hackers

“All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” Wins $50,000 DARPA Shredder Challenge

A San Francisco-based team has just won the DARPA Shredder Challenge. DARPA, the government agency whose work led to the creation of the Internet, challenged the public to reconstruct five shredded d

Hackers Are Climbing In Your Windows, So Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Files

Remember when Google was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/01/12/google-china-attacks/">hacked by Chinese spies</a> about 18 months ago? Well, that just scratched the surface of some of the m

Hack Attack: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage Caused By 'External Intrusion'

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/170px-psn_logo_color_trans.png" />Unfortunately for <a href="http://us.playstation.com/psn/">PlayStation Network</a> and <a href="http://www.q

Anti-Virus Company Installs Cellphone Malware And Then Charges To Remove It

A Chinese company, NetQin, allegedly secretly installed malware whenever users installed a copy of their special “cellular malware detector” and then charged a 30 cent update fee to remove

MAKE Takes On Sony's Long Tradition Of Stifling Innovation

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/07_SONYLINUX.jpeg">The crusading Phil Torrone offers us a long and detailed list of things <a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/tag/Sony">Sony<

Chinese Hackers Break Into Big Oil's Computer Systems, Sensitive Documents Taken

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ChineseHacker.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/19/trying-to-track-down-those-chinese-hackers/">Chinese hackers</a> are a

Video: Presenting The World's Worst Hacker

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/worsthackerever.jpg" />This, ladies and gentlemen, is good clean fun for everyone. It’s a video, yes, and one that shows what could be

Help Mozilla Find a Bug, Earn Big Fat Cash

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/mozillaf.jpg" />Help Mozilla squash a bug, earn some money. Nothing wrong with that, right? The organization that brought us Firefox has

Our Government Can’t Prevent A Digital 9-11: Entrepreneurs Need To Step In

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/cybersecurity.jpg"> At the Security Innovation Network (SINET) Showcase at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this week, Michael Che

Disgruntled ex-garage employee exploits system to remotely disable more than 100 cars

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/thehomer.jpg" /> Now here's a delightful story. A gentleman in Austin, Texas was laid off from his job as a car mechanic. The thing is, h

Hackers cost U.S. businesses $25 million in phishing-related scams in 2009

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/hackerrs.png" />From now on, any story about "hackers" or "hacking" will be accompanied by a link to the song "Halcyon And On And On," as

World of Warcraft hackers embrace man-in-the-middle attacks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wowauth.jpg" />Here's some troubling news for my fellow <i>World of Warcraft</i>players. It seems that hackers, account thieves, and othe

Trying to track down those Chinese hackers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hackchina.jpg" />More news from that China hacking deal. Investigators have tracked the attacks that befell Google and other victims to t

More Bars, Less Security, in More Places: AT&T can't keep out script kiddies UPDATE

Kevin’s new phone There’s a guy named Kevin Mitnick who, once upon a time, was public enemy number one when it came to computer crime. Mitnick has turned over a new leaf and is now a compu

Police try to trick hackers, with hilarious results

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/clippy.jpg" />Here's a fun story. Police in Australia thought they were being mighty clever when they took over an “underground hacking

Darn them Dukenko boys! Ukrainian hackers steal $415,000 from podunk sherriff

Cyber criminals AKA teenagers who are just more organized than the IT staffs of their victims stole $415,000 from a sheriff’s department in Bullitt County, Kentucky. That’s right: Bullitt

More childishness: ‘Hackers’ attack music industry Web site post-Pirate Bay guilty verdict

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tpbddosssss.jpg" />The maturity of a certain segment of the pro-Pirate Bay brigade continues to impress. In the wake of last week's guilt

Shock: Hackers sometimes hack just to be jerks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/trends.jpg" />Internet security experts, and the people who pretend</a> to be them, often only track hacks and the like when there's mone

Today we are all MacRumors

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hackrumors.jpg" /> What a day! While Apple was busy <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/06/live-phil-schillers-macworld-2009-keyn

Student trying to alert school to computer vulnerability instead charged with three felonies

Dear school administrators, What’s the best way to ensure that your computer network remains riddled with security vulnerabilities that leave you, your personnel and [someone think of the] schoo
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