Political Warriors Beat Cybercriminals In Internet Dishonor Roll
A recent study made by a major Internet service provider today revealed that operations by hacktivists, or politically motivated cyber world elements, far outnumbered those attributed to cybercriminals involving significant security incidents in 2011.
Internet service leader Verizon, in its annual data report for the past year, said 58% of all the data stolen in major security breaches in 2011 were due to politically motivated …
The 14-year-old Aaron Bond, who was declared as ‘youngest application designer’ of Europe, has been expelled from his school for hacking the school’s computer system, reports ANI.
Aaron Bond, a computer whiz kid, was the student of King Edward VI College in Totnes,Devon. He came to limelight when he designed six applications for smartphones, and participated as a delegate at 2011 Apple conference.
According to school management, he tried to steal confidential information about students, …
Smartphones running on Google Android are most vulnerable to hacking, believe security experts.
Recently, a survey was conducted by Trend Micro about the security features of four mobile operating systems – iOS, Blackberry, Windows and Android. Opinions of independent analysts were included in the survey. The survey revealed Blackberry as the first choice in terms of security while Android was the least preferred by the independent analysts.
With every new day, new malware are being developed …
The hacker group Anonymous claimed on Friday to have taken down the website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
In a tweet coming from @YourAnonNews, Anonymous announced “CIA Tango down”, as the CIA website on Friday became inaccessible.
“Tango down” is used by the U.S. military, particularly its elite Special Forces units, as a code which stands for having an enemy taken down.
As of press time, the CIA website at CIA.gov is still down.
The attack by Anonymous follows attacks …
Zappos has admitted that information of up to 24 million customers of the online retailer may have been compromised by a hacking attack.
According to the online retailer, hackers may have gotten away with the names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers and password hashes of the said number of customers.
However, Zappos – a subsidiary of Amazon – stressed that no credit card information of the 24 million customers have been exposed.
It did say, however, that the hackers may …
Data from the accounts of over 13 million gamers from South Korea were compromised by hackers, the South Korean government has revealed.
According to the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), more than 13 million subscribers of an online game developed by Nexon Korea Corp have been affected in the hacking.
KCC said that Nexon notified them on Friday that 13.2 million subscribers to its Maple Story game have been compromised.
Nexon reportedly discovered the hacking attack on the subscribers of …
AT&T is currently investigating a coordinated cyber attack where hackers tried to breach up to 1 million customer accounts.
AT&T is currently investigating a well thought-out hacking attack where hackers tried to compromise information of up to 1 million customers of the wireless carrier.
The information was confirmed by AT&T on Monday, the Washington Post said in a report.
According to the Post, AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said to them in an emailed statement that “The …
After the U.S. government recently accused China and Russia of economic espionage using cyber attacks in a report, Reuters now says that the American government is beefing up its cyber arsenal to counter these attacks.
The U.S. government, through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will beef up its cyber arsenal. Image: Loren Sztajer / Flickr (CC)
According to Reuters, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director Regina Dugan made the remarks that the U.S. …
Adidas websites went offline after a security breach using an advanced hacking attack happened on November 3.
The Adidas official logo. (Image: Rodrigo Senna (CC), via Flickr)
Adidas claimed it was mindful of a sophisticated cyber-attack on several of its websites on Thursday but said that it found no sufficient grounds to declare compromised customer data and still took them down to avoid further infractions.
In a published statement, Adidas said websites that went offline include …
A report from the US government has accused China and Russia for hacking attacks and spying activities.
The US condemns the hacking attacks and spying activities from China and Russia. (Image: quatro.sinko (CC), via Flickr)
The October-dated report entitled Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace comes from the Office of Counter Intelligence.
According to the report, cyber-attacks against financial and government institutions have increased, showing a graphic with a Wall …