Tech bloggers and VPN services were abuzz earlier this week when reports surfaced that Netflix was taking new measures against geo blocking circumvention measures. Netflix has since denied these reports but a couple of VPN providers we spoke with tell us that they’ll be keeping a close eye on things.
On Friday, a hacking group calling themselves “DerpTrolling” posted on their Twitter that they had been the culprits behind many of the year’s biggest gaming-related server hacks, including PlayStation Network, Windows Live, and Blizzard Entertainment. To prove it, Derp posted a glut of username/password combinations on Pastebin, many of which were stolen from another game Read More
ShellShock. In the past 24 hours you’ve probably heard it on the lips of every Internet security publication on the block, with everyone from CNet to The Guardian calling the new bug the end of days, and touting it as one of the largest vulnerabilities discovered on the open market since the arrival of Heartbleed Read More
Government and private organizations are waking up to the gravity of cyber threats and expanding their security budgets. It’s becoming clear that to stay safe from malicious threats and hackers, it is important to understand how and why such attacks are planned. In the most cyber attack incidents, hackers show a fearless attitude and an Read More
At this week’s Black Hat conference Yahoo revealed that it will be taking a few cues from Google and will encrypt its Yahoo Mail service. Yahoo CIO Alex Stamos told attendees at Black Hat that they can expect the service to be rolled out in 2015. What’s most interesting about the announcement though is that Read More
The Wall Street Journal and Vice.com appear to have been made vulnerable by Russian hacker(s) W0rm, the same culprit behind the recent CNET attack. Both Vice and WSJ have confirmed that some sort of breach occurred this week on their respective systems. The Wall Street Journal’s graphics systems were hacked, which the media outlet confirmed Read More
At this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas, Edward Snowden took to the monitors of a packed auditorium for an interview that was streamed live from an undisclosed location somewhere in Russia. Snowden’s appearance apparently packed the halls of the theater designated to hold attendees for his conference, along with two other overflow Read More