The attack which knocked the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live offline over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.
Archives - December 2014
Facebook is to face a class action lawsuit over ‘reading’ its user’s messages, a U.S. judge has ruled.
Like many others, I was enchanted by The Hobbit (and later Lord of the Rings) at a young age - long before Peter Jackson turned J R R Tolkien's middle-earth fantasy books into a series of blockbuster movies.
Fingerprint biometrics are entering the mainstream as a security measure, with both Apple and Samsung relying on readers to secure their flagship phones - but biometrics may not be as secure as many believe.
13,000 login details including payment card numbers an expiry dates have leaked from online services including Amazon, Xbox Live, Playstation Network and more, according to Tech Crunch.
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.
Malicious DDoS attack blamed for taking major gaming networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network offline for Christmas…
An online attack on a German steelworks caused massive damage to the infrastructure, according to reports.
Hosting and managed cloud provider Rackspace has been taken offline for more than 12 hours by a massive DDoS attack.
Is the Tor Network about to be knocked offline? Insiders certainly seem to think so as intelligence of a credible threat against the network's relays has been received. Is this a genuine threat to the Tor Network's ability to function?
It's billed as the hottest new messaging app on the planet, and it's rocketed into the top ten in the U.S. in just a year. But how safe are you on Yik Yak?
Barack Obama promises that the United States will respond to the Sony hack, and North Korea drops off the internet. Is there a connection?
The recent hacking of Sony Pictures offers valuable lessons in cybersecurity from which every company and consumer can learn.
A host of UK broadband providers are hijacking people's browsers mid-session to force them into making decisions on adult content filters.
Win32/VirLock is ransomware that locks victims’ screens but also acts as parasitic virus, infecting existing files on their computers. The virus is also polymorphic, which makes it an interesting piece of malware to analyze. This is the first time such combination of malware features has been observed.
Turns out that the Material Girl has had her material stolen, and she's blaming hackers!
It seems even the humble skateboard isn't immune to hacking, as The Register reports that the 'Boosted' brand of electric skateboards has been hacked by a pair of hackers.
Hackers can eavesdrop on your phone calls and text messages even with cell networks using "the most advanced encryption available" according to The Washington Post.
A Freedom of Information request to the UK's Office of Communications has revealed exactly how persistent hackers are at attacking government departments in the country.
The Target hack that was revealed one year ago today brought new levels of awareness to the problem of cybercrime. Today we review the case and its impact. To go straight to the lessons learned, click here. The Big One: Target “Nationwide retail giant Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer