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  • U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:24:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/12/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Social media accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops. In a statement, the Central Command confirmed that its Twitter account had been “compromised” and said it “is taking appropriate measures to address the matter.” The statement did not elaborate on the extent or seriousness of the hack or who may have been responsible. The account was disabled by Twitter around 1:10 p.m. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “examining and investigating the extent of the...
  • Giving China the 'Key to the Front Door'

    10/03/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | October 3, 2007 | Bobby Eberle
    Several months ago, the Pentagon's network and e-mail system fell victim to computer hacking. After an internal investigation, Pentagon officials declared that the hack was perpetrated by the Chinese military. In particular, officials said the attack "was by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and that it led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates." Now, a Chinese company with ties to the country's military, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban will gain access to U.S. defense-network technology under a proposed merger.According to a story in the Washington Times, Huawei Technologies...
  • Hackers have taken down a conservative website over THIS “BLACKS ONLY” manual for ‘Black Brunch’..

    01/05/2015 8:04:35 PM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | January 5, 2015 | soopermexican
    When hackers attack a website because they’re angry about information being spread, you can bet we won’t back down. That’s exactly what happened to our friends at when their incontinent writer @DefendWallSt discovered and published a manual for the stupid “black brunch” protests this weekend. HERE are the screenshots they don’t want you to see!! (screw em!)
  • The next Bond could be...Idris Elba????

    12/20/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 90 replies Entertainment ^ | 12/20/14 | New York Post
    British actor Idris Elba could be the first black James Bond, according to more leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures. “Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. The leaked e-mail, reported by the Daily Beast, is from a trove of private e-mails, salary reports and bits of script and rough footage swiped and released by hackers believed to be from North Korea. Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due...
  • System Mechanic has been hacked, they want me to give them control of my computer

    12/16/2014 7:42:15 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Iolo System Mechanic ^ | 12/16/2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Alert: Fraudulent Entities Posing as iolo Please be aware that iolo Customer Care Agents do not initiate outbound phone calls based on alerts or errors from the product. If someone claiming to be from “iolo” or “System Mechanic” contacts you regarding alerts or messages from the product do not provide any information and contact iolo to verify. Learn More 
  • dairy queen confirms malware intrusion at some u.s. locations

    10/10/2014 5:47:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Dairy Queen ^ | 10-9-14 | Dean A. Peters
    EDINA, MINN. — International Dairy Queen, Inc. today confirmed that the systems of some DQ® locations and one Orange Julius® location in the U.S. had been infected with the widely-reported Backoff malware that is targeting retailers across the country. The company previously indicated that it was investigating a possible malware intrusion that may have affected some payment cards used at certain DQ locations in the U.S. Upon learning of the issue, the company conducted an extensive investigation and retained external forensic experts to help determine the facts. Because nearly all DQ and Orange Julius locations are independently owned and operated,...
  • JPMorgan Chase Says More Than 76 Million Accounts Compromised in Cyberattack

    10/02/2014 2:35:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    A cyber attack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised more than 76 million household accounts and seven million small-business accounts, making it among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. The latest revelations, which were disclosed in a regulatory filing on Thursday, vastly dwarf earlier estimates that hackers had gained access to roughly one million customer accounts. The new details about the extent of the hack — which began in June but was not discovered until July — sent JPMorgan scrambling for the second time in just three months to contain the fallout.
  • Hacker Breached Insurance Site

    09/04/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    A hacker broke into part of the insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials. Investigators found no evidence that consumers' personal data was taken in the breach, federal officials said. The hacker appears only to have accessed a server used to test code for The Department of Health and Human Services discovered the attack last week.
  • Hacker Successfully Breached Insurance Website

    09/04/2014 2:20:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/4/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A hacker successfully breached in July and uploaded “malicious software,” MarketWatch reports, citing federal officials. However, investigators said consumers’ personal information doesn’t appear to have been compromised or stolen. In a written statement, the Department of Health and Human Services noted that its review shows that the hacked server “did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted.” The statement also claimed that measures have been taken to “further strengthen security.”
  • Urgent: Checking and savings account information stolen from major banks

