Tag Archives: Hackers

Subtitles Open You Up to Hackers When Using Popular Media Players

The researchers also discovered that it’s extremely easy to manipulate the algorithm of a site like OpenSubtitles.org in order to guarantee that a malicious file would make it to the top of the search results. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/3EdJUio

Tor users ‘not at risk’ after failed attack by PlayStation, Xbox Live hackers | ZDNet

In a statement on Friday, the Tor project said the attack attempted to undermine the service by flooding it with fake servers. “The attackers have signed up many new relays in hopes of becoming a large fraction of the network,” the statement read. These new relay servers made up “less than 1 percent” of the Tor network’s capacity during the attack, it added. – Zack Whittaker,ZDNet

Several Sony Films Leak Online After Hack Attack

Annie and Fury are among the pirated Sony titles that have seen a surge in downloads since the Monday hack by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace, according to TorrentFreak. The hack disabled Sony’s email and additional electronic systems, with some of the company’s employees regaining use of their email accounts on Saturday. Following the leak, Fury, which is still in theaters after opening Oct. 17, had become the second-most downloaded film on file-sharing site Pirate Bay. – Ryan Gajewski,The Hollywood Reporter