March 13, 2013 The Los Angeles Times looks at the blog posts written over a 4-year period by "Rocy Bird," who told tales of what it's like inside a People's Liberation Army hacking unit.
March 4, 2013 Internet networks control more and more of our environment every day. And many of these things can be hacked. That's because over the past decade, the Internet and the mobile phone network have been layered on top of all kinds of technologies that weren't built with security in mind.
February 21, 2013 As news continues to come in about evidence of hack attacks from China, more companies and agencies are stepping forward to say they were targets of such snooping. Chinese authorities continue to say the state is not behind the attacks.
February 19, 2013 This is the highest-profile cyber attack to target Mac computers. Both Facebook and Apple say user data was not compromised.
February 8, 2013 A report in The Smoking Gun about the hacking has led to a criminal investigation. The hacker reportedly got hold of photos, cellphone numbers and home addresses. Also, some "sensitive correspondence."
January 14, 2013 Days after the Department of Homeland Security said computer users should remove the latest versions of its Java software, Oracle Corp. says it has fixed the flaw. But U.S. security experts call another security vulnerability "likely."
January 11, 2013 Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable it owing to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."
January 9, 2013 Sophisticated hacking attacks on U.S. banks in recent months have distinctive qualities that are leading investigators to believe another nation may be behind the assault. The likely suspect is Iran, which security experts believe may be trying to even the score for American hacking of its nuclear program.
October 24, 2012 If you shopped recently at those stores and used a credit or debit card there's a chance that thieves got hold of data about about your accounts and your PIN. Check the list.
August 17, 2012 DefCon Kids grew out of the largest, most important gathering of computer hackers on the planet. This camp encourages kids to take a hard, skeptical look at the machines that surround them, and teaches them to hack apart everything they can lay their hands on.
August 9, 2012 Many of us take a fatalistic approach when it comes to online security — if you don't share much, you must be safe, right? With the proliferation of social networking sites, it's getting easier for the malicious to hack into our lives. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your data security.
June 6, 2012 A Russian hacker claims to have hacked into the business networking site. LinkedIn says compromised passwords have been disabled.
May 24, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the efforts are frustrating terrorists.
April 5, 2012 Powerful and potentially damaging tools, including those that take advantage of communications networks, have become much more widely spread. They could be used to disrupt everything from factory valves to chips used to track cattle.