Monday, September 22, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Pushes Back Xbox One Debut In China
New Oculus 'Crescent Bay' Headset Announced
Microsoft Offers iPhone Users 30 GB of Free Storage
New Tizen Device Coming in India
Samsung Launches My Knox App For Latest Mobile Device
Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Hackers...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 02, 2014
Hackers Steal Users' Data From Snapchat, Skype


Two seperate hacking attacks surfaced on Wednasday, targetting mobile photo-sharing service Snapchat and Skype's social media accounts.

Computer hackers posted online usernames and partial phone numbers of 4.6 million users of mobile photo-sharing service Snapchat. What's more, users' information was made available for download by a website called SnapchatDB.info, which has been suspended.

SnapchatDB said that it has patched the exploit that was exposing user's data.

With Snapchat, users can send photos and videos that disappear shortly after they are viewed.

Seperately, the Syrian Electronic Army hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hacked into the social media accounts of Skype.

The group posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account along with the message, "You can thank Microsoft for monitoring your accounts/emails using this details. #SEA"

That message was a reference to revelations last year by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that Microsoft's Skype was part of the NSA's program to monitor communications through some of the biggest U.S. Internet companies.

A message posted on Skype's (hacked) official Twitter feed on Wednesday read: "Don't use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. More details soon. #SEA"




Previous
Next
Lenovo Launches Its First LTE Smartphone        All News        Samsung Previews New Home Entertainment Lineup at CES
Corning to Showcase Latest Technologies At CES     General Computing News      Archos To Debut Smartwatches, Connected Devices At CES

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
JPMorgan Servers Hacked in June
Health Data Stolen in Cyber Attack from China
Hackers Stole Over 1 Billion Records
Hackers Can Use USB Devices in Attacks
U.S. Arrests Russian Accused Of Hacking Retail Systems
Montana State Says 1.3 Million Records Exposed in Data Breach
Hackers Used YouTube To Sell Stolen Credit Card Data
Hackers Attack Dominos Pizza, Steal Customers' Data
Iranian Hackers Use Fake Social Media Accounts To Spy
Spotify's Servers Hacked
AVAST Forum Hacked
eBay Asks Users To Change Passwords

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .