For all of their bells and whistles, smartphones present real privacy concerns -- some of which users aren't aware.
A Chicago woman with roots in Nigeria was sentenced this week to 30 months in prison for playing a key role in extracting cash from the bank accounts of individuals whose prepaid payroll information was stolen in a massive 2008 breach.
The active pursuit of online criminals by authorities serves a valuable purpose, but often it ends up netting lesser fish and doesn't complete the entire equation of what is needed to battle today's slick adversaries.
A 21-year-old Ohio man has pleaded innocent to charges he hacked into the websites of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department to release sensitive data, which included crime tips and personal information about officers.
The FBI-led takedown of Hong Kong-based P2P site MegaUpload -- and the arrests in New Zealand of its leaders -- was a big win for law enforcement. But pursuing suspects across borders can be tricky.
As the news settles that a trusted member of Anonymous was actually an FBI informant, some are wondering whether his FBI handlers went too far when trying to gather evidence about other suspected hackers.
Sabu, an Anonymous/LulzSec/AntiSec hacker beloved by many across the world, has spent the last nine months providing information to the FBI. What does this mean to the future of the hacktivist movement?
The threat posed by politically motivated attackers, known as hacker activists, or hacktivists, is far-reaching, yet authorities are finding it difficult to take down a structurally decentralized movement.
Security experts believe a member of Anonymous hacked into the email account of a law enforcement official, which provided them the credentials necessary to eavesdrop on an FBI-led conference call.
Recent prosecuted cases tackle long-running internet-based scams
More cyber crime rings will be broken up in 2012, but the risk/reward ratio for cyber crime will remain criminal friendly.
Digital media company Yahoo has ended a three-year legal battle against a team of spammers, winning a default judgment of $610 million.
The aftermath of a cyber crime takedown poses new challenges to law enforcement, like what to do about the victims' systems and data
Security professionals must establish relationships with their local FBI agents, and relevant information-sharing bodies, as well as have a plan of action before being hit with a breach.
A gang of Estonians is accused of infecting millions of computers, many in the United States, with DNS-changing trojans capable of manipulating the online advertising industry through clickjacking.
Researchers at Trend Micro say they have been hot on the tracks of a corporate hacker, and now they are turning over their findings to U.S. law enforcement.
More than half of Rustock-infected machines have been cleaned since Microsoft led a joint effort earlier this year to shut down the prolific botnet.
A Los Angeles man has earned considerable time behind bars after serving as the U.S. head of a phishing operation that stole more than $1 million from the customers of two banks.
The FBI, with the help of international partners, has broken up two criminal rings believed to be responsible for peddling scareware, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Police believe they have apprehended a major cog in the LulzSec hacking collective's wheel, but the group said the suspect was, at best, a fringe associate.
Three members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous have been arrested in Spain, but the group has promised revenge to the country.
Police in Greece have arrested an 18-year old man suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to the Pentagon, National Security Agency, FBI and Interpol, according to reports. The unnamed hacker, who used the alias "nsplitter," faces charges of hacking, fraud and illegal weapons possession. In addition to infiltrating government sites, the man also is reportedly accused of participating in credit card fraud. Greek police arrested the teen in his home in Athens on Monday. U.S. and French authorities aided in the investigation.
A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would update a 25-year-old digital privacy law to require authorities to obtain a court-issued search warrant before retrieving a person's email and other content stored in the cloud.
Google and Apple are facing heat from U.S. and foreign lawmakers over the discovery that their smartphone and tablet devices are collecting and storing information about users' locations.
Anonymous location data being collected off smartphones is nothing new, but some privacy experts worry about the implication if law enforcement wants access to it.
Federal authorities have taken over the control hub of the prolific Coreflood botnet and filed a civil complaint against 13 unnamed defendants.
Famed hacker Albert Gonzalez says he should be released from prison because he was acting as an informant.
In a sign of the times, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against an alleged text message spammer.
Security costs for the Vancouver Olympics ballooned almost five times over the course of the games' preparation.
A Russian man who is believed to be the operator of the Mega-D botnet, one of the largest spam senders in the world, has been arrested and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday in federal court.