A former web producer for a Tribune Company-owned television station in Sacramento, Calif., was charged today in an indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website, the Justice Department announced.
NBC's website has been compromised, and is redirecting users to malicious sites, reports Dancho Danchev.
The wish to automate repetitive and boring tasks is not restricted to those who engage in legal enterprises, so it's no wonder that we have lately witnessed a rise in DIY kits marketed to cyber crooks and scammers.
A malicious version of the open source Web-based MySQL database administration tool phpMyAdmin has been discovered on one of the official mirror sites of SourceForge, the popular online code repository for free and open source software.
Visitors who tried to get their news from the website of the well-respected independent broadcaster Al Jazeera last night have been faced with an unexpected sight: a page sporting the Syrian flag, a screenshot of Al Jazeera's main page with the word "HACK!!" superimposed on it and the name and message of the attackers who targeted it.