    08/27/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 119 replies ^ | 8-27-14 | Kim Kommando
    Word has leaked that JPMorgan Chase and possibly four other banks have been hacked. Details are scarce at this point, but the FBI and other government agencies are involved in the investigation. The hack allegedly took place earlier in August and hackers have siphoned off huge amounts of sensitive data from Chase, including checking and savings account information. Even more concerning, sources say that the attack goes "far beyond the capabilities of ordinary hackers." Given the timing, some security experts are speculating it was the work of high-level Russian hackers. According to an inside source, there has been no increase...
  • 11 sure signs you've been hacked

    07/27/2014 9:47:12 AM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 9 replies
    CSO Online ^ | Nov 4, 2013 7:00 AM | Roger A. Grimes
    Here are 11 sure signs you've been hacked and what to do in the event of compromise. Note that in all cases, the No. 1 recommendation is to completely restore your system to a known good state before proceeding. In the early days, this meant formatting the computer and restoring all programs and data. Today, depending on your operating system, it might simply mean clicking on a Restore button. Either way, a compromised computer can never be fully trusted again. The recovery steps listed in each category below are the recommendations to follow if you don't want to do a...
  • U.S. utility's control system was hacked, says Homeland Security

    05/20/2014 4:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2014 | BY JIM FINKLE
    A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS did not identify the utility in a report that was issued this week by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT. ICS-CERT said in the report posted on its website that investigators had determined the utility had likely been the victim of previous intrusions. It did not elaborate.
  • Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack

    02/10/2014 8:25:32 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies ^ | February 9, 2014 | Violet Blue
    Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password. On February 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast's servers and published a list of the company's mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin.
  • Yahoo reports breach of some email accounts

    01/30/2014 4:23:29 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Karma Allen
    <p>Yahoo reported on Thursday that some of its users' e-mail accounts may have been targeted in a security breach of a third-party database.</p> <p>"Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts," the company said in a blog post on its Tumblr site. "Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts."</p>
  • Yahoo email account passwords stolen

    01/30/2014 4:11:55 PM PST · by TsonicTsunami08 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/30/2014 | Tom Vaughan via AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Yahoo said Thursday that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected.
  • Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked in 4 minutes

    01/19/2014 12:12:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jamuary 19, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The man who appeared before Congress last week to explain the security pitfalls of took to Fox News on Sunday to explain just how easy it was to penetrate the website. Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported. “And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if...
  • Parents left terrified after man hacked their baby monitor and yelled abuse.....

    08/13/2013 7:26:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    FULL TITLE: Parents left terrified after man hacked their baby monitor and yelled abuse at them and their 2-year-old daughter A Houston, Texas couple was horrified when the baby monitor in their young child’s room was taken over by a hacker who verbally attacked them and even used their daughter’s name. Marc Gilbert says he was doing the dishes following his birthday celebration when he heard strange sounds coming from 2-year-old Allyson’s bedroom. He discovered they were coming from the baby monitor as a stranger’s voice called his sleeping daughter an ‘effing moron’ and ‘little s***’ before he quickly unplugged...
  • Dirty politics from Camp Obama

    09/25/2008 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 370+ views
    Spectator Blogs ^ | September 25, 2008 | Melanie Phillips
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the dirty tricks campaign against journalist Amir Taheri following his revelation that, in a private meeting in Iraq last July with Iraqi leaders, Barack Obama tried to persuade them to delay the agreement being hammered out with the US government on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to this account, which quoted Iraq’s foreign minister Hoshya Zebari (pictured), Obama had thus privately sought to undermine an American government foreign policy initiative – an explosive revelation. Taheri subsequently dismissed as tendentious Camp Obama’s response which he said deliberately confused two separate agreements under...
  • In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    05/10/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2013 | By MARC SANTORA
    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault. In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours. In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million. The operation included sophisticated computer experts operating in the shadowy world of Internet hacking, manipulating...
  • '60 Minutes' and '48 Hours' Twitter Accounts Hacked, Sent Anti-Obama Messages

    04/21/2013 2:39:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/21/13 | Noel Sheppard
    The Twitter accounts of CBS's 60 Minutes and 48 Hours have been hacked and suspended. According to the Hollywood Reporter, before the suspension, anti-Obama messages were sent: "Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is Shamelessly in Bed with Al-Qaeda," the tweet -- published around 12:30 p.m. PT to 60 Minutes' twitter feed and then re-tweeted on 48 Hours' feed -- reads. **SNIP** A group calling itself the "Syrian Cyber Army" took the credit this time - in a Tweet that originated in Indonesian. An outfit called the "Syrian Electrionic Army" launched a similar attack on NPR last week.
  • Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!

