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The FBI reportedly sent out warning notices on Christmas Eve that the Syrian Electronic Army was phishing for usernames and passwords, which the group denied on Twitter.
The Syrian Electronic Army apparently pulled off the defacement to encourage American troops to stay out of the conflict in Syria.
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.
While year-end security predictions generally fail at accurately predicting much that wasn't an already a foregone conclusion, they're really more about we know right now, and there is value in that.
A hacker group calling itself Kdms Team, claiming to hail from Palestine, took credit on Twitter for several recent attacks against websites.
An advanced remote access trojan known as Xtreme RAT has been identified by Seculert Research Lab as the malware used in an attack on Israeli organizations that impacted 15 machines.
The website of the UK's Ministry of Justice was taken offline for several hours as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday.
A new trojan installs a permanent backdoor on Apple computers and allows attackers to steal data and take over the machine.
Recent attacks on a number of major websites were traced back to one source: Melbourne IT, an Australian domain name registrar.
It turns out that using a DDNS service is the easiest and most pervasive method for creating sustainable command-and-control domains.
Close to 200 Chinese government websites have been defaced by a Philippine branch of the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
On Saturday, roughly one week after compromising accounts belonging to Skype, the Syrian Electronic Army took claim for compromising the official blog of Microsoft, as well as one of its Twitter accounts.
A 17-year-old in Norway was arrested and charged with launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against banks and other companies in the country.
An NBC News reporter set up two laptops and a smartphone in Russia to demonstrate Olympics cyber threats.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack that unintentionally affected a number of Microsoft services last week.
The Syrian Electronic Army compromised the Twitter account belonging to Skype, which the pro-Assad hacktivist group used on Wednesday to advise people against using Microsoft services, such as Hotmail and Outlook.
On Monday, ad network Taboola confirmed that it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Fans of spear phishing have begun shifting to watering holes, which is when an attacker targets the computers of visitors to compromised websites.
According to Trend Micro, the public sector has remained a top target of cybercrime.
A year after his suicide, eight lawmakers have tapped the Department of Justice about unanswered questions regarding Aaron Swartz's "aggressive prosecution."