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T-Mobile says hackers may have stolen 15 million customers' data

posted onOctober 6, 2015
by l33tdawg

T-Mobile US Inc said personal data of about 15 million of its U.S. subscribers may have been stolen in a breach at a unit of Experian Plc, which processes the telecom carrier's credit applications.

The records include names, dates of birth, addresses and encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number, as well as additional information used in T-Mobile's own credit assessment.

T-Mobile had 58.9 million customers in total as of June 30. Payment card or banking information were not acquired, T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere said in a letter on Thursday.

How OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data

posted onJune 22, 2015
by l33tdawg

Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. The first was the Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) system, an entity hosted for OPM at the Department of the Interior's shared service data center.

This Is How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked the Washington Post

posted onMay 14, 2015
by l33tdawg

The Syrian Electronic Army, the notorious hacking group that has hit several high-profile media companies such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, and CNN, hacked the Washington Post mobile site on Thursday afternoon.

For a brief period of time, visitors to the Post’s mobile site ( saw pop-up alerts with messages such as “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”

Hackers Trick Keurigs Into Making Uncopyrighted Coffee

posted onDecember 11, 2014
by l33tdawg

When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The problem: Keurigs’s promise to make its 2.0 machines incompatible with any single-serving coffee pods it hadn’t licensed. Critics compared the approach to the DRM restrictions that hobble the sharing of digital music.

And as with DRM, it now appears that Keurigs have been hacked.

Sony Hackers Leaked Movies to File-Sharing Sites

posted onNovember 30, 2014
by l33tdawg

The devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment entered a new phase this weekend, after it was revealed that five unreleased Sony-made films have leaked onto file-sharing Internet sites and the studio confirmed that it is working with law enforcement to catch those responsible.

Chinese hackers breach US weather systems

posted onNovember 13, 2014
by l33tdawg

Chinese hackers have attacked the US weather satellite network, causing services to be sealed off for a period.

The US regularly accuses China of state sponsored assaults on its businesses, industries and utilities.

The US is currently talking of a cooling in trade hostilities that would ensure the smooth passage of technology sales, but the cyber attack allegations still keep coming. The Washington Post reported that the weather satellite attacks happened in September, but were not revealed until late October.

These Are The Hacker Groups That Should Be Keeping You Up At Night

posted onOctober 28, 2014
by l33tdawg

In light of recent hacks, you might be interested in the groups that pose the greatest threats to our cybersecurity.

Ironically, the hacker groups that you should be afraid of also have the least intimidating names. Deep Panda, Putter Panda, and Flying Kitten have been listed by security technology firm CrowdStrike as the groups to watch out for. While they may seem cuddly, these hackers continue to be some of the most dangerous in the world.