    04/06/2013 10:52:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/6/13 | Andrew Marcus
    Posted by Gateway Guest Blogger on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:10 PM Guest Post by Andrew Marcus - Director, Hating Breitbart Just hours after Russia TV announced that Anonymous was launching a massive cyber attack against the Jews of Israel, dubbed #OpIsrael, the hacktivist group was itself reportedly hacked! Via Israel Matzov: If you go here, you will see that Anonymous’ OpIsrael page has been hacked, apparently by Israelis. Visitors to the site are now greeted with a message from Wafa Sultan, an anti-Islamist activist:
  • North Korea’s Official Flickr Account Gets Hacked and Defaced by Anonymous

    04/05/2013 10:09:41 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | April 05, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    North Korea has been saber rattling over the past few days, and the hacktivist group Anonymous decided to respond by launching a widespread hacking effort against Uriminzokkiri, the state-run central news agency of North Korea. In addition to briefly taking down the agency’s website, the hackers also broke into North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts. The Flickr account, once found at, was used to distribute news photographs and propaganda around the web and around the World. After breaking into it, Anonymous uploaded a number of images poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
  • Anonymous threatens to take down State of the Union livestream (teleprompter hacked?)

    02/12/2013 3:44:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/12/13 | Devin Coldewey
    According to a threat posted on Anonymous information website Anon, the loosely banded hacker collective will attempt to disrupt the State of the Union address Tuesday by preventing it from being broadcast online. **SNIP** The post cites a litany of offenses as motive for the threatened attack, from "tyrannical" legislation to the treatment of Internet heroes like Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning. It goes on to state that hackers will "form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet," although onlookers may be skeptical of the group's ability to do this. A recent campaign against Israel during...
  • US Justice Site Hacked Over US Activist Death (Anonymous)

    01/28/2013 2:36:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/13
    Hackers claiming to represent the group Anonymous have threatened to release sensitive information about the US Department of Justice over the death of an internet activist. The group appeared to have hacked the website of the US Sentencing Commission and replaced the front page with a statement calling for reform of US prosecution law. The attack appears to be a retaliation for the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on January 11. **SNIP** "We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. "We have enough...
  • UPDATE: Steubenville Rape Case Gets National Attention

    01/03/2013 3:50:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WTRF ^ | 1.3.2013 | WTRF
    A video has resurfaced that is related to the Steubenville rape case, which has caught the attention of certain hacktivist groups. Operation Roll Red Roll continues to play out on social media as links to information involving an alleged rape case in Steubenville have been posted on The video was posted on YouTube of a male juvenile reportedly on the night of the alleged incident. The video is posted on, The video was first posted today under the user name Mark Bacchus. #Knightsec, who claims to have hacked, posted the link to the information on his twitter...
  • IAEA Head 'Confident' No Sensitive Information Hacked

    11/30/2012 8:53:09 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    [Head of IAEA said he was "confident" no sensitive information had been stolen during hacking incident.] The head of the U.N. atomic agency said Thursday that while the details of a hacking incident involving one of its servers have yet to be elucidated, he was "confident" that no sensitive information related to Iran"s nuclear activities had been stolen. "We are continuing to analyze this event and I don't claim that I have all the knowledge of what happened. We are continuing to analyze the case," said Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano. "We don't know...
  • Facebook Hacked (Knocked offline)

    11/02/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 58 replies
    Facebook ^ | today | me
    Looks like Facebook is having some real trouble... knocked offline for some reason and not coming back up...
  • Security firm VUPEN claims to have hacked Windows 8 and IE10

