Uh Oh, Kickstarter's CEO Yancey Strickler Says That The Company Has Been Hacked

No credit card info was stolen (whew!), but users’ contact info and encrypted passwords were compromised.

Crazy-Advanced Malware Has Been Infecting Governments Since 2007

Kaspersky security researchers just revealed their discovery of a cyberespionage threat they say could be the most advanced in the world. Immensely powerful and hard to detect, it’s been active since at least 2007, targeting governments, embassies, and energy companies. And nobody knows where it came from.

Hacker Swipes PayPal CEO's Credit Card Info, Goes On Shopping Spree

When you own a company specialising in online payments, the constant threat of hackers and phishing schemes is an inescapable part of the job description. So it’s hard not to experience schadenfreude in the fact that PayPal CEO David Marcus’s credit card information got swiped recently and taken on a bit of a shopping spree. Oh, sweet irony.

British Spies Have Attacked Anonymous With DDoS

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News suggest that the UK’s spy agency, GCHQ, launched a DDoS attack on the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

The US Government's Cybersecurity Is A Total Shitshow

Today, a report from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Minority Committee offered an overview of the fed’s current state of cybersecurity. And how is the government with which we entrust our most sensitive and private information looking? In short — bad. Very, very bad.

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $US50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

Sneaky 'Honey Encryption' Stops Hackers By Drowning Them In Phony Data

It seems like no matter how much companies may try to up their defences, there will always be some industrious young hacker who manages to evade every roadblock in his way. One team of researchers, though, think they may have finally found a way to turn their defence into an attack on the hackers themselves — by spewing fake data at them and sending them drowning.

How I 'Hacked' Kayak And Booked A Cheaper Flight

Let me start this out by saying I didn’t “hack” something in the black hat Hackers way, but by finding a market inefficiency and leveraging it to my advantage. It must be the day trader in me. No harm was done to any computers or systems in the making of this post.

Microsoft's Having A Rough Day Thanks To The Syrian Electronic Army

Today, Microsoft’s official blog and the @XBoxSupport and @MSFTnews Twitter accounts were hacked, the latter sending out anti-Microsoft messages which have since been deleted. The Syrian Electronic Army is taking credit for the attack, but Microsoft says the situation is under control and no customer data was compromised.

White Hat Hacking Lands Aussie Schoolboy In Hot Water

White hat hacking refers to someone who wants to find vulnerabilities in a particular organisation’s infrastructure to save them from being exploited by real bad guys. Companies usually contract these people to do such work, which is why a 16-year old Victorian schoolboy hacking his way around Public Transport Victoria is now in hot water, despite his best intentions.