Pentagon forming cyber teams to prevent attacks (Update 2)
The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption ...
US banks face 'credible' hacker threat, researchers say
Dozens of US banks face a "credible" threat from hackers based in Eastern Europe who are planning large-scale attacks next year, a security firm said in a report released Thursday.
Cyberattacks against US rising unchecked: study
The number of cyberattacks targeting US organizations has doubled over the past three years, leading to hefty losses, a study released Monday showed.
Wave of cyber attacks to target US banks: researcher
As many as 30 US banking firms are expected to be targeted in a wave of cyber attacks as part of "a large-scale orchestrated crimeware campaign," a security researcher says.
Hackers could haunt global air traffic control: researcher
Air traffic control software used around the world could be exploited by hackers to unleash squadrons of ghost planes to befuddle those entrusted to keep the skies safe, a security researcher said Thursday.
British LulzSec hackers admit CIA cyber attacks
Two British members of the hacking group LulzSec admitted Monday carrying out cyber attacks against the CIA and Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group News International.
Spot a bot to stop a botnet
Computer scientists in India have developed a two-pronged algorithm that can detect the presence of a botnet on a computer network and block its malicious activities before it causes too much harm. The team ...
Hackers take aim at Nasdaq, Bats websites
Hackers have targeted the public websites of the operators of the Nasdaq and Bats stock exchanges over the past two days with cyberattacks that disrupted the sites but had no impact on trading.
Anonymous briefly knocks CIA website offline (Update 2)
The website of the Central Intelligence Agency was briefly inaccessible on Friday after the hacker group Anonymous claimed to have knocked it offline.
Cyberattacks on South Korea-US a test run: McAfee (Update 2)
Cyberattacks on US and South Korean military websites in March may have been a test by North Korea or sympathizers, according to a report released Tuesday by computer security firm McAfee.
Home of suspected LulzSec member raided: WSJ
US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
British teen arrested over CIA, US Senate hacking
British police working with the FBI arrested a 19-year-old man over attacks by a hacker group on businesses and government agencies including the CIA, US Senate and Sony, Scotland Yard said Tuesday.
LulzSec hackers taunt with telephone hotline
A hacker group on Wednesday brazenly ramped up its antics as unrelenting waves of cyberattacks expose how poorly defended many networks are against Internet marauders.
Data defenders: Researchers try to ward off increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cyber attackers were busy last year. In July, a coordinated "denial of service" assault was launched on computers at the White House, Federal Trade Commission and departments of Treasury, ...