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After LinkedIn: How to protect your password from hacksupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 14:06:00

The constant battle for Internet security saw another brazen attack this week as Russian hackers published millions of passwords they collected after hacking the professional-networking site LinkedIn.

Elite hackers chargedupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 04:01:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrests and indictments of six elite hackers from 'Anonymous' and 'Lulzsec'.

News Corp in fresh stormupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 00:00:00

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp was on Tuesday facing a fresh barrage of allegations over its business practices after an Australian newspaper released 14,000 emails concerning one of the group's security subsidiaries.

FBI on guard against terrorist cyber attacksupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:56:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday he is concerned about the potential for terrorists mounting cyber attacks and that the bureau is working "to stay ahead of these threats, both at home and abroad."

Elite hackers arrestedupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 08:38:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrests of six elite hackers from '"Anonymous" and its offshoots.

Suspected 'Anonymous' hackers arrestedupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 09:51:00

Dozens of people are arrested as Interpol targets a global hacking network. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Five arrested in high-profile cyberattacksupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 09:51:00

Top members of the computer hacker group "Anonymous" and its offshoots were arrested and charged Tuesday after a wide-ranging investigation used the help of a group leader who was working as a secret government informant.

CNNMoney: Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leadersupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 14:22:00

In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy.

CNNMoney: An inside view of LulzSec's hacking rampageupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 07:31:00

On June 2, hacktivist collective "LulzSec" burst onto the cybersecurity scene with a splashy exploit: It published a trove of data stolen from 1 million user accounts on Sony's website.

Google gets new privacy policyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:58:00

Google gets a new privacy policy. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Google knows too much about youupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:58:00

If you use Google, and I know you do, you may have noticed a little banner popping up at the top of the page announcing: "We're changing our privacy policy and terms." It gives you the choice to "Learn More" or, another option, the one I'm betting most people followed, to "Dismiss."

Hackers release private FBI call about hackersupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:43:00

The loose organization of hackers known as Anonymous released Friday a recording of a telephone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard that it said it recorded surreptitiously.

FBI & Scotland Yard phone call hackedupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:43:00

Hacker group "Anonymous" has claimed responsibility for posting a 16-minute phone call between the two agencies online.

CNNMoney: LulzSec and Anonymous are the least of your hacker worriesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 19:37:00

This is part one of a week-long series on the ecosystem of cybercrime.

Hackers attack two Israeli websitesupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 07:17:00

The websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and of El Al, the Israeli airline, were brought down Monday morning by an apparent hacking attack.

Foreign minister says he is latest target of cyberattacks on Israelis updated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:15:00

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Monday that his website was the latest target of a cyberattack, coming on the heels of two attacks last week by a purportedly Saudi-based hacker group.

U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomat in Miamiupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 05:54:00

Venezuela's consul general in Miami has been declared to be persona non grata and must leave the United States, a State Department spokesman said Sunday.

Saudi hackers claim release of Israeli credit card infoupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:09:00

A group claiming to be Saudi Arabian hackers is posting the credit card information and other identifying data of thousands of Israelis online, prompting an international investigation.

'Anonymous' hackers attack intel companyupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 05:55:00

'Anonymous" hackers leak confidential client list from Stratfor, a security think tank company.

Hackers threaten Iowa caucusesupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 16:57:00

A notorious group of hackers may be trying to target the Iowa caucuses to tamper with voting. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Alleged cyberplot points to Venezuela, Iran, documentary saysupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 13:10:00

It's the type of plot that defense hawks in the United States warn about: a potential cyberattack against the U.S. government orchestrated by none other than Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, with the help of a group of Mexican leftists.

UK recruits code-breakers with online puzzleupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 21:24:00

Calling all code-breakers, hackers, and would-be-James Bonds: Britain's eavesdropping agency is looking for recruits.

Researcher: iPhone bug could let hackers steal photos, contacts and send textsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 14:52:00

A bug in Apple's mobile operating system allows hackers to take control of iPhone and iPad apps, using them to steal people's photos, contacts and even send text messages without the device's user knowing about it, according to a notable computer security researcher.

CNNMoney: Massive hack hit 760 companiesupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 18:33:00

A massive cyberattack that led to a vulnerability in RSA's SecurID tags earlier this year also victimized Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many other big-named companies, according to a new analysis released this week.

Inside a government cyber attack drillupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 11:42:00

Divided into two teams, cyber attackers and cyber defenders get a lesson in an "attack" on critical infrastructure.

Timberlake, Kunis' stolen photosupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 08:39:00

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kinus deny rumors that photos stolen from their phones reveal a fling between them.

