Earlier this morning, the official Twitter account of US Central Command (CENTCOM) was apparently hacked by members of the ISIS terrorist organization in the form of public protest from the much maligned group.
Users of the Backoff POS malware are said to have been upping their game over the past year, hacking into the IP-based cameras of potential targets to determine whether or not the cashier in question was worth a second look.
The website of New York’s Daily News was knocked offline briefly today with users redirected to messages from the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The hack was first brought to our attention by a Reddit user but has since been confirmed by the site itself.
A team of Pakistani hackers have allegedly hacked and defaced the websites of Indian regional governments with offensive remarks on Indian PM Narendra Modi. Of the websites defaced were two governmental portals for the Gujarat state – Commissionerate of Higher Education and the Agricultural Produce Market Committee of Ahmedabad (APMC). The sites were also posted Read More
Google could be facing a hefty $100 million lawsuit over failing to remove links to nude celebrity photos leaked through iCloud. Lawyer Marty Singer is representing over a dozen celebrities, according to Hollywood Reporter, and has sent a scathing letter to Google over failing to remove the sensitive content from platforms like YouTube and Blogger. Read More
Is there a new Xbox vulnerability on the horizon? According to one family in Florida there may very well be with father Bryan Reid claiming his 12-year-old son’s Xbox account was hacked and credit card information was stolen. Speaking with local news outlet News4Jax, Reid claimed that a hacker posed as another gamer and charged Read More
Reports are coming in that Reuters were hacked this morning by the Syrian Electronic Army, with people taking to Twitter to voice their concerns over the site redirecting to a message from SEA. The message was still online around 12pm GMT but has since been taken down with the site operating as normal again. The Read More
You might have read about the Yo app over the last few days, the ridiculously simple messenger that sends just one word – yo. That’s it. It’s somehow landed $1 million in angel funding and its users are growing. That means its vulnerabilities are coming into focus. Revealed by TechCrunch, a student at Georgia Tech Read More
Members of the Linux Foundation have announced a fresh pledge of just under $4 million to the OpenSSL encryption standard along with several other notable open source programs, far exceeding its previous budget in an effort to shore up defenses from another attack like the massive Heartbleed bug which sent shockwaves through the security community Read More
This Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the CIA had allegedly hacked its way into the computers and internal networks of the US Senate Intelligence committee, in an effort to find out just how much they knew about the agency’s questionable treatment and detention practices of known terror suspects in Cuba. “The committee determined Read More