OPSEC fail! “Super-hacker” accidentally outs himself through careless clues left on social media

Hacker VandaTheGod didn’t realise he was leaving clues scattered across Facebook and Twitter that helped security researchers uncover his true identity.

Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced

The website of Luas, the tram system operating in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin, has been taken offline this morning after hackers defaced the site and demanded a ransom be paid within five days.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Year-old vulnerability allowed pro-ISIS hackers to hack US government websites

If build a website, don’t walk away from it. Don’t leave it to fester.

Because if you do, it could end up being exploited by hackers.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

No, the Jester didn’t hack the Russian Foreign Ministry website

Don’t be fooled by The Jester. He didn’t hack the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website but instead used tried-and-trusted techniques to make it *look* that way.

VIDEO: Boston Police hits back at Anonymous with sarcasm

Anonymous is proud of saying that an idea can’t be arrested or killed, but it seems like the Boston Police Department has thought of one way of fighting back: sarcasm.

Hacker’s phone call to police saying he defaced their website.. because he was bored

An AntiSec hacker tells police in a phone call that boredom drove him to hack their website.

Listen for yourself to the call.

Nigerian government website falls at hands of Brazilian defacement

The official website of the Nigerian government has been defaced by hackers.

Hackers deface Libya’s top level domain registry with anti-Gaddafi message

With heavy fighting reaching the compound of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s compound, hackers have also taken virtual arms overnight and defaced the website of domain name registry

The MySpace puppies hack that wasn’t

Visitors to MySpace were greeted by an unusual message today – but it wasn’t the result of a malicious hacker attack.

AnonPlus, Anonymous’s social network, is hacked

Turkish hackers deface AnonPlus’s webpage with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo.

David Beckham’s website defaced by hackers

The website of British football superstar David Beckham has been hacked, with an image of a hapless dog attempting to eat a bowl of food painted on a street sign.

Is this an own goal for the soccer ace?

Hackers plant bogus celebrity stories on Sony Music Ireland website

If you went to the website of Sony Music Ireland earlier today you would have seen some astonishing celebrity stories..

Amy Winehouse’s website hacked and defaced

The SwagSec hacking group has broken into the official website of singer Amy Winehouse and defaced it by posting an expletive-filled message and an image of the rapper Lil’ B.

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, defaced by Iranian Cyber Army

Hot on the heels of last month’s attack on Twitter, the so-called “Iranian Cyber Army” appears to have defaced another high profile website.