Sometimes after a black hat gets caught, they find themselves suddenly on the white hat side with the opportunity to help government agencies or start a security company. Here are five examples of people who did just that.
For every new security innovation, it’s only a matter of time until hackers find a way around it.
The world supposedly learned the names of two Syrian Electronic Army hackers today, but the organization responsible for attacks on The New York Times, CBS, and other organizations denies the report’s accuracy.
The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
Guest Post Freddie Laker is the founder and CEO of Guide.
Facebook is still refusing to pay the researcher who hacked his way onto Mark Zuckerberg’s wall, so the Internet is stepping in.
Here’s what it’s like to go to Def Con, the world biggest hacking conference.
Famed white hat hacker Barnaby Jack has passed away unexpectedly, only a week before he was expected to give a major presentation on a lethal pacemaker hack.
Information exposed includes names, addresses, date of birth, telephone numbers, and emails.
Jeremy Hammond, a hacker who was arrested soon after security intelligence firm Stratfor was breached, announced that he has entered a guilty plea today.
Matthew Keys, Reuters’ social media editor, was fired today following an indictment that accuses Keys of helping hackers access his former employer’s severs.
Bitcoins are a hot commodity now, but are your Bitcoins actually safe? The Bitcoin wallet company Instawallet has suspended its service “indefinitely” after being hacked.
Microsoft revealed today that a number of its Xbox Live accounts were hacked. According to the company, the hackers were able to gain access by using a number of social engineering tactics.
Big data is going to be the difference between us getting in front of attacks and getting bogged down trying to find our attackers, according to RSA’s Arthur Coviello.
BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctorow remembers Internet activist Aaron Swartz, and talks about how freedom isn’t built in to the technologies we use.
Montana TV station KRTV reported Monday that it was hacked and broadcast a hilarious and terrifying alert about the impending zombie apocalypse.
Hackers have successfully cracked the 3DS. What does this mean for small game developers?
From game violence to sex chat, game companies got into hot water in 2012.
After a hacker published around 300,000 Verizon customers’ information, the telecommunications company is saying there was no hack.
Guest Post Looking at the latest DDoS attack statistics from CloudFlare’s network, it seems that hackers love the holidays.
A group of hackers is claiming responsibility for a bug that’s infecting almost 9,000 Tumblr user accounts, according to he group’s official Twitter account.
An Egyptian hacker claims to have broken into Adobe’s systems today, posting data for 150,000 people’s accounts. The reason? The hacker wants Adobe to pay more attention to reported vulnerabilities.
It seems that Kim Dotcom is already having problems with the next version of his Megaupload site, Me.ga.
If you looked at a graph of denial of service attacks, you’d likely see a hockey stick of growth in 2011, according to research by DDOS-protection company Prolexic.
Hackers compromised credit card readers at 63 Barnes & Noble stores, according to the company. The bookseller is urging customers to check their bank statements for fraudulent activity and to change their ATM pins.
Here’s more proof that even low-profile organizations are at risk. A Northwest Florida university revealed yesterday that the school’s servers were hacked, revealing personally identifiable information for up to 300,000 students and employees, already resulting in identity theft.
Cybercriminals hacked into computers of the White House Military Office, the White House told Politico today. The breach is said to come from attackers in China.
You know what a $5 foot-long is, but have you ever heard of a $10 million foot-long? Two Romanian hackers admitted today to stealing $10 million from hacking into Subway sandwich chain point of sale systems.
Aiming to draw attention to alleged FBI surveillance programs, hackers have leaked one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers.
Twenty-year-old Raynaldo Rivera may spend the next 15 years of his life in jail if he is found guilty of hacking into Sony Pictures. The FBI arrested the alleged LulzSec hacker in Arizona yesterday.
While dedicated hackers can be an annoyance to companies like Apple, they can sometimes be helpful when it comes to digging up potentially devastating security vulnerabilities.
A horrifying hack of one journalist’s data was only possible thanks to an appalling lack of security in iCloud — and a correspondingly bad security process at Amazon.com.
Do you want legs that let you jump 10 feet high? Or a body that “impresses chicks”? Or a brain that can be electronically pulled back from extreme depression? Computer experts of today think that the day will be coming when human cyborgs will be possible?
The DIY drone community is turning into a business that is disrupting commercial drones.