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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OHMYGOD THE CIA WAS HACKED. Well, sort of. A little. But spray-painting a bank is pretty different from robbing it.
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.
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.
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.
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.