Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica gets hacked, boitcoins worth $90,000 gets stolen.

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Remember that nasty incident earlier this month where the online Microsoft storefront in India — whose operation, by the way, was outsourced to a local Indian company called Quasar Media — had their users’ passwords stored in plain text in the database? At the time, it was thought that no serious financial information was compromised. However, Microsoft has just sent out a new followup email with users of the Microsoft Store India website stating otherwise.

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Microsoft’s online store in India has been hacked by a Chinese hacker group that goes by the name of EvilShadow. While the hack seems to have been done for fun — and not as a social or political protest — the hackers still managed to gain access to the database, where passwords were stored in plaintext.

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Symantec has now retracted its previous statement that the security breach which led to the leak of source codes of their older security products happened at a third part server, reports Reuters.

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Zappos

Zappos, an online retailer run by Amazon has suffered a security breach and has confirmed that its customer information was accessed.

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Twitter accounts of Huffington Post and actor Ashton Kutcher were hacked and objectionable tweets were posted.

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In an email send to its customers, CoveritLive revealed that there was a security breach and some information (i.e., user names, email addresses and/or passwords) were accessed.

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Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel Hacked With Porn

YouTube took down Sesame Street’s YouTube channel today due to them being hacked and having porn videos uploaded.

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EA’s BioWare division was hacked, with personal information of users being taken, including names, phone numbers, and addresses.

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A “gray hat hacker” known as “idahc”, who self-identifies as a Lebanese hacker, managed to hack Sony Europe’s Database of Application Store and posted the information on the Internet.

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The LulzSec group (LulzSecurity) has done it again. They have hacked into Sony Pictures’ website, gaining access to over 1 million user account information, including passwords and email addresses.

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SonyBMG gets hit by a SQL injection, usernames & emails exposed.

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Hard to believe, but Sony has been hacked again!

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, So-net Entertainment Corp., a Japanese ISP owned by Sony, an intruder broke into So-Net and stole customers’ redeemable gift points worth about $1,225.

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Gmail Recent Account Activity

Here’s how the PlayStation Network getting hacked resulted in a mass phishing mail being sent to my contact list.

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Reports have started pouring in that CCAvenue, India’s largest payment gateway has been hacked and all the administrator passwords of various merchants using CCAvenue has been stolen in the process.

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