Myspace hack turns out to be nothing

Aug 12, 2011
There was some buzz last night that Myspace, the still extant social networking site recently sold for four empty Coke bottles and a bit of string,...
Posted In: hacking, MySpace

Threat by Anonymous to destroy Facebook on 11/5 is probably a hoax.

Aug 10, 2011
Hogwash, hooey, shenanigans. Yesterday, there were lots of reports of a YouTube video that claimed to be from the anonymous hacking group known as...
Posted In: anonymous, Facebook, hacking

Anonymous continues to have a busy summer

Aug 8, 2011
No dog days of lounging poolside with lemonade for the showboating collective of nameless hackers. They got hacks to hack! 70 sheriff sites have...
Posted In: anonymous, hacking, syria

Chinese newspaper swears China isn't hacking other governments

Aug 5, 2011
Earlier this week we reported on a study from McAfee, that said a likely "state actor" had hacked more than 70 governments, non-profit organizati...
Posted In: China, hacking, security

Hackers take as much as $1 billion a year. Somehow that's your fault

Aug 5, 2011
Bloomberg reports hackers are making up to $1 billion a year in transfers on accounts businesses have with small banks. Instead of recovering the...
Posted In: Banks, hacking, Money, security

Biggest cyber-attack ever

Aug 3, 2011
Security company McAfee has just released a paper revealing a massive set of cyber-attacks, infiltrating 72 organizations. Reuters is calling it...
Posted In: China, cybercrime, hacking, McAfee, security

LulzSec Leader Arrested (or not)

Jul 28, 2011
British Police say they've arrested a key leader of LulzSec. His code name: Topiary. He's 19 and he was living on the windswept Shetland Islands on...
Posted In: hacking, lulzsec, police, security

Spearphishing attacks attempted on government contractors

Jul 22, 2011
Reuters reports that hackers likely working for foreign governments are actively trying to break into US intelligence networks through spear...
Posted In: hacking, spear phishing

DOJ preparing to subpoena News Corp

Jul 22, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reported late last night that its parent company News Corp may be issued subpoenas by the Department of Justice to testify...
Posted In: 9/11, doj, hacking, murdoch, news corp

Handcuffs for hackers

Jul 20, 2011
Looks like we're seeing some tangible results of virtual crimes. 14 Anonymouseurs, in nine states, have been arrested due to their suspected...
Posted In: hacking, hacktivists, paypal