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# hacker - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack

The hack appears to suggest that those who donate bitcoins will have their donation doubled and returned.

# hacker - Monday 10 June, 2019

Hacker behind TalkTalk cyber attack sentenced to 4 years in youth detention centre

The attack cost the company €86.3 million after the personal details of 157,000 customers were stolen.

# hacker - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

‘It’s like the Wild West’: An FBI-hunted hacker says future cyber attacks could target your toaster

Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted cyber fugitive, is performing a ‘live hack’ in Dublin tomorrow.

# hacker - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail

Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.

# hacker - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Hacker leaks stolen Orange is the New Black episodes after ransom demand

“Who is next on the list? FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC,” the hacker said on Twitter.

# hacker - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Disgruntled gamer 'used cameras and lightbulbs' to take down Netflix and Twitter

Hacker harnessed 150,000 devices such as cameras, lightbulbs and appliances to overwhelm system.

# hacker - Friday 2 September, 2016

Romanian hacker who exposed Clinton's email server jailed for four years

Marcel Lehel Lazar also hacked a relative of George W Bush.

# hacker - Monday 27 July, 2015

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text

And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.

# hacker - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Katie Hopkins' Twitter account has been hacked Hacked Off

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account has been hacked

The hacker claims to have a sex tape belonging to Hopkins. Err…

# hacker - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey Erotica This post contains a poll

This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey

The author just signed a $7million deal.

# hacker - Friday 19 December, 2014

Obama: 'We will respond' to North Korea hack

Sony said it still plans to release The Interview… but in a different format.

# hacker - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Government issues tender for deliberate hacker attack

The Department of Communications has said that existing services and systems will not be impacted by the exercise.

# hacker - Friday 14 December, 2012

Hacker McKinnon won't be charged in Britain

Gary McKinnon is wanted in the United States for breaking into military computer systems.

# hacker - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Hackers post pilfered Yahoo! passwords

Nearly half a million passwords and email addresses from a Yahoo! server were posted online.

# hacker - Sunday 10 June, 2012

LinkedIn says all accounts secure again after password hack

An FBI investigation is now under way after almost 6.5million passwords were breached last week.

# hacker - Thursday 7 June, 2012

First LinkedIn, now eHarmony's passwords 'compromised'

The dating site has said that a small number of its users have been affected, while it’s reported that a total of eight million ‘hashed’ passwords have been posted online.

# hacker - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online

A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.

# hacker - Friday 9 March, 2012

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack UK

UK: Man arrested over abortion website attack

London police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it, and stealing sensitive data – including names, addresses, and phone numbers.

# hacker - Sunday 2 October, 2011

'We use the poor people' - Thailand's PM falls victim to Twitter hacker

The anonymous hacker posted a series of apparently damning messages from Yingluck Shinawatra’s official account.

# hacker - Monday 13 June, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Irishman wins ten-day Ironman challenge; foreign government may have attacked IMF computers; and energy prices set to rise by 2012.

# hacker - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge US student charged with hacking school system Hacker

US student charged with hacking school system

Tyler Coyner charged other students to change their grades.

# hacker - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

DO YOU KNOW what your iPhones been up to?

Tech site Gizmodo is reporting that Apple iPhones are vulnerable to an attack that may give hackers complete control of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The hack is said to affect the iPad and all devices running the iOS 3.1.2 and higher.

The Press Association is reporting an official security warning  from a German government agency who say the system has”two critical weak points for which no patch exists”

Hackers can gain control of your phone when you click on PDF links in your browser. A font within the PDF causes stack overflow, a technical condition that allows the secret ninja code inside the font to gain complete control of your device. The hack is similar to the hack used to jailbreak an iPhone.

If this is successful, the hacker will have complete access to your phone allowing them to delete files, transmit files, install programs and monitor your actions. A similar problem occurred with TIFF files when the iPhone launched but the bug was later fixed. Up to 100m devices could be affected.

Gizmodo says the safest way to avoid the hack is by not downloading PDF files from untrusted sources.

Only a few months ago Apple suffered a security breach with the iPad and an antenna problem with the iPhone 4, while there are also problems with the iPad overheating.