The Associated Press reports that hackers were able to access more than 1,000 StubHub accounts. The hackers were then able to use those accounts to buy tickets from the online reseller. The company claims its own security wasn’t actually compromised. Instead, cyber thieves got their hands on user info through other sites before entering using that same account info on StubHub.
To any British kid who grew up watching James Bond, it might appear that Her Majesty’s Secret Service is clever enough to defeat any adversary. After the Snowden revelations, many people have changed their mind about whether spies are still the good guys, but it’s almost impossible to shake that English belief that the UK is home to the smartest of all spooks.
When 17-year-old George Hotz became the world’s first hacker to crack AT&T’s lock on the iPhone in 2007, the companies officially ignored him while scrambling to fix the bugs his work exposed. When he later reverse engineered the Playstation 3, Sony sued him and settled only after he agreed to never hack another Sony product.
A Russian hacker group that has attacked some of the biggest news and business sites in the world claims it penetrated CNET's website over the weekend and stole a database of registered reader data.
A representative from the group calling itself W0rm told CNET News in a Twitter conversation that it stole a database of usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords from CNET's servers. The database affects more than 1 million users.
An Albanian hacker accused of being involved in a $14m cyber attack pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a New York hearing on Friday.
Qendrim Dobruna, 27, stole card data from a US payment service working with American Red Cross, using the information to withdraw money from cash points worldwide.