Tag Archives: hacking

  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: It’s Anonymous Versus ‘ISIS’ In Battle Of The Nerds (Video)

Rachel's doing her 'splainer gestures a lot tonight
Monday, somebody claiming to be affiliated with ISIS — or at least friendly to them — briefly took over social media accounts for the Pentagon’s Central Command, and posted some stupid threatening-sounding stuff about jihad, as well as a bunch of documents they claimed were classified, but were actually publicly available information. No real security breach, but weird and scary. Read more on Morning Maddow: It’s Anonymous Versus ‘ISIS’ In Battle Of The Nerds (Video)…
  Dicktember Surprise

New York Pol: Hackers Made Me Follow That Porn Star On Twitter! HACKERS!!!

We were in a hurry, but you can still photoshop the sex toy of your choice in there.
Here’s a Dicktember item for your Likely Explanations bin: A county official in New York knows exactly why he’s “following” a porn star on his Twitter account: He was hacked! Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat, explained to the New York Post that nefarious hacker activity was the only possible reason his Twitter account shows him following porn actress Belle Knox’s twitter stream (link NSFW if you look around for a while. Message: we care). Read more on New York Pol: Hackers Made Me Follow That Porn Star On Twitter! HACKERS!!!…
  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Remember That Time Iran Threatened To Kill A Writer And Some Editors? (Video)

Remember back in 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini called for Salman Rushdie to be killed for writing The Satanic Verses? It wasn’t just Rushdie who had to die, he said — the book’s publishers and editors also were the subject of the same fatwa. And for that matter, there were even threats made against bookstore chains that planned to carry The Satanic Verses, and for a short while, it worked: B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble all announced they would not sell the book and risk a terrorist attack. But then people decided not to let the Ayatollah dictate what books they could buy, and The Satanic Verses became a bestseller (although, like A Brief History of Time, it may have been among the least-read bestsellers around. Sorry, Mr. Rushdie). Read more on Morning Maddow: Remember That Time Iran Threatened To Kill A Writer And Some Editors? (Video)…
  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Welcome To Your New Cyber-War With North Korea, Maybe (Video)

Have you been following the probably-North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures, with the attendant releases of stolen emails and bizarre threats? We have, some, and although we aren’t particularly worried about what Scott Rudin said about Angelina Jolie, and have no desire to download a pirated pre-release cut of Annie (that may also be filled with botnet worms), the sheer weirdness of the hack definitely caught our attention. Wednesday, after the purported hackers threatened to unleash some kind of deadly real-world attack, Sony said it would not release that Seth Rogen-James Franco movie about assassinating Li’l Kim, and that took the strangeness up to eleven. Read more on Morning Maddow: Welcome To Your New Cyber-War With North Korea, Maybe (Video)…
  spy kids

CIA, On Careful Reflection, Remembers It Hacked Senate Computers After All

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Hey, remember back in March when Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, who is usually all “Oh, yes, I just love the spying and the security and how they keep us free, here, please have more money,” actually got pretty pissed at the CIA because it hacked into the U.S. Senate’s computers so it could find out what the Senate knew about the Bush-era torture program? And CIA director John Brennan was all like, Naah, mang, you’re just imagining it. Girls, so hysterical and imaginatey! “As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. … That’s beyond the scope of reason.” Hey, did you try turning it off and on? Read more on CIA, On Careful Reflection, Remembers It Hacked Senate Computers After All…
  Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E Becomes Final Today

Hey Ladies! Scary Old Rupert Murdoch Is About To Be Single Again

The terms of News Corp’s CEO, chairman, and destroyer of all things good in media Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from his pie-jacking, badass, third wife Wendi Deng Murdoch are set to be finalized in front of a New York judge today. And other than the little matter of poor Rupert handing over what some people have guessed is between 1.2 and 2 billion divorce dollars, and the 44 million dollar apartment in NYC which she is totally keeping, Emperor Palpatine’s doppelganger and his erstwhile bride of almost 15 years have all the prenuptial and postnuptial (which we were not even rich enough to know existed) agreements that one of the top 100 richest, and number one most evilest, media men in the world could possibly need. So this thing here today should all be pretty quick and painless, as far as billion dollar divorces go. But there was still some rather insidery stuff reported on the Murdoch split, thanks to Michael Wolff’s fairly overwrought article in the USA Today from a week and a half ago, that we did not see until now. Michael Wolff is a guy who wrote a Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News, and was also on Keith Olbermann’s old show all the time, talking about how Rupert’s news companies hacking the phones of the entirety of Great Britain and probably the USA might actually take Rupert, his terrible kids, and even more terrible empire down. But of course it did not take anything down and we were stupid to think that it might. And now Michael Wolff says that not going to jail or even getting into trouble really for the hacking thing, and now getting this divorce, have made Rupert Murdoch happier than ever. And isn’t that the most important thing? That Rupert Murdoch is happy? Read more on Hey Ladies! Scary Old Rupert Murdoch Is About To Be Single Again…
  lawmakers + booze = governance

