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Winamp forums attacked, accounts and email addresses exposed

[Full disclosure: AOL is the parent company of both Winamp and Download Squad] Hackers have broken through security protecting the Winamp forum database, compromising the user forums, exposing accounts and email addresses in the process. In a post on the company's forum, Winamp's General Manager, Geno Yoham, explained that an attack was quickly detected and isolated to the Winamp forum datab...

Google search now warns you of hacked and compromised sites

Emerging just a week after the high-profile Gawker Media hack, and proving it is still very fleet-footed indeed, Google search results now warn you if a website has been hacked. The notification (see screenshot above) looks just like the malware warning. Unlike the malware warning, however, you do not get shown the ominous 'visiting this site may harm your computer!' interstitial page. Rather,...

Gawker hack leads to Twitter acai spam

It's bad enough that a database of 1.3 million user passwords from Gawker Media sites was hacked and posted online over the weekend, but it gets worse. It turns out that many of those users didn't set unique passwords for all their online accounts. Now, a large number of Twitter accounts have been compromised and used to spam bogus links about acai berries. The acai spam attack was so large th...

Actual damage from iTunes App Store hacks: only 400 accounts affected

A couple of days ago, we found out that a number of iTunes user accounts had been compromised and used to buy and promote bogus apps. We just didn't know what that number was. Now, Apple has confirmed that 400 accounts were affected. The iTunes servers themselves weren't compromised, says Apple. The question of how much money was lost in this scam is still open, as is the question of how many r...

Bad guys now launching attacks through hacked Facebook apps

Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook can already be dangerous places. Things like short links and bogus messages from friends with compromised accounts put unsuspecting and under-prepared users at risk. Now, AVG's security researchers have discovered a new threat on Facebook. For the first time, they've found hacked Facebook apps. According to AVG, the apps are being used to launc...

Muxtape mucked up: who hacked it?

Muxtape, the popular online mixtape service we wrote about earlier this year, appears to have been hacked today. Every song on every Muxtape has been replaced by, "Aim (with Stephen Jones) - Good Disease [Babybird does a Prince thing]." Users can't delete the track from their mixes, and (in our professional opinions) the song isn't even very good. An update was just posted to the Muxtape blog. No...

RIAA website gets hacked by SQL injection

Yesterday a Reddit user posted a link that supposedly runs a time-consuming SQL query on the RIAA'a website. Of course the Reddit community began trying to stick it to the RIAA, and eventually someone may have deleted all of the site's content by exploiting a poorly configured web/database server with an SQL injection attack. The site appears to be operating fine now, but we noticed it certainl...

The Squadcast 05 - Security Starts at Home

Hiding under your bed in fear of the latest Internet threats? Fear not young digital warrior, we've got you covered. On this week's episode of The Squadcast we talk to SecureWorks security researcher Ben Feinstein about staying safe online, keeping the hackers out, and more. Plus, Grant and Christina count down our five favorite free security downloads. Watch "The Squadcast 05 - Security Sta...

PowerPoint attacks

Microsoft is always under attack. This time around it's Powerpoint, again. Just a few days after patching bugs, PowerPoint was hit again. A Microsoft Security Program Manager was made aware of a proof of concept code that was affecting Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint, as well as PowerPoint 2000, and PowerPoint 2002. This hole allows for hackers to potentially execute code on a user's computer by ...

Digg down?

One of our favorite sites (yours and mine) is down this morning. What does this mean for Digg? Crazy-cool new changes and upgraded features? Has Digg been hacked, or is this routine? "Out of service" doesn't look too good, but is this just web 2.0-speak for hold-on we're kicking-up the good stuff another notch? I don't remember Netscape going down to launch their video product site-wide, but perha...