Liverpool Was Recently Home To The Politest Hack Ever

Hackers don't have to be nice, but many of them aren't out to do any harm and are just curious about the world around them. It seems that one such person has hacked an advertising screen at the Liverpool One shopping centre. Read More >>

The Batman of the Internet Hacks Russian Government Website, Demands Retribution

Holy cyber attack! The man that former FBI agents have dubbed the “Batman of the Internet” has returned. And this time he’s targeting Russia with one simple message: “I am vengeance!” Read More >>

NSA Contractor Arrested in Probe of Stolen ‘Source Code’: Report 

An NSA contractor was arrested by the FBI and investigated for possibly stealing secrets, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

Hackers Are Using Infected USB Drives to Attack Critical Infrastructure 

Government-sponsored hackers are using a clever trick to attack critical infrastructure like nuclear power plants, dams, and oil refineries. According to Eric Knapp, chief cybersecurity engineer at Honeywell, one third of malware found in critical infrastructure came from USB drives plugged in by users. Read More >>

A Guy Hacked Zuck’s Wall After Facebook Ignored His Bug Report

Khalil, a Palestinian white hat hacker, submitted bug reports to Facebook about a vulnerability that allowed him to post on anyone's wall. But Facebook's security team didn't do anything. So Khalil wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall about it and was generally a legend. Read More >>

Apple’s Developer Centre Hacked by Security Researcher

Apple revealed late yesterday that its Developer Centre had been forced out of action by "an intruder" — but a researcher has provided evidence to confirm that the downtime was a result of his identification of a security vulnerability. Read More >>

Millions of Phones Could Be Vulnerable to This SIM Card Hack

A German cryptographer claims to have hacked a SIM card. It's never been done before (as far as we know), so it's kind of a big deal and shows that millions of phones are potentially vulnerable from hack-by-SMS. Read More >>

How to Be a Hacker (Ethical or Otherwise)

So, you've admired the hacking gods from afar for far too long now. It's time to take the big step, realise your long-held cyber-shadow dreams, and join an elite group of hackers. But how do you actually go about doing that? Why like this, of course. Read More >>

Hacker Channels Men In Black; Straps Virus Information to Feral Cat’s Collar

Scavenger hunt-loving hacker, Yusuke Katayama was arrested today after months on the run. Disgruntled for some reason, he sent viral death threats, and while evading Japanese police, he mentioned that information about his virus was strapped to a cat roaming Tokyo. Months later the cat was found, leading to his arrest. Read More >>

These Breasts Nailed Anonymous Hacker In FBI Case

Last week, Higinio O. Ochoa III was charged by the FBI with hacking into US law enforcement agencies and releasing phone numbers and home addresses of police officers. You're looking at the evidence the FBI used to nail him. Read More >>

Nuclear Taco Hat Predicts How Unpleasant the Morning After Spicy Foods Will Be

You know it's coming, but this sensor hat developed by altLab for their hack project at Codebits 2011 will give you a better idea of just how unpleasant your morning will be the day after eating spicy foods. Read More >>