Have you ever used eBay? Well, congratulations: your name, email address, physical address, phone number, date of birth, and encrypted passwords are now in the hands of hackers who illegally accessed the company’s servers between late February and early March.
A new phishing scam targeting Google Drive users is causing a stir because it exploits a Google Drive flaw to make it appear as if the fraudulent login page is hosted by Google itself.
Twitter user Naoki Hiroshima, better known by his rare username @N, has finally regained control of his account after a hacker wrestled control of it away from him last month in a brazen extortion incident.
Popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter alerted customers on Saturday to a security breach of the site’s servers. While there is no indication that the hackers obtained credit card information, the site revealed that some user data was indeed stolen, including usernames, email addresses, physical mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.
After more than 12 years on the market, Windows XP is finally set to lose support in April. But Microsoft’s plans to move forward could leave as many as 500 million users without critical security updates, and those systems could be infected in as little as 10 minutes by hackers hoarding exploits in anticipation of the support deadline.
Last year’s infamous security breach at U.S. retailer Target was the result of the company’s failure to segment its payment and non-payment networks, allowing hackers who had stolen the login information of a third party contractor to breach the company’s point of sale systems.
New details emerged this week about an NSA program called Quantum, which lets the agency spy on computers that haven’t been connected to the Internet thanks to a series of hidden radio transmitters. Thankfully, the program is only being used on foreign targets, at least for now.
Developers have hacked Nintendo’s propriety wireless technology for the Wii U GamePad, allowing the hybrid controller and tablet to be used with other devices, such as PCs. While still in development, the breakthrough may give new life to Nintendo’s struggling console.
At least 2 million passwords have been stolen from individual computers via a malware-enabled botnet and uploaded to a Netherlands-based server, according to new data from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. Breached passwords include those for Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, and other online services.
News about Adobe’s security breach continues to get worse. With the hacked data now available online, security researchers estimate that the number of included customer records is a staggering 150 million, a huge increase from Adobe’s original estimate of 3 million.