Today Go Daddy, the worlds largest domain name registrar, was unavailable for over four hours in the middle of the North American working day. Was it a malicious hacker or simple a colossal infrastructure failure?
Thieves are claiming to have hacked the US presidential nominee's tax returns out of PricewaterhouseCoopers, are demanding $1 million to keep them out of public circulation, and have allegedly sent supposed copies to Democratic party leaders.
But then again, it's an anonymous Pastebin claim, so it might be complete bunk.
Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.
And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.
Hector Monsegur, the notorious hacker known as "Sabu," once railed against the establishment. Now he owes his freedom to the good graces of federal authorities, who successfully lobbied for a six month extension on his sentencing.
The fallout over the controversial conviction of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot continued on Tuesday, with hackers compromising and defacing the webpage of Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court.
Internet security and privacy are enjoying a spirited public airing in Australia today.
The wires are abuzz with claims that hackers stole 40GB of data from an ISP in protest against proposed new data retention laws.
A recently published Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed that in at least one case, the US police's hunt for online child pornographers has been hindered by Tor.
A few thoughts on the "hacktivist" group Anonymous that came out of Josh Corman and Brian "Jericho" Martin's keynote at the SOURCE security conference in Boston last week.
Anonymous hacktivists blasted the Formula 1 website off the net, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
Anonymous hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the British government's Home Office website, preventing legitimate users from visiting the site by flooding it with unwanted internet traffic.
Ryan Cleary breached his bail agreement by using the internet..
.. to contact LulzSec leader Sabu (who just happened to be secretly working for the FBI).
Operation Blackout's plan to shut down the internet this weekend may have come to nothing, but there is a way in which DNS servers can be used as part of a malicious attack.
Professor Alan Woodward explains more.
Mrs. W guest blogs: A look at vigilantism by hacktivist collectives like Anonymous in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting, and why it's distracting and ineffectual.
Proceed with caution if you're thinking of downloading and installing Anonymous OS, the purported new operating system from the Anonymous collective.
If your movement has no defined leadership, no structure, no way for people to officially become members.. how can it define what's done in the name of the movement and what isn't?
Anonymity can have its drawbacks.
A hacker linked with the Anonymous movement has admitted to breaking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion service, and stealing the records of approximately 10,000 people.
Police have arrested a 27-year-old man, suspected of defacing and hacking into the website of Britain's largest single abortion provider.