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.
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.
A regular digital video recorder can be transformed into a Bitcoin-mining bot, according to a blog post by SANS Institute.
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.
Cyber attackers are increasingly targeting the entertainment industry to gain more visibility and acquire new supporters to their causes, according to a Prolexic report.
A security breach at the Iowa State University exposed the social security numbers of 30,000 current and former students, according to an official news release.
Several AOL users claim their AOL accounts have been compromised and are being used to send spam email to their contact lists, according to the LA Times.
A 19-year old man has been charged for allegedly exploiting the HeartBleed vulnerability to steal information about Canadian taxpayers, according to a press release of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Amid accusations of spying on users’ private content, Google has amended its Terms of Service to explain the issue of accessing users’ private information to display tailored advertising and other custom features.