Latest from Emil Protalinski
Demonoid owners under criminal investigation
Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent sites, was taken down on July 25 by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Ukrainian officials then made sure the servers remained inaccessible, and now the owners are reportedly under criminal investigation in Mexico.
Reuters was using old WordPress version when it was hacked
The Reuters News blogging platform was hacked on Friday and a false interview with a Syrian rebel leader was posted. It turns out Reuters was using an outdated version of WordPress, suggesting the hackers got in by exploiting a known security hole.
Demonoid busted by the police
Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent sites, was taken down on July 25 by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Ukrainian officials then made sure the servers remained inaccessible, apparently to show the U.S. it is taking intellectual property rights seriously.
How Apple let a hacker remotely wipe an iPhone, iPad, MacBook
Gizmodo's Twitter account was recently hacked, after a former employee's iCloud account was breached, and all his Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air) were remotely wiped. It turns out the hacker didn't even have to get the password: he just tricked Apple's tech support.
Trojan warning: Huge scandal with the USA Women's Gymnastics Team
Cybercriminals are using false news about the USA Women's Gymnastics Team at the 2012 Olympics to push malware. Despite the claims, Gabrielle Douglas, who won a Gold Medal in Women's Gymnastics All Around, did not test positive for doping.