Category Archives: Hacking
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.
Matthew Keys, one of Reuters News’ high ranking social media managers, is in deep shit. A federal investigation outed him as a member of Anonymous today. He’s accused of trying to help the group deface several Tribune Company websites, among other things.
Keys faces up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $750,000 if convicted.
Notorious British hacker Nicholas Webber somehow managed to get himself enrolled in a computer class at the HMP Isis prison facility in South London.
And guess what? He used the opportunity to hack into the prison’s computer network.
Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, former leader of Lulz Security, was supposed to be sentenced for his crimes this past Saturday. But it didn’t happen. Why?
Because Sabu isn’t done helping the FBI. I wonder what he’s up to, now?
A relatively unknown (until now, that is) hacker named Nir Goldshlager found and disclosed a huge security flaw in the OAuth system that Facebook uses to allow devs to interact with accounts when users click on the little “Allow” button for various apps and services. The hack gave Goldshlager full access to any account on the site. Terrifying.
Fortunately, it’s already been patched. But Goldshlager documented what he did here.