Computer Hacking

(Computer hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, a/k/a "Sabu," walks out of federal court in Manhattan after his sentencing.   Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Notorious Computer Hacker Freed From Prison After Donning ‘White Hat’

“He was arrested back in the middle of 2011,” says CNET editor-at-large Tim Stevens, “and basically the next day turned and started to help them identify some of the major hackers they wanted to bring down.”


(US attorney general Eric Holder takes questions from the media during an announcement on indictments against Chinese military hackers.  David Hickton, US attorney for Western Pennsylvania is at left; assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin at right.  Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Drexel U. Cybersecurity Expert Says Chinese Hackers Used Some Simple Tricks

In the first case of its kind, a US grand jury is charging five Chinese computer hackers with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.


(Photo illustration by Mike Dougherty)

Indictments Announced In NJ In Massive Hacking Scheme

Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations.