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Instagram Accounts Are Being Hacked: Here’s How To Protect Yours

Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.

Apps/Software August 15, 2018

Hackers Steal 600 Gallons Of Fuel From A Gas Station In Detroit

Hackers stole hundreds of gallons of fuel from a gas station in downtown Detroit via hacking. Not much is known about the method they used, but it’s believed they took advantage of a vulnerability present in internet-connected devices.

Security July 10, 2018

Check Out The 'Overwatch' Glitch That Let Users Play As Retribution Villains Before It Got Patched

Players discovered a way to enable a unique glitch during the 'Overwatch' Retribution event. The hack allowed users to play as enemy units from the PVE game mode on various PVP game modes.

Video Games April 21, 2018

WhatsApp Security Flaw Lets Other Users Gatecrash Your Group Chats Despite End-To-End Encryption

Researchers reported an alleged security flaw for WhatsApp that supposedly violates privacy. The group claimed that a hacker can discretely add another member into a group chat to view future messages.

Apps/Software January 11, 2018

Uber Revealed Massive Hack To SoftBank First Before Going Public, Because $10 Billion

SoftBank conducted a due diligence investigation before pouring billions of dollars in Uber, and secrets came out. Uber told SoftBank about its 2016 data breach before disclosing it to consumers and regulators.

Business Tech November 25, 2017

A Major Ransomware Attack Has Crippled Businesses And Airlines Throughout Europe And The United States

Starting in Ukraine, a new ransomware has spread across Europe and even affected computers in the United States. Here's what we know about the latest cyber attack.

Security June 27, 2017

Some Victims Of WannaCry Ransomware Hack May Have Only Themselves To Blame

Victims of the recent WannaCry ransomware cyberattack are now looking for someone or something to place the blame on. It turns out that some of the victims may have to look at their own computers.

Security May 16, 2017

San Francisco Public Transportation Free For A Day After Muni Metro Line Hack

SF Muni rides were free all day on Saturday, after its computer systems were hacked. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency didn't know who was behind the hack, or what they wanted for ransom.

Security November 28, 2016

Hello Games Calls 'No Man's Sky' A Mistake In Tweet, But Everything Might Not Be As It Seems

A tweet from the official Hello Games Twitter account breaks a more than two month silence from the developers of 'No Man's Sky'. But it looks like a hacker is to blame.

Video Games October 28, 2016

Hackers Hijack Army Of Cameras And DVR To Launch Massive DDoS Attack

Hackers are now employing hijacked IoT devices to create massive DDoS attacks. Traffic attacks coming from botnets composed of IoT devices are projected to go beyond 1 Terabit per second, which correlates to a recent reported case where the traffic was charted at a record-breaking 799 Gbps.

Internet October 3, 2016

Tesla Patches Security Bugs After Hackers Demonstrate Wireless Attack Remotely Controlling A Moving Tesla Model S

Chinese security researchers recently demonstrated a remote hack of a Tesla Model S, accessing the car's control system and disrupting various actions. Tesla has now released an update to fix the software bugs that allowed the white-hat hackers to remotely control the car.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

World-Check Global Database Against Terrorism Gets Leaked Online

A database overseen by Thomson Reuters was breached and accessed by unauthorized personnel. The leaked material is a so-called world-check global database containing sensitive information about individuals who are highly suspected of committing illegal acts.

Security July 1, 2016

Acer Data Breach Affects 34,500 Accounts, Exposes Credit Card Details: What You Should Know

Acer recently revealed that its server was hacked, affecting 34,500 accounts of its consumers. In an advisory dated Wednesday, the company wrote that the hacker gained access to confidential information, enough to commit fraudulent credit card transactions.

Security June 22, 2016

Teen Hacks North Korean Facebook Clone With The Password 'Password'

An 18-year-old student from Scotland has hacked a North Korean clone of the social networking site Facebook. The teen achieved the feat by using the generic password 'password.'

