• Blood in the water: tech bloggers in a feeding frenzy over PSN outage

    Posted May 1, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    I've become increasingly disappointed by the reaction my fellow tech bloggers have had to Sony's Playstation Network break-in.
  • Most large companies seeing more hack attacks, survey shows

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    Is this year turning out to be even worse for getting hacked than last year? That's what a survey of 350 IT and network professionals would indicate, with large companies in particular reporting this to be worse than last in terms of suffering at least one network intrusion of their user machines, office network or servers.
  • IT director pleads guilty to deleting organ donation records

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 10:13 am

    The former IT director for a nonprofit organ and tissue donation center pleaded guilty to a charge that she broke into the organization's computer network and deleted organ donation database records, invoice files, and database and accounting software, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
  • CEO sentenced for trashing client's Web site

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    The CEO of a Seattle-area consulting company was sentenced to three months of home confinement Thursday for destroying a client's Web site following a contract dispute.
  • Road signs hacked in NYC

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    Electronic road signs in downtown New York City were broken into over the weekend and instead of telling drivers to go slowly next to a Houston Street construction site, they flashed prankster messages such as "New York is dying," according to a report from The New York Post.
  • Six worst Internet routing attacks

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 11:00 am

    Here's our list of the biggest security incidents involving the Internet's core routing protocol, the Border Gateway Protocol. Some of these incidents were attacks; others were accidental misconfigurations. But all of them disrupted traffic to Web sites or entire networks because of incorrect routing messages being propagated across the Internet through BGP.
  • Web designers admit to trashing client's Web site

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    The CEO of Seattle-area consulting company Minecode faces prison time for destroying a customer's Web site.
  • Software executive sentenced for hacking

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 12:11 pm

    The president of a U.S. software company has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to stealing password-protected files from a competitor.
  • Former inmate arrested for breaking into prison's IT systems

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 9:25 pm

    Francis Janosko, a former inmate at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts who was arrested by the FBI last week in North Carolina for allegedly accessing systems on the prison's computer network without authorization and stealing confidential data.
  • Report: 'Foreign entity' hacked Obama, McCain PCs

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 5:54 pm

    Computer systems used by the election campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain were broken into earlier this year, and a large number of files related to the evolving policy positions of the two candidates were stolen.
  • Breach cripples Ohio Secretary of State's site

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    The Web site of Ohio's secretary of state was shut down after it was hacked Monday, according to the site and local media reports. The site was later restored, but with only limited functionality.
  • Locked iPhones can be unlocked without a password

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:23 am

    Private information stored in Apple's iPhone and protected by a lock code can be accessed by anyone with just a few button presses.
  • Hackers shut down Neosploit attack kit

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    A noted hacker attack kit has been retired from service by its criminal creators, most likely because it was priced too high compared to the competition, researchers said Tuesday.
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