Category Archives: Hacking
If you have an account with any of Ubisoft’s websites or web services, now would be a good time to change your password. The company has issued an official statement saying one of its web databases was compromised – and up to 58,000,000 accounts are affected.
Usernames, passwords, and email addresses were exposed. This is not good.
Adobe made huge waves when it announced that Creative Suite would be replaced with a new product called Creative Cloud. The move was aimed largely at stopping piracy.
So, the pirates went ahead and cracked it on release day.
Some kid who goes by the name Reckz0r and calls LulzSec ”friends” caused a stir today by claiming on Twitter and Pastebin that he hacked Xbox Live, breaching 48 million users.
Microsoft responded with, “This is a bunch of bullshit.” It’s still unclear who’s lying.
A worldwide team of highly organized criminals stole $45 million in just a few hours today by hacking a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining ATM units around the globe.
Federal authorities in New York say they’ve already made seven arrests however the heist is believed to have spanned 27 countries so it’s unlikely everyone involved will be caught.
The Wiikey group – the team behind the first Nintendo Wii mod chips - announced today that they’ve rooted the Wii U. In fact, rooted isn’t even the right word. “Owned”, more like. They did it all; cracked the drive authentication, the file system, and the disk encryption.
Nintendo has responded to the report, saying they’re not aware of a breach. But considering that these guys did it before, it would be foolish to doubt that they’ve done it again.
This is what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack actually looks like. Wow.
A Swedish prosecutor has charged The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm and three others with hacking into a bank and several other companies in a bid to transfer a large sum of money that may or may not be tied to the infamous BitTorrent tracker.
It sounds like this was the real reason that Svartholm, 27, was arrested and deported from his home in Cambodia in September of last year. This sucks big time for him.
A group of Russian hackers broke the security on Ubisoft’s game launcher uPlay last night, allowing them free access to all of the games in the uPlay catalog – no DRM.
Ubisoft has temporarily shut the entire service down in response to the breach but not before the attackers stole a copy of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, which is apparently a finished title.
This is certainly going to be an interesting film.