An internal bug-tracking database was compromised by a sophisticated hacking group, but the company was slow in disclosing to the public the extent of the potential damage, five ex-employees said.
The Facebook-owned service has said in a statement that an API bug allowed attackers to procure personal information of several high-profile verified accounts, all of whom have been notified.
The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC's Steve Harvey's Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black.
Research conducted by cyber security firm WhiteScope, has found the pacemaker programmers from four different major manufacturers are vulnerable to 8,000 different bugs that hackers could exploit.
A hacker going by the name "The Dark Overlord" has released episodes from the upcoming season of "Orange Is the New Black" after his ransom demand on Twitter was ignored by Netflix.
A new study has found that sensors found on smartphones can be exploited to reveal people's PIN and passwords. While some sensors ask users' permission, others don't, which can be used for snooping.
The DoJ is looking to indict four people who were allegedly involved in at least one of the attacks that left hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts exposed. Three of them are living in Russia.
Porn peddling website YouPorn has joined forces with HackerOne to help the firm identify software vulnerabilities on its platform, with a maximum reward of $25,000 for the most serious weaknesses.
The target list includes journalists from the New York Times, GQ, Politco and other publications but also diplomats, professors and security researchers. The attacks took place over the last month.
The source code for what is known today for launching the biggest DDoS attack has been publicly released. The disclosure spread fear among website owners, as anyone could be the next victim.
The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence.
The Vine team at Twitter had a domain that allowed anybody - without authentication - to download their images for the Vine webapp. The vulnerability has since been fixed.
After it emerged that Myspace was the subject of a data leak, involving over 427 million passwords, the company has now confirmed that they were the subject of a data breach back in 2013.
Various email providers who were allegedly affected by a data breach that was supposed to have exposed over 272 million account credentials now claim that over 98% of these were bogus.
A newly-formed hacking group has claimed that they will attempt to take down both Xbox Live and PSN over the coming weeks, to bring the lack of cyber-security to the attention of the public.
A Russian coder recently found a vulnerability in YouTube which allowed him to delete any video on the service, he also said that he was "tempted to clean up Bieber's channel" following its discovery.
A group of international cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from 100 banks around the world over a two year period, according to the Russian computer security company, Kaspersky Lab.
Just weeks after the hacking group "Lizard Squad" released a tool to aid with DDOS attacks, another hacking services website has begun to draw attention by a number of news sites.
Sony Pictures, the company's studio division, has been hacked last night and left with a warning message. The hackers behind the attack claim to have access to the company's sensitive info.
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked and personal information of 20.000 users has been stolen. However no market data or internal banking systems have been compromised.
Spotify has announced that one of its customers' user data has been accessed without authorization and as a precaution will release a new version of its Android app in the next few days.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as "Sabu", the former leader of the LulzSec hacker group, could be a free man this week thanks to his cooperation with U.S law enforcement to bring down the group.
A hacker has been sentenced to 18 months of prison after extorting women by hacking their webcams to obtain illicit images. Among Jared James Abrahams' victims include Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf.
An exploit targeting the Find My Phone service on the latest iOS devices has been published. The security flaw allows for a hacker to prevent any access to the device remotely, preventing GPS tracking
Khalil Shreateh, who exploited a bug in Facebook that let him write on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's page, will be rewarded for his efforts to find the bug via a crowd sourced campaign and not from Facebook.
A security researcher has identified a Facebook bug that allows an attacker to post messages on anyone's wall. He was told this wasn't a bug, so he complained directly to Zuckerberg's Facebook wall.
Apple is looking to improve the security of their operating systems and have hired former Windows Vista hacker Kristin (Chris) Paget on as a "core operating system security researcher."
The FBI has now sent out a statement claim that there is "no evidence" that a hacker group managed to steal 12 million Apple UDID numbers from one of the agency's laptops.
According to several leading lights in cyber security, the United States Department of Defense could be quite poorly prepared for hacks and attacks from different parties.
A 10 year old girl who's also a hacker claims to have found an flaw that could effect some mobile games for the iOS and Android operating systems.
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The many computer systems found within modern day cars are vulnerable to attack, according to a team of researchers from the University of California-San Diego and the University of Washington. Amongst other things, the researchers...
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Gary McKinnon, a British hacker who is accused of hacking into secret military and NASA computers has lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to the United States. Appeals Gary McKinnon...