Hacker

  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? 14 hours 29 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos...
  • 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...
  • Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords affecting 420,000 websites August 6, 2014

    New York: Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history...
  • Passenger jets at risk of hacker attacks, warns security researcher August 4, 2014

    Boston: Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive, is scheduled...
  • Despite warnings, most computers still vulnerable to hackers of start-up codes August 2, 2014

    San Francisco: A multi-year effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited. In the latest sign that the problem persists, researchers at the federally funded MITRE lab said this...
  • European Central Bank hacked, blackmailed July 25, 2014

    Berlin: The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning July 4, 2014

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet: "#WARNING:...
  • Hacker group Anonymous threatens cyber attack on FIFA World Cup sponsors May 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday. Earlier this week, Anonymous attacked...
  • Following hacker attack, Spotify users will need to upgrade Android app May 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach. The break-in so far has only resulted in unauthorised access to one user's account, according to a Tuesday disclosure posted online by Oskar Stal,...
  • Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer security hole, rescues XP users May 2, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating...
  • Internet Explorer users beware! Hackers could take complete control of your PC April 29, 2014

    Redmond: Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. Microsoft Corp. said Saturday that it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" that...
  • 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...
  • w00w00: The exclusive hackers club that had WhatsApp, Napster founders as members March 8, 2014

    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 beer,...
  • Major iOS security flaw could put your iPhone at risk; Apple releases update February 22, 2014

    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 service...
  • Hackers use previously unknown Internet Explorer 10 flaw in new attacks February 14, 2014

    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 hundreds...
  • Angry Birds website hacked January 29, 2014

    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 data...
  • Hackers attack US court system's public websites January 25, 2014

    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 January 24, 2014

    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 on...
  • A smartphone that can encrypt all calls, messages to protect them from spies, hackers January 20, 2014

    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 December 13, 2013

    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 as...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 10, 2013

    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 as...
  • 'Anonymous' hackers in PayPal DDoS attack plead guilty December 8, 2013

    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 the...
  • Cyber experts uncover 2 mn stolen Facebook, Google, Twitter passwords December 5, 2013

    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 massive...
  • Microsoft's new Cybercrime Centre combines tactics against criminal hackers November 17, 2013

    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 the...
  • Anonymous hackers secretly accessed US government computers, warns FBI November 16, 2013

    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 a...
  • 'Loverspy' hacker who helped catch cheating lovers on FBI's most wanted list November 8, 2013

    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 his...
  • Obama-linked Twitter, Facebook accounts hit by Syrian hackers October 29, 2013

    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, a...
  • 12-year-old boy concedes hacking govt sites for Anonymous in exchange for video games October 27, 2013

    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, who...
  • Adobe hacked: Consumer data, source code stolen in cyber attack October 4, 2013

    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 company...