Though arch-conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart may have passed away suddenly this week at 43, some enterprising spammer has ensured his Twitter feed has an afterlife. At 3:32 on Saturday, those who follow the late pundit were surprised to find the following pop up in their Twitter timelines:
A day after hacker collective Anonymous claimed credit for taking down the Central Intelligence Agency’s site (cia.gov), a site related to Mexico’s mining industry and a site run by the State of Alabama, Interpol.int has gone offline.
The Friday hacks appeared to compromise emails and other sensitive documents:
Seeking love on the run via gay hookup app Grindr or its sibling Blendr? Your private information is in danger. On Friday the Sydney Morning Herald reported there are major security flaws in both apps and they’ve already been exploited by at least one hacker.
The Huffington Post’s Twitter account was hacked Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t even fun, just offensive. In a rapid-fire series of tweets containing grandiloquent soliloquies like “hello gay boys” and “lol wes is a gay boy,” a hacker who claimed the nom de hack “cloverfdch” locked the feed down tight, amusing and puzzling HuffPo’s 1.5 million or so followers for several minutes until he was locked out again and HuffPo resumed tweeting links to its posts as if nothing had happened.
In the immortal words of Justin Timberlake: what goes around, goes around, goes around, is going to come back around. Rupert Murdoch is no doubt singing the sad song of karma repurposed, today, as hackers have reached the website of one of his (remaining) news properties, The UK Sun.
So the Nasdaq got hacked. Over the weekend, news of a hacker attack on the Nasdaq stock exchange began gathering steam. On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported the cybernetic tresspassing, saying the stakes were high: “The Nasdaq situation has set off alarms within the government because of the exchange’s critical role, which officials Read More
Bre Pettis predicted that the internet would go down in 2011, and since his predication recently came true in Eygpt, Pettis thinks it’s time to start planning for a similar event stateside.
“How would you contact the ones you love if the cell/internet networks went down? How would you get the news out to the Read More
Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page has been hacked several times in the past couple days, so its fitting that Facebook is rolling out a several new security measures.
And this being Facebook, the new measures are in part social. One new feature, social authentication, works kind of like the standard CAPTCHA, which asks users to Read More
North Korea has a website. As in, a single website.
It also has one Twitter account and one YouTube account. That’s how stuff works in a crazy, despotic dictatorship.
Anyways, this past weekend marked the birthday of Kim Jong-Un, scion of the increasingly unhinged Kim Jong-il and closely watched heir to the throne.
Jong-Un was Read More
The finance industry may feel like it’s under cyberattack with Wikileaks poised to drop incriminating documents about a major U.S. bank.
But now experts are saying that high frequency-trades are also highly susceptible to attacks by hackers.
By introducing microseconds of latency, hackers could skew prices and make millions of dollars in just a Read More