Friday, the livingSocial, an online deal service website, was reportedly hijacked by unknown hackers. LivingSocial said that personal information of over 50 million customers have been breached and accessed.
According to the online deal company, email addresses, names, birth dates and passwords of their customers all over the world have been affected by the attack but thankfully, they stated that the credit-card information of these customers were not compromised.
LivingSocial is currently working with the law enforcement officials today and are working hard in investigating the hijack. At the same time, they are getting . . . → Read More: LivingSocial Website Hijacked Affecting over 50 Million Customer but Credit Card info is Safe
Bloggers and sites using the most popular blogging platform, WordPress, is reportedly being attacked by hackers. A collective of hackers targets blog and acquire user login details for those who are in the administrator levels.
To webmasters that use the login name “admin” are the most susceptible from the hacking attacks. The hackers developed a botnet virus to commence with the attacks.
Reports say that the botnet virus works by using the login name “admin” and then working on with a great deal of passwords that are commonly used, matches it until the login . . . → Read More: WordPress Blogs Attacked by Hackers
Google paid a whopping $7 million as fine to settle a privacy investigation that lasted for three years. The internet giant paid a district of Columbia and another 38 states. The case involves the Google Street View cars.
In the case against Google, the Street View cars gathered private informations and passwords from the wireless networks that it passed by from 2008 until 2010.
Google defended its side saying that the incident was merely an error. They said that a computer code which is only an experiment accidentally gathered the private informations as well . . . → Read More: Google Fines $7 Million to Settle Privacy Investigation Case
According to Apple employees, on Tuesday, the company regulated its support staff to instantly put an end in processing AppleID password changes asked for over the telephone, right after identity hacking of Mat Honan, a Wired reporter, over the past weekend.
According to an anonymous employee of Apple with the knowldege of the situation, notified Wired that the over-the-phone password freeze would only last for one day. The worker supposed that the planned freeze was set up to provide Apple additional time to figure out if there are any security guidelines that are needed to be changed or modified.
The . . . → Read More: Over-the-phone Password Resets Suspended by Apple to Avoid Hackers