More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes
Web hosting company GoDaddy hacked GoDaddy, the web hosting service provider was hacked on Monday by a supporter of Anonymous, a self-proclaimed group of rogue hackers. The attack also affected many of GoDaddy’s customers. The attack caused GoDaddy and many of the company’s 10.5 million customer’s web sites to go down for several hours on
WikiLeaks crippled by DDoS attacks A group who call themselves AntiLeaks has claimed responsibility for the crippling hack on the famous site WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. WikiLinks claimed that that their servers were attacked by 10 Gbps of false traffic per second. The attack was also reported to be a sustained one lasting
Facebook accused of falsely verifying developers apps security An investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has disclosed that Facebook took no steps whatsoever to authenticate the security of Facebook apps who were awarded a Facebook verification badge.
PayPal to Grant Money for Reported Vulnerabilities Asking hackers to report security breaches they find without being rewarded doesn’t seem to work. There has to be some kind of an incentive. EBay, Amazon, Sony and now PayPal will provide security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its website with money prizes. This encourages hackers to search
WHMCS still vulnerable after latest string of attacks WHMCS is a UK supplier of technical support and customer service is yet again the victim of a Ddos attack, due to its inability to mend an already known SQL Injection vulnerability. The embarrassment continued for the company in the days following where a hacker was auctioning
5 of the most famous hacks, ever! Hacking has pretty much been a concept which has been around since as long as the internet has. Sometimes the criminals go after governments to make political statements, like the recent hacks seen against the Chinese Government, sometimes it’s all about an online cyber war, as was seen