Latest Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution Stories

LivingSocial Customer Data Compromised
2013-04-27 06:24:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hackers reportedly hit Amazon-backed daily deals website LivingSocial Friday, compromising the account information of an estimated 50 million members. According to Forbes staff writer Kashmir Hill, the attack affected more than 70 percent of the more than 70 million people who have signed up to do business with the Washington, DC-based company. The hackers did not gain access to financial or credit card details, but they were...

2013-04-05 23:03:03

Hacker group accepts Baynetwork´s three 3000W UPSs´ donation for new Hacker Dojo facility in Mountain View, CA. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Thanks to wonderful community support the Hacker Dojo has recently moved into their new Mountain View space. Moving into the new space is a grand accomplishment for the member supported non-profit Hacker Dojo and thanks to Baynetwork, Inc.´s donation of three 3000W uninterrupted power supplies for their IT configuration the Dojo...

Report Links Chinese Hackers To Government, Beijing Denies Claims
2013-02-19 09:53:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, the New York Times reported a string of cyber attacks launched against them which spanned nearly 3 months. The Times hired out Alexandria-based Mandiant to investigate these attacks. This team of security experts tracked these attacks back to China and observed the hacking techniques used resembled those often employed by China´s military. Now, Mandiant has released another report which claims a secret arm of...

PlayStation Master Key Released
2012-10-24 21:41:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hackers have unleashed the Sony PlayStation 3 "master key," allowing the console devices to be jailbroken in order to play pirated games. Sony has been notorious for making its PlayStation 3 console difficult to jailbreak, but experts say this latest hack is equivalent to stealing the master key. Accessing the inner workings of the PlayStation 3 means people can utilize this gaming console for more than just games. The...

2012-09-10 19:36:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week, an arm of hacking collective Anonymous claimed they used a Java exploit and hacked into an FBI agent's Dell computer, thereby lifting around 12 million Apple UDIDs, or unique device identifiers. In an apparent attempt to publicly shame the FBI, AntiSec released 1 million of these UDIDs, which were stripped of all personal information, to the Internet for perusal by other hackers. The next day, both Apple and the FBI...

Temporary Hold Placed On AppleID Password Resets
2012-08-08 11:25:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following Mat Honan´s harrowing tale of having his accounts hacked and digital life wiped clean, Apple has said it is suspending over-the-air AppleID password resets for at least the next 24 hours. Apple ordered their support staff on Tuesday to stop taking requests for passwords changes over the phone, according to employees who spoke with Wired.com. Rather than use a brute force attack to break into Honan´s...

Woz Dishes The Dirt On The Cloud
2012-08-07 10:54:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though Apple normally likes to keep a tight lid on what their employees say to the press, the company's co-founder gets an obvious free pass to say what he will. As such, Steve Wozniak (affectionately known as Woz among the geek set) is prone to giving his opinion about all things tech, even if they aren´t at all favorable for Apple. In the most recent example, Woz has expressed his concern and frustration over...

Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds
2012-06-10 05:46:09

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday -- though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed. According to Rajini Vaidyanathan of BBC News, members of the group organized their gatherings across 16 cities nationwide, including Mumbai, where an estimated 100 protesters donned their trademark Guy Fawkes masks in order...

How To Thwart Hackers
2012-05-03 04:08:30

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers have developed a new technique that will be able to keep hackers from stealing a computer's secrets. Hackers have become an increasing problem for keeping personal information secure from cybertheft, but Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and her former student Guy Rothblum believe they have a solution for the growing threat. Goldwasser says the technique could protect devices that use...

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