FBI makes arrest after Johansson, Aguilera e-mails hackedupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 08:39:00

Federal authorities accuse a 35-year-old Florida man of hacking into accounts on computers and other devices belonging to more than 50 people, including entertainers Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, Simone Harouche and Renee Olstead, officials announced Wednesday.

Are celebs the newest target for hackers?updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 10:28:00

The naked celebrities seem to be everywhere lately.

Scarlett Johansson's nude photos?updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 10:28:00

Showbiz Tonight talks to author Jackie Collins about the reported nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson.

Ethical hackers battle to prevent 'information security apocalypse'updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 23:12:00

Barely a day passes without news of another major computer security breach. Last week a hacking network named "Hollywood Leaks" began their attack on the personal data of celebrities, officially adding the glitterati to a roll of shame that already includes targets as diffuse as Sony, the Church of Scientology and PayPal.

iPhone hacker Comex says he's landed an internship ... at Appleupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 11:47:00

A 19-year-old who is probably the world's most noted iPhone hacker said Thursday he's been hired by Apple, the very company whose products he's been hacking into.

'Mafiaboy' breaks silence, paints 'portrait of a hacker'updated: Mon Aug 15 2011 10:11:00

Michael Calce once briefly shut down this site.

Hackers take aim at prison locks and other real-world targetsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 06:36:00

If you've seen the 1983 movie "WarGames," in which a young Matthew Broderick accidentally uses computers to bring the world to the edge of "global thermonuclear war," then you have a pretty good idea what hackers and security researchers are super-concerned about these days -- in real life.

The evolution of computer virusesupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 06:36:00

Cyber-security expert Mikko Hypponen talks about the evolution of computer viruses and why we need more protection.

Mohawks are mainstream at hacker conferenceupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 17:48:00

The hacker "Dead Addict" used to have hair that dangled to the middle of his back. He used to wear long trench coats and loud hats, just to stand out.

Massive hack attack hits U.S., U.N.updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 07:14:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a massive cyberspying operation targeting dozens of governments and companies worldwide.

DEF CON trains 8-year-olds in hackingupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 07:14:00

Joseph Horman already had seen the lock-picking videos on YouTube. But it was a different thing entirely for the 13-year-old puzzle-lover to get lessons in lock picking and computer hacking at an event sanctioned by adults.

Group says it hacked 70 U.S. law enforcement sitesupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 22:58:00

A hacking group said it has retaliated for the arrests of its members by attacking the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions and releasing 10 gigabytes of information.

DEF CON: The event that scares hackersupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 18:44:00

In the Masquerade wing of the Rio Hotel and Casino in the gambling capital of the world, there's a giant statue of a head hanging over a lobby of slot machines.

Tech Check: Black Hat hackers, more stuff in your Facebook feedupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 09:12:00

On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, and Stephanie Goldberg check in with John Sutter, who's attending the Black Hat convention in Las Vegas.

Hackers target Zimbabwe stock exchange siteupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 07:20:00

Computer hackers targeted the Zimbabwean stock exchange for the second time this week and used it as a phishing site, an official said Friday.

Police: North Korean hackers targeted South Korean game sitesupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 04:56:00

South Korean police arrested five men Thursday for allegedly collaborating with North Korean computer experts to hack into online game systems to generate millions of dollars in illicit gains.

Department of Defense tries to court hackersupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 17:24:00

Dear hackers: The U.S. government wants you.

Sony gets 'epic fail' award from hackersupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:28:00

It's the Oscars for hard-core computer hackers, except that the trophies at the Pwnie Awards are cutesy little toy horses with pink and purple manes.

CNNMoney: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a cyber attack?updated: Thu Aug 04 2011 11:14:00

With a few thousand bucks, a tool box and some technical skill, you could bring about the cyber apocalypse.

CNNMoney: Countries brace for The Code Warupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 08:17:00

Repeated and constant cyber attacks against the United States have turned the country's assessment of national security threats on its head.

Massive cyberspying operation targeted U.S., U.N., othersupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 21:46:00

U.S. government agencies, the United Nations, defense contractors and Olympic bodies have all been targeted by a single intruder in an "unprecedented" campaign of cyberspying, says a new report by a computer-security firm.

How to unlock a car with a text messageupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 17:21:00

Don Bailey says he can unlock thousands of cars across the United States simply by sending a few texts from his Android phone.

Ex-CIA official sounds alarm about hackers' next targetsupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 15:58:00

The former director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center raised concerns Wednesday about an impending "code war" in which hackers will tamper not just with the Internet but with technology that runs real-world infrastructure.

