WikiLeaks’ whistleblowing website suffered an attack from the group known as OurMine on Thursday, when Julian Assange’s data-leaking site found itself on the receiving end of a ‘hack’.
The incident took the form of a defacement of WikiLeaks(dot)org and meant that visitors to the site were redirected to a page created by OurMine with a messages that said: “Hi, it’s OurMine, don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?”
Recently Brian Krebs realized that he'd gained almost 12000 new followers on Twitter, almost as many followers as the number of re-tweets (RTs) earned for a tweet published on Tuesday, related to Russian President Vladimir Putin & President Trump. Upon further examination, it appears that almost all of new followers were compliments of a social media botnet that is being used to amplify fake news and to intimidate journalists, activists and researchers.
After tweeting about his new bounty of suspicious-looking Twitter friends, he realized he was not the only one as several journalists and nonprofit groups have experienced the same.
Google's Chrome web browser extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month.
Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome WebStore account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users.
Just two days after that incident, some unknown attackers then hijacked another popular extension 'Web Developer' and then updated it to directly inject advertisements into the web browser of over its 1M users.
HBO doesn't need hackers to leak its widely watched "Game of Thrones" episodes, as it is sufficient enough to leak them by its own. In what seems to be a terrible blunder, HBO Spain appeared to have accidentally broadcast the next episodeâEpisode 6âof Game of Thrones season 7 five days before its official premiere. And as expected, the GoT episode 6 quickly began circulating online. HBO has recently been facing trouble from a hacker or group of hackers who claimed to have obtained nearly 1.5TBs of information from the entertainment company.