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Personal info of thousands of Israelis stolen by Turkish hackers

Personal info of thousands of Israelis stolen by Turkish hackers

According to reports in local media the email addresses, passwords and personal information of over 100,000 Israelis is being shared on Turkish hacking forums. Apparently, they were lifted from compromised websites in the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla raid earlier this year. The data breach was originally reported last Friday by an Israeli [...]

How a 15-year-old kid tricked Apple with a disguised iPhone tethering app

How a 15-year-old kid tricked Apple with a disguised iPhone tethering app

Fifteen-year-old Nick Lee tricked Apple with a very simple iPhone application: Handy Light. On the surface it looked like any other $0.99 flashlight application. But, secretly, it was a lot more useful. On the surface, Handy Light just allowed you to make your iPhone's screen go blank with a color of your choice. You opened it, clicked a [...]

Hackers discover how to make ATMs spew cash

Hackers discover how to make ATMs spew cash

Barnaby Jack of IOActive is slated to give a "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines" presentation at the Black Hat USA security conference in Sin City in late July. "I've always liked the scene in Terminator 2 where John Connor walks up to an ATM, interfaces his Atari to the card reader and retrieves cash from the machine," Jack said at the [...]

AT&T iPad hack discoverer arrested

AT&T iPad hack discoverer arrested

Last week, hacker Andrew Auernheimer uncovered a flaw at AT&T's website which may have compromised the privacy of thousands of iPad users. This week, he was arrested on drugs charges. From CNET... Andrew Auernheimer, 24, was being held in Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Ark., according to Lt. Anthony Foster of the [...]

“Hackers” say NO LATINOS on highway sign

“Hackers” say NO LATINOS on highway sign

A highway sign flashing "NO LATINOS NO TACOS" greeted drivers on the Palmetto Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade, after hackers managed to alter it early Tuesday morning. The sign was in the northbound side of the 826, right near the Northwest 25th street exit. It's unknown how long the sign had been flashing the message, but by 6 a.m., [...]

Facebook Rolls Out New Login Security Features

Facebook Rolls Out New Login Security Features

Facebook is now one of the most popular targets for phishers, hackers and scammers. According to the Associated Press, however, Facebook is in the process of rolling out some new security features that will protect its users from malicious attacks, spam and phishing scams. For a while now, Facebook already offered users the ability to be notified [...]

RevolutionIslam.com, the site which made threats against South Park Studios, has been hacked

RevolutionIslam.com, the site which made threats against South Park Studios, has been hacked

"Allah" is a poor choice for a password when you run a site like that.

iPhone SMS database hacked in 20 seconds

iPhone SMS database hacked in 20 seconds

It's a story tailor-made for the fear-mongering subset of news media. This week, a pair of gentlemen lured an unsuspecting virgin iPhone to a malicious website and, with no other input from the user, stole the phone's entire database of sent, received and even deleted text messages in under 20 seconds, boasting that they could easily lift personal [...]

SOCOM cheater convicted in grand jury investigation

SOCOM cheater convicted in grand jury investigation

There's a few valuable life lessons in the following story, so pay attention: A Pittsburgh news station recently reported on a 17-year-old boy who was disqualified from a SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals tournament after it was discovered he was cheating. In retaliation, the young man hacked into the official PlayStation site, and crashed it for 11 days back [...]

Russian botnet tries to kill rival botnet

Russian botnet tries to kill rival botnet

This is so frustrating...how are we supposed to destroy the humans when we just keep fighting each other? ....er, they...how are they supposed to destroy the humans? An upstart Trojan horse program has decided to take on its much-larger rival by stealing data and then removing the malicious program from infected computers. Security [...]

Hacker Unleashes BlackBerry Spyware Source Code

Hacker Unleashes BlackBerry Spyware Source Code

A researcher at the ShmooCon hacker conference yesterday demonstrated how BlackBerry applications can be used to expose sensitive information without the use of exploits. Tyler Shields, senior researcher for Veracode's Research Lab, also released proof-of-concept source code for a spyware app he created and demonstrated at the hacker confab in [...]

Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks

Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks

Under an agreement that is still being finalized, the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, according to cybersecurity experts familiar with the matter. The objective is to better defend Google -- and its users -- from future [...]

Google: A new approach to China

Google: A new approach to China

Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first [...]

Botnet runners start their own ISPs

Botnet runners start their own ISPs

Botnet and malware creeps are setting up their own ISPs, with their own IP blocks, so that spamfighters don't have anyone to complain to when they run them to ground... "It's gotten completely out of hand. The bad guys are going to some local registries in Europe and getting massive amounts of IP space and then they just go to a hosting provider [...]

Twitter Hacked, Defaced By “Iranian Cyber Army”

Twitter Hacked, Defaced By “Iranian Cyber Army”

We have just found out that the same defacement is appearing at at least one other site, mawjcamp.org. We are not able to see what was at this domain before, but it is now displaying the same defacement that Twitter was only a few minutes ago. Twitter does not have the best record with security issues. We have previously covered a number of [...]

Crime ring that hit 280 cities’ ATMs at once, gets busted

Crime ring that hit 280 cities’ ATMs at once, gets busted

The global crime ring that hit ATMs in 280 cities worldwide last year simultaneously for $9 million have allegedly been busted. A federal grand jury in Atlanta has indicted eight men in connection with the scheme, including five Estonians, one Russian, one Moldovan and one unidentified man. Prosecutors allege that the men "used sophisticated [...]

HOWTO: Crack a Master Combination Padlock

HOWTO: Crack a Master Combination Padlock

Designer Mark Campos has turned the tried-and-true "Masterlock hack" instructions into an easier-to-follow visual guide. The instructions are pretty self-explanatory, and while there's no secret sauce that'll instantly crack the combination for you without a little bit of tedious trial and error, this method will crack that [...]

Apache.org hacked

Apache.org hacked

Yesterday the official website for the Apache Software Foundation (of the Apache web server fame) was offline for several hours. When it came back online, it briefly showed this message: (more…)

Pwnie Award Nominees 2009

The Pwnie Awards are an annual event at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. They award the Golden Pwnie in a variety of categories: mass 0wnage, most innovative research, most overhyped bug, most epic FAIL, and our favorite: Best Song. Embedded above is ’s 50 Ways to Inject Your SQL. While a strong entry, it doesn’t touch last [...]

“Anti-Sec” group hacks ImageShack and demands changes in security research

“Anti-Sec” group hacks ImageShack and demands changes in security research

ImageShack, one of the Web's largest image hosts, was attacked over the weekend by a group called "Anti-Sec," which is demanding changes to the security industry's practice of full disclosure of vulnerabilities. According to a report, the group replaced many of ImageShack's hosted images with its own manifesto, which states, in part: "The [...]

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