The Twitter feed of the Financial Times has been suspended after it was hacked and malicious links posted.
Both the Twitter account and website of the FT were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group.
Stories on the FT's website had headlines replaced by ‘Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army' and messages on its Twitter feed read: "Do you want to know the reality of the Syrian 'Rebels?'" followed by a link to a video. The hacking group was a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Its attack on FT followed a phishing attack against company staff.
A US man was sent to prison on Monday for orchestrating a hacker-powered scam to pump up stock prices and then dump inflated shares, raking in millions of dollars.
Christopher Rad, a 44-year-old Texas resident, was described by prosecutors as the organizer of a worldwide conspiracy to cash in by using an army of virus-infected computers to manipulate stock prices.
Internet registrar Name.com on Wednesday revealed it was hit by a security breach. The company sent an email to its customers informing them that their usernames, email addresses, passwords, and credit card account information “may have been accessed by unauthorized individuals.”
The good news is that the last two were encrypted, according to Name.com’s email. Details on what encryption was used, however, was not revealed (Update: 4096-bit RSA encryption), but the company did say:
The hacker collective "Hack the Planet" (HTP) has claimed responsibility for an attack on MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) computer systems in late January, in which it claims to have briefly taken control of the university's domain, redirected email traffic, and obtained administrator access to all .edu domains. HTP also claims to have compromised web servers for other sites, including security tool Nmap, network security service Sucuri, IT security company Trend Micro, and network analysis tool Wireshark.
Security researchers have uncovered an ongoing and widespread attack that causes sites running three of the Internet's most popular Web servers to push potent malware exploits on visitors.