Things are going from bad to worse for Sony as the latest incident in the company’s massive hack has seen the aliases of celebrities leaked as well as additional information on thousands of ex-employees.
Just before everyone headed home for Thanksgiving break last week, researchers at the Netherlands-based digital forensics lab Fox IT posted a whitepaper which detailed the results of their investigation into a bug that could affect over 23,000 websites that use the WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal publication platforms to host their own content.
On Sunday evening, the anti-virus team at Symantec posted on their blog about the Regin espionage tool, a piece of surveillance software that comes with its own toolkit of tricks, which has been making the rounds on the Internet, undetected, since early 2008. The team goes into intricate detail about Regin’s capabilities in their latest Read More
Back in August of this year, we wrote about a new form of malware called BadUSB, which was capable of infecting billions of devices currently in operation around the globe, everything from mice to keyboard, and even simple flash-based thumb drives. The flaw was originally discovered by researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin, which Read More
Whether it’s about leaching a torrent or for accessing the sites blocked by our ISP, VPNs are used by millions of users all over the world. But what about the gamer community… the hardcore gaming freaks who fight virtual battles to kill enemies or to take over a mystical land? Is a VPN service useful Read More
A new scam on several popular dating sites has been brought to light when a new case was presented in the District Court of Maryland, indicting several members of an underground ring that would scam older women out of their money through promises of gold, jewels, and perhaps most heart-breaking of all…love. The hacker behind Read More
James Raj Arokiasamy, the Singaporean hacker better known as “Messiah”, has had 105 additional charges levelled against him, bringing his total number of charges to 162. Messiah was first brought before a court last November for hacking into the website of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, while he was actually living in Malaysia at the Read More
A new version of safecracking may enable hackers to crack computer security by simply touching computing devices. Computer security experts at Tel Aviv University, Itamar Pipman, Eran Tromer, and Daniel Genkin, conducted research entitled ‘Get Your Hands Off My Laptop’, which reveals a simple electrical trick is enough for a sophisticated hacker to gain access Read More
Edward Snowden has officially applied to extend his asylum in Russia, reports the BBC. His permit officially expires in July. “The procedure is very simple if a citizen of any country would like to stay and live in Russia. In this case we are talking about Snowden, so we have fulfilled the procedure to receive Read More
Russia has criticized the US for “kidnapping” the son of a Russian parliamentarian who is believed to be an infamous hacker. The arrest was made by the US Secret Service on July 5 in Guam. Roman Seleznev (30) is believed to have been involved in the cyber-thefts of countless credit card data. According to the Read More