US law enforcement officials have long warned against the possibility of foreign terrorists or hostile hackers attacking the national electrical infrastructure.
Twitter has positively identified "unauthorized" attempts to access user data, discovering at least one live attack and shutting down the process moments later.
The US Department of Defense (DoD) says it may begin ground-based tests of laser weapons mounted on fighter jets and even drones by 2014.
Although Google has made security one of the core tenets of Chrome, it freely admits that that no software is perfect, as security bugs have been known to "slip" through even the most thorough review process.
The UK-based ARM has teamed up with Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to form a new company known as Trustonic.
The man who hacked into the email accounts of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis has been sentenced to ten years behind bars.
Project Blitzkrieg - a hacking attack against US bank customers threatened for early next year - is a genuine danger, according to security researchers at McAfee.
The hacking group Team GhostShell, which is affiliated with Anonymous, has released information online relating to 1.6 million government, military and industry accounts.
Thousands of Tumblr users have been inundated with spam, following a worm launched by hacking group GNAA.
A Texas hotel says that a spate of break-ins were carried out by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in rooms' electronic locks.
Nearly 300 Pakistani websites were down over the weekend after a hack from a Turkish group called Eboz.
Student Christopher Weatherhead was one of four British hackers to attack PayPal in support of Wikileaks, a court heard yesterday.
A hacker has been convicted of the AT&T security breach in 2010 in which 120,000 iPad owners' email addresses were leaked.
Facebook has rolled out HTTPS security across the site, meaning it may be a little slower - but a lot safer.
Following its assault on Gaza, Israel has become the target of millions of DDoS attempts, with claims that several hundred websites have been brought down.
Adobe has become the latest victim of hackers, suspending its Connectusers.com forum after login details were published online.
Skype has rolled out a fix for a critical security bug.
Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted by police in Belize after the murder of his American neighbor.
Twitter acknowledges unintentionally resetting a significant number of account passwords after an unknown number of users were compromised.
Several NBC sites were hacked over the weekend, in the run-up to Guy Fawkes' Night.