How The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty in Denmark’s Largest Hacking Case


The co-founder of The Pirate Bay torrent site Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (Anakata) and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant have been found guilty by a Danish court of hacking into systems operated by American IT giant CSC and illegally downloading files. It was the biggest hacking case ever conducted in the history of Denmark.
By breaking into the servers maintained by CSC, Svartholm Warg illegally accessed police email accounts and stolen email addresses and passwords of over 10,000 policemen, explored the European border control database, and downloaded millions of social security numbers belonging to Danish citizens. The initial hack attack took place for about six months.Gottfrid Svartholm allegedly committed the crime along with his his 21-year-old co-defendant between February and August 2012. His co-defendant is only known by the alias of JKT as the Judge Kari Sørensen, who presided over the case, ordered media outlets not to publish his name in order to protect the man’s privacy.The defence team argued that although the hack attacks were carried out using a computer owned by Svartholm, but he was not the person that used it to steal the files as, they said, his entire group of developers had access to the computer. So, any one of them could be responsible for the hacking. Continue reading
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Dropbox Accounts Passwords leaked online nearly 7 Million


Drop-box  the popular online locker service, appears to have been hacked by an unnamed hacker group. It is still unclear how the account details of so many users were accessed and, indeed, if they are actually legitimate or not. However, the group claims to have accessed details from nearly 7 million individual accounts and are threatening to release users’ photos, videos and other files.

HACKERS CLAIMED TO RELEASE 7 MILLION USERS’ PERSONAL DATA

A thread surfaced on Reddit today that include links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Drop-box accounts in plain text. Also a series of posts with hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Drop-box accounts have been made to Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site.

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How celebrity photos hacked and leaked after Apple patches iCloud security gap


The day after private and nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other Hollywood celebrities were leaked online, Apple has reportedly patched a security gap that could have allowed hackers to access iCloud accounts.It was reported that the vulnerability was exposed on the code hosting site Github. It says developers discovered that Apple’s “Find My iPhone” feature could be compromised by so-called brute force attacks which try password after password until the right one is found to unlock an account. From there, the hackers might have been able to figure out a user’s Apple ID and access their iCloud storage. Github says Apple has fixed the problem.However, it is not clear whether this is the same, or the only security flaw that allowed hackers to scoop up the photos of Lawrence and 20 other Hollywood celebs. As stated in our earlier post, some of the photos appear to have come from different devices and may have been accumulated over a long period of time. Continue reading

How to Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy


Hacking Internet of Things (IoTs) have become an amazing practice for cyber criminals out there, but messing with Traffic lights would be something more crazy for them.
The hacking scenes in hollywood movies has just been a source of entertainment for the technology industry, like we’ve seen traffic lights hacked in Die Hard and The Italian Job, but these movies always inspire hackers to perform similar hacking attacks in day-to-day life.
Security researchers at the University of Michigan have not only hacked traffic light signals in real life, but also claimed that it’s actually shockingly easy to perform by anyone with a laptop and the right kind of radio. If we compare the traffic light hacks in movies and real life, the reality is much easier.