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Hackers steal $217,000 from Nebraska company

Hackers recently used a social engineering technique to steal $217,000 from the Nebraska-based Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority.

AntiSec goes after defense contractor

AntiSec, a hacker group committed to attacking high-profile corporate and government websites, says it infiltrated the email account of an executive at Vanguard Industries, a U.S. government defense contractor.

British man allegedly hacked Facebook

Glenn Mangham, a 25-year-old British citizen from York, was recently charged with violating the U.K.'s Computer Misuse Act of 1990 by hacking the social media website Facebook last April and May.

Purdue hack compromises Social Security numbers

Purdue University recently sent letters to 7,093 former students, alerting them that their Social Security numbers may have been accessed during a computer security breach last April.

Man pleads guilty in Shionogi hack case

Jason Cornish, a 37-year-old Georgia man, recently pleaded guilty to charges he hacked and disabled the computer system of his former employer, the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi, maker of cholesterol medication Crestor.

New internet protocol poses computer security challenges

During the next two years, the transition from internet protocol version four to version six will make more than 4 billion new web addresses available.

Website appeals to competitive hackers

A recently-launched website,, provides a forum, and a battleground, for hackers who seek recognition for their ability to thwart internet security systems.

Anonymous targets Facebook, or maybe not

A recent YouTube video, purportedly posted by hacker group Anonymous, announced the collective will attack social network Facebook on November 5.

Anonymous hacks BART

Hacker group Anonymous has struck again.

Officials shut down Arizona State Fair website after attack

Hackers recently compromised the Arizona State Fair website, infecting it with malware that redirected users to harmful web pages.

Bowdoin researcher on cutting edge of virtual machine technology

Daniela Oliveira, a Bowdoin University assistant professor, is spearheading innovative computer security research projects to develop virtual machines, according to an Academic Spotlight profile on the university’s website.

University hack compromises 75,000 names, Social Security numbers

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee online image bank containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 75,000 current and former students and employees was hacked last spring, school officials recently announced.

Girl Scout hacks mobile app

A 10-year-old hacker took the stage at the recent DefCon computer security conference in Las Vegas to tell crowds about the vulnerability she discovered in mobile gaming applications, CNET reports.

Chrome extensions make operating system vulnerable

Computer security specialists Matt Johansen and Kyle Osborn announced at this week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas that hackers can exploit web applications called extensions to hack Google's internet-based Chrome operating system.

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