Security

Hacker Tells Yahoo About a Worm and Gets Snubbed. Now He’s Getting Even With a Second One

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There’s a second part to the story of a hacker who built a malicious worm at a Yahoo-sponsored hackathon in Bucharest that exploits a vulnerability in a Yahoo developer service. The hacker, who goes by Pax, was offended when the hackathon organizers cut short his time on stage due and failed to give him due respect for a clever (though malicious) hack, or thank him and his team partner for exposing a security hole. “They were/are complete assholes,” he said on Twitter after someone commented that the officials’ reaction had turned a white hat effort into a grudge. Read More