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CNN's Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked

Several CNN social media accounts were hacked Thursday, and the Syrian Electronic Army seems to be to blame.

PayPal DDoS attackers plead guilty, some may walk free

The plea deal struck by Anonymous members charged with a distributed denial-of-service attack on PayPal could allow some of them to go free.

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Real life Mob Wars: MafiaLeaks uses Tor anonymity to battle organized crime

A new site wants to use the power of anonymity to battle organized crime in southern Italy.

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.

Most hack attacks simply seek attention, security expert says

Cyber attacks, such as the recent one on the New York Times, are more about gaining attention than causing damage, according to Akamai.

Latest cyberwar salvo is kinda lame: Hacker points Syrian telecom site to AT&T, T-Mobile

The website of a Syrian telecommunications provider redirected to AT&T's website and then T-Mobile's on Wednesday, an apparent prank by a hacker who has been probing the country's Internet infrastructure for several days.

Hack of New York Times holds a lesson for all businesses

You may not be the New York Times or Washington Post, but recent attacks highlight weaknesses that all businesses should be aware of.

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How a DNS hack in Australia took down marquee sites in the US

Twitter, The New York Times and other prominent websites were struck by a powerful cyberattack that continued affecting other websites into Tuesday evening, directing visitors to a site purportedly controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

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Middle Eastern 'Molerats' hackers step up attacks

A wave of cyberattacks against Israeli and Middle Eastern targets this summer was the work of a highly active but shadowy hacktivist group that has started using Remote Access Trojans, security firm FireEye has warned.

Anonymous hacker pleads guilty to Stratfor attack

A former member of a band of hackers faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to a single computer hacking charge.