Hackers Stole Hundreds of Millions in Massive Malware Bank Heist

In what may be one of the biggest bank heists to date, hackers have apparently siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from over 100 banks in 30 nations. And according to the upcoming Kaspersky Lab report, this could be "the most sophisticated attack the world has seen to date." » 2/14/15 11:01pm 2/14/15 11:01pm

A Guy Hacked Zuck's Wall After Facebook Ignored His Bug Report

Khalil, a Palestinian white hat hacker, submitted bug reports to Facebook about a vulnerability that allowed him to post on anyone's wall. But Facebook's security team didn't do anything. So Khalil wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall about it and was generally a badass. » 8/18/13 5:42pm 8/18/13 5:42pm

Apple's Developer Center Hacked by Security Researcher, Data Unharmed

Apple revealed late yesterday that its Developer Center had been forced out of action by "an intruder"—but a researcher has provided evidence to confirm that the downtime was a result of his identification of a security vulnerability. » 7/22/13 5:25am 7/22/13 5:25am

Millions Of Cell Phones Could Be Vulnerable To This SIM Card Hack

With the NSA leaks going full force it probably won't sound like news at all that a German cryptographer claims to have hacked a SIM card. But that's never been done before (as far as we know . . .) so it's kind of a big deal, and shows that millions of phones are potentially vulnerable. » 7/21/13 6:07pm 7/21/13 6:07pm

Hacker Channels Men In Black, Straps Virus Information to Feral Cat's…

Scavenger hunt-loving hacker, Yusuke Katayama was arrested today after months on the run. Disgruntled for some reason, he sent viral death threats, and while evading Japanese police, he mentioned that information about his virus was strapped to a cat roaming Tokyo. Months later the cat was found, leading to his arrest. » 2/10/13 10:30am 2/10/13 10:30am

These Breasts Nailed a Hacker For the FBI

Last week, Higinio O. Ochoa III was charged by the FBI with hacking into US law enforcement agencies and releasing phone numbers and home addresses of police officers. You're looking at the evidence the FBI used to nail him. » 4/12/12 1:57pm 4/12/12 1:57pm

Philippines Phone Scam Adds to AT&T's Woes

A team of four hackers based in Manila have been arrested over a premium-line phone scam that targeted customers of AT&T, costing the telecoms company almost $2million. » 11/28/11 6:30am 11/28/11 6:30am

Nuclear Taco Hat Predicts How Unpleasant the Morning After Spicy Foods…

You know it's coming, but this sensor hat developed by altLab for their hack project at Codebits 2011 will give you a better idea of just how unpleasant your morning will be the day after eating spicy foods. » 11/25/11 4:30pm 11/25/11 4:30pm

10 Hackers Who Made History

The computer world has a rich history of hackers who steered the progress of computer science and gave shape to computers, the internet, and networking as we see it today—in some cases single-handedly. » 9/12/11 12:00pm 9/12/11 12:00pm

Hackers Could Help Prisoners Escape

Another scary finding from the DefCon hackers' conference: prisoners could escape from their jails, if hackers decided to lend a hand and hack into the prison's security systems. » 8/09/11 10:20am 8/09/11 10:20am

10-Year-Old Ladyhacker Identifies Android and Apple Gaming Security Bug

Working under the name of CyFi, our 10-year-old friend showed off her discovery at the DefCon hacking conference, where she told of how boredom at the slow-moving phone games lead her to hacking, and identifying the security hole. » 8/08/11 9:21am 8/08/11 9:21am

Sony Awarded Dubious "Epic Fail" Award at Hackers' Oscars

A Pwnie award was given to Sony at last week's Black Hat computer security conference's Pwnie Awards, which looks at the past year's hacking efforts and awards them with My Little Pony trophies. Sony's major security breach from earlier in the year was the only hacking incident to be nominated for the top prize. » 8/08/11 3:50am 8/08/11 3:50am

Operation Shady Rat Is The Largest Cyber Attack Ever Uncovered

If it wasn't true before, it's definitely true now. Hacking isn't just for giggles, it's a major threat to international security. » 8/03/11 12:31am 8/03/11 12:31am

Facebook Will Pay You to Break Its Website

Starting today, Facebook will pay $500+ to anyone who exposes a vulnerability that could compromise user data. To qualify, you must be the first to report it and give them time to fix it before going public. [Facebook via TheNextWeb] » 7/29/11 7:02pm 7/29/11 7:02pm

How a Hacker Bootlegged the Slot Machine Industry

No one sets out to be an international slot machine kingpin: it just sort of happens. Our friends over at Wired took a look at Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera, who went from a Cuban engineering student to the head of a multi-million dollar bootlegging scheme. » 7/25/11 11:30pm 7/25/11 11:30pm

Dickhead Hacker Stole Photos of Naked Girls and Posted Them to Their…

Joseph Bernard Campbell, a 24-year-old prick, managed to break into the e-mail accounts of 19 different girls and steal nude pictures of them. He would then post the nude pics as the girls' Facebook profile picture for everyone to see. » 7/21/11 6:20pm 7/21/11 6:20pm

Was Dwyane Wade Hacked By Angry Mavericks Fans?

NBA star Dwyane Wade is headed to Texas — no, he's not going to apologize sheepishly to Maverick's star Dirk Nowitzki. He's traveling to the Lone Star State to testify in a hacking case. » 7/19/11 8:27pm 7/19/11 8:27pm

Rise of the Hacker Journalist

Milly Dowler vanished in 2002. It set off a huge sensation in the UK, similar to the Natalee Holloway case in the United States. Now, reports have surfaced that News of the World hacked into her voicemail. » 7/05/11 3:30pm 7/05/11 3:30pm

Anonymous Hits Universal Music And Viacom

Let the hackathon continue with Anonymous now in the driver's seat after LulzSec called it quits. This time the target is not the small country of Anguilla, but the major media companies, Viacom and Universal Music. » 6/28/11 10:32pm 6/28/11 10:32pm