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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »