Login-stealing Trojan written by eleven-year-old

Pre-teen children are increasingly developing malicious code, anti-virus company AVG is warning.

Microsoft busts Bamital botnet

Microsoft and Symantec say they've taken down a botnet that hit more than eight million computers worldwide.

EU wants to force firms to report cyberattacks

More than 40,000 companies across the EU could be forced to warn regulators if their systems are hacked, under new cybersecurity proposals to be published today.

Federal Reserve admits its website was hacked

The Federal Reserve has confirmed that it's been hacked, following a claim from Anonymous that it's harvested the details of 4,000 US bank executives.

Uber-mini Black Hornet drones cruise Afghani skies

Not all of the drone aircraft deployed by militaries are actually large flying machines. Case in point? The uber-mini Black Hornet, manufactured by Prox Dynamics, which is slightly reminiscent a military-style MeCam.

Twitter looks to beef up security after password breach

Following last week's hack, Twitter appears to be planning to make logins more secure by introducing two-factor authentication.

DVR flaw allows hackers to access CCTV camera files

Researchers have apparently discovered a security flaw in the DVR systems used by several CCTV video camera manufacturers.

250,000 accounts affected by Twitter hack

Twitter has positively identified "unauthorized" attempts to access user data, discovering at least one live attack and shutting down the process moments later.

New York Times 'hacked by Chinese'

The New York Times has revealed that it's been repeatedly hit by Chinese hackers over the last four months, possibly in retaliation for an investigation into the family of the Chinese prime minister.

Video: Pentagon wants laser weapons on fighter jets

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.

WhatsApp still failing on privacy, finds probe

The WhatsApp mobile messaging service is still breaching privacy laws, an investigation by the Dutch and Canadian provacy watchdogs has concluded.

Google's $3 million Pwnium 3 challenge focuses on Chrome OS

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.

Grammar undermines password security

The grammar you use - good or bad - when constructing a password can be enough to help someone crack it, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

USAF tests flying wireless router

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently completed testing of new pod that acts like a flying wireless router for ground troops.

DHS warns of cyber 9/11

The federal government of the United States has been urging businesses to report cyber attacks on their computer networks for years now.

US Navy eyes silent running for nuclear powered subs

One of the most critical aspects of the US military's fleet of submarines is the ability to operate in almost total silence.

These glasses thwart facial recognition software

Two researchers in Japan have designed what just may be the world's ugliest pair of glasses to prevent facial recognition software from accurately identifying the wearer.

X-ray scanners withdrawn from US airports

The Transportation Security Administration has given up and announced that it will no longer be using some controversial body scanners at US airports, as software developers have been unable to make the images any less revealing.

USB sticks infect two power plants with malware

A US power plant was recently hit by a virus thanks to an infected USB stick, a report from the Department of Homeland Security has revealed.

'Red October' cyber-espionage campaign revealed

Researchers at Russian cybersecurity from Kaspersky Labs say they've uncovered a massive cyber-espionage ring, dubbed Operation Red October, that's been operating since 2007.