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This must-have app will tell you if your iPhone has been hacked

July 13th, 2021

Too many people operate under the mistaken assumption that there’s some kind of protective force field around their mobile device, and that they’ll never deal with a problem like a hacked iPhone. Maybe it’s some combination of the closed nature of Apple’s ecosystem, combined with the robust protections afforded by iOS. Whatever the reason, you …

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How I knew Yahoo had been hacked before Yahoo did

December 15th, 2016

So, Yahoo got hacked again. It’s a new, bigger breach than the one Yahoo most recently admitted to, and over a billion user accounts have been compromised. Yahoo’s complete lack of adequate security — and the company’s habit of keeping these things quiet for literally years after they’ve happened — is a bit of a running …

‘Anonymous’ hacker group releases its own desktop OS [updated]

March 14th, 2012

Notorious hacker group “Anonymous Operations” on Wednesday released the first version of its own desktop operating system. Dubbed Anonymous-OS, the computer platform is built on top of the open-source Linux-based Ubuntu 11.10 operating system, and it also utilizes the open-source Mate desktop environment, The Hacker News reports. It is unclear exactly who is behind the …

Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

February 7th, 2012

A group of hackers demanded that Symantec pay $50,000 to prevent it from releasing stolen source code for several of the firm’s software titles. Symantec reportedly confirmed that it was cooperating with a sting operation while communicating via email with a group of hackers claiming ties to notorious hacktivist group “Anonymous.” Those ties have not …

Ultimate hack: LulzSec may have duped British authorities into arresting innocent man

July 28th, 2011

Following reports on Wednesday that British police had arrested a 19-year-old suspect thought to be the spokesperson of notorious hacker group “LulzSec,” new information suggests authorities may have been duped into arresting an innocent man. According to DailyTech, a hacker by the name of “The Jester” has discovered and published chat logs that suggest “Topiary,” …

Second hacker indicted over stolen AT&T iPad data

July 7th, 2011

An Arkansas man has been indicted for carrying out a cyberattack on AT&T servers that resulted in the theft of personal data from more than 100,000 iPad users. Andrew Auernheimer has been charged by a New Jersey grand jury with one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers and one count of identity theft, …

Apple becomes latest ‘Anonymous’ hacker target

July 4th, 2011

Notorious hacker collective “Anonymous Operations” on Sunday published data it claims to have obtained by breaching a server belonging to Apple. The data, which consisted of 27 usernames and passwords, was allegedly taken during from surveys stored on an Apple server. Though the group said on one of its Twitter accounts that it is “busy …