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Silkroad 2 hack turns vendors into dealers

The history of online drug marketplaces, darknet markets, tor markets, however you want to term them, has been a rocky one. While the original Silkroad had a very long run, it was eventually downed by old fashioned police work, then its successors fell to hacks, scams and exponential growth and …

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Barclays data reveal could have been inside job

Barclays bank and its customers had a nasty shock yesterday, when it was revealed that the information of people that use the bank, was being sold on black markets and used for all manner of criminal activity, from fraud, to blackmail and other scams. While the bank has a looming …

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Anonymous Slovenia claims to have hacked the FBI

Despite having anonymity as their namesake and practice, there are localised version of the hacking movement Anonymous all over the world, and one of them – in this case the Slovenian branch – is claiming to have hacked the FBI, revealing details about its director and login information for many …

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Thieves target cash machines with pen drive hack

The last time I legitimately saw someone hack into an ATM cash machine was John Connor in Terminator 2, but apparently that’s still going on, as earlier this year a spree of thievery took place at different cash machines, with the people behind it using memory sticks to upload their …

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$12,000 worth of Dogecoin stolen over Christmas

If you’ve been following digital currencies recently then you might have heard of Dogecoin, it started off as a joke currency which takes its name from the ‘doge’ meme but it has started to pick up some steam recently. The currency is only worth a fraction of what Bitcoin is …

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Adobe security breach outs 3 million customer details

We reported on Adobe’s announced hack earlier today, where it was thought likely that nothing too serious had been done, but a few encrypted passwords might have been taken. Now we’ve had further word from Adobe that it’s worse; much worse. The latest revelation, is that over 2.9 million customer …

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Australian Wikileaks site hit by DDOS

The Australian version of the Wikileaks Political Party site has been hit by a denial of service attack. It’s been down for just over 12 of hours and is still very difficult to access at the time of writing. It does appear after a while, but it’s not quick. Claiming …

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Ubuntu forums are attacked, down for now

The official Ubuntu forums have been down for a few days now, with the homepage simply showing a notice that they’ve been deliberately taken down to deal with a security issue. But worse than that, passwords, usernames and  email addresses have all been stolen. “There has been a security breach …

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WoW Mobile Auction House still down

Update: Blizzard has now released a further statement, updating the situation: “The Mobile Auction House is still in maintenance mode. We’re working to restore full service as soon as possible. #WoW #BlizzCS” World of Warcraft’s Mobile Auction House, the smartphone tool that lets residents of Azeroth check out stats from …

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ESEA is now blaming unnamed employee for bitcoin mining

Yesterday we reported on how the anti-cheat, esports organisation, ESEA, had somehow managed to setup GPU bitcoin mining processes alongside its server software. Initially they blamed a server restart for implementing what they claimed was an “April fools” gag, but now they’re pointing the finger at an unnamed employee. The …

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Hijacking a Myspace account can get you in big trouble

While it’s not often you see someone making their way through the ghost town that is MySpace, one user has found himself in hot water after hijacking his ex-girlfriend’s account and posting revealing pictures of her, along with derogatory messages – he’s now been found guilty of several criminal charges. …

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Hacked casino CCTV nets hackers £22 million

All this went down at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.

In something that seems more like a scene from 21 or an Ocean’s # movie, hackers in Australia have managed to nab over £20 million worth of down under dollars from a casino, after hacking its CCTV security system and using it to spy on the opposition’s cards. Like any …

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Australia’s reserve bank hacked

The Plague

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has been hacked, with a media report suggesting that those responsible were from China – however the RBA has yet to release an official statement explaining what exactly happened. It is thought that those responsible were attempting to gain information about the G-20 economic …

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Bitcoin hack steals £8,000

Bitcoin

Hackers have broken into Bitcoin brokerage, Bitinstant, taking more than $12,000 (£7,965) worth of the digital currency. The exchange has been quick to claim that no customers were affected – though the company website was knocked offline for a short period over the weekend. The hack was a clever one, involving …

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PlanetSide 2 EU accounts hacked

PlanetSide2

If you have an EU account with PlanetSide 2, it might be a good idea to change your login information. While the devs are claiming everything is under control, it appears a nefarious few may have managed to steal email addresses and passwords of some European accounts for the MMO …

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Sony fined quarter million for 2011 hack

Kazuo

British authorities have criticised the way Sony handled its hacking breach in 2011 and fined the company £250,000 for what is described as a “serious breach of the Data Protection Act.” Nearly two years ago, hackers gained access to a poorly protected Sony server that contained reams of customer information, …

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The War Z got hacked

Login

With all the hate its received and the lack of acceptance of Sergey Titov’s apology over the whole War Z “saga,” we should have seen this one coming. Hackers managed to take down zombie survival MMO The War Z for a short period and at the time of writing, Steam …

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Nintendo 3DS hack gives user full control

Xcutioun

The Nintendo 3DS has been under attack by hackers for the last couple of years but Nintendo has been steadfast in its defence of the handheld’s security. A couple of weeks ago though, we saw the beginnings to what could be a hack that opens the system up and now …

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Homebrew Wii U channel now available

Homebrew

Well that didn’t take long. In just over three weeks, the team behind the HomeBrew Wii channel have managed to get it working on the Wii U. It wasn’t easy though, as Nintendo closed up the hole used to hack apart the original Wii. According to the release info of the …

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Skype exploit lets you steal anyone’s account

Hack Any Account

Update: Skype has now disabled the password reset link, though there is another one that’s supposedly active. Original Story: A new exploit for VOIP software client, Skype, has been discovered that has the potential to allow anyone to steal anyone else’s account, if they have the person’s login email. Fortunately …

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Dotcom’s Me.Ga already in trouble

Omega

While Kim Dotcom announced just over a week ago that the spiritual successor to Megaupload, Mega, would use not only encryption to protect users and those that run the site from prosecution, but would have the domain name Me.ga, it has already run into a few problems. The country where …

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Pirate Party speaks out on Gary McKinnon extradition block

Wargames

Leader of the UK’s Pirate Party, Loz Kaye, has been speaking out about the extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon, after it was blocked yesterday by home secretary Theresa May. As you might imagine, he’s pleased. “Today’s decision is welcome, if long overdue. It’s frankly a scandal that Gary McKinnon has been …

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Hacktivists infect 30,000 PCs at Saudi oil company

For as long as there have been computers, there have been hackers. Moving forward in the 21st century, there seems to be an ever increasing risk of activists, with a political agenda and computer skills, attacking major companies without putting themselves at risk in the streets. KitGuru considers this latest …

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