Hacking archive

  • British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks
    Online

    British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

    By 5 February 2014

    According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in...

  • Google offers $2.7m prize fund for those that can hack Chrome OS
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    Google offers $2.7m prize fund for those that can hack Chrome OS

    By 28 January 2014

    Google says it will share a $2.7 million pot with anybody capable of hacking the browser-based operating system, Chrome. Google will host its fourth Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March, where the prize money is on offer....

  • Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind
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    Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind

    By 17 January 2014

    In a world first, a fridge has been found as part of a spam email cyber attack. But it's not alone as smart TVs and media players were involved in sending over 750,000 spam emails between 23 December and 6 January. Security firm Proofpoint uncovered the...

  • You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera
    Cameras

    You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera

    By 16 January 2014

    Though it's not likely to replace your Canon or Nikon digital camera, the creatives over at Adafruit have come up with a clever new trick for your Raspberry Pi computer to turn it into a camera with a touchscreen with just a few extra parts. Shown-off...

  • Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012
    Online

    Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

    By 27 December 2012

    Conversations in tech in 2012 often left us feeling like a confused parent eavesdropping on two teenagers chatting.  Keeping tech fans on their toes were more buzzwords than an episode of Catchphrase. But which were the biggest of 2012? Read on to find...

  • News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal
    Home Cinema

    News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

    By 27 March 2012

    The BBC has accused News Corporation company NDS of paying computer hackers to crack and freely distribute keycodes that would allow pirates to clone the pay-TV smartcards of a Sky rival. BBC Panorama, first screened on the evening of 26 March, claims...

  • LulzSec leader was an FBI informant
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    LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

    By 7 March 2012

    The Guardian reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu - the leader of the LulzSec group - was working as an FBI informant. The report comes following the FBI revealing that Monsegur - who also identified himself as a member of Anonymous and Internet...

  • Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night
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    Anonymous: We'll kill Facebook on bonfire night

    By 10 August 2011

    Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason, should ever be forgot... Written about Guy Fawkes' "Gunpowder plot", a plan to bring down the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James...

  • Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack
    Gaming

    Sony wins Pwnie award for PlayStation Network hack

    By 8 August 2011

    Sony has grabbed themselves a very special Pwnie award at this year's Black Hat security conference in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The company scooped the prize for the PlayStation Network hack and lengthy service outage that ensued.  The Pwnies were...

  • Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign
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    Anonymous gives Syrian Ministry of Defence website a redesign

    By 8 August 2011

    Anonymous went all out with its latest hack, completely transforming the Syrian Ministry of Defence website into a set of videos and links that pointed to the actions of leader Bashar Al-Assad. Inside the redesigned site's source code was a message from...

  • UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary
    Online

    UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary

    By 1 August 2011

    The British authorities are convinced that the now-named 18-year-old Jack Davis, arrested on one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland last week is indeed the famed Topiary, one of the leaders and founders of LulzSec. Reports at the end of the week suggested...

  • Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?
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    Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?

    By 28 July 2011

    Yesterday, police arrested a 19-year-old man on one of the remote Shetland Islands, Scotland, believing him to be LulzSec co-founder and leader Topiary. And, by all accounts, it is widely believed that he does, indeed, go by that name online. However,...

  • Anonymous and LulzSec mount anti PayPal campaign
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    Anonymous and LulzSec mount anti PayPal campaign

    By 27 July 2011

    Pastebin, the hackers favourite text hosting website, has become home to a written plea, from LulzSec and Anonymous, for readers to close down their PayPal accounts.  The FBI continues to crack down on internet based hacking groups, something which...

  • Anonymous to create own social network after Google+ banning
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    Anonymous to create own social network after Google+ banning

    By 18 July 2011

    Anonymous is to create its own social network called anonplus in response to the recent removal of its page from Google+.   Your Anon News was removed from Google's social network after a violation of its community standards. Soon after a splash page...

  • JailbreakMe ready to hack your iPad 2
    Tablets

    JailbreakMe ready to hack your iPad 2

    By 6 July 2011

    JailbreakMe 3.0 has gone live, making it possible to jailbreak your iPad, iPad 2 or iPhone - all from your iDevice's mobile Safari browser, and with just one click of a button. As long as you're running iOS 4.3.3, you simply need to visit JailbreakMe.com...

  • LulzSec: Lessons can be learned from hacking spree
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    LulzSec: Lessons can be learned from hacking spree

    By 5 July 2011

    A member of the now retired hacking group LulzSec has broken cover for an interview with the New Scientist magazine. And Sabu claims that, although originally for the "lulz", the team's attacks on several large company websites and databases have been...

  • Fox News has Twitter feed hacked - claims Obama is dead
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    Fox News has Twitter feed hacked - claims Obama is dead

    By 4 July 2011

    Following an alleged hack by members of Anonymous, Fox News had posted a tweet that claimed US president Barack Obama had been shot dead. The tweet, which read: "BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much....

  • Anonymous targets Apple in latest hack
    Online

    Anonymous targets Apple in latest hack

    By 4 July 2011

    With the PSN all but restored and LulzSec gone quiet, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Summer hackathon was over. Not so..it now looks like Anonymous has gone and hacked the mighty Apple. Before you get too excited, no there wasn't any details...

  • FBI LulzSec raids continue - Iowa women gets visit
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    FBI LulzSec raids continue - Iowa women gets visit

    By 29 June 2011

    The LulzSec hacking group may have pronounced its retirement a few days back, but that won't stop the FBI and other international police forces from pursuing the individuals involved. One suspected member, Ryan Cleary, has been released on bail after...

  • The greatest hacks in history
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    The greatest hacks in history

    By 27 June 2011

    All the guffor currently surrounding LulzSec's hacking shenanigans got us thinking. The more stories we wrote about the group, the more we wondered where it all began... We set about sorting our DDoS attacks from our phreaks, our worms from our trojans...

  • LulzSec gets political with Arizona police hack
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    LulzSec gets political with Arizona police hack

    By 24 June 2011

    In recent times we've seen technology blogs inundated with stories of the latest hack from LulzSec. Only earlier this week there was news that the outfit had potentially lost its leader dominated headlines. It looks like it didn't. The hacking outfit...

  • 19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested
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    19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested

    By 21 June 2011

    Looks like the days of LulzSec's hackathon are now numbered, with the arrest of a 19 year old from Essex said to be the mastermind behind the cyber attacks. A joint operation between the FBI and Scotland Yard led to the eventual arrest of the teenager...

  • 3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking
    Gaming

    3 arrested in Spain for Sony hacking

    By 10 June 2011

    A Spanish police statement has been released detailing 3 suspects who have been arrested in connection with a Sony hacking case. Also connected to the hackers, who were identified as members of anonymous, was cyber-attacks on Spanish banks, an Italian...

  • Sony hackers threaten more naughtiness
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    Sony hackers threaten more naughtiness

    By 6 June 2011

    Following its attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week, internet bad-boy Lulzsec (or good-boy depending on your viewpoint) has made it clear that it isn't finished with the Japanese giant - proclaiming on Twitter that the hacking is set to continue,...

  • X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment
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    X-Factor US hackers hit Sony Pictures Entertainment

    By 3 June 2011

    Before you rush to your PlayStations and check the PSN is still running, fear not, the latest Sony hack was targeted at their movies site. Attributed to notorious hacking outfit Lulzsec, Sony Pictures Entertainment has had its website interfered with...