"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?
Not only was the Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez sex tape fake, it weaseled Facebook session account tokens out of many who clicked on it, then replicated itself onto their newsfeeds. Facebook's tried and tried to scrape the guy off, it says, but he keeps coming back for more.
The 19-year-old Californian man turned himself in to FBI agents on Thursday. If found guilty, he's looking at up to two years in federal prison on the charge of extortion after allegedly hacking more than a dozen women's computers, taking nude images via their webcams, and contacting then in an attempt to get more images out of them.
Just a few days after Twitter reset passwords and revoked session tokens for 250,000 possibly hacked user accounts, the king of social media succinctness has apparently taken its first step toward two-factor authentication.
A man who is alleged to have stolen nude photographs from the computer of "Call Me Maybe" popstar Carly Rae Jepsen has been arrested.
Nude photos allegedly of the star began circulating soon after his laptop and camera were stolen. Clicking on such files is always a bad idea, given that malware loves to piggyback on celebrity news. Besides, as any true Belieber knows, Justin has an outie.
Imagine you are at work. You're rattling through your email message. And in your inbox, sitting quietly, is a message with the word "sexy" in the title...
Would you open it?
The internet is in a frenzy after what appear to be naked photos of Prince Harry playing "strip billiards" in Las Vegas were published online.
But remember to be careful what you click on..
Naked pictures of a Japanese model are spammed out, in an attempt to infect a military contractor.
Are your PCs properly patched?
Prosecutors are calling for nude photo hacker Christopher Chaney to be sentenced to six years in jail, and pay damages to exposed celebrities.
Celebrity hacker Christopher Chaney pleads guilty to nine felony counts, including wiretapping and accessing computer systems without authorisation. He faces 60 years in the slammer.
A man who hacked into the email accounts of female celebrities, and uncovered naked pictures of starlets including Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Vanessa Hudgens, has agreed to plead guilty.
Nude photos alleged to be of Glee's Heather Morris have been released on the web, after allegedly being stolen by hackers from her mobile phone.
Read this before you click on any links, and - if you're a celebrity - learn how to stop this from happening to you!
Advice for Scarlett Johansson on how to ensure that her Yahoo mail and private photos can *never* be automatically forwarded.