A 27-year-old California man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly owning and operating ugotposted.com, a "revenge porn" site that made him money through extortion.
A Wisconsin man was sentenced to two years of federal probation and fined $183,000 for his part in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack organized by Anonymous.
The NSA is taking advantage of the same technology used to gauge consumer behavior online, to bolster its surveillance of suspicious individuals.
The privacy of millions of Chinese hotel guests is at risk after hackers posted their personal data online.
Chinese hackers spied on five European ministries' computers by way of a phishing attack at September's G20 Summit, according to new research.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) experienced a distributed denial-of-service attack last week that shut down its site and prevented customers from accessing their bank accounts.
An Android vulnerability that allows a rogue app to remove all existing securities activated by a user of the popular mobile operating system was discovered by researchers in Berlin.
Users looking to find out whether their accounts were compromised in recent major breaches, including Adobe's, can check through haveibeenpwned.com.
A UK man pleaded guilty to hacking RuneScape accounts, stealing virtual items and then selling the video game goods for real money.
The botnet is reportedly behind the compromise of more than 20,000 payment cards in recent months.
Two suspects were arrested in Germany this week after allegedly hacking computers and remotely controlling them to mine more than $954,000 in bitcoins.
File-sharing site Hotfile agreed to pay $80 million to the Motion Picture Association of America on Tuesday, thus settling a two-year lawsuit.
On the third day of his visit to China, British prime minister David Cameron stated that he looks to open "a proper dialogue" with the country concerning cyber security.
The system crash reportedly kept bank customers from withdrawing money from ATMs and from carrying out mobile and online transactions.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to disrupt Iran's nuclear program by using a computer worm more destructive than Stuxnet, according to Fars News Agency in Iran.
The worm, called "Darlloz," exploits a PHP vulnerability to spread amongst Linux users.
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.
Microsoft plans to roll out new encryption and security measures in response to possible National Security Agency surveillance on the company.
The issue would allow users to discover Facebook IDs - depending on the targets Facebook privacy settings - and leverage that credential into connecting with the person.
Two video poker players who exploited casino machines had their court case dismissed this week, three years after their arrests.
Matthew Calicchio pleaded not guilty on Saturday to illegally accessing Sachem School District computer networks and posting information about students on an online forum.
The National Security Agency is said to have infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware that steals information.
Evernote users who used the same email for both their Evernote and Adobe account will soon receive a prompt to change their password. The notetaking software company compared compromised Adobe accounts to its users' email addresses, with plans to notify those who match.
Facebook has taken legal action against one of its users who inundated the social network with dubious celebrity porn links that lead to marketing sites.
According to the researcher who discovered the bug, Google swiftly addressed the security issue, which could leave users' passwords vulnerable to theft.
GitHub users may have had their accounts compromised in a brute force attack that mostly impacted individuals with weak passwords, according to a Tuesday blog post by Shawn Davenport, GitHub director of security.
The number of defendants charged for their alleged connection to the international racket continues to grow.
Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, is set to be extradited to Denmark next week in light of new hacking allegations.
After announcing last month that it would give rewards for vulnerabilities discovered in open source software, Google is expanding its bug bounty program to include Android, the open source mobile operating system.
The troublesome CryptoLocker malware has claimed another victim: a Massachusetts police department.
Yahoo announced that it never gave out user information to government agencies and that data moving between its centers will be encrypted.
Cyber criminals are leveraging the buzz surrounding the release of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) to trick users into sharing personal information.
A Facebook URL redirection vulnerability discovered last week was patched just a day after a blog post detailing the bug went live.
Battlefield 4 PC servers experienced a distributed denial-of-service attack on Saturday that left a number of virtual soldiers unable to compete in the popular first-person shooter.
A new trojan infects browsers to change users' start pages, directing them to advertising sites.
The number of times Google has complied with those demands has decreased.
On Tuesday, the company released updates for four vulnerabilities affecting its products.
Two teams have accepted rewards for demonstrating exploits against cell phones in the Mobile Pwn2Own 2013 contest sponsored by HP.
Peter Szor - a well-known security researcher, entrepreneur and author - has passed away, according to posts on Twitter.
Karen Lancaster McCutchin, the mother of Anonymous activist Barrett Brown, received the sentence for hiding laptops from the FBI.
Inputs.io was left unable to pay an undisclosed number of user balances after the free Bitcoin eWallet service was hacked on Thursday and relieved of 4,100 Bitcoin. That translates to about $1.1 million.
The tech giant revealed the information via its first transparency report.
The FBI has made room on its Cyber Most Wanted list for five criminals that are alleged to have roles in global hacking and fraud crimes.
Stricture Consulting Group, which specializes in password cracking, began releasing a list of the most common passwords used by the nearly 38 million customers compromised in a massive Adobe breach.
Google has decided to add a layer of security to users' stored Chrome passwords in the browser's settings panel.
America's second-largest city, Los Angeles, has announced the creation of its first ever Cyber Intrusion Command Center, intended to combat threats aimed at city services.
Four Romanian nationals have been arrested and charged with targeting ticket vending machines of MTA Long Island Rail Road in a classic skimming operation.
