Tag: Hacked

CyberCaliphate Hacks Twitter Account of US Central Command

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. “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS,” one tweet read, along with a link to a Pastebin document that pointed […]

Pakistani Hackers Allegedly Deface Official Indian Sites

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 […]

Google Threatened With Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Pics

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. […]

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Family Falls Victim to “Social Engineering” on Xbox

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 […]

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Open Source Projects Receive Funding Boost

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 […]

CIA Caught Snooping on Senate in Spying Scandal

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 […]

New Netflix Scam Goes the Extra Mile

For the first time ever, a security researcher has discovered an all-new breed of hack that combines subtle hints of social engineering, phishing, and good old fashioned computer cracking to gain access to unsuspecting Netflix user’s accounts and information. The exposition started when Jerome Segura of Malwarebytes attempted to log in to his Netflix, only […]

Privacy Advocates Voice Concern Over Nest

Unless you’ve been living under a climate-controlled rock for the past few days, you probably heard that Google dropped a cool $3.2 billion to acquire the home automation startup Nest. Nest is a system of thermostats, smoke alarms, and room sensors that can link up with your smartphone and provide users with an all-in-one personally […]

Syrian Hackers Overtake Skype’s Twitter Account

In a story of cross-communication hacking cooperation, the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Skype have been hacked, as well as their blog which serves as their main publication platform for getting their message out to curious consumers. The Syrian Electronic Army, or SEA for short, have not disclosed their exact reasoning behind the attack, however […]