Sony Pictures is still reeling from the hacking attack that shook the Japanese company s entertainment arm. Despite the alleged North Korea connection behind the attack, the jury is still out on who s actually responsible. In a new development, Bloomberg reports that the hack originated from a hotel in Thailand.
Movie screeners of the recently released Fury and four other movies that are yet to hit the big screen have leaked onto torrent sites post the Sony Pictures hack last week. Copies of Fury, Annie, Mr. Tuner, Still Alice, as well as To Write Love on Her Arms leaked on the torrent sites shortly after last week s hack attack, TorrentFreak reports.
Spams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.
Employees working at Sony Pictures were sent home earlier this morning when the company realized that all of its computers were compromised by a group of hackers calling themselves #GOP, The Next Web reports.
An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 percent of apps - on both android and iOS devices - have been hacked.
American retail store Home Depot has reportedly said that hackers who stole 56 million debit and credit card details earlier have also stolen 53 million email addresses.
When over 200,000 photos from Snapchat accounts got leaked last week, Snapchat was quick to point the finger at a third-party service. The company even blamed users for trusting third-party apps. However, is it really consumer s fault? Shouldn t an app, which was built on the premise that messages exchanged using its service will be kept private and will be deleted after they are seen by the recipient, should keep its promise and make sure that the data indeed remains private?
Earlier this morning reports surfaced online that Dropbox had been hacked with nearly seven million accounts believed to have been compromised. The company has however allayed fears by saying that the passwords were hacked from third-party services, and most of the leaked account details have expired for quite some time now, TheNextWeb reports.
Thousands of nude photos that are believed to be sent through ephemeral messaging app Snapchat has been floating on the image based bulletin service 4chan, first reported by Business Insider. According to blogger Kenny Withers, about 200,000 accounts have been compromised, and files over 13GB are circulating around the notorious image sharing site.
Pakistan People's Party's website hack that mocked Bilawal Bhutto and his statement on Kashmir has sought offenders to come up with a befitting reply. Now, what can be considered as a major breach, the Press Club Of India's website has been hacked by someone called 'Maddy Zeox' who has cheekily created a meme of Narendra Modi being mocked by Despicable Me's famous minions.
With Jadavpur University students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was today posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked.
Close to five million Gmail usernames and passwords have been compromised on the notorious Russian Bitcoin forum. The good news is that much of the account information is old (possibly out-of-date), and the administrator of the forum has pulled the password from the list.
Reacting to the hacking of iCloud accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities that leaked private photos including naked photos of actresses, Apple has finally come out with a statement, where it acknowledged that certain accounts of celebrities were compromised by a "very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet." Apple maintains that there was no breach in Apple's systems including iCloud or Find My iPhone. What Apple is essentially saying is individual accounts were targeted in this case.
The FBI and Apple are investigating the hacking into the phones of Jennifer Lawrence and several other celebrities after nude photographs of the Oscar-winner were posted online.
Hollywood actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Mary E Winstead found their most intimate photos leak on the Internet in the wee hours of Monday morning after their iCloud accounts were allegedly hacked. While Apple is yet to acknowledge the breach, we might finally know how the hacker accessed the iCloud accounts, TheNextWeb reports.
Photos alleged to be that of Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and who's who of Hollywood have leaked on the Internet. The trove of images, many containing alleged nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities, first appeared on 4Chan with the anonymous poster claiming the photos were obtained after hacking into the iCloud accounts of celebrities. The claim remains unverified at the moment. The hacker was selling these photos in exchange for Bitcoins, which is probably the first such case. UPDATE: A spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed the authenticity of the photographs to Buzzfeed.
It looks more likely that iCloud accounts of multiple Hollywood actresses were hacked after their photos, including some in the nude, were leaked on the Internet. After Jennifer Lawrence confirmed that the photos were indeed hers via her spokesperson, another affected actress Mary E Winstead confirmed that the photos were hers. However, she claims that she had deleted those photos from her phone long ago.
Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report.
Israel s primary defense against missile attacks the Iron Dome was reportedly attacked by Chinese hackers back in 2011 and 2012. The hackers were able to steal sensitive data regarding Israel s infrastructure and missile details, Brian Krebs reveals on Krebs of Security.