Internet June 3, 2016

Personal Data Of Hundreds Of Spotify Users Surface Online: Report

Hundreds of Spotify account credentials have reportedly popped up on the Web. Credentials allegedly posted online include email addresses, user names, passwords, account type and more details.

Security April 26, 2016

Hackers Installed Backdoor Script On Facebook Server To Steal Workers' Login Credentials

Hackers were able to install a backdoor script on Facebook's corporate server to steal the login credentials of employees. Fortunately, the bug was discovered by a security researcher, who got $10,000 from Facebook as reward.

Apps/Software April 24, 2016

PlayStation Network Is Getting Two-Factor Authentication To Better Protect Users

The news comes five years after a massive hack resulted in the exposed data of 77 million users.

Geek April 20, 2016

Father Hacks 'The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past' To Make Game Gender-Neutral

One dad hacked the classic 'The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past' to make it gender-neutral for when his daughter is old enough to begin playing video games.

Geek February 22, 2016

IRS Announces Theft Of 101,000 Electronic Filing PINs

The IRS has revealed that it was hacked last month, and that the attackers stole as many as 101,000 electronic filing PINs, something that could allow them to file bogus returns and collect the refunds.

Money February 10, 2016

Time Warner Cable Gets Hacked, Up To 320,000 Customers' Data Could Have Been Stolen

Time Warner Cable warns 320,000 of its customers that it was hacked, advising them to change their email passwords.

Internet January 7, 2016

Ashley Madison Gained 4 Million New Members Despite Hack That Exposed Millions Of Cheaters

The Ashley Madison data breach was one of the biggest hacks of 2015, but the adultery site apparently keeps growing despite the fiasco. More than four million members have apparently joined Ashley Madison since the hack.

Internet December 30, 2015

Huge Hollywood Holiday Movies Leak Online Including ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Joy’ And ‘Creed’

A huge online leak of some of Hollywood’s hottest holiday season blockbusters has occurred. ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Joy,’ and ‘The Revenant’ are among the 40 films leaked online, some even before their official release dates.

Internet December 28, 2015

3.3 Million Users, Mostly Children, Exposed As Hello Kitty Website Gets Hacked

The Hello Kitty website was hacked, with more than 3 million accounts leaked into the Internet. Majority of the affected users are children.

Internet December 22, 2015

VTech Data Hack Infuriates Parents As Personal Details Of More Than 200000 Kids Breached

Toymaker VTech has been hacked, with around 4.8 million accounts being compromised and the personal information of as many as 200,000 children being stolen.

Apps/Software November 29, 2015

Vodafone Investigates Breach That Left Personal Data Of 1,827 Customers Compromised

Vodafone reports being hit by indirect intrusion. The hackers may have had a bit of a warm up, thanks to an unwitting tip.

Internet November 1, 2015

Police Arrest 15-Year-Old Boy For TalkTalk Cyberattack

Police arrested a 15-year-old teenager in Northern Ireland over the TalkTalk hack. The website reported that its consumers' banking details and personal information could have been illegally penetrated.

Internet October 27, 2015

Teen Hacks Into CIA Director’s Private Email, Posts Stolen Documents On Twitter

A teen hacker breached the private AOL account of CIA director John Brennan, posting sensitive information on Twitter. FBI and other federal agencies say that criminal charges are possible.

Legal October 19, 2015

Siri, Google Now Have Security Flaw That Lets Attackers Take Over Your Phone From Five Meters Away

Siri and Google Now are convenient but the convenience they offer doesn't come without a compromise. French researchers have shown that both Siri and Google Now can be hacked remotely and be set commands to through radio waves.

Apps/Software October 15, 2015

Drones With Smartphones Can Now Hack Into Wireless Printers

A Singapore-based team of cybersecurity researchers devised a method whereby the transmissions from a wireless printer can be intercepted by using smartphones that are strapped on to drones. The method can be used to administer an attack and steal sensitive documents.

Internet October 8, 2015

Everybody Can Relax: 'Doom' Now Runs On Apple Watch

'Doom' has been made to run on virtually every computing device known to man. Now, you can add Apple Watch to that long, long list.

