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Three charged as Comcast hackersupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 14:04:00

Three alleged members of the hacker gang Kryogeniks were hit with a federal conspiracy charge Thursday for a 2008 stunt that replaced Comcast's homepage with a shout-out to other hackers.

Apple battles 'jailbreakers' over iPhone controlupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 15:14:00

When he was 17, George Hotz poured hundreds of hours of his summer vacation into a special project: learning the iPhone's secrets. His unpaid labor eventually paid off.

Authorities: 100 in U.S. and Egypt charged in ID theft ringupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 23:06:00

Authorities indicted 100 Americans and Egyptians on Wednesday in the smashing of an international identity theft ring billed as one of the largest cybercrime cases ever.

Rogue hotspot warningupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 13:33:00

CNN's Phil Black sees just how easy it is for hackers to dupe unwary Wi-Fi users into logging onto rogue access points.

Security experts warn of dangers of rogue Wi-Fi hotspotsupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 13:33:00

You're sitting in an airport lounge and seize the chance to check your e-mails before your flight departs. You log on and are tempted by a wireless Internet provider offering free Internet access. So, do you take it?

Twitter hit by denial-of-service attackupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:10:00

Internet attacks shut down the social networking site Twitter for about two hours on Thursday morning and caused glitches in other sites like Facebook and LiveJournal, a blogging site.

Twitter attackupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:10:00

Mashable's Adam Ostrow explains why it's hard to work when your job depends on Twitter.

CNNMoney: Twitter down: Denial of serviceupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 15:57:00

Social networking Web site Twitter was unavailable for roughly two hours Thursday morning after being hit by a denial of service attack.

A to Z of online piracyupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 14:53:00

If mention of The Pirate Bay conjures up images of parrots, peg legs and planks, or geeky jargon like BitTorrent and jailbreak leaves you all at sea, this handy A-Z will help you navigate the choppy waters of the online piracy debate.

Hackers stole data on Pentagon's newest fighter jetupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 16:42:00

Thousands of confidential files on the U.S. military's most technologically advanced fighter aircraft have been compromised by unknown computer hackers over the past two years, according to senior defense officials.

Hackers penetrate gridupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 09:57:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports foreign hackers have embedded software in the U.S. electric grid.

Hackers reportedly have embedded code in power gridupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 09:57:00

Computer hackers have embedded software in the United States' electricity grid and other infrastructure that could potentially disrupt service or damage equipment, two former federal officials told CNN.

U.S.: Identity theft grows as hackers get savvierupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 21:32:00

Sophisticated techniques developed by a new breed of cyber-criminals intent on stealing personal data represent a growing threat to millions of Americans, a top U.S. Justice Department official told Congress Tuesday.

No joke in April Fool's Day computer wormupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 08:15:00

A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool's Day.

Fortune: Sci Fi Channel warns of voting machine hackingupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:41:00

People don't go to the Sci Fi Channel for its political coverage. They'd rather watch an "X-Files" rerun.

Web site of influential Shiite cleric hackedupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 21:56:00

The Web site of Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric was hacked on Friday, with the attackers' messages saying they are Sunnis upset over fatwas, or edicts, issued on the site.

Ayatollah's web site hackedupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 21:56:00

CNN's Abbi Tatton looks at why a Bill Maher video ended up on the site of powerful Shiite cleric Ayatollah al-Sistani.

U.S. at risk of cyberattacks, experts sayupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

The next large-scale military or terrorist attack on the United States, if and when it happens, may not involve airplanes or bombs or even intruders breaching American borders.

Cyber attacks in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

A cyber attack coordinated with a military offensive. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Time.com: Russians Continue Hacking Georgian Sites updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

Attacks by Russian hackers against Georgian Web sites, including one hosted in the United States, continued Tuesday even as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered a halt to hostilities against Georgia

Time.com: Major Internet Security Flaw Also Affects E-Mail updated: Thu Aug 07 2008 14:00:00

A newly discovered flaw in the Internet's core infrastructure not only permits hackers to force people to visit Web sites they didn't want to, it also allows them to intercept e-mail messages

Time.com: Hackers Target Google Gadgetsupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 08:00:00

Google "gadgets" -- little programs like calendars or daily photo feeds that users can implant onto their personalized Google home pages -- are increasingly juicy targets for hackers

Fighting the agents of organized cybercrimeupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 00:43:00

Back in the good old days of the Internet, the hacker was a teenager motivated by high-tech pranks and bragging rights. Today, the online thief could be anyone with 'Net access after a quick buck.

