A shadowy hacking group obtained the email addresses of over 114,000 owners of Apple iPads by exploiting a vulnerability at US telecom giant AT&T, a Silicon Valley website reported on Wednesday.Valleywag, a property of Gawker Media, said the hackers turned over the email list and it contained the email addresses of a number of high-profile iPad users including US business leaders, politicians and military officials.
The customers, who aim to lead a group suit against the company, asked a federal judge in California, to bar LinkedIn from repeating the alleged violations and to force it to return any revenue made by using their identities to promote the site to non-members, according to a Sept. 17 court filing.
“LinkedIn’s own Web site contains hundreds of complaints regarding this practice,” they said in the complaint, which also seeks unspecified damages.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
Computer operating systems have historically cost a boatload of money. When Microsoft launched Windows 95 18 years ago, it was $210. Apple's Mac OS X operating system for Mac computers went for $129 when it launched in 2001. That means in order to keep your ~$1,000 machine up to date with the latest and greatest software, you had to shell out a few extra hundred bucks. But things have changed.
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion.
NEWARK, N.J./BOSTON — U.S. prosecutors charged six foreign nationals with hacking crimes, including credit and debit card thefts that authorities say cost U.S. and European companies more than US$300 million in losses, and charged one of them with breaching Nasdaq computers.
Prosecutors said the indictments unsealed on Thursday for the payment card hacking were the biggest cyber fraud case filed in U.S. history.
Dan Rayburn submits: When Apple (AAPL) announced its new iPad last week, many said it was a big deal for content owners, as it gives them another platform to try and monetize their content on. But what I didn't see anyone talking about is how many iPads Apple needs to sell before the platform has a big enough install base to make a difference to content owners?