Newzbin2 is introducing a new client in an effort to work around the court-ordered website blocking that recently went into effect for the site. Newzbin2 staff isn’t discussing exactly how the new software client works but it appears to get around BT’s website block using a suite of techniques including encryption.
As Sony works to restore its online PlayStation Network to full functionality and win back frustrated customers with free games, a new web-oriented scam completely unrelated to the company's previous run-ins with hackers has been found.
A slew of recent Xbox Live hackings might share a common theme, says a network infrastructure manager. Jason Coutee, who unceremoniously had his online account broken into and $100 worth of Microsoft Points pilfered, believes he's found a possible culprit: Microsoft's own Xbox Live web portal.
Retailers who are in the business of selling used video games could find their doors shuttered in the future, thanks to a Court of Appeals ruling stating that software companies may prohibit customers from reselling products.
A press conference espousing the perceived perils of the controversial PROTECT IP bill hosted by the Internet Society and the Center for Democracy and Technology on Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. has already drawn criticism from the Motion Picture Association of America, which promptly issued a statement arguing that the points of view presented by the event's speakers were flawed.
On behalf of TorrentFreak, the Bittorrent monitoring company scaneye found out that also those companies are guilty of copyright infringement, who claim that they are suffering most from other people copying their content
Researchers examined more than 55,000 torrents shared on Mininova and The Pirate Bay, both major BitTorrent portals, to identify the content publishers and track their file-sharing behavior.
It looks like no one on the internet is immune to foul play, not even hosting company Go Daddy. It was reported today that hundreds of the company's sites were compromised. Visitors coming to those sites from search engines were redirected to a page containing malware.
Another day, another devastating cyber attack on a video game company. Hackers targeted UK publisher Codemasters last week, forcing the company to shut down its official website and several services offered through it. The intrusion affected an unspecified number of people, though Codemasters, who recently released the third installment of its "Dirt" racing franchise, admitted myriad data was compromised.
Ditching the illegal but keeping the free, infamous Swedish torrent depot The Pirate Bay announced on Monday an initiative dubbed "The Promo Bay" to help new and struggling musicians and filmmakers. The ongoing contest will offer the site's own home page to lucky winners.
Three people involved in a camcording operation have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from five months up to four years for their role in the "Burn Central" DVD business.
It looks like the Pentagon is finally starting to take all of this hacking business seriously. At a recent cyber strategy speech the pentagon revealed more about it's plans for dealing with cyberattacks. It seems that the Pentagon wants to protect not only their own servers but also servers owned by banks, transportation groups, utility companies, and other non government groups.
In the US, the head of moviez release group "Imagine Group" was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the distribution of films that he and his four mates recorded in cinemas.
A new study - requested by NBC Universal and researched by British firm Envisional - attached a succinct number to the amount of piracy perpetuated across both the U.S. and worldwide internet.
Hackers calling themselves The Script Kiddies lived up to their name by assuming control of the official USA Today twitter feed this week. The group took the brief opportunity (the publication has since regained access) to engage in some cyber shenanigans - something it's quickly earning a reputation for.
If you thought LulzSec was just "in it for the lulz" then you may just be mistaken. It appears LulzSec has teamed up with Anonymous to target governments, banks, and large corporations. What's more, the group is calling for other hackers to unite under this cause which they have coined Operation AntiSec.