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Hackers keep getting rich off of your stupid mistakes

March 18th, 2021

The cyber landscape continues to be increasingly favorable for hackers and other assorted criminals who initiate hacks and intrusions into peoples’ computers, mobile devices, and the apps and services they use on all that hardware. It’s not just that the attack surface for things like data breaches keeps getting larger, with a growing number of …

Hacker claims to reveal identity of LulzSec leader

June 24th, 2011

A hacker known as “The Jester” claims to have revealed the identity of a LulzSec member who may be the group’s leader. Thirty-year-old Xavier Kaotico, also known as Xavier de Leon or “sabu,” has been outed as the hacker prankster group’s leader, though his role and involvement with LulzSec has not been confirmed. The man allegedly lives …

LulzSec and Anonymous unite to wage cyber war on U.S. government

June 20th, 2011

Call it a meeting of minds or call it an unholy matrimony — in either event, the recent rash of high-profile breaches is about to get an adrenaline shot. Hacktivist group Anonymous and a crew of emerging merry hackers known as are joining forces to target the dissemination of government secrets and the defacement of other websites such as those belonging to …

New website answers the question on all our minds: Has Sony been hacked this week?

June 13th, 2011

BGR has provided extensive coverage of an ongoing saga that has seen numerous digital properties belonging to Sony fall under attack. To date, personal information belonging to well over 100 million Sony customers has been compromised, and nearly 13 million credit card numbers have been stolen. For IT professionals or other tech enthusiasts with weak …

Sony confirms Sony Pictures breach, says 37,500 users affected [updated]

June 8th, 2011

Sony has released more information regarding a recent breach suffered by one of the many Sony properties that have been targeted by hackers over the past few months. The company said on Wednesday that personal information belonging to 37,500 users has been compromised as a result of a cyberattack on the Sony Pictures website last week. …

Sony Pictures website hacked, 1 million accounts compromised

June 2nd, 2011

Hackers from a group called LulzSec announced on Thursday that they had breached sonypictures.com, the website belonging to Sony-owned studio Sony Pictures. The group claims to have compromised personal information belonging to over 1 million users, including user names, passwords, home addresses, dates of birth and other sensitive data. The group also claims to have …

Pro-WikiLeaks Amazon, Visa website hackers arrested

January 27th, 2011

An unaffiliated group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers calling itself “Anoymous” finds itself short a few member this evening as multiple alleged culprits were arrested on Thursday in the U.K. The BBC reports that five men were arrested in a series of raids, and they are being held in various locations across England. Allegations against the men …

WikiLeaks supporters target Amazon.com with next cyberattack

December 9th, 2010

A global, ever-expanding team of hackers called “Anonymous” has announced its next target in a series of cyberattacks that have taken down multiple websites over the past few days. Among its targets were the websites of both Visa and Mastercard following news that the institutions would cease delivery of funds that had been donated to …