Posts tagged "hackers"

Hacker: I Took Down New York Because I Hate NYC

New York’s cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted, “nymag.com #OFFLINE,” and sure enough, the entire New York website was down.

By: Newser / July 27, 2015

Ashley Madison Waives $19 Fee That Irked Hackers

The horses may have gone, but Ashley Madison is making sure the stable door is locked: The hacked affair-arranging site says it’s now offering users the ability to delete their profiles for free. Formerly, users who wanted to undergo a “Full Delete” had to pay $19 to do so. That charge reportedly annoyed the hacker…

By: Newser / July 21, 2015

Extramarital Affair Service Ashley Madison Fighting Massive Data Leak

Hackers going under the name The Impact Team have hacked data from what I will politely call the online dating service for people with unconventional attitudes toward fidelity (OK, “cheating website”), Ashley Madison. The Impact Team claims to have information about over 37 million users between Ashley Madison and its sister site Established Men, both…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

The Snappening Is Happening: 90,000 Stolen SnapChat Images Posted Online

It was easy for some to dismiss the privacy concerns surrounding last month’s “Fappening” as the price of fame, as though winning an Oscar or being a Sports Illustrated cover model means you must expect and accept being hacked and having your nude photos posted on the internet. But the latest hacking scandal doesn’t play…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2014

Are Creepy Hackers Watching You Right This Second?

Stealing credit card information and social security numbers is so passé nowadays. The new fad of invading privacy online is to actually watch unsuspecting victims, or, I’m sorry, “slaves” as these hackers like to call them, through their own webcams.

That’s right, ladies: internet hackers have just found an alarmingly inventive way of…

By: Alyson Penn / June 23, 2013

Zappos Servers Hacked

If you’re one of the 24 million people who have purchased shoes from Zappos.com recently, this email might have popped up in your inbox over the weekend:
We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com, including one…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 16, 2012

Welcome To Weinergate

In case you are not already acquainted, meet Anthony Weiner, a Democratic Congressman from New York. On Friday, a strange image appeared on his Twitter feed—a photo of a man’s crotch in a pair of underwear taken on a Blackberry. The image was addressed to a 21-year-old student in Seattle named Gennette Cordova (who say…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 2, 2011