Sky News journalist Gerard Tubb may have hacked into emails sent by "Canoe Man", but he will escape prosecution.
Other journalists would be unwise, says Graham Cluley, to see this as a green light for email hacking.
Renowned Chrome hacker Pinkie Pie, who scooped the prize at last year's Pwnium competition, didn't quite get across the line this year.
But Google will pay him a one-third-sized consolation prize anyway, for "honoring the spirit of the competition."
Here's a piece of advice for those running classes training prisoners about information technology.
It's probably not a good idea to let notorious hackers join the course - or, if you do, to keep a very close eye on what they're up to.
Have you taken a close look at the email that Evernote has sent out, with the subject line "Evernote Security Notice: Service-wide Password Reset"?
It looks like the hacked company has made a blunder.
Evernote, the online note-taking service, has says that it has suffered a serious security breach which saw hackers steal usernames, associated email addresses and encrypted passwords.
Webhosting management company cPanel recently announced a worrying sort of compromise: the possible theft of its customers' root passwords.
Paul Ducklin looks at what happened, and what's being done to avoid a repeat of this worrying situation...
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.
Conference season 2013 is on. While events like these can be great for networking and mindsharing, there can be computer security dangers lurking about. We've pulled together 8 IT security tips to help you stay ahead of the game.
EADS, maker of the Eurofighter, says that Chinese hackers attacked its computer network last year.
Is your company prepared reducing the likelihood of a successful targeted attack?
Microsoft joins Facebook and Apple in the list of big companies who have suffered at the hands of malware-bearing hackers.
An impossibly coiffed real estate mogul's Twitter account starts posting hip-hop lyrics.
Do *you* take enough care of your social media accounts?
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.