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  • Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

    August 28, 2015 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says the Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to carry out "lone wolf" terrorist attacks. A spokesman for Central Command, Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday... more »
  • Louisiana man accused in illegal computer hacking forum

    July 17, 2015 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man was arrested in the government's crackdown an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones. Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 28-year-old Rory Stephen Guidry of Opelousas,... more »
  • Gunman at Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

    January 29, 2015 3:00 PM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An armed man who stormed into the Dutch national broadcaster's headquarters demanding airtime claimed to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter from the broadcaster who spoke to the man. NOS was off-air for around an hour Thursday evening. When it came back on... more »
  • Man gets 18 months for Subway cash register hacks

    November 21, 2014 5:13 PM

    BOSTON - A man who hacked into computerized cash registers at Subway sandwich shops and stole more than $40,000 in gift cards has been sentenced in Boston to 18 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns also sentenced 46-year-old Lake Elsinore, California, resident Shahin Abdollahi to two years of... more »
  • Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

    August 14, 2014 10:35 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Associated Press has not been able to verify the name. Police and prosecutors have declined to name the officer,... more »
  • Prison time in Miss Teen USA extortion

    March 17, 2014 7:52 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- Its 18 months in federal prison for a 19-year-old computer hacker who tried to extort nude photos from Miss Teen USA and other young women. Jared Abrahams pleaded guilty to extortion and unauthorized access of a computer. He hacked into computers and was able to control... more »
  • Malware whiz pleads guilty

    January 28, 2014 7:46 PM

    ATLANTA- A 24-year-old man from Russia who created a computer program to hack bank accounts pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud charges in federal court. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also known as "Gribodemon" is the main author of SpyEye, a computer program that's a Trojan. Prosecutors say it... more »
  • Zombie apocalypse broadcast from hacker

    February 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    A TV station hacker warned of zombies rising from the grave in Montana. The regular programming of KRTV was hacked and the hacker warned bodies were "attacking the living" and people should not "approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous." The hacker broke into the Emergency Alert... more »
  • Maine drivers warned of zombie danger

    October 11, 2012 12:40 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused. The sign at a Portland road construction site was changed by a hacker to read "Warning Zombies Ahead!" on Wednesday morning. It originally read... more »
  • Secret Service on the Case of Fox Hacker

    July 4, 2011 7:30 PM

    The Secret Service is now investigating the hacking of Fox News' political Twitter account where the hacker posted that the president had been assassinated. The posting was over the weekend. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie says the agency will go after the person who did the false postings. The Secret... more »
  • Police look for link to Sony attack after arrest of suspected hacker

    June 21, 2011 12:02 PM

    LONDON - British police say they are searching the computer seized from a 19-year-old suspected hacker for links to a cyber attack on Sony. The Metropolitan Police would not say if the suspect was tied to the Lulz Security hacking collective, which has claimed responsibility for recent high-profile attacks,... more »

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