Hired gun blamed for business outage
Video-content firm Revision3 accuses anti-piracy company MediaDefender -- known for its aggressive tactics against file sharers -- of attacking its servers over the weekend.
TJX employee fired for exposing shoddy security
The retail giant, which acknowledged a major breach last year, fires a worker who made disturbing claims in an online forum about the security practices at the store where he worked.
Legal experts wary of MySpace hacking charges
Federal prosecutors charge the parent who allegedly badgered a girl to suicide with three counts of computer crime, but law experts worry about a dangerous precedent.
Admins warned of brute-force SSH attacks
Normally considered a low-level threat on the Internet, scans for default-configured secure shell servers spiked this week.
Thoughts of a Teenage Bot Master
High-school dropout and former bot master Sobe chats about his hacking and the federal investigation against him.
Groups warn travelers to limit laptop data
In a letter to Congress, nearly three dozen organizations protest the seizures of electronic devices by U.S. customs officials, an act upheld by a federal appeals court in a recent ruling.
Radio Free Europe hit by DDoS attack
The radio service's Web sites falls under fierce cyber attack after it covers a rally protesting the lack of compensation to Chernobyl victims and the decision to build more nuclear reactors.
Patches pose significant risk, researchers say
A group of four computer scientists say Windows Update -- and other patch services -- should be redesigned, after they create a technique to quickly produce attack code from a distributed patch.
U.S. gov't pushes cybersecurity at con
Top Bush Administration officials descend on the RSA Security Conference laying out their plans for protecting critical networks and giving a small taste of the latest national cyber exercise, Cyber Storm II.
Flash vuln fells Vista
A laptop running a fully patched version of Microsoft's Vista operating system becomes the second and final machine to fall in a hacking contest that pitted the security of Windows, OS X and Ubuntu Linux.