| Jan 18, 2011
| 10:46 AM
There are reasons to be cheerful, here at the beginning of 2011.
The hacker youths are reminding us what democracy actually looks like, and it is annoying the bejeezus out of the oligarchy.
An old spook friend of mine who writes a daily newsletter under...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:11 AM
Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group told staff to change their passwords and tighten security, sources said on Tuesday, after hackers attacked the website of his tabloid The Sun.
Hackers on Monday redirected The Sun's online readers to a fake page...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:02 AM
More than a dozen suspected members of "Anonymous" were arrested Tuesday morning in Florida, New Jersey and California, as part of an FBI takedown of the notorious hacking group.
The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into Anonymous, which...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 10:47 AM
London -- A teenager has been arrested near London in connection with the hacking of Sony, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.
The 19-year-old is suspected of hacking into systems and mounting denial of service attacks against "a number of...
| Dec 11, 2010
Rafix was set to attack. The target: Visa.com. The weapon: a battery of personal computers ready to jam the site with millions of simultaneous log-in requests.
"FIRE AT WILL, gentlemen!" Rafix wrote in an online message. "Enjoy the EPIC battle of GLORY!"...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Have people been saying really mean things about you on Twitter? Probably not, but that's the direct message being used by the Hacker group Anonymous to steal the user names and passwords of thousands of users, according to reports.
| May 20, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Police officials and the mayor's office have confirmed a cyber attack against the City of Chicago's website.
Hackers are claiming credit for bringing down the cityofchicago.org site and the chicagopolice.org site. The cityofchicago.org appeared to be...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 7:52 AM
Porn, violent images and other graphic pieces of content are spreading across Facebook in what appears to be a widespread and ugly spam attack.
Graham Cluley, a consultant with Web security firm Sophos, said Tuesday that "explicit and violent" images...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:09 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Facebook says a hack that exploited some Web browsers was responsible for a flood of porn, violent images and other graphic content that spread across the site over the past couple of days.
Spokesman Frederic Wolens said Facebook's...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Hackers aligned with the global cyber-collective known as Anonymous have claimed responsibility for taking down at least six prominent websites, including those of the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group, in retaliation for charges levied...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Dana White loves a good fight.
But the Ultimate Fighting Championship president may have second thoughts about mixing it up with members of the hacker collective Anonymous on Thursday night on Twitter, where he was on the receiving end of a brutal punch....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The FBI confirmed Friday that the Anonymous cyber collective hacked into a conference call between Bureau investigators and officers at London's Scotland Yard, during which agents discussed investigations into the online group.
A 15-minute recording of...