It looks like we have another gaming-related hack. Hackers have posted a list containing 1800 usernames, passwords and e-mail addresses belonging to Minecraft players. While this is a very small number of the total number of Minecraft players the users listed run the risk of having their accounts broke into by anyone that has access to the list, which has been made public on Pastebin.
There have been a lot of high-profile hacks recently on services that many of us use on a daily basis. First we saw the nude celebrity photo leak from iCloud and just last week thousands of Snapchat images and videos were leaked. Now it has been said that Dropbox has been hacked and over 7 million usernames and passwords have been compromised.
Mt. Gox was once the worlds largest Bitcoin exchange, much like Citi or HSBC are to us here in the United States has gone offline. The Mt. Gox website was wiped clean and their associated Twitter account has been cleaned as well.
The research of these two specialists is being supported by the website “IsTouchIDHackedYet.com”. Anyone willing to take on this challenge will be awarded with a cash amount which is slowly building up on the site. To make contributions to this donation which will support the research of these two security specialists, volunteers must quote their contribution on Twitter with the special hash tag #istouchidhackedye with a minimum amount of $50.
Websites get defaced and hacked all of the time, but usually the targets are political or have something to do with government. It is not often we see a tech companies website get hacked. The last instance of this was when Thermaltake’s global website was hacked. It looks like Gigabyte is the latest victim of hackers as four of their sub-domains have been taken down and defaced.
It came to our attention today that Thermaltake’s Global Website has been hacked. Website being hacked is nothing new, but normally the targets are larger companies or government websites, not a tech / gaming company like Thermaltake. Maybe it was an angry customer who was not satisfied at a Thermaltake product or maybe just a PR stunt by Thermaltake. We will never know, but nevertheless check out our screenshot below of the defaced Thermaltake page, or head over to their site before it is changed.
Jan 30, 2015 0