NSA spying alarms lawmakers, tech companies
Revelations about the US National Security Agency’s expansive data-collection efforts have underscored the power of electronic surveillance in the Internet era
Microsoft’s Citadel bust thwarts 5-million strong PC botnet
Europol said a global effort led by Microsoft to stop one of the world’s biggest cybercrime rings has succeeded in wiping out the malicious computer networks that the gang used, known as the Citadel Botnets.
LulzSec hackers jailed in UK
A group of British hackers who “ran riot” causing millions of dollars of damage to computer networks run by Sony, the CIA and other agencies were sentenced to jail terms on Thursday.
LulzSec hackers "at cutting edge" of cyber crime
Four British hackers who took part in 2011 cyber-attacks on targets ranging from the CIA to Sony were audacious, arrogant men whose motivation was “anarchic self-amusement”
Hackers fake White House explosions from Associated Press Twitter account
Hackers took control of the AP Twitter account and sent a false tweet about explosions in the White House that sent US financial markets reeling.
Cybercrime ring attacking videogame companies for years: researcher
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese hacking ring that they said broke into the servers of dozens of online videogaming companies and stole valuable source code over a four-year period.
Obama budget makes cybersecurity a growing U.S. priority
President Barack Obama proposed on Wednesday increased spending to protect U.S. computer networks from Internet-based attacks in a sign that the government aims to put more resources into the emerging global cyber arms race.
Cyber attacks hurt China’s credibility, says US
Cyber attacks against the United States from China are eroding the country’s credibility and scaring off potential foreign investors afraid of losing their intellectual property, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
Israel braces for hack attack
Israeli computer system administrators and security experts were bracing themselves Friday for an assault by pro-Palestinian hackers, who have vowed to disable Israeli websites this weekend.