Hacking Team – Phineas Fisher Hack

In July 5, 2015, the Twitter account of “Hacking Team”, an Italian based company who sells it’s spyware and malware technology to law enforcement around the world, suddenly tweeted, “Since we have nothing to hide, we’re publishing all our e-mails, files, and source code.” Along with the odd tweet was … Read More >>

eBay Hack

On May 21, 2014, eBay reported that it had discovered its systems had been breached two weeks earlier and that all of their 145 million users had PII stolen from them. The reason given for the delay in announcing the breach was that eBay initially believed the user data was … Read More >>

Sony Pictures 2011 LulzSec Hack

In late May-early June of 2011, LulzSec, a loose collective of hackers, took credit for stealing massive amounts of data from SonyPictures.com. The collective stole names, passwords, e-mail and home addresses of millions of customers/users.

One potential motive for the hack was said to be retaliation for Sony’s legal action … Read More >>

RSA SecurID Hack

In March of 2011, RSA the makers of the RSA SecurID tokens that over 40 million government organizations and corporations use for their security in authenticating users, disclosed that they had been the victim of hackers.

It was believed that the hack came from two teams and was sponsored by … Read More >>

Ashley Madison Hack

In July of 2015 employees at Avid Life Media (ALM), the owners of Ashley Madison (the hookup site for cheaters) and Established Men (a “sugar daddy” dating site) logged into their computers greeted with a warning message saying that unless the company shut down Ashley Madison and Established Men they … Read More >>