World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing
Activists pushing for free, open access to academic papers will eventually defeat publishers who seek to lock scholarly findings behind paywalls, the founder of the world wide web said today.
Free app successfully flaggs 97 percent of spam and malware posts on Facebook
(Phys.org)—Cyber-crime is expanding to the fertile grounds of social networks and University of California, Riverside engineers are fighting it.
Hacker 'command' servers seized in US: Microsoft (Update)
Microsoft on Monday said that cyber crime "command" servers in two US states were seized in an ongoing campaign to sever online crooks from infected computers used as virtual henchmen.
Nation's fight against cyber intruders goes local
The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, ...
Report: FBI probes hacker attack on Citigroup
(AP) -- The FBI is investigating a hacker attack on Citigroup Inc. that led to the theft of tens of millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
US senators call for cybersecurity czar
Two US senators introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at creating a powerful national cybersecurity advisor who would report directly to the president.
Mahalo vouches for criminal hacker in its midst
The founder of young Internet search engine Mahalo explained on Thursday how a convicted hacker wound up a cherished member of their team.
Russia's hackers pose growing global threat
Not long ago, the simple, anonymous thrill of exposing chinks in American software was enough of a payoff for a Russian hacker.
European insurers discover cyber protection market
It's already a booming market in the United States, but in Europe, companies are also waking up to the idea of cyber insurance to protect themselves against Internet attack.
Technology could be "aggravating" factor in sentencing
Existing criminal offences which feature the use of computers could be treated in the same way as offences involving driving suggest researchers.
US bill would deny visas, freeze assets of hackers
A group of lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would deny US entry and freeze the assets of foreign nationals involved in hacking or cybercrimes targeting the United States.
LulzSec hacker leader arrested in Australia
A self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec international hacking group has been arrested in Australia, police said, charging him with attacking and defacing a government website.
Czech Republic baffled by unprecedented cyber assault
The Czech Republic has been hit by an unprecedented wave of cyber attacks this week, with investigators stumped over their origin amid concerns they could lead to worse mayhem.
Twitter hack exposes Africa's cyber weaknesses
Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.