Millions of Americans Can Breathe Sigh Of Relief Now That We Are Safe From Unlocked Phones

Good news everyone! We are relieved, we are SO relieved, because as of Saturday, there are criminal penalties (including jail time and a fine of up to $500,000) for unlocking your phone so you can switch cel phone providers. Is this an oversight, you might be wondering? A mere loophole in an otherwise sound piece of legislation? Maybe there is a good explanation! No, of course there isn’t, this is America, it took a special edict [PDF] from the Librarian of Congress to decide that fines and criminal penalties–including jail time and a fine up to $500,000 — applies to cel phone unlocking. Read more on Millions of Americans Can Breathe Sigh Of Relief Now That We Are Safe From Unlocked Phones…
  remember remember the sixth of november

Anonymous Claims It Stopped Karl Rove From Hacking The Election By Hacking ORCA, We Think

Oh cool, Anonymous (we think it is Anonymous?) says Karl Rove was gonna vote fraud all the Machines, and that’s why he was so flabbergasted and refused to believe it when Fox called Ohio for Bamz, but they stopped him from stealing all the Machines by jamming up ORCA, because it was not actually a GOTV system but a “steal the vote” system, but they stopped him, we are pretty sure that is what the following letter, which we guess is from Anonymous probably, says. Seems legit! But here is our question! If Anonymous hacked ORCA and caused it to explode miserably on Election Day, how could Anonymous ever prove that ORCA was actually a vote-thieving program? If they hacked in, couldn’t they have planted code to make it look like Rove was gonna fraud the election? (Not that we believe for a second that Rove wasn’t trying to fraud the election, we are just saying, it seems like “logic.”) Read more on Anonymous Claims It Stopped Karl Rove From Hacking The Election By Hacking ORCA, We Think…
  attack of the drones

Students Successfully Hijack Domestic Flying Killer Robot

Drones! Or, as they are affectionately called, “Flying Killer Robots!” Apparently they are coming soon to American airspace and they will fix everything, from pollution in Nebraska to checking out pirates to fighting fires! So what is NOT to like about domestic drones, maybe that’s the better question! Except for the tiny little problem of them being completely vulnerable to hacking and hijacking by colleges students, that’s all, just a tiny problem, nothing to worry about. Read more on Students Successfully Hijack Domestic Flying Killer Robot…
  unfit at any speed

Fox News Worries About Extinction (Its Own)

As Rupert Murdoch’s News International (UK subsidiary of American company News Corp) saga continues in Blimeyland, Americans may not give two faggots about it. But there’s an eentsy beentsy spider of a chance that if Murdoch’s media ship sinks, Fox News might eventually be the last ones on deck singing Nearer My God To Thee. So, listen up while we drop some knowledge. Read more on Fox News Worries About Extinction (Its Own)…
  snowbilly's revenge

Kid Who Guessed ‘Wasilla’ Was Famous Wasilla Person Sarah Palin’s Hometown ‘Guilty’ On Two Counts

Hooray for Justice: The college kid in Tennessee who correctly guessed the hometown of Wasilla’s ex-mayor Sarah Palin has his verdict. David Kernell, the 22-year-old who “hacked” into Palin’s Yahoo email — which she was illegally using to conduct government business — is officially guilty on two counts. Read more on Kid Who Guessed ‘Wasilla’ Was Famous Wasilla Person Sarah Palin’s Hometown ‘Guilty’ On Two Counts…
  rumors on the internets

Nevada Prefers The Mere Idea Of Not-Harry Reid To Harry Reid

The Internet, as personified by a Utah State Rep., briefly suggested that Jon Huntsman’s ambassadorship means that Huntsman will be in a prime position from which to convert all of China to Mormonism, and probably Republicanism! [Ben Smith] Read more on Nevada Prefers The Mere Idea Of Not-Harry Reid To Harry Reid…
 

Obama Site Hacked?

A super-secret Wonkette operative informs us that Obama’s campaign recently purchased Hope.net and was set to launch the site before getting foiled by MALICIOUS HACKERS. “After getting the domain and setting it up, well…that shit got hacked and they don’t know how/why and they can’t fix it,” our informant writes. After loading, the page displays some Obama-mocking graffiti and all links redirect to Hillary Clinton’s site. Read more on Obama Site Hacked?…