Jaikumar VijayanComputerworld

Follow me on Google+

Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

Will Anonymous, LulzSec be Slowed by Arrests?

Soon after the FBI made arrests a couple of weeks ago, the groups released a defiant statement vowing to carry on their attacks and daring law enforcement to catch them.

LulzSec, Anonymous Hackers Undeterred

So-called hacktivist groups vow to continue with their hacking campaigns and dare law enforcement to try to stop them.

Sony Insurer Says It's Not Liable for Breach-related Costs

One of Sony's insurers has asked a New York court to absolve it of any responsibility for defending or indemnifying Sony against claims arising from the recent data breaches at the company.

'Anonymous' Arrests Tied to PayPal DDoS Attacks, FBI Says

The FBI said this afternoon that it had arrested a total of fourteen individuals thought to belong to the Anonymous hacking group.

FBI Raids Homes in N.Y., Calif. in Hunt for 'Anonymous' Hackers

The FBI today raided several homes in New York and California as part of an ongoing investigation into recent DDoS attacks.

Hacker Collective Anonymous to Launch Social Networking Site

You're eligible to join Anonymous in its plans to launch what it says will be a new social networking site: Anon+.

Privacy Groups Protest Proposed E-Verify Bill

A proposal to force employers to use the federal E-Verify system to vet new and current workers has stoked widespread privacy concerns.

Microsoft Patents Spy Tech for Skype

A newly patented Microsoft technology called Legal Intercept would allow the company to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls.

Supreme Court Will Weigh In On Warrantless GPS Tracking

In a move with far-reaching privacy implications, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving the government's authority to conduct prolonged GPS tracking of suspects in criminal cases without first obtaining a court warrant.

Sony 'Cut Corners' in Protecting User Data, Lawsuit Alleges

Three PlayStation Network users charge that Sony 'cut corners' in its efforts to protect personal data of its users.

Survey: 90% of Companies Say They've Been Hacked

Respondents said their companies' computers were breached at least once by hackers over the past 12 months.

Judge Rules Against Trial in Lawsuit by Victim of $588K Cyber Heist

A Maine judge's ruling in a case involving a business that sued its bank after losing $345,000 in a cyber heist could set a precedent about how diligent companies must be in protecting their assets online.

Acer Server in Europe Reportedly Breached

A hacker group called the Pakistan Cyber Army Friday claimed it has accessed an Acer server in Europe and stole personal data of some 40,000 people.

Sony Pictures Falls Victim to Major Data Breach

Hackers claim access to the unencrypted personal info of more than 1 million people.

Cyberattacks Can Justify Armed Response, Pentagon Says

Physical attacks can be a legitimate response to some cyberattacks, the DOD says.