Results for "pastebin"

Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

Anonymous supplants Pastebin with AnonPaste

A hack a day keeps the government at bay? Maybe, maybe not. When Anonymous does crawl out from behind the curtains of the internet, they like to dump their prizes and valuable information to Pastebin. Naturally, Pastebin didn’t take too kindly to its service being used that way, and pledged to delete posts which it considered to be abusing the service. Not only that, Pastebin has been blocked in several countries. What’s an Anonymous to do? Simple! Create your own service.

Continue Reading

Pastebin no longer safe haven for Hackers

Pastebin no longer safe haven for Hackers

The folks at the favorite info-dumping site of groups such as what once was LulzSec and the still very active Anonymous have announced they'll be cutting back on so-called "sensitive" posts. Pastebin has been a fabulous place for those with no wish to be tracked to their source to post information that could lead to law-breaking activities. That's not what the site was originally made for, but what it's become rather famous for over the past few months and years. The current owner, Jeroen Vader, has pledged to cut down on the amount of uses of the site which constitute "abuse" as set by their own rules.

Continue Reading

Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

Origin not hacked, EA confirms false alarm

This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."

Continue Reading

Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Don’t expect one whole heck of a lot of tweets coming out of Venezuela in the immediate future as President Nicolas Maduro’s government has shut down the internet and select TV channels. Having shut down Twitter access for the area this past week, Venezuela’s state-run ISP CANTV has been cut in areas such as San Cristobal. This area is a regional capital in the west of the country and CANTV controls the vast majority of internet connectivity in the area.

Continue Reading

Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

As Grand Theft Auto V quickly becomes one of the best-selling games of all time - the quickest-selling game ever, at that - users are turning up oddities in-code in-game left and right. Today's appearance of some Grand Theft Auto Online content helps us understand how different the online multiplayer experience is going to be, starting with cash cards. These cash packs (or cash cards, as they appear here) can be purchased for real, actual cash with an in-game purchase, and are - as the description reads - "fleeting".

Continue Reading

Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Microsoft's decision to remove the Xbox One's online requirements after a groundswell of gamer revolt has prompted a doleful eulogy for what the system could have evolved into, supposedly penned by a member of the Always Online development team. The document, shared anonymously, primarily blames Microsoft itself for poorly reacting to the bad publicity around the Xbox One's original DRM system, which required games to check-in once every 24hrs else gamers couldn't continue playing them - though also lists out the potential next-gen console advantages owners will now miss out on.

Continue Reading

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle

On Monday, Anonymous and various extremist Islamic hacking collectives announced their OpUSA mission, which was a planned cyberattack against nine big-name US agencies/institutions that the hackers wanted to take down. The attack was announced in a manifesto of sorts on Pastebin, which you can read here if poor grammar is of no bother to you. Not surprisingly, the attack appears to have fizzled out with little effect.

Continue Reading

Anonymous hacks North Korea’s social media in net freedom bid

Anonymous hacks North Korea’s social media in net freedom bid

Hacking collective Anonymous has apparently selected its next high-profile target, in the shape of any sites or social network accounts related to North Korea, seizing control of Flickr and Twitter pages in the process. The activists cracked the Uriminzokkiri accounts and uploaded images of their own, which still remain online at time of writing, in addition to claiming to have extracted 15,000 usernames and passwords from the site, the BBC reports. Anonymous' goal appears to be loosening the restrictions on internet access North Koreans face from their government.

Continue Reading

MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

This year started off on a sad note with the suicide of the man known as Aaron Swartz, made famous for his development of Reddit and Demand Progress. His death is said to have been due to massive legal pressure put on by the Department of Justice and MIT after it was discovered that he'd hacked into the academic journal system known as JSTOR, releasing documents to the public that otherwise would have been limited to students and academics of all sorts still under the payment plan required by the system. Today it's been announced that MIT will release until-now locked-down documents related to the case.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5