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130 Celebrities' Email Accounts Hacked; Hacker Stole Movie Scripts and Tapes

130 Celebrities' Email Accounts Hacked; Hacker Stole Movie Scripts and Tapes

December 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Breaking News: A 23-year-old Bahamian man has been arrested and charged with hacking into the email accounts of 130 celebrities and stealing the unreleased movie and TV scripts, tapes, explicit images and even the upcoming album of a famous A-List Celebrity . The hacker named Alonzo Knowles contacted a famous radio host to sell the stolen scripts for the first six episodes of a hit television drama currently being filmed. The unnamed host informed about it to the Homeland Security that cooked up a sting operation and had the radio host put the hacker in touch with an undercover investigator posing as an interested buyer. The LOSE Among the items he offered to sell were: Scripts for three comedy films A hip-hop biopic Another television show Social Security numbers for actors and professional athletes Emails and phone numbers of at least 130 celebrities Tapes of celebrities The hacker was arrested on Monday in Manhattan, a day after arriving from the B
FBI Deputy Director's Email Hacked by Teenager Who Hacked CIA Chief

FBI Deputy Director's Email Hacked by Teenager Who Hacked CIA Chief

November 06, 2015Mohit Kumar
The same group of teenage hackers that hacked the AOL email account of the CIA director John Brennan two weeks ago has now hacked into AOL email accounts of the FBI Deputy Director, Mark Giuliano and his wife. Yesterday, Cracka , a member of the teenage hacktivist group known as ' Crackas With Attitude ' (CWA) posted a new trove of information belong to thousands of government employees online; however they claim to have accessed far more than that. The hackers claimed to have obtained the personal information by hacking into AOL email accounts of the Giuliano and his wife. More Than 3,500 Government Employees Doxxed The published information includes more than 3,500 names, email addresses and contact numbers of law enforcement and military personnel. Though the FBI officials couldn't immediately verify the claims, Infowars has confirmed the authenticity of several people listed, which includes everyone from local police officers to FBI and mili
High school Student Hacked Into CIA Director's Personal Email Account

High school Student Hacked Into CIA Director's Personal Email Account

October 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A self-described teenage hacker has claimed to have hacked into personal AOL email account of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan and swiped sensitive top-secret data. It's Really a major embarrassment for Brennan as well as the CIA. The hacker, who describes himself as an American high school student, called the New York Post to describe his exploits. According to the teenage hacker, Brennan's private email account held a range of sensitive files, which includes: His 47-page application for top-secret security clearance Social Security numbers (SSNs) and personal information of more than a dozen top US intelligence officials A government letter discussing " harsh interrogation techniques " used on terrorist suspects Sensitive Information Leaked The teenage hacker operates with under the Twitter name " Crackas With Attitude " with Twitter handle @_CWA_ . He confirmed the Post that he also controlled the
This Simple Trick Requires Only Your Phone Number to Hack your Email Account

This Simple Trick Requires Only Your Phone Number to Hack your Email Account

June 20, 2015Wang Wei
We all have been receiving spam phone calls and messages on almost daily basis from scammers who want to pilfer your money and personal information, but a new type of social engineering hack that makes use of just your mobile number to trick you is a little scarier. Security firm Symantec is warning people about a new password recovery scam that tricks users into handing over their webmail account access to the attackers. In order to get into your email account, an attacker does not need any coding or technical skills. All an attacker needs your email address in question and your cell phone number. Since the process to reset the password is almost similar to all mail services, this new password recovery scam affects all popular webmail services including Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook among others. Symantec has provided a video explanation of how this new hack attack works. The trick is as simple as it sounds: if you want to reset someone's email account password, all y
Hacker Abuses Google Apps vulnerability for Sending Phishing Emails

Hacker Abuses Google Apps vulnerability for Sending Phishing Emails

March 08, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the Google Apps for Work that allows hackers to abuse any website's domain name based email addresses, which could then be used to send phishing emails on company's behalf in order to target users. If you wish to have an email address named on your brand that reads like admin@yourdomain.com instead of myemail@gmail.com , then you can register an account with Google Apps for Work. The Google Apps for Work service allows you to use Gmail, Drive storage, Calendar, online documents, video Hangouts, and other collaborative services with your team or organization. To get a custom domain name based email service from Google, one just need to sign up like a normal Gmail account. Once created, you can access your domain's admin console panel on Google app interface, but can not be able to use any service until you get your domain verified from Google. SENDING PHISHING MAILS FROM HIJACKED ACCOUNTS Cyber security researchers
Yahoo Mail hacked; Change your account password immediately

Yahoo Mail hacked; Change your account password immediately

January 30, 2014Mohit Kumar
A really bad year for the world's second-largest email service provider, Yahoo Mail ! The company announced today, ' we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts ', user names and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and are used to access multiple accounts. Yahoo did not say how many accounts have been affected, and neither they are sure about the source of the leaked users' credentials. It appears to have come from a third party database being compromised, and not an infiltration of Yahoo's own servers. " We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo's systems. Our ongoing investigation shows that malicious computer software used the list of usernames and passwords to access Yahoo Mail accounts. The information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts' most recent sent emails. " For now, Yahoo is taking proactive actions t
Gmail warning Myanmar Journalists about State-sponsored attacks

Gmail warning Myanmar Journalists about State-sponsored attacks

February 10, 2013Mohit Kumar
Several Myanmar journalists have recently received warnings from Google that their Gmail accounts may have been targets of state-sponsored attacks. After they login to their Gmail accounts, warning message," We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer " was displayed on top as shown. Google had begun the policy of notifying users of suspicious activity in June. " We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third parties to log into users' accounts unauthorized. " Google said in a blog post . " If you see this warning it does not necessarily mean that your account has been hijacked. It just means that we believe you may be a target, of phishing or malware for example, and that you should take immediate steps to secure your account ." The Voice Weekly Journal's editor Aung Soe, Aye Aye Win, a Myanmar correspondent for the Associated Press, and Myat Thura, a Mya
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