​The Sony Hacks Are Goddamn Terrifying

As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it's been easy—and to be honest a little fun—to take the voyeur's view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what's out there. » 12/09/14 3:39pm 12/09/14 3:39pm

California Teacher’s Nude Selfies Hacked, Emailed To 287 Students

Police say nude photographs of a California high school teacher were sent to more than 200 students from his hacked email account. » 7/22/14 11:30pm 7/22/14 11:30pm

Crafters, Beware: Michaels Hit by Credit Card Data Hack

A security breach at arts and crafts retailer Michaels has affected as many 2.6 million credit cards, the store announced Thursday. » 4/18/14 10:00am 4/18/14 10:00am

Rebekah Brooks Acquitted of One Charge Against Her in Hacking Trial

Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor currently on trial in London, was acquitted Wednesday of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. » 2/20/14 11:55am 2/20/14 11:55am

Neiman Marcus Is The Latest Store To Have Credit Card Data Hacked

In case you thought us lowly poors who shop at Target were the only ones who needed to worry about this whole credit card hacking thing—think again! Neiman Marcus—the Charlize Theron of upscale retailers—just admitted they are the latest store to have customer's credit card info fall victim to hackers. » 1/13/14 9:40am 1/13/14 9:40am

Target Credit Card Database Hacked; Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Presents

On Thursday, Target announced that a credit and debit card security breach has affected more than 40 million of their customers. Online hackers broke into the retailer's database the day before Thanksgiving and squirreled around in there until Dec. 15, reports the New York Times. Then the retail giant's officials said… » 12/19/13 10:00am 12/19/13 10:00am

Red Headed Women Are Best at Picking Passwords, for Some Reason

If you're a member of any website that requires a password for entry into your individual account, then sarcasmo-congratulations: chances are you really fucking suck at picking out passwords. But we're not all equally bad at it, nor is it a problem that cant' be remedied with a little elbow grease. » 12/02/13 12:50pm 12/02/13 12:50pm

Opening Ceremony Hacked, Customer Credit Card Data Compromised for…

This is not good: über-cool hipster-y fashion chain Opening Ceremony's online boutique was hacked on February 16th, and the company didn't notice the malicious code until more than a month later, on March 21st. And even though it seems that the hackers "may have accessed the names, addresses, and credit card… » 5/09/12 2:00pm 5/09/12 2:00pm

Righteous Pranksters Hack Komen Foundation's Website

Last night, an intrepid and computer savvy person who stands up for both women's health and internet trolling was able to briefly hack the Susan G. Komen For the Cure page, and added their own little message of hope to one of the slides. Very clever, hackers. Very clever indeed. » 2/02/12 4:00pm 2/02/12 4:00pm

Zappos Hacked; Shoe Addicts Seek Shelter


Someone hacked Zappos, and now a nation bites its nails, worried that our shoe shopping habit is in danger. But, thank God, it is not. Your access to sale-priced sneakers and stylish stilettos will not be denied—but you will need to change your password if you want to keep safely procuring three pairs of the same… » 1/16/12 9:30am 1/16/12 9:30am

Guy Who Posted ScarJo Nude Pics Is Now Super Sorry

If you found out someone had been reading your email messages for months, and might have posted your private stash of nude pics online, would you feel better if they were sorry? Like, really, really sorry? » 10/13/11 11:57pm 10/13/11 11:57pm

Police Arrest Lone Weirdo Who Hacked ScarJo's Nude Photos


Turns out it wasn't the work of an exceptionally crafty and twisted publicist, after all. Authorities say that they've nabbed the "lone wolf" behind the unauthorized release of nude photos of Scarlett Johansson. And ScarJo's not his only victim; they think that he's behind dozens of other internet nude photo security… » 10/12/11 4:40pm 10/12/11 4:40pm

Three In Ten Young People Victims Of Hacking, But Many Don't Care

Thirty percent of teens and young adults have had their email, Facebook, or other online accounts hacked into or spied on. But many think of the practice as harmless. » 10/07/11 6:30pm 10/07/11 6:30pm

The Women In Rupert Murdoch's Life

The ongoing scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. involves a lot of high-profile women. Today we take a look at some of the most famous ones — and a few less well-known women in Murdoch's life. » 7/19/11 7:05pm 7/19/11 7:05pm

Man Hacked Women's Email To Steal Naked Pictures

A California man has pled guilty to a crime one victim called "virtual rape": he hacked into hundreds of women's email accounts, found naked pictures, and sent them to everyone in the women's address books. » 1/14/11 4:40pm 1/14/11 4:40pm

Why Programming Is Hip Again (Hint: It's Not The Bong Hits)

It's now cool to be a programmer again. But the reasons for our renewed interest in the lives of computer whizzes go deeper than The Social Network. » 10/19/10 2:36pm 10/19/10 2:36pm

Common Ground: Understanding Ali Wise, Ex-Girlfriend From Hell

With a blonde protagonist in a hated profession in a despised industry, the Internet, and the motivation of jealousy, it's no wonder the Ali Wise scandal — for which the ex-publicist is now facing felony charges — has commanded attention. » 10/21/09 4:00pm 10/21/09 4:00pm

Once We've Warred With Iran, Russia And Spain, Who Will McCain-Palin…

Attacks from the McCain-Palin campaign aren't just for Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the nation of Russia anymore! The Repubs have moved onto bashing Hillary Clinton and, um, Spain. Luckily, Jason » 9/18/08 10:00am 9/18/08 10:00am and I don't move on as well as the GOP, so we talk more about Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and her many, many friends…