A former US Transportation Security Administration contractor will serve two years in prison for damaging sensitive government databases, shortly before he was to lose his job. The databases he tampered with were used to identify terrorists as they try to enter the US.
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Four executives at publicly traded technology companies have been arrested on charges they sold inside information about their employers, sometimes for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The activists behind Operation Payback have come up with a new way to annoy corporations that have severed their ties with WikiLeaks: bombard them with faxes.
For a brief period this week, cybercriminals managed to infect Google's and Microsoft's online ad networks with malicious advertisements that attacked users' PCs, according to security consultancy Armorize.
A loosely organized group of Internet hacktivists took down Visa's website Wednesday, after organising a similar attack on MasterCard.
Intel engaged in high-level talks with Russian officials and ultimately said it would cease research and development work in the country unless it could get around Russia's tough encryption import laws, according to a US Department of State cable published by WikiLeaks.
The Stuxnet worm hit centrifuges used to enrich uranium at Iran's nuclear sites, the Reuters news agency quoted Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying Monday.
The cache of more than 250,000 US Department of State cables that WikiLeaks began releasing on Sunday includes a document linking China's Politburo to the December 2009 hack of Google's computer systems.
Following up on a successful bug bounty program that pays hackers for finding security flaws in its Chrome browser, Google now says that it will pay cash for security bugs reported on its websites.
Change your passwords twice a year and never reuse them. Those are a few of the tips Google lists in an online security checklist that helps people stay one step ahead of the scammers.
The chief executive officers of Microsoft and Adobe met recently to discuss how best to deal with their common foe -- Apple -- and whether a Microsoft buyout of Adobe might be in the cards, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Microsoft isn't the only company planning a boatload of security patches for next week. Oracle plans to fix 81 vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and operating system products on Tuesday, the same day Microsoft's fixes are due.
A serious bug that led to a series of fast-spreading worms on Twitter's website Tuesday had been fixed in August but was accidentally re-introduced.
A sophisticated worm designed to steal industrial secrets and disrupt operations has infected at least 14 plants, according to Siemens.
Hewlett-Packard will soon purchase security vendor ArcSight for $1.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.