'Child porn' scareware hits Canada

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning about scammers who claim that a user's PC is associated with child porn, and demand money to fix the problem.

Anonymous rolls out PasteBin alternative

Anonymous and the People's Liberation Front (PLF) have rolled out a "safe and secure" PasteBin alternative.

FBI arrests Anonymous suspect over Utah attacks

The FBI has arrested an Ohio resident suspected of participating in two recent Anonymous attacks against law enforcement websites in Utah.

How to stop cyber spying and protest CISPA

Civil liberties organizations have kicked off a week of Internet-wide protests against the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA).

Internet freedom under threat, says Google co-founder

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he believes the principles of openness and universal access associated with the early days of the Internet are under "greater threat" than ever before.   



WikiLeaks trailer goes live

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has finished shooting 12 episodes of "The World Tomorrow," a TV talk show slated to debut this week on Russia's RT news network.



US and China conduct cyber war games

The US and China have quietly conducted a series of "war games" to help prevent an abrupt military escalation between Washington and Beijing that could be sparked by hostile actions in cyberspace. 



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.

Anonymous targets cyber-security legislation

Anonymous has claimed responsibility for downing the websites of USTelecom and Tech America as part of a wider campaign to protest the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011.

Pentagon wants to hack into video game consoles

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

WikiLeaks founder accuses media of libel


Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website, recently told a UK-based inquiry that he is the victim of "extensive press libels."



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.