20 million usernames and email addresses for a popular Russian dating website have been leaked, according to Bloomberg. Techworld highlights the targeted website as Topface, which has 91.5 million users. Anti-fraud firm Easy Solutions claimed that of the leaked users, 50 percent were Russian citizens, and 40 percent from the EU. Seven million of the logins
The danger of public Wi-Fi spots has been exposed by a seven year old girl following a short video tutorial, reports ITV.
President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.
The Anonymous hacking collective has “declared war” against the terrorists said to be responsible for the shootings of staff at France’s satyrical Charlie Hebdo magazine, reports The Telegraph.
Are hacking victims “hacking back”? That question was recently posed in headlines like this one from Bloomberg: FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge Hacking. The Marketplace reporter, Ben Johnson, speculated that 2015 might be the year of “hacking back” when he asked me about revenge hacking. As I told Ben, there are several good
A hacking group has ‘mistakenly taken down’ a local bus website under the impression that it is a far more significant target, The Guardian reports.
Realtime call-monitoring and GPS tracking of partners by domestic abusers is on the rise, both via dedicated electronic listening devices or using sophisticated spyware software.
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.
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.
Following the release of confidential documents and four unreleased films, as reported by We Live Security here, the bad news for Sony continued as it was reported that the company’s own PlayStation servers were used to distribute the stolen data, The Independent reports.
IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached. But can we tell who was behind the attack?
Law makers in Britain are discussing a dramatic increase in sentencing for serious hacking offences, according to The Register. Currently in discussion in the country’s upper house, The House of Lords, the move looks to overhaul the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and includes a possible life sentence for serious hackers.
An image of a Russian car crash has piled up in Google Images – leading to speculation that the service has been hacked. What’s less clear is why, or who might have done it.
Victims of the notorious attack against Sony’s online gaming service and associated websites in 2011, which exposed details for up to 77 million subscribers, are to be offered $15m in digital goods as compensation.