Personal details, relating to half of South Korea's population, have been stolen by hackers, including full names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers.
The hack was revealed after 16 people were arrested for stealing data from a number of online game and movie ticket sites. They are said to have set up targeted attacks on registration pages of the sites to siphon off the personal details.
Berlin privacy start-up ZenMate today announced it has expanded its online privacy tool to mobile.
The service, previously only available as a web-based Google Chrome plug-in, is now available to download on the Android and iOS platforms.
ZenMate allows users to hide their IP address by changing their virtual location to somewhere else in the world. The company said the mobile app is able to encrypt and secure all internet traffic on a user’s smartphone whatever their connection.
Background check records of 25,000 undercover investigators and other homeland security staff were exposed in the breach at US Investigations Services (USIS) this month, unnamed officials told Reuters Friday. USIS has said the incident had "all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." What agency officials have said about the incident--and what they haven't said about it--are raising questions about the breach's ultimate impact and about inadequate measures for ensuring that third-party government contractors properly secure classified data.
The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The Intercept.
The search engine, called ICReach, had behind it roughly 850 billion pieces of metadata in 2007 on calls made largely but not exclusively by foreign nationals, the report said.
A plane carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has been forced to divert and land ahead of schedule after a hacker group used Twitter to claim it had explosives on board.
The hacker group, known as Lizard Squad, had taken to Twitter to gloat about a successful denial of service-style attack on the Sony PlayStation Network over the weekend. The group taunted Sony, gamers and the FBI with a number of claims including that they were attacking Sony for their corporate greed, and that the hacker group was somehow associated with terrorist organisations.