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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught.

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

Banks enlist smartphones to help battle online fraud

To ward off cyber-crooks trying to break into customers' accounts, banks are expanding their security efforts beyond desktops and onto iPhones and other mobile devices.

Anonymous spying on US government

A private FBI memo suggests that the hacktivist group may have compromised the security of several government agencies.

Kickstarter hacked; logins, encrypted passwords accessed

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User data was stolen, though credit card information remained intact, Kickstarter said.

Comcast gets hacked, downplays potential dangers

Alleged breach of Comcast mail servers prompts a lackadaisical response.

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Pwn2Own security contest offers $645,000 in prizes

This year's contest offers a grand prize of $150,000 that requires researchers to deal with Microsoft's EMET anti-exploit toolkit.

Retailers must guard against craftier hacks, senators say

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee point to the failure of the retail industry to implement stronger measures against hacking.

Artificial Intelligence startup may have cracked CAPTCHA

A California-based artificial intelligence startup claims to have written software that cracks CAPTCHA images with 90% accuracy.