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How to Speak 'Hacker'

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Michael Gregg

In 1997, when influential annual hacking conference Black Hat was founded, the average person could be excused for not paying attention to what was happening in the hacker underground. But today it's time for everyone to learn about hacking threats.

Hacker Given 3-Year Sentence For Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

Internet service providers are increasingly looking for ways to charge customers more money for faster speeds and access to more data. For years, h...

Bianca Bosker

Lawyers' New Mandate: Think Like Hackers | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

Don’t just follow the law. Hack it. That was Jonathan Askin’s challenge to an auditorium of law students, lawyers and entrepreneurs at the firs...

Author: The Subject Of My Book Wants Me Dead

Cole Stryker | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
Cole Stryker

When I first posted a link to my new book's Amazon page on 4chan, the first response was, "Kindly kill yourself immediately." The discussion descended into unprintable threats and accusations from there.

Hackers Targeting Smartphones

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Hackers are out to stymie your smartphone. Last week, security researchers uncovered yet another strain of malicious software aimed at s...

North Korean Hackers Hired To Attack South Korea Game Network

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

More than 30 North Korean hackers were hired to work in China by a South Korean crime ring to steal the personal data of South Korean gamers, and chan...

Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple

Forbes | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

Nicholas Allegra lives with his parents in Chappaqua, New York. The tall, shaggy-haired and bespectacled 19-year old has been on leave from Brown Univ...

Alleged Lulzsec Hacker Released From Prison

Guardian | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from the Shetland Islands, was released on bail on Monday after being charged with five offences relating to computer attac...

Florida Hacker Steals Nude Photos Of Women And Posts Them On Their Facebook Page

Posted 09.21.2011 | Crime

Joseph Bernard Campbell has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of cyberstalking and unauthorized access to a computer after he stole naked pict...

Sony Admits PlayStation Network Intruder Stole User Data

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

If you have a PlayStation Network account, it's time to change your password and be on the lookout for suspicious emails. Sony has confirmed that u...

Billboard Porn Hacker Gets Jail Time

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Russian hacker Igor Blinnikov, known in Moscow as the man who uploaded pornography onto a huge video billboard, has been sentenced to 18 months behind...

Activists Stand Up for Bradley Manning -- and PJ Crowley

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

When we heard that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond.

How Hackers Could Exploit Federal Government Shutdown

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The federal government's list of emergency network security personnel has not been updated in 15 years, putting national security at high risk if a sh...

OOPS: The 13 Most Common Gawker Passwords Exposed

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Sunday, hackers exposed usernames and passwords stored in the Gawker Media user database. The Wall Street Journal analyzed the leaked data and pr...

Hacker Builds $1,500 Device That Can Intercept Cell Calls

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS — A computer security researcher has built a device for just $1,500 that can intercept some kinds of cell phone calls and record every...

Alleged Webcam Hacker Cuffed For Spying On Schoolgirls | John Leyden • Get More From This Author | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An alleged pervert has been arrested in Germany over allegations that he used malware to hack into webcams and spy on schoolgirls. The unnamed hack...

Is Jacob Appelbaum The Most Dangerous Man In Cyberspace?

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On July 29th, returning from a trip to Europe, Jacob Appelbaum, a lanky, unassuming 27-year-old wearing a black T-shirt with the slogan Be The Trouble...

Web Attack Knows Where You Live

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, a security expert has shown. The attack, thought up by hacker Samy Ka...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Surfaces In Belgium After Month In Hiding

The Guardian | Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The elusive founder of WikiLeaks, who is at the centre of a potential US national security sensation, has surfaced from almost a month in hiding to te...

The iPad Hacker Is Also an Anti-Semitic Internet Troll Legend

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

One of the leaders of Goatse Security, the hacker group that discovered a security flaw that revealed the emails of iPad early adopters, has been arrested -- on drugs charges.

9-year-old Hacks His School's Computer System

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Police say a 9-year-old McLean boy hacked into the Blackboard Learning System used by the county school system to change teachers' and staff members' ...

Hackers Hit AT&T iPad Users

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Hackers found a way into AT&T's network and grabbed over a hundred thousand email addresses and iPad ID's. Should you be worried about this? No. But AT&T has some work to do.

Hacking Facts You Didn't Know--But Need To (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Editor's Note: Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Twitter Hacker

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

French police say they have detained a 25-year-old who allegedly hacked Twitter accounts of numerous well-known figures, including Britney Spears and ...

Hackers Stole Over $120 Million In Three Months | Robert McMillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ongoing computer scams targeting small businesses cost U.S. companies $25 million in the third quarter of 2009, according to the U.S. Federal Deposit ...