    11/01/2012 10:14:10 PM PDT · by zeugma · 2 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 11/1/12 | Emil Protalinski
    Windows 8 was released late last week, and already this week French security firm VUPEN says it has broken Microsoft’s latest and greatest security features. The company claims it has developed a 0-day exploit for Windows 8 and IE10, by chaining multiple undisclosed flaws together. The announcement came from VUPEN CEO Chaouki Bekrar on Twitter: We welcome #Windows8 with various 0Ds combined to pwn all new Win8/IE10 exploit mitigations. Congrats to our mitigation mitigator @n_joly— Chaouki Bekrar VUPEN (@cBekrar) October 30, 2012 If you’ve never heard of VUPEN, that’s because it isn’t your typical security company. The firm finds exploits...
  • I Disapprove Of What You Have To Say But I Will Defend It To Your Death

    09/16/2012 10:07:30 AM PDT · by sagar · 17 replies
    Islam believes in freedom of speech, because freedom (from hell) is part of Islam. Other kinds of freedoms have to have limits. When the true profit is denigrated, three billion Muslims are offended, so there must be consequences. Islam is a revealed religion, so it must be protected and honored, none more deserving than the Profit (saw). As believers in the Allmitey and in religious decency, we must instigate riots and kill those who share the same citizenship as those who perpetrated the crime against Islam. I hope we all unite and go KABOOOM!
  • How Apple let a hacker remotely wipe an iPhone, iPad, MacBook

    08/06/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 26 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | August 5, 2012 | Emil Protalinski
    On Friday, I wrote about how Gizmodo's Twitter account was hacked. It turns out that this was Apple's fault. Let's take a step back. Over the weekend, it quickly became clear that the bigger story was how the whole thing started. First, former Gizmodo employee Mat Honan's iCloud account was hacked. The hacker then remotely wiped his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air, got into his Gmail account, his Twitter account, and finally Gizmodo's Twitter account. When this came to light, I updated my article with a link to Honan's blog: Emptyage. Once Honan regained access to his iCloud account, he...
  • Was The Conservative Website ‘Newsbusters’ Hacked?

    07/17/2012 5:11:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/17/12 | Mytheos Holt
    Today, while trying to pull up a story on the conservative media criticism site Newsbusters, we encountered a rather strange phenomenon – namely, that the site didn’t look quite…like itself. How so? Look at the following images:Conservative Website Newsbusters May Have Been Hacked
  • Construction signs in Alaska hacked to read 'IMPEACH OBAMA'

    07/06/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/06/12 | Keith Laing
    Construction signs in Alaska hacked to read 'impeach Obama'By Keith Laing - 07/06/12 05:08 PM ET Construction signs on roads in Anchorage, Alaska, were hacked this week to suggest that President Obama be impeached. The Alaska Department of Transportation said signs that are normally used to inform drivers about construction and detours ahead of them on roads were changed without permission to suggest charges be filed against the president, according to a report by Anchorage television station KTUU. “I'm sure somebody thought it was a pretty funny joke but we try to convey a lot of important information with these...
  • Former cybersecurity czar: Every major U.S. company has been hacked by China

    03/28/2012 1:04:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    ITworld ^ | 3/27/12 | Chris Nerney
    Richard Clarke says evidence 'pretty strong' that China is stealing commercial secrets March 27, 2012, 12:18 PM — Former White House cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke has made a career out of issuing security warnings. His most famous, of course, was his alert to Bush Administration officials in July 2001 -- 10 weeks before 9/11 -- that "something really spectacular is going to happen here, and it's going to happen soon." Clarke was talking about an attack on U.S. soil by Al-Qaida, the terrorist group he had been warning the new administration about -- to virtually complete indifference -- since that...
  • Voting Machines Hacked to Insure Romney Victory, Urgent Video

    03/16/2012 11:00:22 AM PDT · by STD · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/16/12 | Mike Curtiss
    I apologize, if this disturbing video has already been posted before now
  • Kelly thomas beating and Mainestategop twitter hacked

