Tag Archive: Hacker


Hacker Found Dead Just Days Before He Was Due To Demonstrate How To Kill Someone Fitted With A Pacemaker At Conference

 

 

 

 

” Mystery surrounds the death of a celebrated computer hacker who claimed to know how to remotely kill someone fitted with a heart pacemaker – as happened in the fictional TV spy drama Homeland.

Barnaby Jack died in San Francisco on Thursday, just days before he was due to give a speech revealing how implanted heart devices were at risk from fatal hacking attacks.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death last night but did not give any  further details.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#OpIsrael-Reloaded: X-Blackerz Inc Hacks Israeli Hosting Company, Defaces 71 Sites & Leaks Admin Info

 

” A hacker going with the handle of X-Blackerz Inc, supporting Anonymous hackavists on #OpIsrael has hacked into the server of an Israeli based hosting company, ending up with defacing 71 Israeli websites and leaking hosting details online.

The hacker left a deface page, along with a message in text and a Youtube video; explaining the reason for attacking Israeli cyber space.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bush Family Emails, Photos Hacked

 

 

 

” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told the Chronicle the matter is “under criminal investigation.” McGrath did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment by the Associated Press early Friday.

The Smoking Gun says the hacker went by the online moniker “Guccifer,” a word plastered across the leaked photos in translucent, neon blue print.”

 

 

More From Time …The Lesson of the Bush Family Email Hack: Be Worried

 

” A hacker by the name of Guccifer has apparently hacked into several Bush family AOL accounts, pilfered private photos and messages and posted them online. The Smoking Gun, pursuient to their mission, republished it all. The stolen goods include a private letter from George W. Bush to his family about planning the funeral of his father. They include private correspondence from the Fox News journalist Brit Hume on the “silver linings” in the 2012 election. They include a Jeb Bush email about how how George H.W. Bush “helped restore” Bill Clinton’s “sordid reputation.” There is more. You can read about it off site. You can also look at the PG-rated pictures that George W. Bush apparently painted of himself bathing.

There is a criminal investigation. This guy may get caught, just like the guy who hacked Scarlett Johansson’s cell phone got caught. But that will be little consolation. (And it was little consolation to all those members of Congress in recent years who found their private R-rated photos trending on Google.) The fact is that the digital age makes us all unduly vulnerable. As Katy Steinmetz recently wrote for TIME your digital records will outlive you, and may cause your family problems. The permanence of online utterances–a delight to prosecutors, Facebook and snoops–is a bane for the rest of us.”

 

And The Politico : Report: Bush family emails hacked

 

” A computer hacker has broken into the email accounts of some Bush family members, according to the Smoking Gun.

The website reports that “In e-mail exchanges with the person who claimed responsibility for the hack, the individual claimed to have swiped ‘a lot of stuff,’ including ‘interesting mails’ about George H.W. Bush’s recent hospitalization, ‘Bush 43,’ and other Bush family members.” The hacker also claimed to have addresses and contact information for Bush family members, including both former presidents and their children.”

 

 

All the more reason for the development of Silent Circle

 

 

 

 

Reddit Co-Founder Commits Suicide

 

 

Picture of Aaron Swartz

Picture of Aaron Swartz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

” The Internet genius behind the popular Web site Reddit.com committed suicide at his Brooklyn home today, police sources and friends said.

Cops discovered Aaron Swartz unconscious at 9:30 a.m. and are now investigating whether he hanged himself, law enforcement sources said.

Swartz helped create Reddit and drafted an early version of the RSS format, a “Web feed” that syndicates popular headlines.

Friends yesterday called him a prolific intellectual — and a computer geek legend — who had long suffered from depression.

“We have lost someone today who had more work to do — and who made the world a better place,” his pal Cory Doctorow wrote on the blog Biong Boing.

Swartz was also an avid Internet activist, who pushed to make web files open to the public. He opposed the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” which keeps hackers from swiping web content such as music and movies. “