What is Social Engineering?

If you are interested in computer programming and security, then you would have probably heard about the term - Social Engineering. But, ever wondered what it actually is?Social Engineering is a way to intrude or we can even say, crack into any websites DBMS, servers, computers, ATMs, etc. This type of unauthorized access is heavily relied on human interactions and involves playing a bluff game and tricking people. So basically, a social engineer tries to find the information that can compromise … [Read more...]

EA Web page transformed into Apple ID phishing scheme

Using some tricks, hackers have been able to breach the EA servers and have converted one of its pages into a fake Apple log in screen.Once users logged on to the fake site, they were prompted to input their credit card numbers, date of birth, and other personal information. EA has said that the situation have been controlled.The phishing site attempts to trick a user into submitting his Apple ID and password. It then presents a second form which asks the user to verify his full name, card … [Read more...]

Jeremy Hammon the man behind hacking Stratfor sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Internet activist and hacker Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty of hacking servers of the private intelligence company Stratfor.  Hammond hacked the servers of the company and leaked the information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and was sentenced to ten years in jail on Friday, November 15. “I did this because I believe people have the right to know what government and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right,” he wrote in his statement.Recently … [Read more...]

Raipur’s ethical hacker in Google’s “Hall of fame”.

An ethical hacker from Raipur, Monendra Sahu has reportedly been added to Google's "Hall of fame" at 11th spot in the world. The code cracking master has hacked some of the most secure networks on the World Wide Web, like website of - Microsoft, Google, Nokia , Blackberry, Yahoo and many others. He was many times awarded by his targets and has received money prizes from some of the site given above which range from 100$ to 20000$ USD. The white hat is a mining … [Read more...]

Adobe hacked, 2.9 million user accounts stolen.

So, I am getting the news that the world famous company Adobe systems has been hacked, Adobe a company best known for its programs like Photoshop, Adobe PDF reader, etc. today said on its blog that the credit and debit card numbers of its 2.9 million users have been stolen. The blackhats also have stolen user information, credit card no.s and even product serial numbers. "Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. … [Read more...]