Law & order
It looks like internet access into and out of Syria has been shut down, cutting the country off from the rest of the internet.
The FBI suspects that 24-year-old Hamza Bendelladj, an Algerian national, developed, marketed, distributed and controlled the notorious botnet toolkit, used to steal millions of dollars from online bank accounts.
Holly Jacobs suffered four years of stalking, internet trolls and having pornographic images sent to her bosses. Now, she's filed suit against the ex-boyfriend she says started it all, as well as four sites who spread her nude images, name and contact information without her permission.
A new proposal would require tech firms to design surveillance-enabling trapdoors from the ground up or modify existing services, facilities and equipment. The FBI says it's necessary to quickly catch terrorists and child abusers, but others say it's a recipe for opening servers up to hacking and illicit surveillance.
The owner of a jewelry store believes that one or more burglars stuck GPS devices on her car and on her son's car. That, she figures, enabled them to track when her house would likely be empty so they could break in.
A 24-year-old UK man has admitted to posting threats on the Facebook tribute page of a teenager killed after being thrown from a truck.
He told police he didn't think anybody would take the threats seriously. He was very wrong.
A 35-year-old Dutch national, officially identified only as S.K., was arrested in Spain on Thursday.
He is accused of DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and others.
Who is S.K., do you think?
Since 2011, data security company ViaSat UK has spiced up the Infosecurity Europe conference by filing a Freedom of Information request for data breach statistics.
In previous years they've fallen out with the regulators over the matter, but things turned out better in 2013...
The federal magistrate found that forced decryption would violate the computer scientist's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. It's no triumph for the agents who fight child abuse, but it is a win for privacy and for curtailment of government power over our data.
Do you usually shy away from legal documents?
Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...
US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.
Here's the latest episode in the popular "Chet Chat" series.
Join Chet and Duck as they discuss what we can learn from recent security news in this quarter-hour podcast.
We have TV-inspired ideas of what facial recognition technology can do, but the reality is that it's far less useful than depicted on shows like "Homeland".
Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been charged in Sweden, on suspicion that he - and three other men - hacked into various organisations, and attempted to fraudulently withdraw money out of Nordea bank accounts.
A 21-year-old British man has pleaded guilty to charges that he attempted to bring down a number of websites, including those belonging to Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as the site belonging to the Kent Police force who ultimately arrested him.