Hacking stories - Page 3
Pirates of the Caribbean film held ransom by, well.. pirates
The hackers have demanded an enormous undisclosed amount of money be paid in Bitcoin. Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the FBI.
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
Film Review: The Fate of the Furious
I for one hope to see this series run until the wheels fall off.
'Smart' vibrator allows strangers to watch
Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack.
Espionage expert offers five viewpoints on state-sponsored hacking
Carbon Black sits down with former CIA operative Eric O'Neill to talk state sponsored attacks and why the ANZ regions is probably not a future target.
Kid hacker hijacks 160,000 printers around the world as a warning
The culprit was in fact an 18 year old British high-school student, interested in cyber security and the seemingly trivial defences of printers.
Fortinet asks: Planning a merger? It’s time for a cybersecurity upgrade
M&A activity can offer CFOs a unique opportunity to ramp up cybersecurity levels with greater investment and integration.
Watch out for 'The Wolf': Mr Robot star turns device hacker in new HP web series
HP is kicking off a global cybersecurity awareness campaign and who better to take centre stage than the star of the hit hacker TV series, Mr Robot.
Connected car hacking: Who’s to blame?
Yours doesn’t sync with your phone when it detects you driving? That’s so 2016
Hackers are polishing their skills while Kiwis get complacent
"New Zealanders who were victims of cybercrime within the past year have often continued their unsafe behaviour."
Tips to ensure your website is not bait this online shopping season
Australians will spend around $7 billion online in the lead-up to Christmas. With this much money on the line, security is essential.
Cyber hacking lessons from the U.S. election
"The meddling of nation state actors (Russia) in the U.S electoral systems and processes was the most serious issue in this controversial election."
10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit
Sometimes, during security audits, we may encounter a situation where everything is being managed correctly.
Yahoo breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now?
Identity proofing is clearly a top global fraud issue. What can organisations who need to prove electronic identities do to overcome this issue?
Yahoo's data hack nightmare continues
The fact that Yahoo may have known about the breach for a number of months before alerting the public shows why we need mandatory breach notification.
Auckland teens to compete in junior hackathon contest
"The competition is an opportunity to give the next generation a taste of what IT is about."
Hacking a risk to all businesses, no matter the size
The recent hacking of several New Zealand schools is a timely reminder about the importance of security.
Symantec: How Instagram accounts were hacked & altered to promote adult dating spam
Symantec comments on the influx of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites. Now Instagram's being hacked to promote adult spam.
Phishers no more - Xero's latest update revealed
Hackers are gaining entry into email accounts and altering the bank details in invoices before sending to an unassuming client.
Banks 'could do more' as another email scam targets Kiwis
Hackers are getting access to email accounts and altering bank account numbers on invoices before they reach the client, according to Consumer NZ.
Does automation trump professionals when it comes to hacking?
"organisations can harden their systems and applications against potential threats prior to embarking on a bug bounty program or hiring hackers."
Drive-by downloads proving popular amongst hackers
“If you hear a major site was serving up malware through bad ads, chances are a drive-by download was involved.”
A third of IT leaders would hack for $2000 or less
IT managers could be swayed to turn to hacking for as little as a couple thousand dollars, according new research from Centrify.
Hackathon brings Kiwi kids into the world of IT
New Zealand’s first large scale junior hackathon, JHack, took place this past Saturday in South Auckland.