014

    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, after...