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File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Says Hackers Compromised 250,000 Accounts

In the latest online attack, Twitter said hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

02/01/2013

A log-splitting axe. (b.gliwa/Wikimedia Commons)

NorCal Man Offers Insanity Plea In Axe Hacking Deaths

A Northern California man charged with hacking two men to death with an ax used to split logs has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

01/23/2013

(CBS)

US Government Tells Computer Users To Disable Oracle’s Java

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

01/11/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hackers Expose Thousands Of Yahoo User Names, Passwords

Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it’s investigating reports of a security breach that has purportedly exposed nearly half a million users’ email addresses and passwords.

07/12/2012

Gmail

Google Alerts Gmail Users Of Possible Hacker Attack

Google has warned some Gmail users their accounts may fall victim to a well-financed, coordinated hacker attack.

06/07/2012

(CBS)

FBI: Computers Infected With Malware To Lose Internet Service In July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

04/20/2012

(CBS)

Berkeley High Students To Be Suspended, Expelled For Attendance Scam

About 50 Berkeley High School students will be suspended and up to four could be expelled for a recently discovered scheme in which students hacked into the school’s attendance system and sold cleared absences to classmates.

04/18/2012

Anonymous

Internet Hackers Busted After One Becomes FBI Informant

The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked by news Tuesday that one of the world’s most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five alleged comrades.

03/06/2012

Anonymous

Hacker Group Posts Addresses Of Top Oakland Officials

The hacker group Anonymous appears to have posted the addresses and other personal information of Oakland city officials to the Internet.

02/07/2012

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Cop’s Controversial Tweet Draws Online Backlash

A Sergeant in the Richmond Police Department is facing criticism for a tweet directed at the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship that critics claim supports gun violence.

01/31/2012

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