Guy Fawkes Day 2012: Hackers Threaten Facebook and Zynga, NBC.com and Lady Gaga Fan Page Have Been Hacked
Nov 05, 2012 08:12 AM EST | By Juan Fernandez
November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, where hacker groups such as Anonymous has threatened to hack Facebook and Zynga. NBC's portal and a Lady Gaga fan page have already been hacked by someone or a group named "Pyknic", resulting in downtime for portions of the website, including Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
According to PC Magazine, the video section of NBC was taken over and replaced with a looping audio track and text saying "REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT. I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT."
Like Us on Facebook
The Guy Fawkes mask has been the symbol for hacker group "Anonymous", in order to hide the identities of its members in public. It recently added Zynga to its list of targets, saying it will release Zynga's games for free. The group is also targeting Facebook for its user privacy violations.
The NBC website was restored at the time of posting this article.
More teen girls are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, but the numbers are still "unacceptably low", according to U.S. health officials.
Feeling stressed could lead to increased weight again, according to a new study.
A new study says that suggesting a "spoonful" of medicine can lead to potentially dangerous doses and it can be a big medical error. Instead, parents are encouraged to use droppers and syringes which measure in milliliters or ounces when giving liquid medicines , according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Eleven people have been hospitalized following an E. coli outbreak which has been linked to burgers consumed in restaurants in four states, according to reports.
Forget about talking the bill pill, a British ice cream maker has created a flavor that includes 25 mg of Viagra per scoop.
Starbucks announced that it will improve its mobile application that will allow customers visiting its stores to tip their baristas from their iPhone.