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Hacking “mole” helps FBI arrest Anonymous leaders

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One of the world's most-wanted hackers secretly became an FBI informant last year, providing evidence that led to charges yesterday against five...

Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply

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Hackers are bombarding the world's computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption. Oil company...

National Security Agency helps US banks battle hackers

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The National Security Agency, a secretive arm of the US military, has begun providing Wall Street banks with intelligence on foreign hackers,...

SecurID maker says single nation behind data breach

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Two groups acting on behalf of a single nation state were behind a March attack on RSA, the maker of SecurID keys...

Dutch study possible Iran hacking of government web sites

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The Dutch government said yesterday it was investigating whether Iran may have been involved in hacking Dutch state websites after digital certificates...

Hong Kong exchange trading disrupted as hackers target website

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The Hong Kong stock exchange was forced to suspend trading in stocks including HSBC Holdings after hackers broke into the exchange's website...

Pint-sized hackers develop skills at US convention

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Hackers start young and their parents couldn't be prouder about their children following in their footsteps. Defcon, an annual hacker convention, held its...

Hackers don’t need movie magic to wreak havoc

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Evil hackers with state-of-the-art computers gain remote control of a power plant and blow it up, killing many people and threatening more...

Oracle, other companies ‘punkd’ in hacking contest

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A weekend contest at the world's largest hacking convention in Las Vegas showed one reason why big corporations seem to be such...

North Korean hackers hired to attack S.Korea game network – police

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More than 30 North Korean hackers were hired to work in China by a South Korean crime ring to steal the personal...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...