Big Hacks articles
Apple was the latest victim of a targeted OSX malware infection which turned out to be the same exploit that hit Facebook and Twitter recently. The offending Java plug-in has been identified and Apple have issued a security update. Apparently no data was compromised.
In a blog post yesterday, Facebook revealed it was the latest target of sophisticated hacking. Employee laptops were infected but so far no user data seems to have been compromised. Other high-profile targets in recent weeks include The New York Times and Twitter.
The New York Times and and The Wall Street Journal claim to have been suffering cyber attacks by Chinese hackers interested in keeping tabs on the country's coverage. Both newspapers have taken measures to hold off the attackers and claim they are safe for now.
Over the weekend, a self-proclaimed hacker with Twitter handle @TibitXimer traded blows with Verizon over claims of hacking into the latter, and leaking customer data. Verizon, on the other hand, called bluff on the hacker, and claimed a marketing firm leaked the data.