    11/17/2011 2:36:18 PM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I've been compelled to do an article about the Kelly Thomas beating. I mentioned this off and on on YouTube and a few other places and it turns out that although as I have stated it proves that liberalism is the same as fascism that didn't stop some liberal from smearing me and my website. It turns out this beast broke into my twitter account and has been posting on twitter and various websites, myself posting the following abhorrent comment: Kelly Thomas was nothing but a psychotic Criminal bum and parasite who leeched off taxpayers and was a nuisance. If...
  • Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers

    08/12/2011 10:04:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers
  • LulzSec Exposed

    06/26/2011 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 8 replies
    lulzsecexposed ^ | June 25, 2011 | WebNinjas
    Breaking News - LulzSec and it's Boat got Ninja'd Shouts - Jester, Awinee, FakeGreggHoush, Black Kidder, Asherah, DustLava and many others. It's been a week we have started our blog and we have accomplished so many things, Let's list few of them - A week back, only few of us like Ninjas, Jester, Awinee and few others in close circle knew who were Lulzsec but now whole world knows who are the leaders and members of this group. - We have provided enough evidence to prove that LulzSec were Anonymous - We have published the chat logs of LulzSec...
  • LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data In Retaliation For Immigration Law

    06/23/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 30 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | June 23, 2011 | Alexia Tsotsis
    <p>Hacker collective of the moment LulzSec has just released a torrent of data it claims to belong to Arizona law enforcement, in what it calls “Operation Chinga La Migra”</p>
  • admits it 'hacked' Fox News

    06/10/2011 12:07:49 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 9 JUNE 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The George Soros-funded activist group has admitted it was behind a hoax Youtube video in which it appeared the ticker outside News Corporation's Manhattan headquarters had been hacked and reprogrammed with an anti-Fox News script calling for revolution. admitted it set up fake identities for the alleged hackers and even released a misleading video in which a man, with his face disguised, purported to confess he was behind the Fox News hacking.
  • Google: Hundreds of Gmail accounts in U.S., Asia hacked

    06/01/2011 3:02:44 PM PDT · by fulltlt · 1 replies
    zdnet ^ | 6-1-2011 | Larry Dignan
    Hackers around the world are gaining more attention than usual in the last few months. Now Google has added another announcement to the pile that hundreds of Gmail accounts have been hacked recently. Now, Google affirms that the problem doesn’t rest with Gmail security but rather this scheme was a result of phishing and malware.
  • Lockheed Martin’s Security Networks Were Hacked

    05/28/2011 11:56:08 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 28, 2011 | Gizmodo
    Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors, was hit hard by hackers this week who used falsified SecurID electronic tokens to gain access. The breach threatens the security of vital data on present and future military technology. Which, you know, sucks for us and our allies abroad who depend on Lockheed to help keep us safe during the ongoing violence in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. It isn't clear what, if anything, was stolen during the breach. It isn't even clear what the hackers want, but the attacks are being traced back to an hacking campaign back in...
  • Massive Breach at Epsilon Compromises Customer Lists of Major Brands

    04/02/2011 8:46:19 PM PDT · by brytlea · 48 replies
    Security Week ^ | April 2, 2011 | Mike Lennon
    Due to the growing list of brands disclosing that they have been compromised as a result of this breach, I’m going to go ahead and tag this as a massive breach. And I only expect it to get bigger as more announcements come out from Epsilon customers. Last night we reported on a breach at marketing services provider, Epsilon, the world’s largest permission-based email marketing provider. Initially we wrote that the breach had affected Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer. There is a list of companies at the link (but I don't know if that is going to be...
  • Apple's OS X is First OS to be Hacked at This Year's Pwn2Own(Hacked in 5 Seconds)

    03/10/2011 1:46:37 PM PST · by BobSimons · 48 replies
    DailyTech ^ | 3/10/2011
    Apple's OS X is First OS to be Hacked at This Year's Pwn2Own Charlie Miller lets someone else win a MacBook for a change The conception that Apple, Inc. computers running OS X are magically more secure than Windows computers was dealt another setback this week. Using a flaw in Apple's pre-installed first-party Safari browser, it took French security pro Chaouki Bekrar merely 5 seconds to hijack the unwitting MacBook at the CanSecWest Conference's pwn2own contest in Vancouver, British Columbia. On a most basic level the attack exploited Apple's weak memory protections in OS X Snow Leopard. Microsoft, more popular...
  • Jawa Report Hacked!

