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Five Charged in Largest Ever Hacking Scheme
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 26, 2013
The men allegedly stole 160 million credit card numbers.
Tags: SQL injection, hacking, hacker, hack attacks, Russian
Apple Developer Site Hacked
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 22, 2013
A Turkish security researcher claims responsibility.
Tags: developer, Apple, security breach, IOS, hack, hack attacks
Anonymous Hacks FEMA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 19, 2013
The hacktivist group posted details about FEMA contacts that it obtained from an agency database.
Tags: database, government, FEMA, hack attacks, Anonymous
Hackers Attack Ubisoft, Steal Customer Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
The firm is advising its customers to change their passwords.
Tags: hackers, data breach, hack attacks
Twitter Debuts Two-Factor Authentication
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
The security measure will make it tougher to hijack accounts.
Tags: Twitter, hackers, two-factor authentication, hack attacks
Report: Chinese Hackers Have Resumed Attacks on U.S. Targets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
The attacks are believed to be the work of the Chinese Army.
Tags: China, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks, Mandiant
London Court Sentences LulzSec Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 17, 2013
Three of the men tried for cyberattacks got jail time; a fourth got a suspended sentence.
Tags: cyberattack, hacker, UK, hack attacks, LulzSec, Anonymous
Hackers Exploit IE 8 Vulnerability to Attack Nuclear Researchers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Security experts suspect Chinese hackers are behind attacks on the Department of Labor site and other websites.
Tags: Microsoft, China, browser, hackers, security vulnerability, government, cyberattack, Internet Explorer 8, websites, hack attacks, Department of Labor
LivingSocial Hack Exposes Data for 50 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 29, 2013
The hackers got away with names, email addresses, birthdates and salted, hashed passwords.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, data breach, LivingSocial, hack attacks
Hackers Cause Disruptions for Wells Fargo Site
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 27, 2013
Since the fall, banks have been hit hard by hacktivists related to Islamist groups.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, bank, DDOS, Wells Fargo, hack attacks, hacktivists
Massive Cyberattack Slows Down the Global Internet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 27, 2013
A cyberfight between spam-fighters and a black-listed organization is resulting in slow download speeds for everyone.
Tags: spam, cyberattack, DDOS, Spamhaus, hack attacks
Chinese University Linked to Hacking Group
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 25, 2013
Professors at Shanghai Jiaotong University have ties to Chinese military units connected with hack attacks.
Tags: China, cyberattack, security researcher, hack attacks
Cyberattacks Erase Hard Drives at S. Korean Firms
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 21, 2013
The widespread attacks knocked some banking services offline and crashed IT networks at media outlets.
Tags: China, malware, cyberattack, hacker, hard drive, South Korea, North Korea, hack attacks
Evernote Hack Affects 50 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 04, 2013
Those who use the popular note-tacking app must change their passwords.
Tags: cloud computing, cyber attacks, apps, hack attacks, Evernote
China Accuses U.S. of Hacking Military Sites
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
Tensions build as both countries accuse each other of cyberattacks.
Tags: China, hacking, cyberattack, military, hack attacks, U.S.
Microsoft: We Were Hacked Too
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 25, 2013
The same attack that compromised systems at Apple and Facebook also infected Microsoft.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks
China Says Hacking Allegations Lack Proof
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The Chinese government is strongly denying the hacking charges made in a Mandiant report.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, espionage, hack attacks, U.S., Mandiant
Apple Attacked by Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The same group that hacked faced Facebook appears to have hacked Apple employees' systems.
Tags: Java, Facebook, Oracle, security vulnerabilities, Apple, Mac, cyberattack, hack attacks
Facebook Computers Hacked
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 18, 2013
The attackers exploited a zero-day Java vulnerability.
Tags: Java, Facebook, vulnerability, zero-day, hack attacks
Anonymous Hacked the Fed
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 07, 2013
The hacktivist group has published contact information for 4,000 bankers.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous, Security Breaches, hacktivist, Federal Reserve
Twitter Hack Affects 250,000 Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
The hackers got away with usernames and encrypted/salted passwords.
Tags: Twitter, social networking, cyberattack, hacker, hack attacks
More Media Outlets Allege Chinese Hacking Attempts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters also appear to have been targeted.
Tags: China, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks
Chinese Hackers Attack NY Times
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The paper didn't detect the ongoing attack for four months.
Tags: China, hackers, Symantec, malware, cyberattack, Advanced Persistent Threat, hack attacks, APT
McAfee Warns of Massive Bank Cyberattack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
The security vendor says hackers planned to target major global banks in "Project Blitzkrieg."
Tags: McAfee, Security Advisory, cyberattack, trojan, hack attacks, bank fraud
FBI Takes Down Botnet That Targeted Facebook Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2012
International law enforcement agencies have arrested ten individuals for their part in an $850 million scheme.
Tags: Facebook, botnet, virus, FBI, hack attacks
Hackers Attack the International Atomic Energy Agency
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 28, 2012
A hacktivist group called Parastoo posted email addresses it obtained from an IAEA server.
