Hackers

Snapchat User Information Revealed After Hack
Is leaking user information really the way to 'raise awareness' about a Snapchat vulnerability? Read more...
Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can 'Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make'
On Sunday, the German publication Der Spiegel revealed new details about secretive hacking—a secretive hacking unit inside the NSA called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Watch: Agent Topple and Nicole debate the potential damage North Korea would cause by releasing a computer virus. When Topple realizes the virus could wipe out electronic music forever, he begins to reconsider if the hack would actually do more good than harm. Read more...
'I Told You So, It’s About Cybersecurity' Edition
The NSA spying is about about hackers as much as terrorists. Read more...
Lou Dobbs wants to know when our "gutless" lawmakers and politicians are going to declare war with China for them hacking into our defense and weapons systems. Read more...

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A cyber-attack of various government websites by groups of hackers seems to be underway Tuesday morning, as was warned in social media. A pastebin message begins with, “Let’s hurt them where it’s hurts the most” and the group promises, “Anonymous will make sure that’s this May 7th will be a day to remember” in what the group titles as, #OpUSA. The high profile list of targets includes, Bank of America, Citibank, White House websites, the FBI, among others. Read more...
Watch: Artist Molly Crabapple talks about her new paintings, entitled "The Shell Game" and her documentary drawings of #OWS, #15-M and the global unrest. Read more...
Someone thought it would be cute to hack the AP's Twitter Account and post a message that the White House had been bombed. Markets reacted quickly. Too quickly. Read more...
Twelve celebrities and politicians are victims of a hacker who posted information about their finances online, including their Social Security numbers, credit-card information, and mortgage amounts. Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, and Joe Biden are among those who were hacked. Read more...
A detailed new report has found that many members of China's most sophisticated hacking groups are likely run by army officers or contract workers. Read more...