The websites of US banks have under heavy digital attack for more than a week by unknown cyber assailants.
One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Aramco, has confirmed that it was hit by a major cyber-attack earlier this month, but says it's now fixed the 30,000 affected workstations.
Swiss scientists are working on a system designed to let sheep alert shepherds of marauding wolves by SMS.
Google reckons it can tell when an online attack originates from a government, and is to start alerting Gmail users when it happens.
Scientists have successfully transformed the sort of scar tissue caused by heart attacks into living, beating heart muscle.
UCLA researchers say they've shown that genetically engineered stem cells can attack HIV-infected cells in a living organism.
The Taliban recently launched a coordinated offensive against the U.S. embassy in Kabul with gunfire, mortars and suicide bombers.
Maybe NASA believes that the little green men really are green - one of its scientists has collaborated on a report suggesting that the Earth's rising levels of greenhouse gases could provoke an alien attack.
An important al-Qaida chat forum has been downed by unknown hackers, leaving the organization without a trusted communication channel on the internet.
The International Monetary Fund has reportedly fallen victim to a massive hacking attack that may have led to confidential national economic data being compromised.
Iranian hackers are believed to be behind an attempt to hack the internet's Secure Socket Layer (SSL). If successful, it would have allowed the hackers to impersonate Google, Yahoo, Skype, Mozilla and Microsoft.
Popular blogging platform WordPress was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack yesterday, downing thousands of blogs.
Hacking group Anonymous has released tens of thousands more private emails from security company HBGary, which it claims has been plotting with government agencies to attack Wikileaks.
The Anonymous group of cyber-attackers yesterday hit the website of a small Washington security firm, in revenge for an attempt by the company to give Anonymous' supporters' details to the FBI.
A researcher at the University of Luxembourg has demonstrated a new type of attack against mobile phones at the security conference DeepSec in Vienna.
Showing extraordinary devotion to duty, a German researcher has offered his arm up to a robot with a kitchen knife in order to help develop better safety systems.
Ubisoft has apologised to gamers for the fact that its servers went down over the weekend, saying it was attacked by a hacker.