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Three different companies told the FBI they could hack the iPhone

January 11th, 2017

One of Apple’s most public bits of drama from 2016 was its clash with the FBI over an iPhone 5c belonging to a gunman who killed 16 people and injured a further 24. The government demanded that Apple help it in unlocking the shooter’s phone in the search for additional evidence, but Apple refused on …

Teen hacker claims breach of Russian Visa Center’s systems

December 27th, 2016

A hacker claims to have breached the systems of an organization that helps Americans obtain Russian visas. The Russian Visa Center, which has five locations in the U.S., was allegedly hacked by a hacker who spoke with The Daily Caller. He claimed to have obtained the information of around 3,000 individuals. The hacker, a 17-year-old known …

Hacking software demo video

Terrifying video shows government spyware in action for the first time

September 6th, 2016

With the Snowden leaks, Stingray and FBI surveillance planes always in the news, most people just assume that The Man has god-like surveillance capabilities on tap. But the nuts and bolts of how government-sanctioned hacking actually works has always been a little mysterious. A new video obtained by Motherboard shows an Italian software company showing off a …

Sri Lankan teen hacks president’s website to demand exam reschedule

August 30th, 2016

It’s no secret that exam schedules can be annoying, but would you write your country’s president to voice your concerns? How about hacking their official website? Enter this summer’s boldest Sri Lankan teenager. The BBC reported that a 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly hacking President Maithripala Sirisena’s website to express frustration over the …

Government Hacking iPhone Tool

Government caught using sophisticated one-click hacking tool in the wild

August 25th, 2016

Researchers have discovered a scarily effective piece of malware, authored by an Israeli “cyber arms dealer,” that can completely hack an iPhone if the user clicks on one link. First found by a UAE human rights defender who was sent a malicious link, the spyware uses a series of zero-day exploits to thoroughly take control …

Walmart email hack

Someone is trying to steal accounts from Walmart.com customers

August 4th, 2016

According to hundreds of reports on social media, people across the US have been receiving password reset emails for their Walmart.com accounts, indicating that someone is trying to access those accounts and change the password. This appears to be some kind of mass hacking attempt, although success appears to be limited for now.

Car Theft Hackers

Car thieves are now using laptops to hack into and steal cars

July 7th, 2016

Throughout the 80s and 90s, innumerable movies and TV shows taught us that stealing a car was a relatively straightforward affair. Simply break into the front seat of a given vehicle, fuse a few wires together from underneath the dash, and just like that, you’d be well on your way. These days, hot-wiring a car …

Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

June 27th, 2016

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details. The news was first reported by Deep Dot Web Saturday. A hacker who goes by the name ‘thedarkoverlord’ gave Deep Dot Web images of purported records. Identifiable information from …