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Articles tagged with: Hacked

Yahoo Gets Hacked by D33D Company

Recently the Yahoo servers were hacked and now Yahoo officially confirmed that roughly over 400,000 credentials along with passwords belonging to Yahoo and other companies were stolen.

A hacking group named “The D33D Company” posted something like 453,492 accounts that belonged to not only Yahoo but also Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Live.com, MSN, Comcast, Verizon and SBC Global users.

LulzSec Posts Fake Article Claiming Murdoch’s Death

I guess LulzSec never really resigned, and the whole thing was just a way to engage in a cooldown period and get the FBI off their backs (at least a little bit). Then again, members of LulzSec are known to go rogue and just do their own thing.

Rather than simply taking down a website, they decided to post a fake Times newspaper page that masqueraded as the Sun. Following the attack, the hackers tweeted “We have joy we have fun we will mess up Murdoch’s Sun: http://t.co/JArvwg1 | Hi Rupert! Have fun tomorrow at the Parliament! #AntiSec”

Skype Vulnerability Allows Intruders, Fix Coming Soon

The popular Voice Over IP service, Skype, has a serious security issue that can allow a hacker to gain access into a contact’s account. The guy who discovered the serious flaw is Levent Kayan, and he claims that the vulnerability can even make the computer itself prone to a cyber attack.

The problem is based off a cross-site scripting vulnerability that enables hackers to embed JavaScript in the mobile phone field of the victims profile description.

Hewlett Packard Provides Robust Network For BMW

The world’s largest computer maker, HP, had announced yesterday that it will be partnering up with German car manufacturer BMW. The partnership will mean that BMW will benefit from HP’s networking architecture.

We’re not sure what the partnership will have on HP sales, but one can assume that sales would rise given the prestige BMW currently holds as being one of the top luxury car makers.

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm

Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.

Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.

PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

Hacked Fox News Twitter Feed Reports Death Of President Obama

The Fox News Twitter feed has reportedly been hacked Monday, with a series of tweets announcing that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

According to the Guardian News blog,the first tweet to announce that Obama had been shot dead were sent by @foxnewspolitics at approximately 2am local time to its feed’s 33,000 followers. The tweets were rapidly shared on the internet.

Protecting Content Made Us Hacker’s Target : SONY

Sony has been under fire since hackers in April accessed personal information on 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts, 90 percent of which are users in North America or Europe.

Sony said at the time credit card information may have been stolen, sparking lawsuits and casting a shadow over its plans to combine content and hardware products via online services.

Australian Web Host Hacked- 4,800 Sites Unrecoverable

It doesn’t take very long before we hear about a new hack that has occurred and it looks like LulzSec isn’t the only one causing mayhem on the Interwebz. According to siliconfilter, Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT was the victim of a “deliberate, premeditated, and targeted attack” on its services.

The hackers managed to destroy so much information that 4,800 websites that relied upon Distribute.IT’s servers are now unrecoverable. Just like that, all uploaded website data (coding, comments, blogs, users, forums,) gone.

Sony Isn’t The Only One, Nintendo Gets Hacked Too

I realize that we have covered over ten blogs on Sony hacks, but Nintendo recently got hacked as well. Thankfully, no personal data or company information was lost. The affected server was an affiliate of Nintendo’s U.S. unit and was unlawfully accessed a few weeks ago, although no damage was caused.

Some believe that the hack was to gather information, possibly an insider looking for something juicy to hand over to journalists, but we have no solid evidence to that claim.