New York Times Hacked By The Chinese

Hackers from China reportedly broke into the system of The New York Times. This was after an article about the immense affluence of the relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was published on October 25th, 2012. Consecutively, the Wall Street Journal also came out to report the same incident as well as Bloomberg. The New York Times was the first to write on the Chinese Premier's personal wealth which would be considered as controversial given the poverty rate in China. Many Chinese citizens Continue Reading

Anonymous Hacks GoDaddy or Was it a Major Outage?

“We are experiencing problems,” said Scott Wagner, the CEO of GoDaddy following hacker claims by someone thought to be a member of the Anonymous group. GoDaddy is one of the largest domain registrars and Web site providers in the world, and the attack has probably affected millions of Web sites. The firm sent a tweet just after 1:30 p.m. ET saying they were aware of the problem their clients had and were working on it. It is not yet clear how many websites have been impacted in the hacker Continue Reading

How Hacked Websites Spread Viruses

One of the many ways that viruses are spread and infect computers is through legitimate websites that have been hacked. This has been an ongoing problem throughout the internet. Hackers redirect users to a malicious website and instantly infect the visitor. If a hacker gains control of a popular website and is able to redirect the traffic to a separate malicious website, this can lead to mass virus infections. This type of virus distribution is nothing new and has been going on for a while. Continue Reading

MySQL.com Hacked To Infect Visitors With Malware

MySQL.com was hacked on September 26th, 2011. A javascript file on the website was modified in order to spread malware to visitors. Code in the javascript file redirected visitors to a malicious website which then attempts to run a file called "main.php". MySQL.com is now fixed and visitors are currently in no danger of being exposed to malware. The javascript file in question has been restored to its previous state so that users to the website are not redirected to download the malicious Continue Reading

Travelodge Announces That Customer Data Has Been Stolen

Travelodge.com's customer database has been hacked according to the company. Customer information including name and email addresses were stolen. The information stolen has already become a part of a phishing scheme, where customers are emailed a fake message purported to be from Travelodge. The phishing scheme is an attempt to get unsuspecting customers to enter their personal information to malicious criminals. One of the emails states: "Good day. Don't miss exciting career opening. The Continue Reading

Electronic Arts Becomes Another Gaming Giant To Fall Victim To Hackers

US video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) became the latest victim of a series of hacker attacks described as "highly sophisticated," of which other victims have been ranged from the Central Intelligence Agency to Sony. According to a report on EA's website, the hackers struck a computer network that had been hosting BioWare Edmonton's "Neverwinter Nights" game forums. EA stated that personal information of its users including their names, passwords, email addresses, birth dates, CD keys, and Continue Reading