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  • Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by user connection problems, hacker group claims responsibility Yesterday

    Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. Both companies expected heavy use as people who...
  • Apple pushes first-ever automated security update to Macs; aims to protect them against newly identified bugs 4 days ago

    Boston: Apple has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines. The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • 5 simple ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is...
  • Hackers threaten Sony, North Korea under the scanner December 18, 2014

    Sony is still reeling from a devastating hack that's embarrassed top executives and the a-list movie stars who've made billions for the company. Now, a new threat has emerged, involving the upcoming James Bond film. ...
  • Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio. The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • Syrian Electronic Army hackers force message on websites via Gigya November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: A US firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. Gigya CEO Patrick Salyer outlined what happened in a blog published Thursday. At around 6:45 AM Eastern Time, the...
  • Almost all Android, iOS apps have been hacked: Report November 21, 2014

    New York: An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 per cent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind...
  • Russian website streams hacked webcam footage from around the world November 21, 2014

    London: A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns. Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home...
  • Hackers turning Android smartphones, tablets into slave armies November 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords. The persistence and sophistication of malware dubbed NotCompatible is another sign that cyber criminals are hitting smartphones and tablets with tactics and tenacity once...
  • US State Department's computers hacked, email shut down November 17, 2014

    Washington: The US State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported...
  • Pakistani hackers deface two Gujarat state government websites November 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Pakistan-based hackers, who called themselves 'Pakistan Cyber Mafia Hackers', hacked two Gujarat government websites as well as three other websites yesterday and wrote derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their home pages. Out of the total five websites hacked by Pakistani hackers yesterday, two belonged to the Gujarat...
  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud following reports of password stealing attempts October 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. "We're aware of intermittent organised network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user...
  • Chinese hackers may have have infiltrated Apple iCloud October 21, 2014

    Boston/Beijing: Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users...
  • The Snappening: Hacked private photos expose Snapchat's core flaw, but haven't hurt its popularity yet October 15, 2014

    The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the Internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature - delivering photos and videos that vanish seconds after viewing - is flawed. The negative publicity surrounding that speculation has spurred criticism about its lax security....
  • Hackers deface Press Club of India website October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hackers have targeted the Press Club of India website (pressclubofindia.org) and have posted messages against India and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hackers who identify themselves as Team Cyber Warriors, say that their target is Indian government websites. Previously, hackers had defaced the Pakistan People's Party...
  • 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 more to hackers than your credit card September 28, 2014

    New York: 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 Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • Hackers threaten to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson September 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hackers threatened to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson days in response to she gave a speech at the United Nations urging men to join the fight for gender equality, The Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday. Users of 4chan, the website behind other leaks...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • Apple admits celebrity nude photos were stolen from iCloud but denies security breach September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars apparently in response to copyright complaints. However, experts say there...
  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? September 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscarwinner 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 startup codes August 2, 2014

    San Francisco: A multiyear 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 marketsensitive 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 Englishlanguage 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:...