Satirical news publication The Onion has gone into detail about how hackers managed to steal its passwords, access its internal emails, and hijack its Twitter account.
Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian national and the alleged ringleader of the gang responsible for a multimillion-dollar hack of the Subway fast-food chain, has pleaded guilty.
Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.
Kudos for good security practices, guys.
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...
Security researchers have identified a security hole in Viber that can be exploited to bypass Android smartphones' lock screen and gain full access to the device.
After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.
Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...
With just under two million followers, AP's Twitter account has a wide reach, and is influential.
Influential enough, it seems, that a false rumour from the AP feed can have a visible affect on the stock market.
The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have hacked into accounts belonging to the NPR media network, and defaced news stories.
You too can get into somebody's locked iPhone, particularly if you have a prehensile tail and don't mind (almost) placing a phony emergency call. Which you a) probably don't and b) hopefully do.
The latest high-profile organisation to fall victim to cybercriminals is the US television network NBC.
NBC's website was "owned" and used as a go-between in a campaign to infect online visitors automatically.
A YouTube video showing you how to unlock an iPhone 5 without the passcode has racked up nearly 300,000 hits over the past two weeks.
Paul Ducklin looks into the good and the bad of the story...
Everything you need to know about the Twitter hack, and how you should respond to it - in simple English.
Chinese hackers have been infiltrating the newspaper's networks, broken into the email accounts of senior staff, stolen the corporate passwords for every Times employee and used those to gain access to the personal computers of 53 employees.
"There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better," says ICO director.
How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?
Even if you run a tiny website and don't have much to hide, you (and your customers) are nevertheless at risk from criminals.
For example, @JokerCracker, who openly gives his reason for hacking as, "It's just a personal challenge".