Meet Dark Tangent, the hacker behind Black Hat and DEF CONupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 07:19:00

The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images.

UK police arrest suspected hacker group memberupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 03:37:00

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Scotland on suspicion of being linked to computer hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, police in London said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: The cyber Mafia has already hacked youupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 09:45:00

This is part three of a week-long series on the ecosystem of cybercrime.

Pentagon makes love, not cyber warupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 08:07:00

For one day, at least, you can call off the cyberwar.

Fight hackers with longer passwordsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 08:06:00

Digital Lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong has tips on how to make your computer password stronger.

Secret Service to probe Fox News' Twitter hackupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 08:06:00

FoxNews.com alerted the Secret Service on Monday about the apparent hacking of its Twitter feed for political news, after the feed was used to falsely report that President Obama was killed.

CNNMoney: Citi: Millions stolen in May hack attackupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:30:00

Citigroup acknowledged that a hack attack last month stole millions of dollars from customers' credit card accounts.

CNNMoney: Electronic Arts' BioWare unit hackedupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:16:00

Add Electronic Arts to the ever-growing hack list. The video game maker revealed that hackers recently breached a server linked to a message board, stealing customer information in the process.

Hackers target two Brazilian government websitesupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 15:12:00

Hackers on Friday targeted two Brazilian government sites, the latest in a string of attacks by at least two hacker outfits.

British man to appear in court over hacking attacksupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 07:27:00

A British man charged with attacks on three websites is due to appear in court Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

Hacktivists: What do they want?updated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

CNN's Errol Barnett talks with Nicholas Thompson about the LulzSec-Anonnymous online plot called "AntiSecurity."

Hacker group LulzSec downplays arrest, claims Brazil attackupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:02:00

The computer hacking collective LulzSec denied that a teenager arrested this week was a key player in the group, and claimed Wednesday it brought down the Brazilian government's website.

Hackers steal Sega customers' dataupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 10:27:00

Hackers nab personal data, but not credit card information, of over 1 million online Sega game users.

Hackers nab data of over 1 million online game customersupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 10:27:00

Hackers have stolen personal information from over 1.2 million customers of the Japanese gaming company SEGA, according to a company statement.

Hackers temporarily down CIA websiteupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:51:00

Hackers shut down the Central Intelligence Agency website for a few hours Wednesday. CNN's Colleen McEdwards reports.

CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise moreupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:51:00

They've breached or busted the websites of the CIA, PBS and the U.S. Senate, and launched at least part of an extended attack on Sony, whose PlayStation Network was brought to a grinding halt for the better part of a month.

Hackers claim attack on CIA websiteupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 13:01:00

Computer hackers who promise "high-quality entertainment at your expense" claimed to have taken down the Central Intelligence Agency website in support of WikiLeaks, but on Thursday the website appeared to be operating normally.

CNNMoney: Citi raises credit card hack count to 360,000updated: Thu Jun 16 2011 07:25:00

Citigroup has released more details on last month's hack attack, revealing that far more credit card accounts were accessed than originally reported, and took more than three weeks to notify customers.

CNNMoney: RSA offers to replace all SecurID tokens after hack attackupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:43:00

The ubiquitous totem of many office workers, the SecurID tokens used to access sensitive corporate systems, are under attack.

Music hackers descend on Brooklynupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 14:42:00

Motherboard.tv takes us inside the world's premier meeting of music hackers at an annual festival in Brooklyn.

Hackers gather around the globe to fight climate changeupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 00:39:00

When you hear the word hacker, you probably don't picture someone dedicated to solving the problems of global development.

CNNMoney: Massive Gmail phishing attack hits top U.S. officialsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:22:00

Hundreds of personal Gmail accounts, including those of some senior U.S. government officials, were hacked as a result of a massive phishing scheme originating from China, Google said Wednesday.

Phishing attacks come from China?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 11:45:00

CNN's John Vause speaks with Andrew Lih about cyber attacks on Google Gmail accounts.

Gmail attack shows growing cybercrime sophisticationupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 11:45:00

In the cyber war being fought across international boundaries, the recent Gmail hack of top U.S. and South Korean officials makes one thing clear, analysts say: the bad guys are winning.

New malware revives Mac vs. Windows security debateupdated: Tue May 24 2011 06:37:00

A new piece of malware has caused an uptick in Apple customers reporting infected machines, renewing a timeless debate on the state of Macintosh security versus Windows.

Creating the best computer passwordupdated: Fri May 06 2011 09:39:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee gets professional advice on creating strong computer passwords.

The best password is a sentence, says expertupdated: Fri May 06 2011 09:39:00

These days anyone could be watching you, monitoring your every move, waiting to pounce and poach passwords to access your personal data.

