Foursquare is still making gains in users and check-ins, with the company reporting in December of last year that it had reached 45 million registered users and surpassed 5 billion check-ins. That's up from January 2013, when Foursquare had 30 million registered users, a 50% gain in just under one year. (Foursquare did not say how many of those registered users are active each month.)
The New York Times and Twitter Inc. had their Internet registrations hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, rendering at least parts of their sites inaccessible, the company that controls the data said.
The Federal government keeps a website that collects all the information on malware and hack attacks and sends warnings out when some big new virus is on the move. It's called the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and its considered the bible of virus/malware information. It's been hacked and down since March 8.
A year and a half ago, when the hacker group Anonymous launched its anti-Bernanke, anti-Fed campaign dubbed Operation Empire State Rebellion (or OpESR), we stated, rhetorically and jokingly, that "perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to
Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
Nearly three days after the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, no debris has been seen in Southeast Asian waters.
The mystery kept Monday as police tracked the ticket purchases to an Iranian man known only as “Mr. Ali.”
As was reported on Monday, among the numerous files hacked and leaked in the past week by the Hacker group Anonymous was a database of some 4606 regional bankers together with copious amounts of confidential information, which according to Anonymous' twitter account was sourced at the very Federal Reserve, which in turn would imply that the Fed itself had been hacked.
Popular microblogging site Twitter was briefly shut down overnight, its home page replaced with an image claiming the site had been hacked by the "Iranian Cyber Army."The website's official blog acknowledged the disruption but gave no details as to how the site had been disrupted and who was responsible."As we tweeted a bit ago, Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed," the site's co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the blog."We will update with more information and details once we've investigated more fully," he added.