Geek October 5, 2015

Chinese Hackers Slowing Down: What Is Causing The Cease-Fire?

Chinese hacking attempts on the U.S. might not be over, but their number is visibly dwindling.

Internet September 23, 2015

Russian Hackers Hijack Satellites To Steal Data From Governments, Military, And Other Organizations

Today, high profile espionage features satellite Internet broadband, IPs, control and command centers and security experts sitting behind monitors.

Internet September 10, 2015

Medical Software Hack Leaks Info On 3.9 Million People

Nearly 4 million patients had their private information exposed after the computer network of Medical Informatics Engineering was hacked earlier this year. Affected individuals were advised to freeze their credit to protect themselves from potential financial fraud.

Life August 5, 2015

Hacker Group Pawn Storm Uses Java Zero-Day Exploit To Spy On NATO Countries

The hacking group Pawn Storm, also known as APT28/Sednit, is deploying a Java-based zero-day exploit to target media and government organizations, as well as the military.

Society July 16, 2015

More Followers, Oops Less Followers: Instagram Bug Causes Follower Counts To Fluctuate

Instagram reveals that a bug is causing the unexpected surge in users' follower numbers. The developers of the app are working on getting the issue sorted.

Apps/Software July 13, 2015

New PlayStation 4 Hack Allows Users To Play Pirated Games On Their Consoles

Brazilians have a new way to hack the PlayStation 4, allowing for users to install pirated games on their systems. The hack is also simple and only requires a Raspberry Pi.

Movies/TV Shows May 17, 2015

Apple Watch Display Too Small? Watch How You Browse The Internet With It

A prominent jailbreaker has found a way to run an Internet browser on the Apple Watch. Using the smartwatch to surf the web, however, is simply impractical.

Wearable Tech May 11, 2015

Tesla Motors Offers Free Tesla For A Brief While...From Hacked Twitter Account

Tesla's social networking accounts fall into the hands of hackers, but slowly rebound. One of the hacked accounts promised consumers free Tesla vehicles.

Internet April 27, 2015

Here's How To Hack Your iPhone 6 To Run Android Lollipop

You might be an iPhone user, but have you ever been curious about Android's OS? Here's how you can give Android a test run by hacking your iPhone 6 to run Android Lollipop.

Geek April 10, 2015

Slack Hack Prompts Two Factor Authentication

Slack adds another step to its authentication process as it recovers from the massive attack on its central database. The company behind the team chat service also released a team-wide kill switch.

Internet March 30, 2015

Change Your Twitch Passwords: Possible Data Breach Reported

Twitch says it has been hacked. Here is how to protect your information stored on the game streaming network’s servers.

Internet March 24, 2015

Netflix Running On The Original Nintendo Lets You Watch Super Pixelated 'House Of Cards'

Netflix can be used on nearly any device nowadays, but did you know it can also be used on the original Nintendo Entertainment System?

Internet Culture March 11, 2015

Developer Makes iPhone Notifications Possible On Android Wear (Video)

A developer puts an iPhone and a Moto 360 in the same room and forces them to talk to one another. While the cross-platform conversation is notable, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the Apple Watch will be the first smartwatch to change the way people live their lives.

Wearable Tech February 23, 2015

Samsung Smart TV Doesn't Encrypt Voice Data: Hackers' Delight?

A security researcher claims that Samsung is not encrypting collected voice data from its smart TVs as it policy claims is supposed to be happening. The issue could draw rogue firmware snooping, says the researcher.

FUTURE TECH February 19, 2015

Newsweek, International Business Times Twitter Accounts Hacking By Cyber Caliphate Makes Us Question Twitter's Cybersecurity Features

The FBI is investigating several Twitter account hacks reportedly conducted by an ISIS-related group. Newsweek's Twitter feed was controlled by the hackers for 15 minutes and used to issue a threat to the first family.

Internet February 11, 2015

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