‘Contributors’ File Class Action Lawsuit Against Yahoo for July Hack


That was fast. In mid-July hackers calling themselves “the D33Ds Company” gave Yahoo a spanking for lax security by posting the login information of some of the 453,000 mostly unpaid bloggers working for Yahoo and Associated Content’s contributor network. Less than a month later, we’ve got the first class-action lawsuit related to the breach.

New Hampshire resident Jeff Allan is the named plaintiff in the case. In papersĀ filed July 31 in a U.S. District Court in Northern California, attorneys detailed how Mr. Allan discovered his information was compromised: Read More

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New Hackers ‘The Consortium’ Introduce Themselves With Hack of Porn Site Digital Playground


The F.B.I. may have snagged LulzSec by turning top hacker Sabu (Hector Xavier Monsegur) but if they thought that would put paid to hacking groups looking to make their bones, they were wrong. Welcome The Consortium, and their filleting of the porn site, Digital Playground. The Consortium didn’t just cull passwords and emails of site admins, affiliates and users, they also discovered Digital Playground stored the credit card numbers of some 72,000 users in plain text. However if Digital Playground had your credit card for some reason, don’t worry, The Consortium claims they play fair: Read More