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Hacker Guccifer's latest star-studded data bounty included script for 'Downton Abbey' finale

Hacker Guccifer's latest star-studded data bounty included Downton Abbey finale script

He/she/they could have, but didn't, publish the script for the fourth-season finale. An archive of the hacker's targets show a dizzying array of entertainers, writers, and government and military officials, meaning that even more sensitive data (I know, hard to imagine anything more sensitive than a Downton spoiler) have been accessed.

Car manufacturers quizzed over their anti-hacking measures

Car manufacturers quizzed over their anti-hacking measures

A US senator has asked leading car manufacturers to explain how they secure their vehicles against cyber attacks. Democrat Edward Markey asked 20 leading car makers to respond to a set of questions about vehicle security including how they test modern electrical systems and onboard wireless networks.

Singapore police cuff alleged Anonymous hacker

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Singapore police have arrested a man they claim is "The Messiah."

They allege he's responsible for recent hacks against websites in Singapore, including the blog of a journalist who didn't report his original hacking threats as precisely as he liked.

NYPD detective pleads guilty to hacking fellow police officers' email and phone

NYPD detective pleads guilty to hacking fellow police officers' email and phone

Edwin Vargas was charged with using PayPal to hire someone to hack login details for at least 43 personal email accounts, including those of 20 current or former NYPD officers.

Who is to blame for hacker-phobia?

Who is to blame for hacker-phobia?

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?

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

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.

Developer's computer seized because he called himself a hacker

Developer's computer seized because he called himself a hacker

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."

Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney's pacemaker to thwart hacking

Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney's pacemaker to thwart hacking

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors disabled his pacemaker's wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes".

Organised drug gangs increasingly hooking up with hackers, warns Europol

Organised drug gangs increasingly hooking up with hackers, warns Europol

Organised crime is becoming increasingly entwined with hacking, creating a "service-orientated industry" and making the internet "the single most important" factor facilitating major organised crime and drug trafficking, according to the head of Europol.

Hackers turn US health services site into online Ugg boots store

Hackers turn US health services site into online Ugg boots store

For at least the past two months, scammers have been hawking football shirts, Ugg shoes and Armani perfume from hacked US government pages that are actually supposed to provide services such as mental health counseling, suicide prevention and help for drug addicts.

UK to hire hundreds of hackers for new £500m cyber-battalion

UK to hire hundreds of hackers for new £500m cyber-battalion

Britain is building an army to wage war by hurling computer hackers at its enemies. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the country is recruiting "hundreds" of hackers at a cost of up to £500 million ($909 million).

LinkedIn users sue over service's "hacking" of contacts and spammy ways

Four users have filed a class action lawsuit over the way LinkedIn harvests email addresses without permission and then sends them marketing blurb.

Anonymous hacker @ItsKahuna sentenced to 3 years for hacking police sites

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John Anthony Borell III, aka "@ItsKahuna", admitted to attacking a slew of police sites in an operation that included exposing the personal details of thousands.

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

Lady Gaga rallies Little Monsters against Applause 'hackers'

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, has stirred up her Twitter followers by taking foul-mouthed aim at 'hackers' who leaked her latest single.

Lee Munson asks, "Is this proof that not all 'data breaches' are bad for business?"

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Last weekend featured more wireless networks than I've ever seen, a flying drone, Python, a lot of Raspberry PIs and a whole load of talented young people - all in the aid of the Cyber Security Challenge.

Mark Zuckerberg's own Facebook timeline hacked by Palestinian researcher

Mark Zuckerberg's own Facebook timeline hacked by Palestinian researcher

What do you do if Facebook doesn't take your vulnerability report seriously? This security researcher decided the best way to get Facebook to listen was go right to the top - he hacked Mark Zuckerberg's page.

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

Miss Teen USA 2013 says sextortionist hacked webcam to snap bedroom photos

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.

Baby-monitor hacker spies on and swears at sleeping 2-year-old

Baby-monitor hacker spies on and swears at sleeping 2-year-old

A hacker took over a baby monitor in a home in the US city of Houston, Texas, to spy on a 2-year-old girl, to broadcast obscenities at the child, to swivel the camera so as to watch her shocked parents as they came in, and to then call the parents insulting names.

Five Gonzalez sidekicks charged with massive 160 million credit card number theft

Five Gonzalez sidekicks charged with massive 160 million credit card number theft

A US Attorney has announced charges against five men in connection with one of the biggest global data theft campaigns ever seen. Accused of working alongside Albert Gonzalez, currently serving 20 years in jail for his role in several waves of data breaches, the gang's activities may have cost their targets hundreds of millions of dollars.