The hacker that tried to sell two Xbox One hardware developer kits on eBay has told Kotaku that he will be providing access to 2TB of Microsoft data to the whole Twitter world. He will setup an read-only FTP environment which will host 2 Terabyte of classified Microsoft information.
The man who tried to sell two early Xbox One hardware developer kits on eBay and later had his home raided by law enforcement in Australia is now threatening to expose even more information on Microsoft's next console, among other things. The hacker, known as SuperDaE, says the information will be offered if he is formally arrested sometime today.
Edwin Vargas, a detective with the New York City Police Department, has been arrested on Tuesday for computer hacking crimes.
According to the complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court, between March 2011 and October 2012, Vargas, an NYPD detective assigned to a precinct in the Bronx, hired an e-mail hacking service to obtain log-in credentials, such as the password and username, for certain e-mail accounts.
We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That’s the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio.
The sound of a ringing phone is normally a good thing for Melissa Bream, owner of Remax Stars Real Estate Company.
"The phone is everything and your phone number is everything," she said. But when all seven lines at her office started ringing constantly one Saturday in March, it turned out trouble was on the other end.
"Our phones were hacked into by an outside person," said Bream. "Most of the calls were made to Guinea and Somalia.
ITALIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS have arrested four men for suspected links to Anonymous attacks on entities including the Vatican.
The Anonymous flavoured assault on the Vatican happened on 22 March. Then a tweeted message from an account calling itself Anonymous Italy, of @OperationItaly, posted a link to a document that accused the Vatican of all manner of things, and added the announcement that the Vatican websites were down.
The website of British newspaper the Financial Times was hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of hackers and on-line activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Stories on the FT's website have had their 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 vision of electric cars call for charge stations to perform smart charging as part of a global smart grid. As a result, a charge station is a sophisticated computer that communicates with the electric grid on one side and the car on the other. To make matters worse, it's installed outside on street corners and in parking lots.
Electric vehicle charging stations bring with them new security challenges that show similar issues as found in SCADA systems, even if they use different technologies.
SYDNEY: Google's Wharf 7 office in Sydney has stated that their building control system, which monitors the building's mechanical and electrical equipment, has been hacked by two IT security researchers.
The building management system is a computer-based system used to control ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and fire systems, and is said to be easily accessible via the internet, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.