Hackers offer DDoS services

Did you know hackers are openly competing to offer illicit services that can take down a rival online business or settle a score?

AntiSec in massive law enforcement smackdown

Anonymous hackers associated with the AntiSec movement have downed at least 70 law enforcement websites.

Are spymasters targeting hacktivists?

With more and more cyber attacks against governments and corporations, there is a growing belief that hackers could be potentially be exploited or actively recruited by various government entities.

Rival hackers deface AnonPlus

A group of Turkish hackers have defaced the front page of AnonPlus with an image of a dog wearing a suit. 

LulzSec hits News International

The LulzSec hacker group is back, bringing down the website of the Sun newspaper, owned by News International.

Anonymous to launch Operation Bohemian Grove

The hacker collective Anonymous is planning a peaceful occupation of a very mysterious place. Have you ever heard of Bohemian Grove?

Hacker civil war breaks out

A rival hacker group is working on exposing the identities of LulzSec members, following a spat over, amongst other things, the artistic and technical merits of their respective attacks.

Sega Pass downed after pwnage

Sega's Pass service - which was pwned on Thursday by hackers - remains offline as of Friday afternoon.

Suspected Sony hackers arrested in Turkey

Turkish police have arrested 32 Anonymous hackers after attacks on government websites, the state-run news agency Anadolu reports.

Changing the world - one line of code at a time

Members of Random Hacks of Kindness recently met at a so-called "Hackathon" in Silicon Valley, with the goal of promoting technology to help address worldwide problems.

Skype bug lets hackers take over Macs

Australian security outfit Pure Hacking says it's discovered a zero-day bug in Skype that allows hackers to gain control of Mac OS X machines by sending an instant message.

Jihadi hacker activity rises in wake of Bin Laden's death

Computer forensics expert Gary Warner says there's heavy activity in hacker chat rooms from groups angered by Osama Bin Laden's death.

Rogue apps infiltrate Twitter disguised as banned Lady Gaga video

No matter how badly you want to see the "banned Lady Gaga" video, do not click the links floating around Twitter.

Russian FSB wants to ban Skype and Gmail

If the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) had its way, the agency would ban Skype, Hotmail and Gmail in the former communist country.

NASA spaceship control network vulnerable to hackers

NASA's computer network is open to potentially catastrophic hacking attacks across the internet, its inspector general Paul Martin has warned.

Analysis: Is Anonymous a real political movement or a lame gag?

The mysterious hackers of Anonymous have been more busy than usual this week. But are they a legitimate movement or a bad joke?

Report: Hacker pwns and owns PS3 firmware 3.60

A PS3 hacker known as Winocm has reportedly cracked Sony's latest Playstation 3 firmware update less than a week after it was released. 

DHS wants hackers to protect cyber perimeter

Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge has blamed outdated federal policies for preventing the US government from recruiting friendly hackers and other security experts to help protect the national cyber perimeter. 

God hates hackers, says Westboro pastor

Those entertainingly extremist religious nutters at the Westboro Baptist Church say they're being attacked by Anonymous - but Anonymous says it's doing nothing of the sort.

Chinese "Night Dragon" hackers target Western energy firms

Hackers based in China appear to have launched a "coordinated, covert and targeted" campaign of cyber espionage against a number of prominent Western energy firms.