Archive for the ‘Hacks’ Category


1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Found On The Dark Web

December 22nd, 2017

ITS was recently notified by that several thousand luc.edu accounts were listed as part of the 1.4 billion aggregate database of usernames and clear text passwords that was found in an underground community forum. What is it? As hackers accumulate login and password information from phishing scams and other means, they generally either sell this […]


Apple Releases Emergency iOS Update

September 1st, 2016

Update Addresses Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in the Wild Apple has released an emergency security update for iOS after it was discovered that three zero-day vulnerabilities were being exploited in the wild. These three vulnerabilities when used together could be used to achieve remote code execution with kernel level privileges. Citizen Labs and Lookout, research firms […]


“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

September 29th, 2014

A French IT manager recently discovered a flaw in the way millions of devices communicate across the internet.  The bug is found in “bash,” which is a program that translates human-readable commands into a language readable by the computer’s operating system.  This bug affects any device that can connect to the internet and uses the operating […]


Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

September 16th, 2014

After weeks of knowing about the issue, a report came out last week alerting the public that Home Depot’s computers have been hacked for about five months now, revealing the credit and debit card information of millions of customers. The hackers are still unknown, but are believed to be among two groups.  The hackers managed […]


Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

September 10th, 2014

Earlier today, Daily Dot reported that nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords have been hacked and posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum.  The unknown hacker posted a screenshot of the database on the forum Tuesday evening, revealing some of the stolen usernames and passwords. As of earlier today, the list has been taken down […]


Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s Bistro

June 12th, 2014

It has been reported that P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is investigating a possible data breach involving credit card data reportedly stolen from locations nationwide. On June 9, thousands of stolen credit cards went up for sale at an underground store known for selling credit cards associated with the Target breach earlier this year. Banks have […]


eBay Security Breach, Asks Users to Change Passwords

May 21st, 2014

eBay has become aware of a security breach that compromised a database that included encrypted passwords. eBay officials note that no financial data was implicated. In addition to passwords, the database contained basic information like name, email, phone number, address, and date of birth, but eBay officials stressed that no confidential or personal information was […]


Target Breached: 40 Million Cards at Risk

Target Breached: 40 Million Cards at Risk

December 19th, 2013

Update: Target has set up a hotline for customer who suspect there has been unauthorized activity on their cards: 866-852-8680. Target announced on December 18th that it is investigating a data breach involving, potentially, millions of customer credit and debit cards. Target released a statement December 19th stating that the breach took place between November 27th and […]


2 Million Passwords Stolen

2 Million Passwords Stolen

December 6th, 2013

On December 3rd, cyber security firm Trustwave announced that they discovered that hackers have stolen two million passwords from 93,000 websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Linkedin and Google. According to Trustwave, passwords were obtained using keylogging software and is part of a new botnet. The massive campaign started on October 21st with only one proxy […]


Adobe: Hacked!

Adobe: Hacked!

October 4th, 2013

  Adobe has long been one of the premier providers of audio, video, and graphic editing software. Recently they have made the cloud an essential part of their business strategy, moving most of its services to subscription based platforms. Cyber attackers delivered a major blow to the company yesterday as Adobe announced that an intrusion […]