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.
The Dutch High Tech Crime Team has arrested a 17-year-old man for accessing customer account data on servers run by KPN, one of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands.
Internet giant VeriSign was admitted it was hacked repeatedly during 2010, but its IT staff only informed senior management in September 2011.
Police believe that they may have apprehended the notorious hacker TinKode, who in the past has hacked into government and military websites, exposing their poor security.
A Romanian who admitted to hacking into NASA servers has received a three-year suspended prison sentence. Being tried in the US wouldn't have guaranteed jail time, so here's hoping the Obama administration wins in its pursuit of a mandatory three-year prison term for hacking critical infrastructure.
A data-stealing Trojan horse may have smuggled out login information to gain access to a cargo shuttle that carries food and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS).
I received a spam today attempting to sell me ethical hacking classes, of all things. Looking at it further I enjoyed a chuckle and thought I would share it with our readers.
GCHQ has done a poor job of locking down its code-breaking competition website, making it child's play for anyone to be told they were successful.
Forget the Aston Martin DB5 and Walther PPK; today's spy needs to handle C++, cryptography and armies of zombie botnets. Does this sound as appealing? If so, you are in luck because GCHQ (The UK's Government Communications Headquaters) is looking for new operatives.