| Jun 21, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A former Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems Inc. employee, who hacked into the chief executive's computerized presentation and replaced it with pornography, was sentenced Tuesday in Baltimore City's first computer hacking case, according to the city's...
| Aug 27, 2011
With a tap on his smartphone, University of Maryland student Shiv Krishnamoorthy can instantly alert police as he walks through the dimly lit corners of the College Park campus — and share with them his precise location, plus live video and audio....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat.
But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Like skilled cat burglars, teams of college-age hackers slithered past defenses to probe the soft underbelly of a sophisticated computer system.
Their mission: to steal secrets and leave an electronic calling card.
As they tapped away on laptops and...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:39 PM
Even though they didn't win first or second place, six Harford Tech students made it all the way to the final round of the 2011 Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference Oct. 22 at the Baltimore Convention Center, where they — and seven other teams...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:18 PM
After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient.
"The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Two recent stories have highlighted how confidential health and patient data are at risk. First, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights noted that nearly 8 million Americans were affected by almost 31,000...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A Hungarian man's attempt to blackmail a U.S. hotel chain into giving him a job landed him in U.S. custody, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Attila Nemeth, 26, pleaded guilty to hacking the computer system of Marriott International Corp. and...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Analysts with the National Security Agency see the threats coming at corporate America: viruses, worms and other malware targeting the computer networks that serve the nation's banks, utilities and businesses.
But the 64-year-old law that established the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:06 PM
To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:41 AM
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| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:42 PM
A former team leader of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning testified Tuesday that she told superiors on several occasions that Manning should not be allowed to handle classified information or be sent to Iraq, but her warnings apparently went unheeded.