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Your VISA credit card could be compromised with a single guess

  • 06/12/2016 at 02:13 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Credit Card HackersVISA has claimed for some time to be doing everything in their power to secure online payments and accounts from hackers. But now a paper is claiming that a major security flaw may not exist from any fancy magnetic device, or backdoor phishing expeditions. It could be as simple as a quick guess from would-be thieves.

The paper, titled Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud? , was released by Newcastle University. In it, the UK based researchers claim that hackers can gain access to financial data in less than ten seconds. And it doesn’t even require anything major to do it.

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Is SEGA also on the Hackers list ?

  • 18/06/2011 at 20:41 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming, News

Sega Hacked by LulzsSecWe have been following up on the different hacker attacks that have been affecting different companies over the last months. This time the victim was SEGA, as they have announced to all of their customers in an e-mail.

The attack was perpetrated two days ago on Thursday, when the entire SEGA Pass system was brought offline. The company acknowledged the fact that they had detected a foreign break and entry in their system, and that they even had access to the system’s database. To this moment, the system remains offline.

In the e-mail, the company made it clear that they took the first step immediately after learning about the attack. They were able to separate the location of the break, and, at the same time they have started their own investigation on the incident.

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LulzSec Hackers are targeting CIA

LulzSec targets CIAThe hacker group LulzSec has attacked once again. This time it wasn’t Sony, but the very same CIA website. According to  a report by Reuters, this is the second time that the group hacks a government site. LulzSec made it public through their Twitter account that they were the ones responsible for the attack, and that they had the opportunity to even download information from the site.

On the other hand, the CIA announced that fortunately they have been a step ahead from LulzSec, and that so far they haven’t been able to get a hold of important information. The CIA has been able to block the group from the principal Senate network.

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Hackers pledge more attacks upon Sony

Sony HackedA group of hackers, known as LulzSec, is now planning to attack the electronics giant Sony. The same group took responsibility on the attacks made to PBS just recently.

The group started by hacking Sony’s Twitter account and posting messages that reveal they are planning to attack them directly. They have named the hacking operation as Sownage, which according to them is short for Sony Ownage. They threatened Sony stating that the first attack was only the beginning of the end of them, and that the real attack had already begun without the company’s knowledge.

Messages such as this: “Hey @Sony, you know we’re making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven’t even noticed? Slow and steady, guys.” – were tweeted by the group hacking Sony’s Twitter account.

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