Hugh Grant went all mafia informant when he concealed a microphone on his persons in order to out former News of the World journalists that had been involved in a rather shady phone-hacking scandal.Evidently, News of the World has, for some time, been implicated in a phone-hacking scandal whereby they had illegally hacked data from phone calls, text messages, and voice mails. The publication is alleged to have then taken this information, much of it later proven to be false, and published it. There have been numerous arrests stemming from investigations into the matter.
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Jailed hacker and data theft mastermind Albert Gonzalez is reportedly seeking to appeal his guilty plea, arguing that he committed his crimes at the behest of the Secret Service, according to a report by Wired.
Hackers reportedly broke into and installed password-stealing programs on a number of servers belonging to insurance giant The Hartford, according to a ComputerWorld report.The 200-year-old, 28,000 employee strong company sent a letter of warning to some 300 employees, contractors and a small number of customers.
Unknown attackers have launched distributed denial of service attacks on a long list of blogs hosted on the social media site LiveJournal, including the blog of a prominent anti-corruption blogger in Russia.
A new study of small to mid-sized businesses shows that 75% of banking fraud is now taking place online according to a report from InformationWeek.
Condé Nast was baited in a phishing scam that netted a Texas man nearly $8 million in company funds, according to published reports.
Evidently the kids are not alright. At least, that is when it comes to the increasingly lucrative identity theft black market.
IBM’s X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk report showed that as vulnerability disclosures hit their highest level ever in 2010, security threats continued to increase in sophistication and precision.
Facebook like-jacking scams are popping up in a wider variety of languages, according to research by Kaspersky Lab.
Almost a year has passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed three months of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But less than six months after the beleaguered oil giant managed to cap that well, it is contending with a new spill of a different sort: the loss of personal information on thousands of Gulf Coast residents who had filed claims for compensation stemming from the leak.