Tags: hackers, hack attacks, hactivists
Hackers Launch Cyberattack Spree Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 05, 2012
Anonymous and other groups attacked Symantec, PayPal, NBC, the Australian government and even Lady Gaga.
Tags: hackers, cyberattack, websites, hacktivism, hack attacks, Anonymous
GoDaddy: Service Outage Was Our Fault, Not Hacking
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 12, 2012
Although a hacker claimed responsibility, the hosting provider said the outage was actually due to networking problems.
Tags: outage, networking, GoDaddy, hacktivism, hack attacks, Anonymous
The Real Source of Apple Device IDs Leaked by Anonymous Last Week
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 11, 2012
App developer Blue Toad believes it was the source of the data.
Tags: Device, Apple, IDS, hack attacks, Anonymous
GoDaddy Says Service Restored After Web Outage
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 11, 2012
Hackers associated with Anonymous have taken credit for the attack that knocked many small business websites offline.
Tags: website, outage, GoDaddy, small business, Web hosting, hacktivism, hack attacks, Anonymous
FBI Denies It Was Source of Leaked Apple Device ID Data
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
Experts think the data AntiSec posted may have come from an app developer.
Tags: security, hackers, FBI, hacktivism, hack attacks
Hackers Leak 1 Million Apple Device IDs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 04, 2012
AntiSec claims they got the personal data from an FBI agent's laptop.
Tags: security, Apple, hackers, FBI, hacktivism, hack attacks
Oracle Releases Emergency Java Patch to Block Zero-Day Exploits
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 31, 2012
Security researchers confirm that the update addresses the vulnerability exploited by two attacks identified earlier this week.
Tags: Java, Oracle, security, patch, update, hack attacks, Zero-Day exploit
Virus Knocks Out Computers at Qatari Gas Firm RasGas
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 31, 2012
Yet another piece of malware is targeting the Middle East.
Tags: malware, virus, cyber attack, Middle East, hack attacks
Second Accused LulzSec Hacker Arrested in Sony Pictures Breach
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 29, 2012
Raynaldo Rivera faces up to 15 years in prison.
Tags: hacker, Sony, FBI, hacktivism, hack attacks, LulzSec
Saudi Oil Producer's Computers Restored After Virus Attack
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
The state-owned venture says it has cleaned up 30,000 PCs affected by the cyberattack.
Tags: virus, cyberattack, hacktivism, hack attacks
Apple Allowed Hacker Access to User's iCloud Account
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 06, 2012
A social engineering ploy allowed a hacker to wipe a journalist's iPhone, iPad and MacBook, as well as to gain access to his Gmail and Twitter accounts.
Tags: cloud computing, security, iPhone, iPad, Apple, Gmail, hacker, MacBook, hack attacks, iCloud
Dropbox Admits Hack, Adds More Security Features
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
An employee re-used a corporate password on other Web services, ultimately allowing a hacker to gain access to customer email addresses.
Tags: security, email, spam, password, DropBox, hack, hack attacks
Two LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty in UK Court
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 25, 2012
Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis admitted to orchestrating DDoS attacks on a long list of sites.
Tags: hackers, hack attacks, LulzSec
LinkedIn Investigating Reports That 6.46 Million Hashed Passwords Have Leaked Online
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Experts recommend changing your password, just to be safe.
Tags: security, LinkedIn, passwords, hack attacks
Mystery Group Hacks U.S. Military, Harvard, NASA, More
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 03, 2012
The Unknowns warn websites to patch their security vulnerabilities.
Tags: security, hack attacks
Medicaid Hack Update: 500,000 Records and 280,000 SSNs Stolen
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 10, 2012
Utah officials say Eastern European hackers stole ten times as many social security numbers as previously thought.
Tags: privacy, data breach, hack attacks
Medicaid Hacked: Over 181,000 Records and 25,000 SSNs Stolen
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 09, 2012
Hackers from eastern Europe accessed data on Utah state government servers.
Tags: government, hack attacks
Anonymous Hacks Hundreds of Chinese Government Sites
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 04, 2012
The world's best known hacker group now has a branch in China.
Tags: China, hackers, hack attacks, Anonymous
Global Payments Data Breach Sparks Worry
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 02, 2012
Hackers successfully attacked a credit card payment processing company.
Tags: hacker, data breach, hack attacks
Chinese Cyberspying Efforts Linked to Former Graduate Student
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 30, 2012
Gu Kaiyuan is linked to persistent hack attacks against Japanese and Indian companies and Tibetan activists.
Tags: security, China, cyberspying, hack attacks
China Stealing 'Great Deal' of U.S. Military Secrets
By  | Article Published March 28, 2012
The NSA head also said that China was behind the 2011 attacks on RSA.
Tags: security, China, RSA, military, hack attacks
Chinese Hacker Arrested for Leaking 6 Million Logins
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 27, 2012
Some are calling it the biggest hacking case in China's history.
