UPDATE: Forbes Reports Hacking Attack; Kickstarter Also Hit, User Data Exposed

By | Saturday February 15, 2014 @ 3:05pm PST

Kickstarter_LogoUPDATED, 3:05 PM: Forbes wasn’t alone in the sights of hackers this past week. Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter today confirmed that a hacking attack occurred on their system on Wednesday exposing the data of Kickstarter users, although “No credit … Read More »

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Washington Post Site Hacked Thursday

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 5:45pm PDT

Washington Post paywallThe Washington Post confirmed in an editor’s note today that its website had been hacked Thursday morning after a days-long phishing attack on Post writers. Hacker group The Syrian Electronic Army appeared to … Read More »

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2nd Sony Hacker Suspect Arrested: Reuters

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 2:30pm PDT

Sony Pictures EntertainmentA second suspected LulzSec hacker was arrested Tuesday on charges he took part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Reuters reports. Raynaldo Rivera, 20, of Tempe, Arizona, surrendered to U.S. authorities in … Read More »

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Brit Indicted For Hacking At Fox, Sony, PBS

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 8:52pm PDT

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a 20-year-old Brit on charges related to the hacking of computer systems at Fox Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment movie and TV studio as well as PBS, Reuters reports. Ryan Cleary … Read More »

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Cablevision Hit By Internet Service Attack

By | Wednesday November 30, 2011 @ 3:55pm PST

It happened last night, and for about six hours prevented some customers — no word on how many — from being able to use the Web. Cablevision says that it was a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which means that someone flooded its network with communications, causing it to slow down or … Read More »

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Celebrity Hacker: “It Started As Curiosity And It Turned To Just Being Addictive”

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 4:18pm PDT

The guy arrested for hacking the emails of Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities admits he knew what he was doing was wrong but once he started and discovered he could do it, he couldn’t stop. “It started … Read More »

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Hacker Who Stole Photos, Info From Scarlett Johansson And Mila Kunis Didn’t Do It For Profit, FBI Says

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 8:56pm PDT

The hacker who broke into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and dozens of other celebrities has been identified as an apparently unemployed 35-year-old man living in Jacksonville, Fla., who the FBI said didn’t appear to have done it for money even though several allegedly pilfered … Read More »

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