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.
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.
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.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014.
A new video shows how easily the lock screen of your iPhone can be bypassed to give access to your entire phone book to anyone. With this hack, anyone can make calls to any of your contacts even when you have locked your iPhone with a passcode. It doesn't matter if you have implemented TouchID or just have a simple 4-digit password.
Hackers reportedly used EA s web site to host a fake Apple login screen, designed to pilfer credit card details and Apple IDs of visitors, a security firm said. The fake Apple login page, resembling the original screen, reportedly existed on a subdomain of EA.com.
Last week at the MWC, Nokia unveiled its X-series smartphones that run on a forked version of Android. The heavily modified OS does not have Play Store and instead of Google s suite of apps, runs Microsoft s equivalent apps. Now though, XDA-developers member Kashamalaga has managed to root his Nokia X and modified it to run the Google Play Store and Google apps.
The notorious pro-Assad hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army has reportedly published a database that it says contains login credentials for 1 million users of business publication Forbes.com. While Forbes confirmed the attack saying that user s email address may have been exposed, it did not reveal as to how many credentials had been compromised.
In an email sent to its members, Kickstarter revealed that its website had been hacked. The hackers managed to get access to personal user information like username and password, but fortunately credit card information was secure.
Yahoo has said that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the US.
The start of the year has seen quite a few prominent global websites falling victim to hacking attempts and the latest to be targeted by the hackers belongs to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The defaced website was spotted by NextBigWhat, and a hacker who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy has taken the responsibility. At the time of filing the story, the BCCI website was down and under maintenance.
Photo-sharing service Snapchat s latest feature that attempts to protect the service against bot accounts had been reportedly hacked by a developer in flat 30 minutes. Steven Hickson hacked the recent human verification system that requires new users to identify pictures that contain the company s ghost logo out of a collection of images.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has struck yet again and this time the victim is CNN. SEA hacked into and momentarily gained access to CNN s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as its security clearance blog, NBC News reports.