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British teen suspected in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack

Police secretly arrested a London-based teen last April in connection with the huge DDoS attack on anti-spam organization Spamhaus.

US charges 13 Anonymous members for DDoS attacks

The U.S. has brought criminal charges against 13 persons, said to be members of the hacker group Anonymous, for their alleged participation in cyberattacks as part of a campaign called Operation Payback.

EU government telco provider was subjected to major attack

The Internet service and telco provider to all the European Union’s official institutions was subjected to a malware attack that “no single company or authority could withstand on its own” admitted the company’s secretary general on Thursday.

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Hackers target social media, step up mobile attacks

Hackers are exploiting the lack of security basics among social media, mobile devices and even in business, reports an IBM X-Force analysis

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Pirate Bay co-founder gets reduced sentence on appeal

The Swedish Svea Court of Appeal has overturned a verdict against Gottfrid Svartholm Warg for intrusion and fraud against Nordea bank, but has upheld the verdict finding him guilty of hacking IT firm Logica.

How your identity gets swiped even if you're careful

LexisNexis, Kroll, and Dunn & Bradstreet have been thoroughly pwned by identity stealing hackers. Who pays the price? You and me.

Iran accused of hacking into U.S. Navy computers

Hackers backed by Iran have penetrated an unclassified U.S. Navy network in one of the most serious incidents of cybercrime yet by the Middle East nation, according to a report Friday.

PC security, NSA-style: 7 tips from the spymasters

Some of the agency's countersurveillance tips are easy for anyone to implement.

'HoneyDocs' lays irresistible bait for hackers

Police in Austin, Texas, set up sting operations with cars they have under surveillance, watching for thieves to break into them. Marcus J. Carey's Web service, HoneyDocs -- born in the same city -- uses the same concept, only with computer files.

How to protect your PC against devious security traps

From phishers to hackers to all sorts of attackers, here's what you need to know to stay safe on the Web.