The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
A “white hat” security researcher who says he found 13 bugs in Apple’s software claims to be the cause of Apple shutting down developer.apple.com. He also claims to have over 100,000 users’ private details.
Editor’s Pick Apple released the information just a few moments ago in an email to registered developers, saying that sensitive emails, names, and physical addresses could have been compromised, and that it took the website down on Thursday to prevent any further damage.
The AP Twitter account was breached today. The hackers sent out a bogus tweet about an attack on the White House.
A security breach at cloud-based customer support vendor Zendesk has exposed personal information including email addresses of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr clients, the company said today in a blog post.
Jeep’s Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been “sold to Cadillac.” And Burger King’s account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action.
Facebook was hacked last month, though it promises no user data was compromised.
Jawbone, which creates speakers and fitness devices, announced it was hacked this morning. Emails and hashed passwords were compromised.
The future of the top U.S. Bitcoin echange is in doubt after $250,000 in virtual currency was stolen last night.
As CNet reports, an unidentified hacker found and absconded with an unencrypted backup of virtual wallet keys, taking 24,000 bitcoins, each worth just over ten U.S. dollars. It’s the virtual equivalent of leaving your wallet on the cafe table as you go to use the restroom.
Less than 48 hours after Reuters’ blogging platform got hacked, the news wire service once again confirms that it was compromised — this time via it’s Tech-focused Twitter account.
Former Gizmodo staffer Mat Honan’s iCloud account was compromised over the weekend after a hacker fooled an Apple Care technician into giving out his account details.
Reuters’ blogging platform was hacked today, allegedly by Syrian hackers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Editor's Pick I don’t know about you, but the first thing I did after learning about the massive LinkedIn password hack was go to LinkedIn and change my password. The second thing I did was wonder if mine was actually one of the compromised accounts.
Final Fantasy and Deus Ex publisher Square Enix says unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access to one of its servers in a hacking attempt that has reportedly affected 1.8 million people.