    02/12/2011 9:44:05 PM PST · by astuddis · 36 replies · 2+ views
    I caught this before the MU.NU vians suspended Jawa's account. HACKED BY V4-team -||- Dr.x - HacKeR -||- Dr.x@windowslive.CoM
  • Someone just hacked my craigslist account

    02/07/2011 8:26:40 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies · 1+ views | 07 September 2011
    Someone JUST hacked my craigslist account. I don't have a clue as to how they did it, but they posted four ads in the Westchester, NY area using my craigslist e-mail. Beats my four aces as to how they did it. I've deleted the cell phone ads, changed my password AND changed the receiving e-mail on the account. Does anyone have ANY idea as to how they hacked my craigslist account? Or, has craigslist suffered a major identity theft from its database?
  • WikiLeaks: Chinese Government Organized 2009 Cyber-Attack on Google

    11/29/2010 3:37:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Effort gathered Chinese government agents, online security experts... even outlaw hackersItems in the latest WikiLeaks document dump reveal that the 2009 hacking attack on Google, Adobe, and others -which led to the withdrawal of Google Search from the Chinese market- was conducted Chinese government cyber-operatives, private security experts, and even Internet criminal hackers recruited directly by the Chinese government... A global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of...
  • Student who hacked Bill O'Reilly (Rudy Giuliani & Ann Coulter) gets 30 months

    11/09/2010 10:34:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Computer World ^ | 11/08/10 | Robert McMillan
    Student who hacked Bill O'Reilly gets 30 monthsBy Robert McMillan November 8, 2010 08:58 PM ET IDG News Service - A 23-year-old Bellevue, Ohio, man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison following a 2007 online crime spree in which he used a network of hacked computers to attack and knock offline websites belonging to conservative pundits Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter. Mitchell Frost must also pay US$40,000 in restitution to O'Reilly and $10,000 to the University of Akron, where he was enrolled at the time of the hacking. He had pleaded guilty to the charges in May. Frost...
  • Hacked: Radical Muslim Goes After Rifqa’s Attorney

    09/14/2010 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/14/10 | Sun Tzu
    There is more fall-out from the Rifqa Bary case. Rifqa is the young girl who converted to Christianity and fled her home in Ohio on the grounds that she feared for her safety due to her parents’ Islamic views. Just weeks ago Rifqa turned 18, and we saw a great victory when her freedom and status were secured as a “Permanent Legal Resident” in the U.S. Now comes word from one of her lawyers: “Last Monday, the lawyer who represented Rifqa’s parents in Ohio – who claims to be a “Muslim scholar” – filed a $10 million lawsuit against me...
  • ATM hacked to make it spew cash (electronic voting machine hacked

    08/01/2010 1:03:27 PM PDT · by goldendays · 17 replies · 4+ views ^ | Saturday July 31 2110 |
    ATM hacked to make it spew cash New Zealand computer security expert Barnaby Jack has shown "hacking" into an automatic teller machine can be easy with the right software. Jack, director of security testing at Seattle-based computer security consultant IOActive Inc, hauled two ATMs on to a Las Vegas conference stage and demonstrated how, with the press of a button, an ATM could spew out all its cash. "I hope to change the way people look at devices that from the outside are seemingly impenetrable," Jack told the Black Hat computer security conference, CBS reported. The 32-year-old Aucklander - currently...
  • Taliban Sites Hacked: Who is the 'Voice of Truth'?

    06/14/2010 5:48:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 280+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | JUNE 13, 2010, 4:49 PM | By TONY PRUDORI
    SNIPPET: "-- The Voice of Truth claims responsibility for attacking the site on March 17, April 7, April 14, May 17, June 4, and June 7 of this year (the dates are based on this Islamic calendar date converter)." SNIPPET: "So, who could be doing this? Earlier this year, someone identifying himself as @th3j35t3r on Twitter bragged about taking sites promoting terrorism, for short periods of time (30-60 minutes). He says he's hit at least some of the Taliban usual suspect sites - for example: - official taliban website (Afghan Resistance) - ooops I did it again, down for...