Time.com: 11 Charged With Credit Card Fraud updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 16:00:00

The Department of Justice announced that it had charged 11 people in connection with the hacking of nine major U.S. retailers and the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers

CNNMoney: How safe is your ATM?updated: Wed Jul 02 2008 15:23:00

When hackers infiltrated Citibank ATMs at 7-Eleven stores, they revived the fear of everyone looking to get out a few bucks for a Slurpee - is using this machine safe?

Utilities vulnerable to hackers, experts sayupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 10:36:00

Attackers could gain control of water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines and other critical utilities because of a vulnerability in the software that runs some of those facilities, security researchers reported Wednesday.

Time.com: Hackers Take Over Comcast Portal for Hoursupdated: Thu May 29 2008 15:00:00

Hackers took over and defaced Comcast Corp.'s Web portal for several hours overnight, leaving a cryptic message on the site that the company's 14.1 million subscribers use to access e-mail, news and technical support

CNN Web site targetedupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 15:30:00

CNN was targeted Thursday by attempts to interrupt its news Web site, resulting in countermeasures that caused the service to be slow or unavailable to some users in limited areas of Asia.

China's hackers talk to CNNupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 23:24:00

CNN's John Vause reports on Chinese cyberhackers who say they are paid by their government and that no web site is safe.

FBI targets PC crime ringupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 21:45:00

The FBI and New Zealand target a hacker called "Akill" who they say helped infect 1 million computers for criminals.

Chinese hackers: No site is safeupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 11:30:00

They operate from a bare apartment on a Chinese island. They are intelligent 20-somethings who seem harmless. But they are hard-core hackers who claim to have gained access to the world's most sensitive sites, including the Pentagon.

Time.com: Hackers Recruit for Local Language Skillupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 10:00:00

Wanted: computer virus writers. Must be fluent in Mandarin. Or Russian. Or Portuguese

Teen questioned in computer hacking probeupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 07:20:00

A New Zealand teenager has been questioned in connection with a scheme by hackers to remotely take over more than 1 million computers worldwide and use them for criminal activity, New Zealand police and the FBI said Thursday.

Official: International hackers going after U.S. networksupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 21:54:00

About 140 foreign intelligence organizations are trying to hack into the computer networks of the U.S. government and U.S. companies, a top counterintelligence official said.

Storing information safelyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 09:24:00

Computer expert Ken Colburn talks to Veronica De La Cruz about why you shouldn't store important information on CDs.

CNNMoney: Cyber threats get personalupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 06:11:00

There's an old saying in the news business that says if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.

CNNMoney: Microsoft patching up holes in Windowsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 06:41:00

Microsoft Corp. released four software patches Tuesday to fix security flaws, including one flaw that could allow hackers to take over computers running the company's instant-messaging programs.

Cyber espionageupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 04:53:00

Cyber espionage

China denies hacking into Pentagonupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 04:53:00

The Chinese government called allegations that its military hacked the Pentagon's computer network over the summer "groundless", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported late Tuesday.

China denies hacking Pentagonupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 00:11:00

China on Tuesday denied a report that its military had hacked into Pentagon computers, saying the allegations were "groundless" and that Beijing was opposed to cybercrime.

CNNMoney: Data stolen from 146,000 people on govt. Websiteupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 07:42:00

About 146,000 people using a jobs Web site sponsored by the U.S. government have had their personal information stolen by hackers who broke into computers at Monster Worldwide Inc., a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Monster: Millions of users' data may be stolenupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:42:00

The theft of contact information for job seekers in the database of Monster Worldwide was greater than the 1.3 million individuals the company reported last week, Chief Executive Sal Iannuzzi said on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Hackers say they've unlocked iPhoneupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 05:16:00

Hackers have found a way to use Apple's iPhone on networks other than AT&T Inc's., opening up the coveted device to rival carriers and overseas customers, according to a Web report Friday.

Monster lagged in disclosing theftupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 00:06:00

Monster.com waited five days to tell its users about a security breach that resulted in the theft of confidential information from some 1.3 million job seekers, a company executive told Reuters Thursday.

Time.com: Apple Releases Security Patch for iPhoneupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 11:00:00

Apple Inc. has issued a software patch to fix some security holes that independent security researchers recently discovered for the company's vaunted iPhone

Time.com: Microsoft Releases 3 'Critical' Fixesupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 12:00:00

Microsoft Corp. published six security fixes -- half of them rated "critical" -- in its regularly scheduled software update Tuesday

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