Tags: China, hack attacks
Hacker Group LulzSec Reborn, Exposes 171,000 Military Accounts
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 27, 2012
The hactivist group posted e-mail account information stolen from a military dating site.
Tags: hacker, military, hack attacks, LulzSec
63% of Website Owners Don't Know How They Were Hacked
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 22, 2012
Ninety percent of website owners didn't even notice the hack.
Tags: security, hack attacks
Anonymous Supporters Attacked, Their Bank Data Vulnerable
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 05, 2012
People who thought they were supporting Anonymous' DDoS attacks may also have downloaded malware onto their own systems.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous
Interpol Arrests 25 Alleged Anonymous Members
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 29, 2012
Authorities rounded up hackers in 15 different cities in Argentina, Chile, Columbia and Spain.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous
Anonymous Denies It Is Pursuing Power Outage Attacks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 21, 2012
The director of the NSA has warned the President and other officials that the hackivist group could take out the power grid by 2014.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous
Anonymous Threatens to DDOS Root Internet Servers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 20, 2012
Security experts doubt whether the attacks, scheduled for March 31, will succeed.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous
Chinese Hackers Suspected in Long-Term Nortel Breach
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 14, 2012
The hackers used seven stolen passwords to access the company's servers for over a decade.
Tags: security, China, hack attacks
Microsoft's India Store Hacked, Usernames & Passwords Stolen
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 13, 2012
The software giant made the mistake of storing unencrypted logins and passwords on its servers.
Tags: Microsoft, India, hack attacks
Anonymous Tricked People into Joining Website Attacks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 23, 2012
People who clicked links in tweets sent out by the group may have unwittingly joined in the attacks.
Tags: hack attacks, Anonymous
Israeli Hackers Bring Down Saudi, UAE Stock Exchange Websites
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 19, 2012
Hackers with IDF-Team were able to stop or slow trading on the exchanges.
Tags: Cyberwarfare, hack attacks
Hackers Disrupt Israel Airline, Stock Market Sites
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 16, 2012
The international cyberwar between Israel and Saudi Arabia continues to rage.
Tags: cyberwar, hack attacks
Hackers Zap Zappos: Info from 24 Million Users Stolen
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 16, 2012
The attackers didn't get credit card numbers, but did get addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
Tags: hack attacks
Hack Attacks Now Leading Cause of Data Breaches
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 13, 2012
Hack attacks are on the rise while data lost in transit and insider attacks are becoming less common as causes of identity theft.
Tags: data breaches, hack attacks
Israeli, Saudi Hacker Battle Escalates
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 12, 2012
Hackers from each country have been targeting the other, and now Anonymous has joined the fray.
Tags: hack attacks
Ramnit Computer Worm Compromises 45K Facebook Logins
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 06, 2012
Facebook is notifying affected users, but says that most of the login credentials stolen were outdated.
Tags: Facebook, security, hack attacks
Symantec Confirms Source Code Leak in Two Enterprise Security Products
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 06, 2012
Hackers have posted online portions of the source code for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2.
Tags: security, hack attacks
Anonymous Hacks SpecialForces.com, Posts Passwords and Credit Card Data
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 29, 2011
The breach of the military and law enforcement equipment retailer reportedly occurred several months ago.
Tags: security, hack attacks
'Anonymous' Hackers Target US Security Think Tank
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 26, 2011
The hacktivist group claims to have stolen personal information for 4,000 Stratfor clients.
Tags: hack attacks
Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 21, 2011
Hackers may have had access to the lobbying group's servers for more than a year.
Tags: China, hack attacks
U.S. Probes Ties Chinese Cyberspying to Military
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 13, 2011
American officials are getting ready to confront China about the issue.
Tags: China, hack attacks
Illinois Water Pump Problems Weren't Caused by Russian Hackers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 02, 2011
A contractor logged in while vacationing in Russia, leading to the hacking suspicions.
Tags: hack attacks
Team Poison Hacks UN, Leaks Usernames, Passwords
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 30, 2011
Hacker group TeaMp0isoN announced on Twitter that it hacked into UN servers, and it posted usernames and passwords to Pastebin.
Tags: hack attacks
Anonymous Vows to Attack NYSE
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 05, 2011
In a Youtube video, the hacktivist group vows to take down the stock exchange in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement on October 10.
Tags: hack attacks
MySQL.com Hacked to Serve Malware
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 27, 2011
The website for Oracle's popular open source database was hacked--and fixed--on Monday.
Tags: hack attacks
FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 23, 2011
The feds have charged three men from the hacktivist groups and are in the process of arresting others.
Tags: hack attacks, LulzSec
DigiNotar Goes Bankrupt after Hack
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 20, 2011
The parent company behind the Dutch CA is not planning to re-enter the certificate business.
Tags: hack attacks
Hundreds of Go Daddy-Hosted Sites Compromised
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2011
About 445 sites hosted by Go Daddy were temporarily redirecting visitors to sites featuring malware.
Tags: hack attacks