Leader of hacktivist group LulzSec, Hecto Xavier "Sabu" Monsegur, will receive a reduced penalty of 7 months in prison for helping US authorities sabotage some 300 hacking attacks, according to itnews.com.
Over 70 XMPP-based service operators and software developers have permanently upgraded to encrypted connections to secure users’ communications and prevent traffic sniffing, according to Prosody, an XMPP communications server.
As security solutions grow more efficient, cyber criminals are shifting to more sophisticated “deceptive” tactics, including malicious downloads and ransomware, according to a cybersecurity report from Microsoft.
A 27-year-old former navy nuclear system administrator has been arrested for allegedly hacking the systems of the US Navy, Homeland Security, various police departments and other private and public organizations, according to The US Department of Justice.
Ex eBay affiliate marketer Shawn Hogan has been sentenced to serve five months in prison for defrauding eBay of $28 million in affiliate fees, according to Small Business Trends.
Mozilla is petitioning the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt clear and democratic rules to prevent ISPs from blocking or discriminating against edge providers, such as wireless networks.
The Affinity Gaming casino operator has had its credit and debit card payment processing systems breached for a second time in six months, according to a press release.
A regular digital video recorder can be transformed into a Bitcoin-mining bot, according to a blog post by SANS Institute.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has suffered a data breach that may have exposed personal details of employees and staff, according to a notice by the institution.
An alleged Anonymous member faces a maximum sentence of 440 years in prison after being indicted with 18 counts of cyber-stalking on top of earlier offenses, according to an FBI press release.
Microsoft has issued a security fix for an Internet Explorer browser vulnerability that includes Windows XP users despite ceasing security updates for Windows XP last month, according to a company blog post.
Popular voice calling service Skype has come under scrutiny recently by researchers who discovered the company leaves its local database unencrypted, potentially exposing users’ private information to cyber-attack.
AOL systems have suffered a security breach that impacted 2 per cent of all AOL email users after a campaign of spoofed e-mails, AOL’s says. AOL started notifying users about unauthorized access to its network and systems.
Cyber attackers are increasingly targeting the entertainment industry to gain more visibility and acquire new supporters to their causes, according to a Prolexic report.