The device records the wearer's body temperature and uploads the data to any Android device via Bluetooth.
As a result of the growing NSA revelations, the social micro-blogging site is upping its defenses by planning to encrypt its direct messaging Service.
At a global tech conference, Eugene Kaspersky reportedly warned that earlier estimates of the $100 billion cost of cyber crime have now "multiplied many times" over.
Four men were arrested by Dutch cyber crime police and charged with stealing an estimated $1.4 million by using the banking malware known as TorRat.
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.
Content publishers running the latest WordPress platform now have one less thing to worry about.
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.
Mozilla introduced Lightbeam recently, a new add-on for its popular web browser Firefox that takes advantage of interactive visualizations to give users a unique view of who they are interacting with on the internet.
Between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, distributed reflection denial-of-service (DrDoS) attacks increased 265 percent, a global attack report found.
The torrent file is actually malicious and leads victims to online surveys.
Cutwail, the world's largest spam botnet, is often used to distribute financial malware like Gameover Zeus.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the program only collects phone data not protected under the Fourth Amendment.
Shantanu Gawde, a 17-year-old security researcher, has become the first person to infect the newly released mobile Firefox OS with malware.
On Friday, President Obama officially nominated Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon lawyer, for the role of Homeland Security secretary.
Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, told a foreign policy outlet that a hacking group in China sent him phishing emails.
NSA Director Keith Alexander admitted at a congressional committee meeting this week that phone surveillance programs thwarted a couple of terror plots, not 54 as he previously stated.
A hacktivist group, calling itself KDMS Team, took credit for compromising the Rapid7 and Metasploit websites on Friday.
More people have been arrested and charged following an FBI takedown of the underground Silk Road black market earlier this month.
State legislators are drafting bills that would punish individuals who humiliate former flames by posting nude photos.
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.
A U.S. district judge ruled that the case against Google can move forward making it the second case, of late, where the tech giant will face accusations that it violated federal wiretap law.
Facebook has been awarded $3 million in damages following a five-year case against now defunct Power Ventures.
Nearly 300 students at a Los Angeles high school found a way to "hack" iPads issued by their school district, allowing them to bypass the security lock on the devices.
Authorities in London arrested a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly involved in the distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks aimed at Dutch anti-spam group Spamhaus.
The hired individual would ensure that NSA doesn't violate public privacy or civil liberties in its quest to maintain national security, the job posting says.
California Gov. Edmund "Jerry" Brown signed the legislation on Monday.
A new trojan installs a permanent backdoor on Apple computers and allows attackers to steal data and take over the machine.
Though victims are primarily in Europe, the list of 24 financial institutions being targeted includes several U.S. banks.
Switzerland-based telecommunications provider Swisscom is investigating how four data tapes ended up in the possession of a Swiss newspaper.
A 19-year-old Argentinean man was arrested and charged with running a botnet that stole funds from gaming and money transfer sites.
The country is investigating how Belgacom's networks were hacked, but has yet to confirm the believed culprit.
Police foiled a cyber heist, arresting 12 men last week who allegedly aimed to steal millions from a London branch of Santander bank.
Symantec researchers believe the malicious app is a variant of "Fake Defender," malware used in earlier ransomware scams.
Discovered by researchers at Mac security software company Intego, the malware seems to be targeting supporters of Tibet and the Dalai Lama.
The Kimsuky trojan is being used to collect organizations' sensitive data, Kaspersky found.
Only days after NSA's mission to crack widely used internet encryption methods went public, Gen. Keith Alexander pulled out of the event, the company hosting the conference announced.
The phishing emails contain shortened links to a crimeware kit that exploits vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Java, researchers warn.
Researchers found that the mobile malware, which primarily targets Russian users, is being delivered via rented botnets that also spread other Android trojan.
According to an internet affairs agency in the country, the most intense segment of the attacks occurred early Sunday.
A study of network managers' biggest issues placed security at the top of their concerns.
Two officia- looking websites on the Google App Engine server are serving up some nasty adware to unsuspecting users, according to Barracuda Labs.
While trying to download the application, users are bombarded with pop-ups asking them to fill out online surveys.
A second patch released last week by Microsoft has caused problems for users, forcing the software company to pull and release an amended version of the fix.
Google, which introduced its bug bounty program three years ago, announced this week that it has doled out more than $2 million to vulnerability hunters.
Symantec discovered that the links, which include tweets written in Russian, lead to sites hosting mobile malware.
Due to DDoS attacks, some customers may have trouble accessing their online accounts.
The "Android Device Manager" app has already been pushed out to some users via a Google Play Services update.
Network security company FireEye has announced plans to file for an initial public offering to raise up to $175 million in stock.
The sentencing for Jeremy Hammond has been delayed until Nov. 15, The Sparrow Project reported.
Considering a number of high-profile companies have fallen victim to Twitter account hijacks, prompting the service to install additional protections, a bizarre string of tweets sent by Chipotle Mexican Grill's account on Sunday appeared to fit the pattern of a hack.
Cloudmark explores that latest email and text message scams that attackers are using to steal sensitive information.