The FBI and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will announce official charges later today against Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, for allegedly hacking HBO, attempting to extort the company into paying a ransom, and leaking then-unreleased episodes and scripts for HBO TV series, including Game of Thrones.
Court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer reveal that the FBI has charged a Minnesota man for launching hundreds of DDoS attacks on companies all over the world, including his former employers and business partners.
A hacker is trying to extort a Canadian university, threatening to dump student information unless university top brass pay 30,000 CAD (23,000 USD).
Law enforcement authorities have arrested an individual believed to be behind Operation #LeakTheAnalyst that took place over the summer.
Extortion can also be funny when it happens to the bad guys, and there's one extortion attempt going on right now that will put a big smile on your face.
Australia's foreign intelligence collection agency — the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) — says a hacker stole over 30 GB of data on the country's military capabilities, including details on fighter jets, military aircraft, and naval ships.
A cyber-criminal gang has stolen over $40 million from Eastern European banks using a clever new technique that combines hacking the bank's network, the manipulation of overdraft limits, disabling fraud alerts, and mass ATM withdrawals.
The US has won four legal battles with Russian authorities for the extradition of five highly valued suspects, all Russian nationals, for their involvement with various cyber-crime related activities.
Deloitte, one of the world's biggest accounting, auditing, and corporate finance consulting firms, has suffered a data breach.
A group of DDoS extortionists using the name of Phantom Squad has sent out a massive spam wave to thousands of companies all over the globe, threating DDoS attacks on September 30, if victims do not pay a ransom demand.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can be used as a means to bridge air-gapped networks with the outside world, allowing remote attackers to send commands to malware placed inside a target's isolated network.
The FBI and Montana law enforcement is looking for a hacker who's been terrorizing local high schools for the past five days, threatening both students' families and teachers alike.
A judge sentenced a Texas man to 27 months in prison for hacking his former employer so he could use company resources to buy at least 11 iPad Air tablets for himself.
In one of the most epic fails of epic fails, a malware dev used the same Skype ID to advertise his IoT botnet, but also to apply for jobs on freelancing portals.
Daniel Kaye, a 29-year-old hacker known under the nicknames of BestBuy and Popopret, will appear in a UK court today to face hacking charges related to his activity as master of one of the biggest Mirai botnets ever assembled.
A Russian television station — TV Rain — claims to have obtained insider information about the arrests of Sergey Mikhailov, a Russian intelligence agent that lead the FSB's Center for Information Security, and Dmitry Dokuchayev, also an FSB agent and Mikhailov's deputy.
One lone hacker operating out of Lagos, Nigeria was able to hack into over 4,000 organizations across the globe using basic techniques and antiquated tools, according to an investigation by researchers at Check Point.
After getting locked out of their Toyota Estima minivan for almost two months, a Canadian family has regained access to their car after a hacker agreed to help them.
Jason Needham, 45, of Arlington, Tennessee was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for hacking his former company's FTP server and the email account of one of his former colleagues.
Earlier today, a hacker group named 31337 Hackers has leaked personal details and files belonging to a security researcher working for Mandiant, FireEye's breach investigation unit.