The "PlaneSploit" application was three years in the making, and is able to remotely attack flight management systems, though the program was built to only work on virtual aircraft.
Security firm Seculert is tracking two versions of the threat: one which is targeting Japanese organizations and the other directed, ironically, toward Chinese journalists.
The personally identifiable information found on social networks are a gateway for hackers to get access to the heart of the information they truly desire.
It's not necessarily new, but researchers are upping their work into discovering weaknesses in on-board automobile computers, which conceivably could allow an hacker to do harm. They also are preaching the importance of building security in.
The university has started to notify thousands impacted by the incident, which dates back to at least June.
Employees at an international airport were targeted in a multifaceted attack that beat two-factor authentication, and included form-stealing and screen-grabbing functionality.
The whistleblower site, in the midst of publishing revelatory emails belonging to intelligence company Stratfor, has signed up with DDoS mitigation service CloudFlare.
Two men each have been sentenced to 36 months in prison for withdrawing tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs with credit card information that was stolen from craft-store retail chain Michaels Stores.
The hacks of the tomorrow may target devices one never thought could be susceptible to compromise, like dishwashers and refrigerators. But a hypothetical glimpse into the future may make you think differently about what's to come.
Two research presentations set to be delivered next week in Las Vegas will shine the spotlight on the vulnerability of smart meters.
Gary McKinnon has declined a court-requested medical procedure to assess whether he is fit to be extradited to the United States.
Joshuah Witt, 35, the final member of a Seattle crime ring that combined hacking with old-fashioned breaking-and-entering, has been sentenced to just under eight years in federal prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Authorities charged California rapper Guerilla Black with purchasing some 30,000 credit card numbers and using them to buy merchandise.
The FBI monitored an underground credit card forum to net two dozen alleged cyber criminals, a takedown that authorities believe prevented $205 million in losses.
A 21-year-old Dutch man is accused of accessing the point-of-sales terminals of restaurants and other businesses to steal credit card numbers, which he and a co-conspirator then sold in underground forums.
The infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous released a 1.7-GB archive of sensitive information after infiltrating the U.S. Department of Justice.
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has said employees who violate their organization's user policies do not violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
A military dating website, which a band of hackers claimed this week to successfully infiltrate to pillage members' personal information, was not actually hacked, according to its administrator.
Until last year, lost and stolen laptops were to blame for the largest percentage of breach types. Now, hacking has claimed the top spot.
The federal Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Latvian man with participating in a scheme that manipulated the value of more than 100 New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stocks.
HP LaserJet printers do not validate the origin of remote firmware updates before applying them, meaning anyone could potentially reprogram them to access a corporate network -- or even light them on fire.
An Illinois water utility pump failure may have been an accident caused by an employee -- not the work of foreign hackers.
Attackers attempted to use automated technologies to link AT&T telephone numbers with online accounts.
The hack was carried out as part of Operation AntiSec, as revenge for police crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Hackers reportedly breached the systems of a company that makes supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, used to manage operations at critical infrastructure facilitates, and stole customer usernames and passwords.
Robert Butyka was detained Tuesday in Cluj Napoca, Romania's fourth most populated city.
Hackers accessed a sensitive computer server containing the personal information of faculty and students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.
Victories in the fight against cybercrime, from indictments and arrests to asset recovery, should be celebrated, even if there are not yet enough of them.
A plan by Anonymous to expose the details of people connected to one of the world's most dangerous drug cartels is back on after being briefly canceled, according to a video posted Wednesday.