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HD Report | August 21, 2017

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HBO hack includes Game of Thrones outline, episodes of other shows

August 1, 2017 |

Hackers once again prove that nothing online is secure, and after Defcon attendees demonstrated official voting machines are easily compromised we find HBO a victim as well. Late Sunday evening reporters were alerted to a breach of the HBO servers, … Read More

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 Premiere Leaked

April 28, 2017 |

What should you do when hackers hold your website or content hostage? You might think about paying whatever ransom they are asking for, or else pay more in the long run.

Those might be the thoughts of Netflix, now, after … Read More

Leaked CIA Docs Include Samsung Smart TV Hack

March 8, 2017 |

It’s like something out of George Orwell’s “1984.” New purportedly leaked C.I.A. documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal thousands of pages of software that can be used for surveillance, cyber warfare, anti-virus, and more. The leak may be the largest yet, … Read More

San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone successfully hacked

March 28, 2016 |

The U.S. Justice Department successfully broke into the iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, and as a result ended their court order for Apple to assist with unlocking the phone.

While the feds may have had access to the … Read More

FBI: North Korea responsible for Sony hack [Updated]

December 22, 2014 |

Today the FBI issued a statement concluding that North Korea is responsible for the hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment that destroyed data, stole personal information and confidential communications, and took computer systems and networks down, resulting in huge financial losses … Read More

New James Bond film screenplay hacked

December 14, 2014 |

In what has been one of the worst corporate hacking attacks ever, Sony has acknowledged that an early version of the newest James Bond film Spectre was part of the leaked data. EON productions said on Saturday they would take … Read More

Windows XP IE browsers vulnerable to hacks

April 28, 2014 |

Last weekend Microsoft announced the first major security flaw to the now un-supported Windows XP operating system. The OS, originally released in 2001, no longer receives patch updates including for Internet Explorer (even though IE6 still gets patches for Windows … Read More

Netflix corrupted by spammy banner ads [Update]

July 20, 2012 | 1

Netflix just got a lot cheaper looking. Last night I logged into Netflix and found an annoying banner advertisement just like any other website. The ads load directly under the famous Netflix navigation, and subsequently push all the video controls out of reach. And, the scrollbar wouldn’t work in either Internet Explorer or Firefox. Toggling the control, alt and delete keys reduced the browser window size slightly and allowed me to access the video and sound controls. The ads also appear on the bottom of the page. Has my Netflix account been hacked? And if so, how has the hack affected both IE and FF? Or has the ad integration been authorized by Netflix? Since Netflix is a paid service, it would be hard to imagine the web ads are Netflix’s doing. We’ll try to get to the bottom of this and post a follow up. Read More

Sony reveals attempted hacks on networks

October 12, 2011 | 1

Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer has revealed there have been multiple attempts to access the company’s network database, and that possibly 0.1% of Sony accounts may have been affected. The CISO also suggested that data from other companies including paired user IDs and passwords were used in mass to attempt to access Sony’s Networks. Read More

PlayStation Network Back Up… Soon

May 4, 2011 | 1

While the news this week has mostly been concerned with wishing Osama bin Laden bon voyage on his trip to Davy Jones Locker, the other biggish news is that of Sony and their seriously f’d up PlayStation Network issues stemming from a hack with criminal intent back in mid-April Read More

Sony moves to stop PS3 hack

January 12, 2011 | 1

Sony has moved to take legal action over the apparent three or more hackers who broke into the PS3 operating system, bypassing protection which would prevent bootleg copies of PlayStation 3 games to run on the console. Hacker “Geohot” is one the defendants served with restraining orders prohibiting the named as well as others involved from “Engaging in acts of circumvention of TPMs in the PS3 System to access, obtain, remove, or traffic in copyrighted works.” Read More