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.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrests and indictments of six elite hackers from 'Anonymous' and 'Lulzsec'.
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 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."
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrests of six elite hackers from '"Anonymous" and its offshoots.
Dozens of people are arrested as Interpol targets a global hacking network. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hacker group "Anonymous" has claimed responsibility for posting a 16-minute phone call between the two agencies online.
This is part one of a week-long series on the ecosystem of cybercrime.
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.
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.
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.
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 leak confidential client list from Stratfor, a security think tank company.
A notorious group of hackers may be trying to target the Iowa caucuses to tamper with voting. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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.
Calling all code-breakers, hackers, and would-be-James Bonds: Britain's eavesdropping agency is looking for recruits.
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.
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.
Divided into two teams, cyber attackers and cyber defenders get a lesson in an "attack" on critical infrastructure.
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kinus deny rumors that photos stolen from their phones reveal a fling between them.
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.
The naked celebrities seem to be everywhere lately.
Showbiz Tonight talks to author Jackie Collins about the reported nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson.
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.
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.
Michael Calce once briefly shut down this site.
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.
Cyber-security expert Mikko Hypponen talks about the evolution of computer viruses and why we need more protection.
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.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a massive cyberspying operation targeting dozens of governments and companies worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Computer hackers targeted the Zimbabwean stock exchange for the second time this week and used it as a phishing site, an official said Friday.
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.
Dear hackers: The U.S. government wants you.
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.
With a few thousand bucks, a tool box and some technical skill, you could bring about the cyber apocalypse.
Repeated and constant cyber attacks against the United States have turned the country's assessment of national security threats on its head.
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.
Don Bailey says he can unlock thousands of cars across the United States simply by sending a few texts from his Android phone.
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.
The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images.
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.
This is part three of a week-long series on the ecosystem of cybercrime.
For one day, at least, you can call off the cyberwar.
Digital Lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong has tips on how to make your computer password stronger.
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.
Citigroup acknowledged that a hack attack last month stole millions of dollars from customers' credit card accounts.
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 on Friday targeted two Brazilian government sites, the latest in a string of attacks by at least two hacker outfits.
A British man charged with attacks on three websites is due to appear in court Thursday, Scotland Yard said.
CNN's Errol Barnett talks with Nicholas Thompson about the LulzSec-Anonnymous online plot called "AntiSecurity."
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 nab personal data, but not credit card information, of over 1 million online Sega game users.
Hackers have stolen personal information from over 1.2 million customers of the Japanese gaming company SEGA, according to a company statement.
Hackers shut down the Central Intelligence Agency website for a few hours Wednesday. CNN's Colleen McEdwards reports.
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.
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.
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.
The ubiquitous totem of many office workers, the SecurID tokens used to access sensitive corporate systems, are under attack.
Motherboard.tv takes us inside the world's premier meeting of music hackers at an annual festival in Brooklyn.
When you hear the word hacker, you probably don't picture someone dedicated to solving the problems of global development.
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.
CNN's John Vause speaks with Andrew Lih about cyber attacks on Google Gmail accounts.
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.
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.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee gets professional advice on creating strong computer passwords.
These days anyone could be watching you, monitoring your every move, waiting to pounce and poach passwords to access your personal data.
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.
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.
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?
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.
From the results of the Pwn2Own hacking competition, it looks like Android and Windows Phone 7 are tough nuts to crack.
Gawker Media, the blog powerhouse built by Nick Denton, has been hacked.
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.
Australia's Seven Network sat down with Julian Assange's stepfather for an exclusive interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pentagon is training people to hack into its own computer networks.
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.
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.
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.
For Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, it was a global virtual black eye.
CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the U.S. Cyber Challenge, which gathers techies to test the nation's cyber networks.
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.
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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