The Syrian Electronic Army stamped its avian emblem on the Twitter account belonging to the publication on Friday and also claimed to have tampered with the Person of the Year poll.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack that unintentionally affected a number of Microsoft services last week.
According to an FBI memo obtained by Reuters, hackers exploited vulnerable Adobe software to infiltrate organizations' networks.
After spending the last year and a half in solitary confinement, Jeremy Hammond received the sentencing in a New York federal court on Friday.
Visitors to the news portion of Vice.com on Friday evening may have been surprised by a headline that read, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here."
Karen Lancaster McCutchin, the mother of Anonymous activist Barrett Brown, received the sentence for hiding laptops from the FBI.
On Monday, links posted on President Obama's Twitter and Facebook accounts may have redirected visitors to YouTube videos hosted by the band of pro-Assad hacktivists known as the Syrian Electronic Army.
A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to hacking government websites and causing damages of about $60k in an incident that dates back to spring 2012.
Rumors on the internet are that an Anonymous-related DDoS attack is why the National Security Agency website went down around 5:15 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday.
A hacktivist group, calling itself KDMS Team, took credit for compromising the Rapid7 and Metasploit websites on Friday.
Malicious hackers are often profiled as hostile, jobless, dingy, hoodie-wearing teenagers or 20-somethings, but a group of 13 recently indicted hackers led very unassuming lives.
A hacker group calling itself Kdms Team, claiming to hail from Palestine, took credit on Twitter for several recent attacks against websites.
On Thursday, a grand jury in Virginia indicted the men for their alleged role in the conspiracy.
A nearly two-year FBI investigation into a Texas county website hack resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man claiming ties to hacker collective Anonymous.
A 22-year-old Ohio man was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in April to hacking websites, some belonging to police agencies.
AnonGhost has been hard at work penetrating systems and leaking personal information in preparation for a Sept. 11 cyber attack.
Unhappy with the political climate in Azerbaijan, a group claiming to be an Armenian sect of hacktivist collective Anonymous has leaked documents and photos related to the country's leading energy company, Azerenergy.
The Syrian Electronic Army apparently pulled off the defacement to encourage American troops to stay out of the conflict in Syria.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Hammond, who is scheduled to be sentenced this fall, has accused U.S. authorities of using Hector "Sabu" Monsegur to "facilitate the hacking of targets of the government's choosing."
The hacker collective Anonymous releases a third and final round of FEMA contacts.
The website for the city of Waukee in Iowa was defaced two days in a row by saboteurs.
Jeremy Hammond said in a statement afterward that "it is a relief to be able to say that I did work with Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among other websites."
The pro-Assad hackers struck again and also duped many into believing that they were able to compromise the media organization's Android apps.
The U.S. government is sending a clear message: We won't tolerate secrets coming to light.
The sentences range from 20 to 32 months, with none of the defendants likely to serve the full time. There has been no formal request to extradite the U.K. men to the United States to face charges here.
Their crimes include hacking and launching DDoS attacks against high-profile organizations such as the CIA, the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency, Sony and Nintendo.
DHS said the operation would likely culminate in "limited disruptions" and "nuisance-level attacks" against websites of government agencies and U.S. banks. And that appears to be what happened.
The microblogging service told news organizations that they will continue to be "high value targets to hackers."
Matthew Flannery, who is employed at a Sydney, Australia-based IT firm, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of the alleged offenses.
According to an interview he subsequently conducted with Politico, Keys said Reuters never mentioned the indictment as a reason for his firing.