A twitter user operating under the handle @s3rver_exe (s3rver.exe) claims to have hacked into and defaced the website and Facebook page of Sony Pictures.
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For the second time this week, Pastebin.com on Thursday found itself hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The site was previously taken offline for a portion of the day on Tuesday, though no motives or culprits for that attack have been named yet.
The Ramnit worm, which was first detected more than 18 months ago, has continued to evolve and now has spawned a version that is targeting victims’ Facebook credentials, and with great success. Researchers at Seculert in Israel have found a variant of Ramnit that is stealing those credentials and then trying to compromise other accounts belonging to the victims, including VPNs, email and other sensitive accounts.
The Anonymous Internet collective’s campaign against groups with whom they disagree surged into 2012 with “Operation Blitzkrieg,” which is targeting Neo-Nazi groups in Germany.
A partial analysis of another massive leak of user passwords has again shone a light on the scourge of weak passwords used to protect sensitive data in online accounts, according to a report by The Tech Herald.
At any given time, there are probably dozens of somewhat serious SQL injection attacks going on in various portions of the Internet. But many of them never get noticed by most people, either because they’re not widespread enough or they’re not hitting high-profile targets. There’s one that’s been ongoing for several weeks now that has hit a threshold that commands some attention: more than a million infected URLs.
The website for California’s Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) union remained offline Tuesday following the announcement of a hack by well-known hacktivist group Anonymous over the holiday weekend.
A string of attacks on prominent Chinese language websites and social networks may have leaked some 100 million username-password combinations online and revealed shoddy security practices at the sites, including Twitter competitor Sina Weibo.
A security researcher has released a tool that will untether iPhones and other devices running iOS 5.01, allowing them to run unsigned code. The tool relies on a pair of exploits, one in an iOS binary and another in the kernel, and the jailbreak will survive after a reboot.
The hackers behind the attack on Stratfor released more data swiped from the firm on the Internet, including credit card data and e-mail addresses.