Personal information on some 4000 people in the banking industry, including bank officers, was posted online Sunday by the hacker collective Anonymous.
No single technology can combat a sophisticated attack like the one against the media company, say security experts, who recommend layers of protection and surveillance.
A British teen found guilty of attacking PayPal and other large companies as part of an Anonymous group cyber-campaign is too young and troubled to go to jail, a judge ruled, a week after sentencing other other hackers involved in the widespread denial-of-service attacks.
Google Monday announced it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a March security conference, but boosted the maximum amount it will pay to $3.14 million and changed the target to the browser-based Chrome OS.
A student at Northampton University and a man from south London have been jailed for taking part in an unsophisticated but effective 2010 DDoS rampage that reportedly cost PayPal $5.6 million.
The website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which establishes sentencing policies for the federal court system, was offline for much of Saturday as a result of the attack.
Whether or not you have coding skills, the U.S. government asks you to roll up your sleeves in June and help solve the nation's problems.
HP TippingPoint, the long-time organizer of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, has revamped the challenge for the second year running and will offer cash awards exceeding half a million dollars, more than five times the amount paid out last year.
Another previously unpublicized flaw in Java threatens the security of millions of PCs that may still have the application running on it.
A draft bill to exclude terms of service violations from the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.