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Articles tagged with: hacking

The Hacking Streak Continues, Android Forums Hacked!

After LinkedIn and Yahoo Inc, an Android forum known as Android Forums has been breached by hackers. The hacking attack probably led to off the record user information including log in credentials getting compromised. The news was made public by Phandroid.com, operator of the forums. The forum members are been advised to change their log in details. This forum has over a million active users…

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.

Twitter Gets Hacked By UGNazi

It looks like it is that time of the year again for hackers to cause their online mayhem. The latest instant comes from a group called UGNazi, responsible for former hacks towards government websites.

The attack occurred on 6/21/2012 and was a DoS or “Denial of Service” attack which shut down Twitter by flooding it with requests. While this likely disrupted the 14% of the country who regularly sends out tweets, the attack was brief.

LinkedIn Confirms Intrusion, Password Database Leaked

LinkedIn suffered a serious blow in terms of security. Hackers claim to have leaked over 6.5 million passwords from the networking site. LinkedIn protected user passwords with SHA-1 encryption but did not salt user passwords.The company informed users that an investigation is underway; however, some users on Twitter are claiming they found their password’s hash in the text file (236578.txt).

iOS 5 Beta 4 Gets Jailbroken

The much awaited release of iOS 5 is now over, at least for iOS developers. A few hours back Apple released the beta 4 version of the much awaited iOS 5 to developers.

But guess what? Just a few hours after the release of this operating system, the hacker community has found a way to jailbreak this OS. Marvelous and very fast indeed.

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”

iOS 4.3.4 Gets Jailbroken, Despite Recent Update

Just last week, we wrote about Apple’s upcoming iOS 4.3.4 and how it would prevent people from jailbreaking their devices.

Well, it looks like the iPhone can still be hacked, at least to an extent. In order to continue using your jailbroken phone or iPad, simply keep the unit hooked up to your PC via the sync cable and you’ll be able to continue using your machine.

Of course, the whole purpose between jailbreaking a portable device is so you can stay mobile (not tethered to your desktop PC all day). The security update also patched an integer overflow-related bug, an incomplete code signing issue.

Classified Military Information Leaked!

Ever since the infamous hacking cluster ‘LulzSec’ has gone off the scene, several other groups are in charge of where they left off, inflicting chaos around the globe.

A villainous hacking group recognized as Anonymous struck once again, leaking classified military information.

Anonymous Plans Largest Attack In Four Years

And just when we thought we were done with the Anonymous hacks, at least when they posted an official “letter of resignation” we had thought so, yet the hacks continue on. This time, Anonymous has threatened to attack the UK judiciary system and Metropolitan Police.

The rogue group calls its planned attack the “biggest day ever”. According to various sources, the attack will occur tomorrow, on Tuesday and will be massive.

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.