A NYPD detective has been arrested for hiring an email hacking service to pinch the login details for at least 43 personal email accounts and one cell phone belonging to at least 30 individuals.
Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.
Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.
The Columbus, Ohio man has been sentenced to one year of house arrest for stymying an FBI investigation into the 2011 hacks, which saw millions of online players' data breached.
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.
Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.
US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.
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.
Twitter's security team appears to be playing whack-a-mole with a group of hackers who have made a name for themselves hijacking the accounts of high profile media organisations.
Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been charged in Sweden, on suspicion that he - and three other men - hacked into various organisations, and attempted to fraudulently withdraw money out of Nordea bank accounts.
The avionics bigwigs FAA and EASA have said "bunk!" to a researcher's claims that his new Android app could potentially hack planes.
OK, says fellow plane hacker "Renderman," if that's true, there's no harm in giving public access to your test labs, now is there?
A security research has cooked up an exploit framework and Android app that can be used, at least theoretically, to hack a plane, including changing its destination or even crashing the aircraft.
Burglars broke into offices at video service Vudu late last month and stole hard drives containing customers' personal data, the company told customers in an email sent on Tuesday.
A US teenager is charged with distributing child pornography after allegedly hacking minors' cellphones through an SMS ad that installed malware, giving him access to the phones' content.
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."