Earlier we have seen hackers breaching into many government sites and leaking many vital documents and information. However, lately it’s been reported that hackers took control over Israeli Army’s Twitter account for a while and posted some false messages.
It is said that hacking is an art. Sometimes a hacker does something so brilliant that we can’t help but marvel at it. However, lately we’ve come to know that a hacker has nabbed $600,000+ in two months just by Googling people’s home networks!
Ransomware is a malicious piece of software which locks access to a device, seeking a certain amount of ransom in order to unlock it. Russians authorities have now arrested two hackers who have been behind numerous ransomware attacks targeted at Apple devices.
Typically, hackers install ransomware on a targeted machine with the help of a malware. But some Australian users have found that a hacker has used the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature to lock down their iPhone, iPad devices and Mac machines all at once.
Over the past few days, WooThemes has been looking into its servers investigating a possible breach of credit card data. Recent updates from the company show that a number of user accounts had indeed been compromised and their credit cards might have misused.
Hacking is done for a whole lot of reasons, but rarely do we see a hacker breaking into school computers simply to change grades. This was precisely the charge brought up against an 18-year-old Miami University student who was arrested.
It has been repeatedly highlighted since the tragic death of Aaron Swartz that the current anti-hacking laws in U.S. are awfully overreaching. This is manifest yet again in the example of a hacker who stands to get up to 440 years in jail for cyberstalking.
Typically, hackers are lucid individuals with definite goals in their minds. But there are some hackers who screw with others’ lives for the sheer fun of it. Such a hacker recently took over a baby monitor in Ohio and started shouting at the baby.
Yesterday, Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they had arrested a 19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website.
Cyber Berkut, a group of hacktivists based in Ukraine, has claimed responsibility for taking down several NATO sites recently. The group apparently did this as a retaliation to NATO’s intents of bringing Ukraine into its fold.
It has become somewhat of a routine to come across at least one high-profile hacking incident every month or so. This time it’s KickStarter which was recently breached by hackers who were then able to steal the data of an unknown number of customers.
Smart cars are becoming increasingly common as more and more auto vendors use built-in computer systems in their vehicles. Security researchers have now devised an iPhone-sized $20 device which can essentially hack into any smart car.
When it comes to major email service providers, Yahoo stands out as a company which often runs into security hazards. The company has now revealed that the usernames and passwords of an unknown number of Yahoo Mail users have been stolen and are being used to hack into their accounts.
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