With phone hacking and NSA leaks making the front pages, cyber security is getting more attention from the mass media than ever before. But is the public becoming more informed - or misinformed?
US prosecutors described Lauri Love as a "sophisticated and prolific computer hacker" who allegedly stole "massive quantities of sensitive data" which, they claim, resulted in "millions of dollars in losses." Love and his three accomplices allegedly stole data on more than 500 individuals, as well as information about government budgets and the "demolition and disposal of military facilities."
The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.
A US government contractor was given an order that allowed it to seize his hard drive without warning, largely because the ex-employee started a new software company whose site said "We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop."
The crooks who pilfered Adobe's source code are likely the same ones who went on to exploit Adobe ColdFusion code to breach the PR Newswire press release service.
Argentinian police have arrested a teenager, dubbed "the superhacker", who was allegedly bleeding $50,000 (£31,500) per month out of international money transfer and gambling websites.
The FBI is investigating Wolf's claims that her webcam was hacked and that an extortionist demanded money to keep nude photos out of the public eye. She's only one of many victims, but she's turned her alleged victimization into a platform from which to educate teens about the dangers of cybercrime and how they can protect themselves.
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.
American singer Victoria Justice is not happy that someone (she blames a hacker) has leaked swimsuit photos of her onto the internet.
And she's quite right to be upset - both with the hacker, and the website that published them.
An alleged hacker, suspected by the FBI of stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts, has been arrested by Thai police and paraded in front of the world's media.
The crook who cracked into the email of numerous celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, has been sent to prison.
Is there anything the rest of us can learn from this?
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Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon - a new, AI-enabled rocket - and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It's only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that's plagued the agency.
An allegedly Egyptian hacker going by the name ViruS_HimA has allegedly hacked into Adobe.
Wherever the data actually comes from, it reveals yet more poor password hygiene at both the client and the server...find out just how bad.
British hacker Gary McKinnon will find out today whether or not he will be extradited and stand trial in the United States for what was described as "the biggest military computer hack of all time".
Are Android phones about to be wiped off the face of the earth? Will hackers be triggering a factory reset on your phone whenever they feel like it?
That's the question going around since New Zealand geek Dylan Reeve put a "test your Android mobe for imminent disaster" page on his website.
British police have admitted that there is no prospect of them identifying who was responsible for "ClimateGate" - a high profile hack that exposed confidential data and emails from the Climate Research Centre (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.
Online real-time strategy game League of Legends, from Riot Games, is the latest large web property to own up to a data breach.
There's a silver lining, namely that the company's notification is frank and helpful, stating clearly what was stolen, and what wasn't.
The Bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica took its servers offline after they discovered $90,000 USD worth of bitcoins was stolen from its systems. This is the second time this year Bitcoinica have been targeted.