Hackers group says it will target Iran on Sundayupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 18:05:00

The Internet hackers group Anonymous plans to hack Iran on Sunday, according to a press release published on their website. The group wants to use International Workers' Day, which commemorates the first national general strike in the United States, as an opportunity to reignite last year's protests in Iran.

PlayStation hackers may have users' credit card infoupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 12:55:00

In addition to usernames, e-mail addresses and passwords, the hacker or hackers who cracked into Sony's PlayStation network also may have nabbed credit card numbers.

PlayStation network hack: Who did it?updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 08:16:00

It's one of the biggest data breaches in history. Now that Sony has come clean -- sort of -- on a computer intrusion this month that exposed personal information on 77 million PlayStation Network users, one obvious question remains: Who pulled off the hack?

Hackers carve space for DIY movementupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 11:19:00

A few summers ago, at a DIY repair-off at a small art space in Brooklyn called Get Yr Fix, I watched as ragtag teams battled each other and the clock to breathe new life into all manner of dead and disused goods gathered from the city's streets.

Hacking competition leaves Android, Windows Phone 7 undefeatedupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 08:32:00

From the results of the Pwn2Own hacking competition, it looks like Android and Windows Phone 7 are tough nuts to crack.

Gawker Media websites hackedupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 07:50:00

Gawker Media, the blog powerhouse built by Nick Denton, has been hacked.

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers change target to PayPalupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 14:42:00

Computer hackers supporting WikiLeaks shifted targets Thursday from Amazon to PayPal, they said, as Dutch authorities announced an arrest in connection with hacker attacks on the websites of MasterCard and Visa.

Brett Assange: 'He was a very sharp kid'updated: Thu Dec 09 2010 14:42:00

Australia's Seven Network sat down with Julian Assange's stepfather for an exclusive interview.

WikiLeaks reports another electronic disruptionupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 14:36:00

After posting thousands of secret government documents, WikiLeaks came under an electronic attack designed to make it unavailable to users, the whistle-blower website said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: 'Zeus Trojan' zaps $3 million from bank accountsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 14:47:00

An international cybercrime ring was broken up Thursday by federal and state officials who say the alleged hackers used phony e-mails to obtain personal passwords and empty more than $3 million from U.S. bank accounts.

Notorious computer hacker identified and arrested, authorities sayupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 13:04:00

A computer hacker responsible for creating and operating a massive scam that infected as many as 12 million computers worldwide has been identified and arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Apple is the new hacker bulls-eyeupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 14:06:00

When Apple was just a niche maker of Mac computers and only truly popular among college students and graphic designers, hackers paid little attention to the company. Instead, they focused on Microsoft, which had more than a 90% share of the PC operating system market.

CNNMoney: Hackers say iPad has more security holesupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 13:08:00

A day after AT&T fessed up to its iPad 3G customers about a security breach, the hackers that exploited the vulnerability in AT&T's website said there are still lurking security problems related to the iPad.

Pentagon trains workers to hack Defense computersupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:14:00

The Pentagon is training people to hack into its own computer networks.

Study: Google-China attack driven by amateursupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 02:38:00

The computer attack which led Google to threaten leaving China and created a firestorm between Washington and Beijing appears to have been deployed by amateurs, according to an analysis by a U.S. technology firm.

U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Googleupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 20:42:00

Google made headlines when it went public with the fact that Chinese hackers had penetrated some of its services, such as Gmail, in a politically motivated attempt at intelligence gathering. The news here isn't that Chinese hackers engage in these activities or that their attempts are technically sophisticated -- we knew that already -- it's that the U.S. government inadvertently aided the hackers.

Hackers in frontline of China's cyber warupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 00:05:00

Just hours before Google announced late on Tuesday that China-based hackers had attacked its systems last month, China's cyber warriors were at work -- this time defacing Iranian Web sites in retaliation for a hacker attack on the pages of a Chinese search engine.

Mocking hacked politicians' sites? Joke could be on youupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:24:00

For Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, it was a global virtual black eye.

Hotshot hackers competeupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:56:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the U.S. Cyber Challenge, which gathers techies to test the nation's cyber networks.

Cyber Challenge tests nation's top hackersupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:56:00

With the coolness of a card shark at the final table of the World Series of Poker, Matt Bergin pulls the hood of his brown sweatshirt over his head and concentrates on the task at hand.

Twitter hackers appear to be Shiite groupupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 15:46:00

The popular microblogging site Twitter was hacked briefly by a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army, but the site was quickly restored after the incident early Friday.

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