This is what’s happened today in the most important criminal trial of modern media history. Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty of conspiracy. Rebekah Brooks, close friend of Murdoch, has escaped conviction.
Update: A 19-year-old has taken responsibility for the attack, which he reportedly triggered accidentally.
The hacker also targeted MEP Nick Griffin’s Twitter feed and his official website.
Moore and his partner face up to five years in a federal prison if convicted.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is facing fallout from both the hacking of the usernames and phone numbers to about 4.6 million users and the company’s snarky response to the hacking incident. He has yet to apologize for the incident, which happened on Christmas Eve.
The SEA’s first digital attack of 2014 targeted the international communication company Skype.
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Hackers got access to employees’ usernames and passwords after breaking into the newspaper’s servers.
“We are watching you, Obama Bin Laden.” Warning: Graphic images.
Passwords and user accounts are missing basic security measures. Another “grossly incompetent” government IT effort in post-Manning age.
“Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist.”
Army’s Deputy of Cybersecurity told BuzzFeed a security failure can allow unauthorized access to computer files. Instead of fixing it, they are telling soldiers to be more careful.
UPDATED: The victims include The New York Times, Twitter, and The Huffington Post UK.
Most adorable hacking ever.
“Whatever it is didn’t even rise to ‘give a damn’ levels,” federal official says.
Middle Eastern “OpUSA” hackers expected to attack feds Tuesday. Questions over White House preparedness.
Anonymous isn’t the only hacker organization causing headaches for media companies and politicians.
Computer networks of the nation’s key broadcasters and banks were completely paralyzed Wednesday in what appeared to be a cyber attack, police said.
What’s being described as a massive hack in fact took advantage of an easily exploited loophole.
Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton, and Mel Gibson are among the 11 celebrities and politicians who appear to have had their personal information leaked.
Courtesy of J.R. Smith, leading NBA goofball.
Karen ‘Gary’ Kazaryan is indicted with 15 counts of computer intrusion and 15 counts of aggravated identity theft for stealing women’s nude photos and blackmailing them for more.
On Monday night, BuzzFeed sat in on a private chatroom full of anonymous 4chan members as they put together a follow-up prank to their #Cutting4Bieber Twitter hoax on Monday. WARNING: Extremely NSFW language.
This morning a hacker group called the GNAA created a worm that unleashed a flood of racist spam into users’ dashboards. Here’s how to protect yourself.
One simple trick discovered by a mom to hacking the planet.
“People should be changing their passwords,” says a victim whose account was hacked — and even put up for sale.
Your world will never be the same.
The students at MIT love a good hack, but what’s better than playing a game while doing it? This week, a team took over the side of MIT’s Green Building and turned it into a giant, playable, multi-color Tetris game.
Chinese authorities have confirmed that the network of hackers known as Anonymous successfully compromised several government websites last month.
Last night hacktivist group Anonymous carried out a massive DDOS attack on multiple government websites, along with the RIAA and MPAA’s websites. We were lucky enough to be sitting in on the 4chan thread as it was happening (NSFW language, obviously).