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Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates

If you can't beat 'em, infect 'em with malware and lock down their computer.

WikiLeaks launches library with Kissinger-era intelligence cables

WikiLeaks, best known for its release of secret documents pertaining to U.S. activities in current wars, Monday opened an online database of Henry Kissinger-era cables.

Hack attack by Anonymous vandalizes North Korea's Twitter and Flickr accounts

North Korea may be making some serious nuclear threats, but it's looking silly after a series of hacks by Anonymous lampoon its leader on official sites and feeds.

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South Korea cyberattacks this week hold lessons for U.S.

U.S companies and government agencies can learn from the large-scale disruptions that have hit several banks and media outlets in South Korea in the last 24 hours, security analysts said.

Ex-Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 25 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website.

US Attorney General defends handling of Aaron Swartz case

Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the role of the prosecution in the case of the late Internet activist and innovator Aaron Swartz, stating that "there was never an intention for him to go to jail for longer than a three, four, potentially five-month range."

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Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner

Bank of America blamed a data breach on another company that revealed internal emails related to monitoring of hacktivist groups including Anonymous.

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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.

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.

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.