US State Department hacks Al Qaeda websites

The US State Department has claimed responsibility for hacking a number of Al Qaeda administered websites in Yemen. 

Leaked Twitter logins 'mostly spammers'

Twitter says it's investigating how nearly 60,000 user logins were posted online - but says the hack's not nearly as bad as it looks.

Nissan hit with major cyber attack

Nissan has confirmed that it recently suffered a major cyber attack. As of now, the car manufacturer isn't certain who executed the operation or what information may have been extracted.

Video: MIT geeks play Tetris... on the side of a building

Tetris is one those classic games that has been around for a long time, yet continues to be more popular than ever.

Boys arrested over terrorist hotline 'hack'

Two teenage boys have been arrested in the UK over the hacking of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist hotline.

Pentagon wants to hack into video game consoles

The Pentagon is apparently interested in learning how to hack into video game consoles.

Anonymous claims China hack

Hackers linked to the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for defacing a number of Chinese government and business websites.

Global Payments hack exposes 1.5 million credit card numbers

As many as one and a half million American credit card numbers have been stolen from payment processing company Global Payments.

RockYou settles with FTC over massive data breach

Social game site RockYou is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over a hack that exposed millions of email addresses and passwords to hackers.

Swift arrest made over family planning site hack

If proof were needed that members of Anonymous aren't all singing from the same hymn sheet, the news comes that a man claiming to belong to the group has hacked into the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Chrome cracked in hacking contest

Just ten days after pledging $1 million to hackers able to exploit Chrome, Google's been forced to put its hand in its pocket.

Anonymous brings down Vatican website

Anonymous is claiming to have brought down several Vatican websites, which were offline for most of Wednesday.

Bin Laden sea burial cast into doubt

Osama Bin Laden's body wasn't buried at sea, but was instead flown back to the US, leaked emails suggest.

Hackers swipe unreleased Jackson tracks from Sony

Two British men have appeared in court charged with hacking into Sony Music to steal the entire Michael Jackson back catalog.

YouPorn passwords extracted and posted

YouPorn appears to have been compromised after hackers publicly posted the passwords, emails, and dates of birth of over a million users.

Apple supplier Foxconn hacked

Foxconn, the Far Eastern manufacturer that supplies Apple and other hardware vendors, was yesterday hacked as part of a series of protests against the company's notorious working conditions.

Anonymous takes aim at Brazilian banks

Cyber activists linked to Anonymous targeted the websites of three major Brazilian banks this week in the context of a wider campaign to protest economic inequality in Latin America’s leading economy.

Anonymous targets California cop over tweet

Anonymous has set its sights on a California police officer for criticizing and (allegedly) threatening the group over a recent hack attack against the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) website. 

Israeli sites downed in cyber blitz

Hackers downed a number of Israeli sites on Wednesday, including those administered by the Sheba Medical Center, the Assouta medical facility and the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

Saudi and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges downed in cyber attack

Israeli hackers have claimed credit for downing websites run by the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).