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.
An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec on Thursday has been sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles for his role in hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.
Raynaldo Rivera, 20, chose to plead guilty just like cohort Cody Kretsinger did earlier this year.
Hacktivists have posted the UDIDs of iOS devices online, which, if true, highlights a major concern as to how and why the FBI had access to the information in the first place. But a spokesperson for the bureau denies the attack.
Authorities believe Raynaldo Rivera joined previously accused Cody Kretsinger in compromising SonyPictures.com to steal personal information on about a million people.
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, DNSChanger, Stratfor, global cyber crime ring...and other breaking news.
The personal information of 1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen as part of a vast data heist last December, it has been revealed.
The FTC has made major moves this year in its fight against cyber crime, and if enterprises and organizations aren't careful, they may be facing a team of the agency's investigators.
Members of hacker group LulzSec faced authorities in the U.K. for alleged involvement in several high-profile website attacks.
According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Ryan Cleary was part of a hacktivist group that targeted Fox Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures and PBS in data heists and defacements.
Accused Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond plans to fight the charges filed against him for the devastating breach of the global affairs firm.
An examination of the evolution from the 2010 and 2011 campaign operations provides some hints about what IT vendors might expect from hacktivists in 2012.
News briefs: The latest news from Apple, Verizon, CrowdStrike, FTC and more
An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles to charges of hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.
News briefs: LulzSec head Sabu worked with FBI, Extension in DNSChanger servers, Sony breached again, and more
Hackers calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" have claimed responsibility for two breaches that resulted in the dumping of personal information.
Traditionally known for defacing websites and knocking them offline, so-called hacktivists stepped up their game last year and were responsible for a majority of data stolen in breaches, according to an annual study from Verizon.
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?
News briefs: The latest from the PCI Security Standards Council, Google, Anonymous, Facebook and others...
A cloud-based start-up counted Lulz Security as a customer for three weeks last June, and the company's CEO took to the stage at the RSA Conference to recount what went down.
DDoS attackers motivated by social or political purposes are more common than conventional criminals out for financial gain, concluded a new report from Arbor Networks.
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.
Hugh Thompson, an adjunct professor at Columbia and program committee chairman of the RSA Conference, got me thinking that, in the face of hacktivism, security these days also means deliberating business practices.
T-Mobile was hit on Saturday with a hacktivist attack, which resulted in the publication of personal information of some 80 of the wireless communications provider's employees.
Basic network security is not just a technical problem, but rather a complex business challenge, according to a new report from IBM.
Fourteen individuals believed to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous plead not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif on Thursday to charges of participating in an attack against PayPal.
In another swipe at the FBI, AntiSec hacktivists posted private data from defense contractor Vanguard Defense Industries.
A California congresswoman has requested a meeting with McAfee's head researcher and his team following the security company's release last week of a 14-page report chronicling a persistent hacking campaign affecting some 50 U.S. organizations.
The leak, dubbed "Shooting Sherifs Saturday," contains more than 10 GB of stolen data belonging to sheriff's offices for mostly rural towns across the country.