Don't-Miss Stories

EU countries must be able to sentence hackers to two years, draft law says.

Hackers would face a minimum two-year prison sentence under a new European Union law approved by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee on Thursday.

Researchers: Cyberespionage campaign siphoned data from high-profile targets

An ongoing cyberespionage campaign compromised over 350 high-profile victims from more than 40 countries over the past eight years, including political activists, research centers, governmental institutions, embassies, military contractors and private companies from various industries.

Researchers find critical vulnerabilities in popular game engines

Security researchers found serious vulnerabilities in the engines of several popular first-person shooter video games that could allow attackers to compromise their online servers and the computers of players accessing them.

hackers

Chinese hackers resume attacks on U.S. targets

Shame campaign by Obama administration fails to deter cyber bandits.

malware

Malware's invisibility is its best weapon, Trend Micro exec says

The problem with the sophistication of malware is that it tries to be invisible and persistent for as long as possible, according to Trend Micro global chief technology officer, Raimund Genes.

Cybersecurity chat focuses on industry-government collaboration

Threat information sharing has been a sore point between the federal government and private sector for years.

lulzsec

LulzSec hackers got off easy for their damaging attacks

Four members of the infamous and largely British LulzSec hacking group that carried a string of high-profile DDoS attacks in 2011 have been handed relatively lenient prison terms.

Four former LulzSec members sentenced to prison in the UK

Four British men associated with the LulzSec hacker collective received prison sentences Thursday for their roles in cyberattacks launched by the group against corporate and government websites in 2011.

Hacking back: Digital revenge is sweet but risky

As cyberattacks increase, victims are fighting back. But retaliation has its own consequences—and may create more damage.

Pentagon accuses China government, military of cyberattacks

China's government and military appear to be directly involved in cyberattacks against the U.S., according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Defense.