On Thursday, Wired published a lengthy piece on a group of precocious, tech savvy students at Northeastern University with the title, “Meet the NU-Nerds: These College-Age Hackers Will Soon Shape Our Future.” Surprise—it’s a group of young men.
On a recent trip to Disney World, I had an unusual experience. I rode a ride. It broke. We were evacuated, and a few minutes later, I got a picture on my phone. It was an empty raft sliding down Splash Mountain, taken at precisely the moment I was walking down the emergency stairwell. It was weird.
I know we’re all under a great deal of stress right now, so I really do not want to cause unnecessary alarm. But pals, this is important: someone hacked their Alexa so that it speaks through a Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Leslie Jones has become the target of hackers, who went on her website to share racist memes, her driver’s license and passport information, and private naked photographs. It’s a bewildering and terrible outcome to a saga that all started with... well, wait. Where did it start again?
A man who accessed multiple email accounts and stole nude photos, including those of celebrities, has been sentenced to six months in prison.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Being famous for being famous isn’t easy. In tandem with the release of apps that let fans trade money for exclusive content, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters launched new websites this week. However, they left the personal data of some 891,340 users right out in the open. Oops.
If you’re an Android user who likes to download pornography apps, beware of one in particular called Porn Droid. Hackers are using it to spread malware and demanding victims pay a hefty ransom.
This morning, Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media released a statement indicating it plans to keep operating as if nothing is wrong, despite being embroiled in a giant scandal over losing loads of user data to hackers.
A hacker or group of hackers going by the name The Impact Team has broken into systems belonging to Avid Life Media, the company that owns websites Ashley Madison, Cougar Life and Established Men. They are threatening to leak sensitive information from more than 37 million AshleyMadison.com users if ALM does not take…
Are you one of those people who’s interested in online dating but doesn’t feel like going through the hassle of signing up for one of the countless sites and creating a profile that makes you look desirable? Do you love digital currency? If you answered yes to both of those questions, pull out your e-wallet, because a…
Syrian opposition fighters were foiled when hackers used sexy photos dripping with malware to infiltrate their computers, because not even masturbation is safe during the Syrian civil war.
All the way back in 2005, Paris Hilton was the first celebrity (or "celebrity") to have nude photos stolen from her cellphone, when a hacker busted into her Sidekick and stole a trove of nude photos, text messages, to-do lists and famous people's phone numbers. That hacker was Cameron LaCroix, who's now 26 and very…
It looks as though a hacker has obtained nude photos of various female celebrities, posting them to (of all places) 4chan. You have got to be fucking kidding me.
In a story straight out of some sort of unacceptable ghost movie that I would NEVER EVER WATCH, an Ohio couple awoke in the middle of the night to hear an angry male voice coming out of their baby monitor. "Wake up, baby!" it screamed. "Wake up, baby! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"
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Gross. Some stanky ne'erdowells hacked into the personal records of a bunch of A-list celebrities and political figures, then released all of those details to the world. The victims include Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton, and the information…
In an effort to crack the glass ceiling hanging stubbornly over the heads of women in the tech industry, Etsy, the giant online flea market (but the charming kind, not the gross kind that's full of old Sega games and iffy produce), is offering 10 $5,000 grants for female programmers needing financial assistance to…
27-year-old alliterative hacker James Jeffery, of the West Midlands Jefferys, admitted to hacking the British Pregnancy Advisory Service website after his arrest on Thursday. Jeffery, thought to be a member of the hacking group Anonymous, boasted on Twitter about stealing close to 10,000 database files containing…