DARPA drones to launch and land on small surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.

Almost all mobile malware now targets Android

As Apple likes to keep reminding us, Android is the biggest target for mobile malware - and, according to F-Secure, it's getting more so all the time.

Jailed cybercriminal hacks own prison's computer

A British hacker jailed for computetr fraud managed to hack into his own prison's computer system during an IT lesson.

Evernote admits hack, fails to take its own advice

Cloud-based note-taking service Evernote has admitted it's been hacked, threatening the personal information of its 50 million users.

Bradley Manning pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case

Pfc. Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to leaking thousands of pages of classified documents and videos to the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website.

China hits back at US hackers

China's Defense Ministry has accused the US of repeated cyberattacks on its website, along with a People's Liberation Army news site.

Stuxnet worm dates back to 2005

The Stuxnet worm, used to attack nuclear reprocessing plants in Iran, was targeting the country as early as 2005, say reseqarchers at security firm Symantec.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users hit by data breach

Data on an unknown number of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users is at risk after customer service software provider Zendesk was hacked.

How the FBI tracked Internet activist Aaron Swartz

A blogger has managed to obtain and publish once-classified FBI files that describe how the federal agency tracked and collected information about Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Account hijackers rife, warns Google

Google's warning of a big increase in the number of email accounts being hijacked - but says that things would be more than 100 times worse it it weren't for the company's efforts.

Apple confirms it was targeted by hackers

Apple has positively identified a strain of malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems via a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.

Chinese military unit identified as source of major hacks

Security company Mandiant says it's found clear evidence that a Chinese military unit is behind hacking attacks on more than 140 organizations over the last seven years.

Burger King hacked, not sold to McDonald's

No, Burger King hasn't been sold to McDonald's, although Burger King's Twitter profile was hijacked earlier by hackers who spoofed a McDonald's logo and photo.

A spell in the freezer unlocks Android RAM data

Just putting an Android phone in a freezer can be enough to make it vulnerable to attack, say researchers who have demonstrated the exploit.

Facebook targeted in "sophisticated attack"

The Facebook security teams has confirmed that the social networking site was targeted in a "sophisticated attack" last month. 

Securing the grid with quantum cryptography

US law enforcement officials have long warned against the possibility of foreign terrorists or hostile hackers attacking the national electrical infrastructure.

'Trick' allows access to locked iPhones

Apple's promising to fix a flaw, revealed in a YouTube video, that allows anyone with physical access to a device running iOS 6.1 to bypass the lock screen, which requires a four-digit PIN, and gain partial control.

Major cybercrime ring busted by Europol

The European police agency Europol has confirmed that it successfully dismantled one of the most efficient cyber crime organizations in operation. 

iOS 6.1 flaw allows iPhone lock screen bypass

Apple has faced a number challenges over the last year related to software errors and flaws on its flagship iPhone.