A hacker used a phishing ploy to compromise the computer system of the city of Atascadero, California, and draw $83,000 from city accounts, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.
Microsoft has announced four updates, one of them rated critical, will be released on July 12, this month's Patch Tuesday.
Hacker group Anonymous infiltrated Apple during the Fourth of July weekend, and released 27 usernames and passwords for one of the company's websites.
A hacking scandal has led to the demise of the 168-year-old British tabloid News of the World, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Having received more than a dozen reports of a telephone scam duping people into downloading malware to their computers, the Oregon Department of Justice issued a consumer warning on July 6.
The websites of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, and Jefferson National Laboratory, in Newport News, Virginia, have been hacked, the labs acknowledged on July 6.