Malicious DDoS attack blamed for taking major gaming networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network offline for Christmas…
The identity of the Sony Pictures hackers who attacked last week remains a mystery, but we have an alleged location where the attack was masterminded from, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The fallout from Sony Pictures’ hacking continued today, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that 47,000 sets of personal details have been posted online.
Popular internet payment provider PayPal has fixed an exploit that would have allowed hackers to take over an account with a single click, reports The Register.
An Iranian hacker group has been breaching computer networks of 50 of the world’s biggest energy, transport and infrastructure groups for the last two years, reports Tech Spot.
Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends, has paid out over $100,000 to security researchers poring over the game looking for exploits, hacks and bugs, Security Week reports.
The infamous anonymity of Bitcoin as a currency has a weakness built into it, according to a paper published by the University of Luxembourg.
Craigslist visitors were left surprised earlier this week, when browsing the popular classifieds website led them to some unexpected places, reports The Register.
Security warnings are routinely ignored, according to a new study by Brigham Young University, which also cast interesting insight in what people’s reactions are when they realize their computer has been compromised, according to News Room America.
In a bid to improve the security of its Chrome browser, Google has announced that it is upping the ‘bounty’ paid to people who successfully find bugs and exploits hidden in the browser up to a maximum of $15,000. This is an impressive increase on the previous cap of $5,000, reports betanews.
A push-button function on many wireless routers designed to bypass the Wi-Fi password and provide quick access to the network could allow attackers to break in in “one second”, reports have claimed.
An aircraft security expert has eased the worries of a lot of frequent flyers this week — by reassuring them that aircraft are not “hackable” in mid flight. The claim was made at Black Hat last week.
Yet another “connected” device was outed as a potential spy this week – as researchers showed how Google’s Nest thermostat could be turned into a “fully-fledged spying device”.
Today’s fashion for high-end electronics in luxury hotels allowed a hacker to wreak havoc in 200 suites at once in a five-star hotel in China – switching off lights, changing the TV channel, raising blinds and fiddling with the temperature.