Latest Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution Stories

2011-07-07 11:35:00

Security experts are saying that hackers have disclosed a bug in Apple Inc.'s mobile operating system that could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote access over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The security flaw in Apple's iOS was noticed Wednesday as the website www.jailbreakme.com released code that Apple customers can use to modify the iOS operating system. Some Apple customers choose to "jail break" their devices so they can download and run applications Apple did not...

2011-07-04 12:50:00

The AntiSec hacking campaign claims it has broken into Apple's systems and posted alleged user names and passwords from one of the company's servers. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, AntiSec includes hackers from Anonymous and the decommissioned group LulzSec.  ZDNet's Jason O'Grady said that 9to5 Mac considers the document posted by AntiSec to be relatively benign. Apple has not confirmed the security breach, but AntiSec claims its victim was a technical support...

2011-06-07 12:37:23

EMC Ltd., a data storage company, has offered to replace millions of potentially compromised "SecurID" electronic keys after hackers used data stolen from its RSA security division to break into Lockheed Martin's network. Hackers attacked Lockheed Martin last month, underscoring a growing threat to U.S. national security. RSA said in a letter published on its website that it confirmed information was taken from it in March. "Certain characteristics of the attack on RSA indicated that the...

2011-04-30 05:30:00

Hackers claiming responsibility for a recent huge security breach of Sony's online gaming network said they are now trying to sell PlayStation owners' credit card details, according to a report by the NY Times. The discussions discovered on hacker forums suggest that as many as 2.2 million credit card numbers, as well as names, addresses, usernames and passwords, could have been stolen. Some hackers have even said they are trying to sell the list for $100,000 plus. The claims were relayed...

2011-03-29 06:05:37

According to a new study, intellectual property and business secrets are quickly becoming popular targets for cyber hackers and thieves. Research and a subsequent report by Web security firm McAfee found that hackers are specializing in stolen trade secrets, marketing tools, R&D reports and source codes from corporate networks. As many companies make the move into cloud or third-party hosting networks, McAfee is urging them to scrutinize those who are looking after their data. "Cyber...

2011-03-07 09:25:00

Hackers using internet addresses from China have prompted the French finance ministry to turn off 10,000 computers, officials told reporters on Monday. Apparently the hackers were hunting for documents relating to the Group of 20 (G20) consisting of developed and developing nations, which this year is led by France, said Budget Minister Francois Baroin. "We have leads," he told Europe 1 radio. The December attacks on the finance ministry computers, have forced the ministry to "significantly...

2011-02-10 07:20:00

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PrivacyForSocialNetworks.com announces a new product enabling mothers to protect their children's privacy on social networks from privacy hackers. Privacy hackers pose a dangerous threat due to their anonymity and advanced software, which can see everything that is typed and is invisible to the user. These factors easily enable them to take over a computer and violate children's privacy. Today their favorite place to find victims is social...

2011-01-31 10:30:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LIGATT Security International, (Pink Sheets: LGTT) a premier cyber security company, employees agree to their own reality show based in the Atlanta and Los Angles offices. This will be the first Cyber Security Company reality show in the history of television. CEO Gregory Evans will not be the main focus of the weekly docu-series; however he will be sharing the spotlight with his team of hackers, his PR and Marketing team, vendors, customers, some of...

2010-12-13 05:55:00

Facebook announced that it is holding a "Hackers Cup" for software hotshots around the world who wish to show off their skills. Facebook is taking its tradition of all-night "hackathons" to a higher level with an international coding competition that promises top contenders cash, glory, and a free trip to its headquarters in Northern California. The contest will consist of online rounds that kick off in January and a final round in March held at Facebook's campus in the Silicon Valley city...

2009-07-30 09:30:00

A Mac security expert has found a way hackers could take control of Apple computers and steal scrambled data. The technique being referred to as "Machiavelli" works solely on machines that have already been hacked, such as ones attacked with pirated software. It has the ability to take over Apple's Safari browser and use passwords for financial accounts and encrypted data on bank statements. The software glitch was uncovered by leading Mac researcher Dino Dai Zovi who reported it at the...

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