Security software company Symantec tried to negotiate this week with the hacker group Anonymous to prevent the release of source code stolen in 2006. But the talks failed, and now Anonymous has published both the code and the email trail detailing negotiations.
Spam e-mail still accounted for 70.5 percent of the 48 billion messages sent each day this year. One of every 255 e-mails in November contained some form of malicious software or 'malware.'
Chinese hackers sought to steal designs, formulas, and processes from chemical companies in the US and elsewhere, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Symantec. It's the latest example of Chinese hackers targeting a sector of the US economy.
Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it. A Q&A about the potential threats.
Some 200,000 of Citigroup's bankcard customers had their accounts hacked. Most won't be responsible for fraudulent purchases, but cardholders should still take precautions.
The news this week of a hacker attack against hundreds of prominent users of Google Mail has served up a reminder: The security of digital information is often tenuous, despite many safeguards now in place. What can you do to protect against an invasion of personal information? Here are tips from Google and other privacy experts to make a data breach less likely: