LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to anti-Sony ops



Accused LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger - aka "Recursion" - has entered a guilty plea in a California federal court.

The Anonymous saga of higochoa and w0rmer



A Texas resident was recently charged with participating in a series of hacks that targeted government and law-enforcement websites under the banner of an Anonymous offshoot known as "CabinCr3w."

Trojan infects more than half a million Macs

More than 600,000 Apple Macs - half of them in the US - are believed to be infected with the Flashback trojan.

Anonymous claims China hack

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



Pastebin to police itself for illegal content

The owner of Pastebin - long used by hackers to dump leaked data - has said he plans to start hiring staff to examine the site for dodgy content.

Pentagon wants nuclear powered drones



Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and defense contractor Northrop Grumman have formulated plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones.

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.

UK government plans widespread web monitoring

The British government is planning to give itself the power to monitor phone calls, texts, emails and website visits, in a move that has outraged privacy campaigners.

WikiLeaks under heavy fire

The Australian government has once again criticized WikiLeaks for its supposedly "reckless, irresponsible and potentially dangerous" disclosures of classified data.



Pentagon wants civilian help to thwart hackers


The head of US Cyber Command says the Pentagon needs private-sector cooperation in reporting computer network attacks to stop the "greatest [unauthorized] transfer of wealth in history."



Is WikiLeaks a real game changer?

WikiLeaks may have made a profound impact on the public consciousness by releasing classified documents, but one academic doubts the organization's long-term ability to bring about "radical transparency."

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.

LulzSec is back with a military dating hack



Hackers associated with the newly resurrected LulzSec claim to have breached the digital perimeter protecting MilitarySingles.com, a dating website targeted at military personnel. 



Microsoft takes down Zeus botnets

In what it describes as its 'most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date', Microsoft has helped seize hundreds of web addresses to shut down several Zeus-based botnets.

No Facebook password for you!



A major controversy has erupted over recent reports that a growing number of employers are demanding potential hires turn over Facebook passwords to HR reps.

Pentagon remains vulnerable to cyber-attacks



A senior defense official has acknowledged that the US Department of Defense (DoD) is "capability-limited" within the cyber realm.

Hacktivists stealing more data than cyberthieves

Hacktivists such as Anonymous will be pleased to hear that they're the biggest security threat to govermnents and companies, accounting for well over half the 174 million user records stolen last year.

Pentagon formulates rules of engagement for cyberwar

The Pentagon is currently formulating new rules of engagement for the execution of military ops in cyberspace.



LulzSec claims it is resurrected

A new YouTube video purportedly recorded by hackers associated with LulzSec claims the group will resume operations on April 1. 



Ads in Android apps put users' privacy at risk

As many as half the apps in the Google Play market could be risking users' security and privacy.