Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Hackers stole Michael Jackson songs worth $250 million from Sony

Sony's PlayStation Network major outage last year was not the only damage done by hackers. Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue of more than 50,000 music files, worth some $250 million, was stolen as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry PlayBook e-mail app exposed to hackers: security researchers

Research in Motion may have improved its overall experience on the PlayBook with its recent update, but security researchers recently revealed that the device leaves corporate email and user information open to potential

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2012 Angela West

Anonymous not behind vulgar Facebook spam attack: researcher

The recent spam attack that planted pornographic images on Facebook was not the work of Anonymous, a security researcher said Thursday.On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed what it called"a coordinated spam attack" that resulted in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Were you a victim of Operation Shady RAT?

Whether you believe McAfee that Operation Shady RAT was a major hacking operation taking place over five years and affecting every industry, or Symantec Corp.'s rebut that those hacks weren't such a big

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft to issue one critical Windows update this week

Microsoft today said it will issue four security updates next week, only one of which is pegged as critical, to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Visio 2003.Next Tuesday's patch lineup is smaller

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Avoid jailbreaking and PDFs to stay secure on iOS

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and those who would "liberate" its iOS devices is back on after Wednesday's launch of JailbreakMe 3.0, a website that hacks iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to allow

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Robert Dutt

Chinese government refutes Google accusations over Gmail attacks

A Chinese official today denied accusations that the government was responsible for attacks that accessed hundreds of Google Gmail accounts. "The so-called allegations that the Chinese government supports hacking is completely fabricated with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Sony’s peril causes hackers to pile on the pressure

The apparent ease with which hackers have breached Sony networks in recent days shows how much work is still needed to fully secure the company's networks, analysts say.Sony, along with three external security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

PSN breach: Sony’s security approach ‘outdated’, experts say

As the PlayStation Network outage enters its fourth week, with no definite answer to the question of when service will be restored, security experts have said that Sony could have done more to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2011 Jared Newman

Vancouver contest prompts Google to patch Chrome browser

Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.The company has a lot on the line at Pwn2Own, which runs March 9-11

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 9th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Anonymous ‘warring with God’ says hacked church

A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle The Jester may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline . In the message , the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Wireless network passwords cracked with Amazon’s EC2 service

German security researcher Thomas Roth has found an innovative use for cloud computing: cracking wireless networks that rely on pre-shared key passphrases, such as those found in homes and smaller businesses.Roth has created

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 11th, 2011 Keir Thomas