Washington Post says website hacked by Syrian group (Update)
The Washington Post said Thursday its website was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, becoming the latest media organization victimized by the group that backs strongman Bashar al-Assad.
China, Indonesia lead sources of online attacks: study
China and Indonesia headed the list of 177 countries named as sources of Internet attacks, a security survey said Tuesday.
Dutchman appears for 'biggest ever' cyberattack
A Dutchman arrested in Spain last month in connection with an unprecedented cyberattack that reportedly slowed down the Internet, has been extradited to the Netherlands where he appeared before a judge on ...
E! Online's Twitter, texting accounts hacked
E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.
UK: Guardian newspaper's Twitter feeds hacked
The Guardian newspaper said Monday that its Twitter accounts have been hacked, and it cited a claim of responsibility from the group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.
Router compromise, rogue remote control? Easy, says ISE
Global Internet hit 2012 speed bump, study finds
Global Internet connection speeds around the world slowed in late 2012, according to a survey released Wednesday that suggested a temporary stall in broadband gains.
Hacker claims credit for outage at major Web host
A member of a hacker collective claimed credit Monday for downing the Web hosting firm GoDaddy, which manages millions of websites around the world.
A new kind of pub crawl
Websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and other social-media networks contain massive amounts of valuable public information. Automated web tools called web crawlers sift through these ...
China's main microblog restricts user posts
China's best-known microblogging site has introduced new terms and conditions punishing those who post comments deemed offensive, as it comes under government pressure to clamp down on bloggers.
Web security start-up receives $1.1 million
A technology start-up created by a graduate of the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering that focuses on helping web site owners prevent, detect and recover from hacker attacks has raised $1.1 ...
US shutdown of sharing site draws hacker retaliation
US authorities have shut down one of the largest file-sharing websites and charged seven people with copyright crimes, sparking a retaliatory cyber attack on the FBI and Justice Department websites. ...
NIST improves tool for hardening software against cyber attack
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have dramatically enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. This ...
German researchers break W3C XML encryption standard
Standards are supposed to guarantee security, especially in the WWW. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main force behind standards like HTML, XML, and XML Encryption. But implementing a W3C standard does not mean ...