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Anonymous posts personal data of 4000 bankers online

Personal information on some 4000 people in the banking industry, including bank officers, was posted online Sunday by the hacker collective Anonymous.

Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

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.

'Anonymous' hacker spared jail

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 offers $3.14M in potential prizes at annual Pwnium hacking contest

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.

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Anonymous hackers sentenced for denial-of-service attacks

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.

Hacker collective Anonymous hits US government site

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.

White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

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.

Pwn2Own hacking contest puts record $560K on the line

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.

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New Java exploit sells for $5000 on black web; possible threat to millions of PCs

Another previously unpublicized flaw in Java threatens the security of millions of PCs that may still have the application running on it.

Congresswoman proposes amendment to computer fraud law honoring Aaron Swartz

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.