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CNet hacked, one million user records stolen by white hat hackers

07/15, 10:47am

W0rm interested in publicizing security holes, not motivated by profit

Purported white-hat Russian hacker group w0rm has attacked tech news website CNet. The group claims that it has usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords for one million users of its information services. A tweet on Monday by the group confirmed the attack, but even after a sale offer for a single Bitcoin was made, the group claims to be interested in drawing attention to security and "nothing more."

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CBS executives overrule CNet editorial over Hopper CES award

01/14, 2:39pm

Reviews ban put in place over existing Dish litigation

Executives at CBS have forced CNet to remove Dish Network's Hopper from its CES awards, due to ongoing lawsuits. CNet's parent company apparently wanted the awards changed shortly after a ban on products by companies CBS was in litigation with came into effect, and forced the change on the editorial team, leading one reporter to announce their departure.

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HBO seeing rapid growth thanks to iOS apps

06/27, 11:35am

Hits 3-millionth download

In early May, HBO launched its HBO Go app for iPads, iPhones, Android OS devices and PCs. The app provides subscribers with streamed viewing of almost 1,400 HBO TV shows, sports, and movies. Today, the app is expected to see its three-millionth download.

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