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Explainer: What is hacking?

Last week, we woke to news that the largest cyber attack ever was underway in Europe, with reports of global internet speeds falling as a result of an assault on the anti-spamming company Spamhaus.

Apr 05, 2013
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Famed US hacker helps Ecuador secure its vote

Kevin Mitnick, who once gained notoriety as America's most wanted computer hacker, now heads a thriving Internet consultancy tasked with helping keep Sunday's presidential elections in Ecuador secure.

Feb 17, 2013
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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, ...

Dec 18, 2014
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US hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking ...

May 20, 2014
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For Facebook 'Hacker Way' is way of life

(AP) -- Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls himself a hacker. For most people, that word means something malicious - shady criminals who listen in on private voicemails, or anonymous villains ...

Feb 05, 2012
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Expert: Rural US websites easy target for hackers

(AP) -- The digital trove of credit card numbers and emails stolen by the group known as Anonymous came from towns across rural America - places like Gassville, Ark. and Tishomingo County, Miss., where officers don't usually ...

Aug 08, 2011
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LulzSec member says group is 'bored'

A member of a publicity-seeking hacker group that sabotaged websites over the past two months and has announced it is dissolving itself says his group wasn't disbanding under pressure from the FBI or enemy hackers.

Jun 26, 2011
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