Ross William Ulbricht, 30, founded Silk Road, which became the internet’s largest black market. Authorities estimated $1.2 billion in sales were made on the site before it was shut down.
The 18-year-old was arrested in Southport, United Kingdom, for hacking PlayStation and Xbox on Christmas Day.
In addition to strengthening notification laws, Attorney General Schneiderman is proposing incentive programs to ensure businesses comply with laws.
One day after two U.S. government social media accounts were taken over by hackers, a senior administration official warned the primary method for online security doesn’t work particularly well.
The suspected cyberattack comes just days after President Obama promised a “proportional response” to North Korea’s hack of Sony Pictures.
“There is not a place in hell dark enough for you. You are the most disgusting person on the planet. Please may your fate find you,” @BoxersNYC tweeted to Rev. Sharpton.
Hack back? Military strike? Sanctions? Nothing?
In a briefing Thursday, the White House said it was weighing a “proportional response” to the cyberattack against Sony.
The stars of Sony’s upcoming film pulled out of all planned media appearances, including a live BuzzFeed Brews event, on Tuesday. UPDATE: The studio also told movie exhibitors it would not object if they pulled the film from theaters.
A lapse in security on the Alibaba shopping site exposed the personal shipping and banking details of millions of users and sellers. The Israeli cybersecurity analysts who found the breach speak to BuzzFeed News.
The regime has denied that it was behind the devastating film studio hack but says it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.”
From details of named employees’ medical histories to an unreleased pilot script written by the creator of Breaking Bad, the unprecedented leak of Sony Pictures data will reverberate for a long time to come.
Freya Newman is guilty of accessing the Prime Minister’s daughter Frances Abbott’s student records and exposing a dodgy scholarship from the Whitehouse Institute. The 21-year-old appeared in court Thursday.
Thom Tillis and the “Gum Tree Pokie Machine.”
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But the bank is still paying an extra $1 billion for legal expenses.
The attack began in September and involved the use of malware. A separate hack reportedly targeted Dairy Queen.
This appears to be in retaliation to an Indian hacker group attacking the Pakistan People’s Party website after ceasefire violations committed by Pakistan at the Line of Control.
A hacker installed malware on a HealthCare.gov server in July, but it doesn’t appear that private data was a target.
The FBI is investigating a wave of coordinated cyberattacks that have hit JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. firms in the past month.
@YahooNews sent out a tweet about a fake Ebola outbreak in Atlanta.
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.