Snapchat CEO Not Really Into Idea Of Apologizing For Hack That Leaked Millions Of Phone Numbers

While Snapchat might be working on a fix to the app that allowed phone numbers and user names for 4.6 million users to be leaked online, the CEO of the company doesn’t exactly feel like an apology is in order. “[I]n a business like this if you spend your time looking backwards, you’re just gonna kill yourself,” CEO Evan Spiegel explained on NBC’s Today on Friday morning. [via Re/code]

Snapchat Says It’ll Release More Secure Version Of App In Wake Of Hack

Snapchat Says It’ll Release More Secure Version Of App In Wake Of Hack

This week many Snapchat users were likely shocked to found out that 4.6 million usernames and the phone numbers connected to them were leaked online by a group of hackers. In response to the hack, Snapchat says now that it will release an updated version of its app that will allow users to opt out of the “Find Friends” feature that was exploited. [More]

Artist Turns 4.7 Million Hacked LinkedIn Passwords Into 8-Volume Book

Artist Turns 4.7 Million Hacked LinkedIn Passwords Into 8-Volume Book

Remember back in 2012 when someone hacked LinkedIn and revealed that millions of user passwords had been stored in plain-old cleartext? German artist Aram Bartholl has compiled, printed and bound 4.7 million passwords into “Forgot Your Password?,” an eight-volume set that visitors to next month’s Unpainted media art fair in Munich will be able to thumb through. [via Boing Boing] [More]

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Stolen Target Credit Card Info: The Perfect Holiday Gift For the Criminals On Your List

Merry Christmas, and be sure to check your online statements: security investigations reveal that the tens of millions of credit card numbers stolen from Target shoppers in the weeks since Thanksgiving are indeed flooding the black market and making their way around the world. [More]

Look On The Bright Side, Target: At Least These 3 Credit Card Hacks Were Bigger Than Yours

Look On The Bright Side, Target: At Least These 3 Credit Card Hacks Were Bigger Than Yours

Target is probably having a very unmerry holiday season right now dealing with the credit card breach that likely affected about 40 million accounts. Target might be the retail version of a sad Charlie Brown at Christmas right now, but hey, it could be worse. No, really. [More]

Target “Deeply Regrets” Letting Someone Steal 40 Million Credit Card Numbers From Customers

Target “Deeply Regrets” Letting Someone Steal 40 Million Credit Card Numbers From Customers

In case they missed the news last night, Target customers around the country are waking up this morning and learning that they may be one of many millions of consumers whose credit and debit card information was compromised during the course of a nearly three-week-long security breach at the retailer. Big Red, you’ve got some explaining to do… [More]

Ginormous Hack Targets 2 Million Accounts Spread Over 93,000 Websites Worldwide

Ginormous Hack Targets 2 Million Accounts Spread Over 93,000 Websites Worldwide

About two million people should be checking your social media accounts and anything else one might have a login and password for: Hackers have snagged usernames and passwords for millions of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other sites accounts, according to a new report. [More]

Hack Of Cupid Media Dating Site Exposes 42 Million Unencrypted Passwords

Hack Of Cupid Media Dating Site Exposes 42 Million Unencrypted Passwords

Usually when there’s a major hack of personal information, at least whichever site or company storing users’ passwords has done some fancy encryption and made it just a wee bit more difficult for the perpetrators to figure it out. But it seems a recent hack of 42 million accounts with Cupid Media dating sites won’t prove tricky for the hackers to decipher, as the passwords were stored in plaintext. Oh, sigh of sighs. [More]

Hackers Steal Info About LeBron James, Donald Trump, Lawmakers From Car Service Site

Hackers Steal Info About LeBron James, Donald Trump, Lawmakers From Car Service Site

A company that handles car service and limo reservations for the rich and famous has found itself the victim of a massive hack that exposed information, including some high-limit and no-limit credit card numbers, for 850,000 clients, including some of the world’s wealthiest athletes, business executives, and influential lawmakers. [More]

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Adobe Didn’t Notice That Hackers Stole Info For 2.9 Million Users Back In August

Adobe, makers of popular software like Photoshop and Acrobat, announced today that its system had been the victim of a cyber attack several weeks ago, and that the breach gave the hackers access to information — including encrypted credit card data — for millions of users, along with source code for Adobe software products. [More]

On the left is the Jekyll app's control flow graph as Apple would have seen it during the screening process. On the right is how it would look after being remotely exploited.

Researchers Find Way To Sneak Malicious Apps Through iOS App Store

Considering Apple’s steely grip on the distribution of apps for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, it’s small wonder that only a very small number of malicious apps have slipped through the company’s screening process over the years. But researchers at Georgia Tech say they have figured out a way to create an app that looks fine when being vetted but can wreak havoc once it’s up and running. [More]

If Your Smart Toilet Freaks Out, It Probably Isn’t Possessed; Just Hacked

If Your Smart Toilet Freaks Out, It Probably Isn’t Possessed; Just Hacked

UPDATE: A rep for Lixil, the company behind the toilet in question, tells Consumerist that American consumers need not worry about hacked toilets. “The Bluetooth technology is only available in Japan and does not apply to the INAX products sold in the U.S.A.,” says the rep in a statement. [More]

There's a lot of info on the Internet.

Yesterday someone released the private information of more than a dozen celebrities online, posting their phone numbers, mortgages, and Social Security numbers. Although the word “hack” has been used, it’s a surprisingly very easy process to go from a city’s mortgage registry to a plethora of other personal information. We’ll let Buzzfeed explain. [Buzzfeed]

One does not simply channel surf into Mordor.

Your Samsung Smart TV May Be Primed For A Hack Attack

Having an Internet-connected TV has its advantages — streaming Netflix, Hulu or Pandora straight through your TV is nice — but a new report claims that Samsung’s line of Smart TVs are just waiting to be exploited by clever hackers. [More]

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Barnes & Noble Warns Of Credit Card Breach At 63 Stores

Early this morning, bookstore chain Barnes & Noble announced that it had detected tampering with PIN pad devices in 63 of its stores, and as a precaution has halted the use of PIN pads in all of its stores. [More]

App Publisher Claims Leaked iPhone IDs Came From Its Database, Not FBI

App Publisher Claims Leaked iPhone IDs Came From Its Database, Not FBI

As you probably recall, hackers recently claimed to have swiped unique tracking information for iPhone and iPads via a laptop belonging to an FBI agent, leading many to wonder why the lawmen would have this information in the first place. The FBI quickly denied any ties to the information, and now a publishing company in Florida is saying that the hacked list actually belongs to it and not the feds. [More]

Best Buy: Hacker Attacks Are Increasing For Online Retailers

Best Buy: Hacker Attacks Are Increasing For Online Retailers

Several weeks ago, we told you how several Best Buy customers were complaining that someone out there was attempting to make bogus, phantom purchases through their BestBuy.com accounts. We wondered at the time if the retailer’s site had been a possible victim of someone cracking into its customer database, but Best Buy says these unfortunate incidents are the result of ramped-up efforts by scammers against BestBuy.com and other websites. [More]

Researchers: Some Printers Vulnerable To Hack Attack That Could Lead To Fire

Researchers: Some Printers Vulnerable To Hack Attack That Could Lead To Fire

It’s like something out of a movie starring Matthew Broderick. Researchers at Columbia University claim they’ve discovered a vulnerability that could let hackers remotely access your printer for nefarious hijinks, like making said printer go up in flames. [More]