Hacking


Companies Strike Back at Hackers

Companies Strike Back at Hackers

Companies are striking back at hackers in retaliation for security breaches, a questionable practice that may temporarily discourage cyber crime but could create long-term problems.
Kendra Srivastava in Hacking



Why Hackers Are Targeting India

Why Hackers Are Targeting India

Anonymous held demonstrations across India to denounce the government’s increasing Internet censorship, as the hacktivist collective takes to the streets to fight for online freedom of expression.
Kendra Srivastava in Hacking



Buyer Beware: Why You Should Be Wary of Mobile Banking

Buyer Beware: Why You Should Be Wary of Mobile Banking

Thinking of buying those shoes with your iPhone? Make sure you’re protected from identity theft first.
Kate Knibbs in Mobile Payments



Is Your Medical Data Safe?

Is Your Medical Data Safe?

The theft of about 780,000 online medical records by unknown hackers from state computers in Utah is sounding alarm bells about the protections of sensitive data.
Margaret Rock in Health & Safety



Why Hackers Hit India

Why Hackers Hit India

Anonymous hackers darkened several Indian government websites, retaliating against the country’s censorship practices in its continued crusade for a free Internet.
Kendra Srivastava in Hacking



How Cyber-Hacks Are Hurting Small Businesses

How Cyber-Hacks Are Hurting Small Businesses

Cyber-attacks on small businesses are repelling customers and costing a fortune, leaving owners with tough choices on how to strengthen their online defenses against increasingly common security breaches.
Kendra Srivastava in Hacking



A Rising War Between Hackers

A Rising War Between Hackers

Breaking up is hard to do, but some Anonymous hackers are splintering off into their own group, vowing to hack with integrity and fight censorship.
Kate Knibbs in Hacking



Why Online Voting Isn’t So Safe

Why Online Voting Isn’t So Safe

A California student tried to win a college government election by hacking into classmates’ accounts, which may lead to federal charges and increased privacy for not only colleges, but national and state elections as well.
Sandy Fitzgerald in Crime & Punishment



Why Hackers Can’t Overthrow the Music Industry

Why Hackers Can’t Overthrow the Music Industry

Hacker group Anonymous is setting its sights on the music industry, promising a major shakeup in the works — but will its efforts yield real changes?
Kate Knibbs in Hacking



How Breasts Led to the Arrest of a Hacker

How Breasts Led to the Arrest of a Hacker

A hacker was arrested after posting a photo of his girlfriend’s bountiful cleavage, in perhaps the first documented case of “boobris,” or the downfall from lady parts.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat