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While hacking group Phantom Squad says that it plans to knock Xbox Live and PSN offline over Christmas, rival group 'SkidNP' says it "will be attacking Steam and Minecraft servers".
Opportunistic criminals have given Ashley Madison users another reason to worry about, after emails blackmailing users emerged. The extortionists are demanding exactly 1.0000001 BTC from people.
A US Judge has ruled against Sony's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former employees, who are arguing that Sony failed to prevent their personal details falling into the hands of hackers.
An unclassified US military network was breached earlier this year by Russian hackers who gained access to the network via an old unpatched vulnerability before being discovered hours later.
Today, the final member of a four member group was found guilty of hacking and data theft. Microsoft, Epic Games and Valve were some of the companies involved.
The US State Department, the NSA, and the FBI have had no luck in removing or blocking hackers from the State Department's network in the three months since the breach was first reported.
The FBI Director James Comey has chosen to do a bit of explaining on how the Bureau arrived at the conclusion that North Korea is behind the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014.
In the lead up to the anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death, hackers have defaced MIT websites, which is seen as revenge for Swartz's arrest by MIT police for hacking that lead to his suicide.
South Korea's nuclear plant operator said it was hacked, but only non-critical data was lost and there is no risk to the country's 23 nuclear reactors.
The hackers behind the Sony hack have rickroll'd the FBI in a new message, as the evidence used by the US and the FBI to blame North Korea for the hack have been called into question.
President Obama thinks Sony yanking the movie was a mistake and sets a bad precedent, saying "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here."
The United States has said the Sony hack is a serious breach of national security that needs a proportional response, describing it as a "destructive activity with malicious intent."
The hackers responsible for attacks against Sony Picture Studios are now threatening physical action against movie theaters planning on showing the soon-to-be released film known as "The Interview".
While preparing for their latest leak, the hackers who broke into Sony's systems have said they will not include personal information of employees in their latest leak if the workers object.
After hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for two Xbox Live outages last week, the same group has taken credit for bringing down Sony's PlayStation Network today.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
Hackers have targeted Domino's Pizza servers, downloading details of over 650,000 customers, saying that the full database will be published unless the company pays a $40,000 ransom by today.
Law enforcement authorities said today that over 90 people around the world have been arrested as part of a global raid involving the "Blackshades" software tool which hijacks PCs via remote access.
Brian Dye at Symantec, claims Antivirus software is dead due to the increasingly creative methods hackers are using. The company has unveiled an updated product line to defend against such attacks.
With just two more weeks to go before the end of Microsoft's Windows XP support, a new report by Symantec claims hackers are already finding ways to attack ATMs, most of which use the 12 year old OS.
A weakness in the Pinterest social network made it possible for someone to modify a URL and view the email address associated with any account, within minutes. Pinterest claims this to be fixed.
Apple finally admitted that their Developer Center has been compromised by hackers. The Dev website went offline last week and it's still not back online due to the security breach.
Microsoft said Saturday's lengthy outage of the Xbox 360's Xbox Live service was due to a "networking misconfiguration" and denied that a hacker group was in fact to blame.
The US Department of Homeland Security issued a statement today that urged individuals and businesses to disable Universal Plug and Play features from routers due to the threat of hacker attacks.
A DNS change has put 284 webpages at a weakness to hackers. Among the pages defaced by a group of seemingly Turkish hackers are the eBay, Microsoft and Google sites. No groups claim responsibility.
A coordinated attack on university systems in Florida has resulted in identity theft for nearly 300,000 students, faculty, and staff members. Nobody has claimed responsibility.
Hackers apparently found an exploit in the servers of Blizzard's hit MMO World of Warcraft that allowed them to kill lots of player characters and NPCs all at once. Blizzard says it has now fixed it.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
A hacker claiming to be working for Anonymous and AntiSec has attacked GlobalCerts.com, dumping information on employees onto the internet. The hacker also provides their 'justification'.
Notorious hacker 'AnonymouSabu' has gained an additional six months of freedom before his sentencing trial begins, due to his willingness to cooperate with the government he previously fought against.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
After a charity intended to help children was attacked by a hacker attempting to prove his mettle, Anonymous reacted, delivering their own brand of vigilante justice upon the person responsible.
Microsoft says that one in five Microsoft Accounts is now controlled by hackers, but it's not for lack of security on their end: it's people who reuse the same username and password on different sites
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After Twitter suffered a 'cascaded bug' yesterday the site was down for a considerable period of time. Hacking group UGNazi have stepped up and taken credit for the actions leading to the outage.
The threat that the hacker group Anonymous will shut down the Internet this weekend for "Operation Blackout" most likely won't happen as some Anonymous news groups deny such a event is planned.
A cyber attack on the dating web site militarysingles.com has been claimed by a hacker group that calls itself LulzSec, a few weeks after the leader of that group assisted law enforcement teams.
An operating system allegedly created by members of the faceless hacktivist group Anonymous has prompted security warnings and concerns, with main group members distancing themselves from it.
Digital Playground, one of the most popular pornography sites on the web, was hacked today. Over 40,000 credit card numbers and 72,000 usernames and passwords were stolen.
A new report claims that Nortel's PC network was breached by Chinese hackers for years and that Nortel not only knew about the problem but failed to report it when it went into bankruptcy in 2009.
Symantec admits that as part of a sting operation it offered to pay $50,000 to the hacker who said he had the source code to the company's PCAnywhere and Norton Anti-Virus products.
In an unusual new attempt to circumvent internet censorship, hackers have suggested using satellites in space, as no country could request their removal.
A new security flaw has been discovered for iPad 2 owners who use a Smart Cover while password-protecting their hardware. The flaw allows anyone with a Smart Cover to unlock the iPad 2 with ease.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of AntiSec have attacked a contractor affiliated with the United States government.
Following today's news on the FBI raiding locations of possible members of the Anonymous hacker group in New York State, 16 people in the US have now been arrested in connection to alleged hack attacks...
Hacker collective Anonymous launched two new information sharing sites earlier in the week. Anonymous' blog states that the hive mind, specifically the subgroup known as the People's Liberation Front, wants to gather leaks from outside...
Apparently Travelodge has suffered an attack on its customer database. A spokesman for the chain says that a "third party" had managed to obtain names and email addresses, according to the BBC. The company has...
Those persistent hackers, known to us all as LulzSec, have struck again. Less than a week after bringing down the CIA website, BBC News now reports that they have succeeded in bringing down the website...
The antics by LulzSec over the past few weeks may have attracted a bit too much attention, at least for those involved in the group. Their veil of anonymity and fearlessness may be finally crumbling....