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South Korean 'Overwatch' Hacker Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison: Why Did He Get Jail Time?

A South Korean 'Overwatch' hacker is facing jail time for a hacking tool that he created for the massively popular multiplayer shooter. Blizzard has been working with the Seoul National Police Agency to eliminate 'Overwatch' cheating.

Video Games June 26, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered Just Launched - And It Already Has A Hacker

Hackers already invaded 'Dark Souls: Remastered' a day after launch, doing destructive actions and being an overall menace. The problems persisted since the first 'Dark Souls' game six years ago.

Video Games May 26, 2018

LinkedIn Urges Users To Change Passwords: Hacker Puts 117 Million Accounts Up For Sale

LinkedIn confirmed that more than 100 million accounts are being traded on the dark web. It is taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the affected accounts.

Internet May 19, 2016

FBI Ties Hacker To Whopping 1.2 Billion Stolen Login Credentials

The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion login details. The hacker is said to have advertised that he operates or has access to a large number of user data from popular websites.

Internet November 26, 2015

Vigilante Hacker Is On A Mission Against Homophobic And Racist Websites

A vigilante hacker named Amped Attacks is taking down homophobic and racist websites one by one. To do this, Amped Attacks launches DDoS attacks against the websites.

Internet October 22, 2015

Darkode Hacker Pleads Guilty To Using Facebook Spreader To Help Break Into 77,000 Computers

Eric Crocker, also known by his online moniker Phastman, could face as many as three years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines for violating the CAN-SPAM Act.

Internet August 20, 2015

Hacker Creates OwnStar And Owns GM's OnStar System: How He Did It

Samy Kamkar created OwnStar, a hacking device that can infiltrate any vehicle by General Motors that utilizes the OnStar system. He needed only a few days and $100 to create the tool.

Internet August 1, 2015

1960s Typewriter Is Transformed Into Music-Playing Printer

A computer scientist at Tufts University has hacked his typewriter to turn it into a mechanical printer. Better yet, the keystrokes play percussive music while printing out a document.

Gadgets June 29, 2015

Security Expert Claims He Hacked And Controlled A Commercial Jet's Flight: In The Name Of Aircraft Safety?

Chris Roberts, a computer security expert, revealed that he was once able to hack into the systems of an aircraft and forced it to fly sideways.

Computers May 19, 2015

Google Rewards Russian Hacker For Spotting YouTube Flaw

Google gave 21-year-old Kamil Hismatullin a $5,000 reward for spotting a vulnerability that could have caused a massive number of videos to be deleted from YouTube in a short amount of time.

Apps/Software April 6, 2015

These Americans Will Tell Strangers Their Internet Password Without Much of a Push

Passwords are important on the Internet, but some Americans seem oblivious to this truth. Tell them what they want to hear and they will give up their passwords, just like that.

Internet Culture January 20, 2015

Hacker Group Anonymous Takes Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account After Ferguson Threats

Hacker group Anonymous hacked into Twitter account and websites of the Ku Klux Klan, gaining access to personal information of its members. The cyber attacks come in response to the physical threats against the peaceful protestors in Ferguson.

Internet Culture November 17, 2014

Hackers may have hit Google in its sweet spot, car crash photo dominates image search

Google Images may have been hit by hackers on Aug. 26. The result saw many users' searches return with only images of a Russian car crash.

Internet August 27, 2014

Hacker compromises the networks of ISPs to steal bitcoins

Researchers from Dell's SecureWorks unit revealed that a hacker gained access to the networks of ISPs to steal bitcoins. The thief was said to have pocketed $83,000 worth of cryptocurrencies.

Business August 9, 2014

Beware: Some Flight MH17 Facebook memorial pages are bogus

The tragedy brought by flight MH17 not only attracted worldwide attention but also inspired “hackers” to capitalize on the event. Their targets are no other than the victims’ kin.

Internet July 24, 2014

Apple users in Australia find their iDevices digitally hijacked and held for ransom

A hacker is demanding $100 from Australian Apple users to restore access to their devices. It is the latest cyberattack to hit users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 29, 2014

Feds say Sabu helped avert 300+ cyberattacks, seeks sentencing leniency

Things are looking up for Hector Xavier "Sabu" Monsegur, after the government requests that he be transformed into a free man. He could no longer be facing a massive 26 years in prison.

Internet May 28, 2014

Hacker extorts $50k worth rare Twitter handle @N from California developer: Here's what really happened

A hacker nearly got away with one of the most well played trickery in a long time.

Internet January 30, 2014

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