A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.
Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker’s failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university’s computer network.
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what’s to stop a hacker from taking over yours?