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Hackers Attacked The “Fallout 76” Servers Taking Player’s Inventory

Today in hacking-because-they-can news, it appears a few hackers attacked public servers for Fallout 76 and became a cyber Grinch. The story is coming from the game’s Reddit forums, in which several players have noted that their accounts have been cleaned out of items within their inventory. Which promoted a post from one of the […]

Bendis in Crisis Day 2: The Great One's Twitter on Lockdown After Hacking

Bendis in Crisis Day 2: The Great One’s Twitter on Lockdown After Hacking

As the crisis that has enveloped the entire comic book industry and left shockwaves throughout social media enters its second day, the world is still without a Twitter account run by “The Great One” Brian Bendis. Though the hackers who took control of the account on Saturday have seemingly been thwarted, Bendis’s profile remains stripped […]

Brian Bendis Locked in Desperate Struggle With Twitter Hackers Right Now

Brian Bendis Locked in Desperate Struggle with Hackers as Crisis Enters 4th Hour

It seemed as though the world could finally breathe a huge sigh of relief Saturday as superstar comic book writer “The Great One” Brian Bendis had seemingly regained control of his Twitter account following a grueling three-hour ordeal wherein hackers captured the account and used it to post vague messages, Soundcloud links, and shoutouts to […]

Valve Has Paid Over $100k in Hacker Bounties

The things companies do to make sure hackers don’t ruin their system is insane sometimes. Or at least the lengths they’ll go to is pretty extreme. Take Valve, for example, who apparently has spent over $100,000 on bounties against hackers invading their system and games they provide. PCGamesN ran a story this weekend detailing the […]

Stuxnet: HBO Lands Alex Gibney Cyber Warfare Limited Series

HBO and Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side) are ready to pull back the curtain on one of the most important moments in the history of modern cyber warfare with the new limited series Stuxnet (working title). Based on Gibney’s 2016 cyberwarfare documentary Zero Days, the project focuses on […]

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Gamers Face Increased Risk of Hacks from Cyber Criminals, According to New Study

Online gaming is a massively lucrative industry, and that just might come with some new problems. According to research published today from Kaspersky Lab, 53% of people regularly game online, a figure that rises to 64% for 25-34 year-olds and 67% for those aged 16-24. And that means online gaming is potentially lucrative for cybercriminals, as hacked gaming […]

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South Korean Overwatch Hackers May Be Headed To Prison

Blizzard’s Korean Overwatch forums released a statement this week informing fans that they have helped track down and turn over to police several individuals selling illegal hacking software that messed with the game. A year-long investigation nabbed 13 players for distributing programs like aimbots, another in a list of players that Blizzard and the Overwatch […]

Hackers Are Already Taking Over The ‘Call Of Duty: WWII’ Beta

We’ll chalk it up to the developers not having the foresight to see this coming for now, but Call Of Duty: WWII‘s beta has already been overrun by hackers. There’s an entire Reddit thread that’s been building for the past 24 hours, but essentially, there’s more than just a handful of people who currently have […]

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Nintendo Switch’s 3.0 Update Gives Way For Homebrewing Hacks

Good news for hackers who are looking to have some fun with their Nintendo Switch, as SwitchBrew has confirmed that there is a way to hack into the system using the current 3.0 update. The finer details can be found at this link, but the layman’s shorthand version is that there are specific exploits that […]

HBO Vs. Hackers: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Insecure’ And More Leaked

Following-up on promises from earlier in the week that more “data dumps” were to follow, hackers stepped-up their attacks against HBO on Sunday by leaking several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (set to premiere October 2017), Ballers and Insecure and other series (including as-yet-unaired episodes of Barry and The Deuce). The week-long back-and-forth between the […]

‘Pirates 5’ Has Been Kidnapped And Disney Won’t Pay The Ransom

Someone has kidnapped Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Disney isn’t paying the ransom. And by “kidnapped” we mean that hackers have managed to get a hold of the upcoming Disney movie and are threatening to release it unless Disney pays them an insane amount of money, according to Deadline. Disney […]

United Talent Agency Hit By Cyberattack, Ransom In Bitcoins Rumored

In another skirmish in the ongoing cyberwars, one of Hollywood’s leading talent management agencies is the victim of a computer virus which has brought it’s internal network operations to a near-standstill. The United Talent Agency, with offices worldwide, was struck Monday, causing email, file access, and network communications in their Beverly Hills headquarters to shut […]

OPM Hackers Are Big Marvel Comics Fans

This is a side-effect of the move by Marvel Studios to get their films distributed more widely in China, that they may not have anticipated. Iron Man 3 was co-produced by The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and Chinese firm DMG Entertainment and partially filmed there, enabling the movie to be better distributed I  the […]

How The Interview Became A Cultural Vortex Of Crazy – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes,  It’s been a heady few weeks for Sony Studios and their movie The Interview. First the studio got hacked in late November. Thoroughly, stole-everything-but-the-crown-jewels hacked where their entire computer system was frozen and important confidential files and email correspondences stolen, then leaked on the internet for all to see. During the first […]