Home / Tag Archives: hackers (page 2)

Tag Archives: hackers

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games. Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for the attacks on social media, pre-empting the downtime with a Get Ready” message. It has also warned that further attacks are on the way, although Blizzard’s …

Read More »

FBI hasn’t told Apple how it cracked iOS

Concerns about Apple’s iOS security remain with the news that the tech giant still doesn’t know how US authorities successfully hacked into an iPhone. The New York Times reports that FBI has confirmed that while it has been in discussions with Apple since it successfully broke the encryption of the …

Read More »

Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Apple boss Tim Cook has received the backing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his security row with the US government. Cook earlier this week said he would not abide by FBI orders to create what he sees as a security backdoor to iOS that allow authorities to access a …

Read More »

White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

Both officials speaking for the White House and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have lashed out at Apple over its refusal to comply with FBI security requests. Apple boss Tim Cook yesterday said in an open letter that authorities had asked him to create a new version of iOS that …

Read More »

Apple says no to FBI’s iPhone security backdoor request

iPhone manufacturer Apple has publicly stated that it will not abide by an FBI request to build in a way for authorities to bypass iOS security. Boss Tim Cook has revealed that the FBI wants Apple to engineer a new version of its iOS operating system that includes a method …

Read More »

DayZ forums hacked, users urged to change passwords

Developer Bohemia Interactive has said that a recent forum hack has led to a security breach of user data. While users’ passwords were not stored in plain text, they, along with all usernames and passwords, were illicitly accessed and downloaded. While the passwords were not stored in plain text, but …

Read More »

PS4 hit with hack, is running custom Linux OS

Hacking group fail0verflow has taken the biggest stride yet toward a full-scale hack of Sony’s PS4. The group, which Eurogamer reports has previously been responsible for discovering exploits on the PS3, Wii and Wii U, has not only bypassed some of the machine’s security systems, however – it has even …

Read More »

Lizard Squad attacks National Crime Agency

Hacking collective Lizard Squad has targeted the website of the UK’s National Crime Agency in retaliation to a number of arrests made last week. VentureBeat reports that the group has claimed credit for a DDoS attack that took down the NCA website for about an hour. The action took place …

Read More »

Nintendo 3DS region free exploit available to Cubic Ninja owners

Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja has again found itself at the centre of a 3DS hacking controversy. Eurogamer reports that a new exploit using the game allows 3DS owners to remove the region restrictions on their hardware, allowing the handheld to run games purchased in other countries. The trick requires only …

Read More »