Criminologist 'hacks' the hacker, explores meaning of hacking
We often view hackers as evil geniuses, but perhaps a more accurate depiction would be a talented—though sometimes mischievous—craft worker, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
Twitter hackers announce 'World War III'
Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China.
Xbox outages, IRS lawsuits, and other year-end drama
One holiday-shortened week gone, another arrived. Here's a rundown of the Microsoft-flavored news you missed if you had the good fortune to unplug last week:
2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but ...
North Korea denies involvement in Sony cyber attack
North Korea's UN mission on Friday denied involvement in a cyber attack on Sony Pictures after the US FBI said it had evidence that Pyongyang was behind the hacking.
Canada's CBC websites hacked by pro-Syrian group
Canadian national broadcaster CBC said Thursday hackers had briefly compromised its website in an attack claimed by supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
Pirate Bay co-founder guilty in Danish hacking case
The Swedish co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was found guilty on Thursday in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history.
UK judge: No payout to cleared hacking defendant
(AP)—The judge in Britain's phone hacking trial said Wednesday that acquitted defendant Charles Brooks shouldn't be reimbursed for his legal costs because even though he was innocent, his behavior was "incredibly ...
Apple says celebs hacked in 'targeted attack' (Update)
Apple said Tuesday a "targeted attack" led to the release of nude photos of celebrities including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence but insisted there was no breach of its cloud storage system.
UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking
(AP)—A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
Hackers disrupt Tunisia voter registration
Hackers briefly disrupted the online voter registration process for Tunisia's parliamentary and presidential polls later this year, the electoral commission said on Thursday.
US judge mulls sending phone hacking case to UK
(AP)—A federal judge in Los Angeles suggested Monday that Great Britain would be the proper place for a Hollywood stuntwoman to pursue a lawsuit against News Corp. and related companies over alleged phone hacking.
Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims (Update)
Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says the popular game's website was defaced by hackers Wednesday, two days after reports that the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by U.S. ...
Two men charged with hacking email to post nude pics
The former owner of a notorious "revenge porn" website and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online.