Most adorable hacking ever.
Most adorable hacking ever.
“Whatever it is didn’t even rise to ‘give a damn’ levels,” federal official says.
Middle Eastern “OpUSA” hackers expected to attack feds Tuesday. Questions over White House preparedness.
Anonymous isn’t the only hacker organization causing headaches for media companies and politicians.
Computer networks of the nation’s key broadcasters and banks were completely paralyzed Wednesday in what appeared to be a cyber attack, police said.
What’s being described as a massive hack in fact took advantage of an easily exploited loophole.
Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton, and Mel Gibson are among the 11 celebrities and politicians who appear to have had their personal information leaked.
Courtesy of J.R. Smith, leading NBA goofball.
Karen ‘Gary’ Kazaryan is indicted with 15 counts of computer intrusion and 15 counts of aggravated identity theft for stealing women’s nude photos and blackmailing them for more.
On Monday night, BuzzFeed sat in on a private chatroom full of anonymous 4chan members as they put together a follow-up prank to their #Cutting4Bieber Twitter hoax on Monday. WARNING: Extremely NSFW language.
This morning a hacker group called the GNAA created a worm that unleashed a flood of racist spam into users’ dashboards. Here’s how to protect yourself.
One simple trick discovered by a mom to hacking the planet.
“People should be changing their passwords,” says a victim whose account was hacked — and even put up for sale.
Your world will never be the same.
The students at MIT love a good hack, but what’s better than playing a game while doing it? This week, a team took over the side of MIT’s Green Building and turned it into a giant, playable, multi-color Tetris game.
Chinese authorities have confirmed that the network of hackers known as Anonymous successfully compromised several government websites last month.
Last night hacktivist group Anonymous carried out a massive DDOS attack on multiple government websites, along with the RIAA and MPAA’s websites. We were lucky enough to be sitting in on the 4chan thread as it was happening (NSFW language, obviously).
In response to Lt. John Pike’s pepper spraying of UC Davis protestors, the international hacking group Anonymous has put out this video urging people to flood his home phone, cell, email, office, and mail box with messages condemning his actions. What do you think? Is this a fair response to an officer’s use of pepper spray?
As part of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, Anonymous has released a new video announcing plans to strike the New York Stock Exchange with a DDoS attack on October 10th. Before you get too excited, the stock market can still function without NYSE.com.
Jon Stewart discovers that CSPAN in the United States has absolutely nothing on the UK’s live political entertainment. View Media ›
When we saw Rupert Murdoch interrupt his son this morning to “say one sentence,” it seemed only fair to alter his words, considering that he’s built an empire on doing just that. Make your own! With our sarcasms combined, we’ll become something that could make him feel sort of bad! View List ›
UPDATE: Bowing to intensifying public and political pressure, Rupert Murdoch’s son has announced that the News of the World will publish its last issue on Sunday. The uproar in Britain over a tabloid hacking into private cell phone data has intensified as it was revealed some of the phones may have belonged to dead soldiers, missing children and victims of terrorist attacks. British Prime Minister David Cameron has called the revelations “absolutely disgusting” and has called for public inquiries, on top of an ever-widening police investigation, into the scandal. View List ›
Unfortunately, this is not a “how to” guide.
The phreaking hall of fame.
Great progress has been made in hacking PCs to run OS X, and it is now possible to install Mac OS X without a Mac. Thanks to some great tools put together by some brilliant hackers, it is also much easier and does not involve nearly as much time and effort as was once required.
WiiSpray turns your Nintendo Wiimote into a virtual spray paint can. Wheeeeeeeeee! This one’s just a prototype out of Bauhaus University, but still, very cool. Watch Video ›
Meet the 18-year-old hacker behind the recent string of celebrity Twitter takeovers. He was able to hack into a Twitter staffer’s account because that staffer chose an incredibly weak password: “happiness.” Britney’s gonna be pissed. Read More ›
Those fun-loving pranksters over at 4Chan have been busy today. In addition to (allegedly) getting a crude visual reminder of 9/11 to rise to the top of Google Trends, they managed to take over the live feed for the MacRumors live-blog coverage of today’s Macworld keynote address. After announcing that Steve Jobs had died, they moved on with lightning speed to an endless string of penis jokes (which may have undermined their credibility somewhat). View Image ›
Today is officially “Hack Into A Celebrity’s Twitter” Day. So far Bill O’Reilly, Rick Sanchez, and Britney Spears have been targeted. It’s kind of dumb, and the comments aren’t particularly clever, but overall the hacks have kind of a brain-dead “ha” factor that seems fitting on the first Monday after the holidays. I hope they come up with something good for Shaq. Read More ›
Griffith — the subject of a profile in this weekend’s NY Times magazine — is the disruptive technologist behind WikiScanner who says that one of his missions in life is “to create minor public-relations disasters for companies and organizations I dislike.” “The hacker high life — girls, notoriety, White Russians — can be hard to resist,” writes Virginia Heffernan. “Girls hang on Virgil Griffith. This is no exaggeration. At parties, they cling to the arms of the 25-year-old hacker whose reason for being, he says, is to ‘make the Internet a better and more interesting place.’ ” She’s witnessed the fandom and unusual drink choice first hand, and describes how at a recent tech conference, “Griffith, enjoying a White Russian that I first mistook for chocolate milk, reveled in the attention of his female fans. He smiled broadly. He seemed like a young Henry Kissinger, but sweet, or Arthur Fonzarelli, but not a dropout.” What do girls like more, his hacking skillz or cutey-pie dimples? Read More ›