Hack

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...

Kr: Hacker opens gaping holes in CSAT score security

As the investigation into the leak of college entrance exam results rolls on, prosecutors said yesterday that the computer server at the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, which administers the exam, had been hacked over 200 times. Not only the test results but also the institute’s internal information was stolen. According to prosecution...

Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly

Michael Arrington reports: Phishing attacks, which hit Twitter over the weekend, are a sign a service has arrived (Facebook has the same problem). But someone hacking into Twitter’s internal admin tools and compromising 33 high profile accounts, including President Elect Barack Obama, has Twitter users freaking out about what to do. Here is Twitter’s...

Wyndham Hotel Group hacked

If you stayed at a Wyndham hotel, check your mail, because you may be getting a letter from the chain telling you of a hack that occurred months ago. In a letter to the New Hampshire Attorney General dated December 23, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts updated a notification sent to states attorney general back...

Seibels Bruce Group hacked?

From the your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine dept. On December 22, Seibels Bruce Group notified the New Hampshire Attorney General of breach. I’m pretty sure they were describing a hack, but from their wording, I suppose it’s possible that someone wandered into their offices and just browsed through their file cabinets. See what you think when you read...