Hack

NY: Hackers steal 450 Social Security numbers from U. of Rochester

Meaghan M. McDermott reports: Personal information including Social Security numbers of about 450 current and former University of Rochester students was stolen by hackers this week from a UR database. According to the university, the information was taken from a non-academic student database and copied illegally to an off-campus IP address. The breach was...

Ca: Vaughan mayor wants to re-open e-mail snooping report

Caroline Grech reports: A report looking into how Mayor Linda Jackson’s e-mails ended up on the doorstep of former Mayor Michael Di Biase’s doorstep during the heated 2006 municipal election campaign has finally been made public. The report, obtained by the Vaughan Citizen, concluded the hacking of Ms Jackson’s e-mail was not due to...

TJX Maxx hacker banged up for 30 years

John E. Dunn reports: Maksym Yastremskiy, the Ukrainian accused of being a key figure in the infamous TJX Maxx Wi-Fi hack of 2005, has been sentenced to 30-years in prison by a Turkish court. Yastremskiy – or ‘Maksik’ as he was sometimes identified – was one of 11 people eventually arrested at the request...

Soapblox hacked, quits, tries to re-start

Slightly OT, but a reader alerted me to this: On January 6, SoapBlox, a blogging community for mostly political bloggers, posted the following: SoapBlox is Dead It was a good ride, but it’s over. Thanks for all the fish. All these hackers messing with our stuff, and we here at SoapBlox have no clue...

Weak Password Brings ‘Happiness’ to Twitter Hacker

Kim Zetter reports: An 18-year-old hacker with a history of celebrity pranks has admitted to Monday’s hijacking of multiple high-profile Twitter accounts, including President-Elect Barack Obama’s, and the official feed for Fox News. The hacker, who goes by the handle GMZ, told Threat Level on Tuesday he gained entry to Twitter’s administrative control panel...