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What you need to know about Wikileaks and CIA’s Hacking Program

  • 09/03/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Smartphone SpyWikileaks have released a new batch of classified documents, this time from the CIA. Per the documents, the CIA have a section like the NSA, but with less accountability and oversight.

The CIA’s Tools and Wikileak’s Vault 7

The new series of leaks is titled “Vault 7”, and the first load of documents released called “Year Zero”. The documents focus on a section in the CIA called the Center for Cyber Intelligence. The unit was tasked with creating and using an arsenal of hacking tools (Malware, viruses, Trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits) to perform a range of subversive and covert operations.

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The story of the Sony hacks

Sony HackedIn a week filled with horror across the globe that is hard to imagine, a much smaller conflict has erupted that has much more sweeping insinuations that most people realize. The Sony hack, which started with leaked films and has ended with terrorist threats, has led to a film being pulled out of theaters before its release. This is why you should care.

The security breach came at the latter end of November. Five movies were initially released that were either in theaters, or coming attractions. These included ‘Annie’, ‘Fury’, ‘To Write Love On Her Arms’, ‘Mr. Turner’, and ‘Still Alice’.

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Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari hacked at CanSecWest 2014 Conference

  • 14/03/2014 at 19:25 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

CanSecWestThis week launched the annual CanSecWest conference. But the real events were the two contests, Pwn2Own and Pwn4Fun, which saw more than a million in prizes awarded to both hackers and charity in the name of cyber security exposure.

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari were among just some of the names eagerly awaiting news of security vulnerabilities in their programs. The CanSecWest hackers were more than happy to oblige.

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PlayStation hackers claim to have stolen 2.2 million Credit Cards

  • 01/05/2011 at 02:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming, News

PlayStation NetworkMost of you are aware of the recent attack on the PlayStation Network caused by a small group of hackers, however now the hackers have claimed to have accumulated the details of over 2.2 million credit card numbers.

Despite Sony’s huge effort the control the situation, the hackers seem to be avoiding all security systems put in place by Sony, therefore many have had their personal information stolen and bank accounts compromised.

These claims were discovered on underground online forums, however  security researchers have stated that it is not possible to verify the frightening claims made by the hackers. Over 77 million PSN users have reported suspicious and unverified being placed on their credit cards, this has put a huge amount of pressure upon Sony to put an end to the security crisis.

All of these claims lead Sony to temporarily shut down the services of the PlayStation Network between the 17th and 19th of April.

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