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asperger's syndrome


Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively different?

Hackers are frequently assumed to have Asperger's syndrome. Psychologists set out to see if this assumption might be true and studied HOPE and Defcon attendees over 10 years.

By September 7, 2012


Facebook crowdsourcing gives lonely boy 1.4 million friends

For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.

By February 12, 2014


Ryan Cleary, alleged hacker, has Asperger's, lawyer says

The 19-year-old, said to be connected to the LulzSec hacking group, remains in custody after bail was granted. His lawyer says Cleary also has agoraphobia, the BBC reports.

By June 25, 2011


LulzSec case in U.K. brings sentences for 4 men

Core members of LulzSec have been sentenced for their campaigns -- and according to the defense, some of the victims were "thoroughly deserving" of what happened to them.

By May 16, 2013


NASA hacker won't face prosecution in U.K.

Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon will not now face legal action in the U.K. following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, but the U.S. extradition warrant remains open.

By December 14, 2012


Gary McKinnon won't be charged in the UK

It's the end of a 10-year legal battle, as the Glasgow-born hacker won't face charges in the UK.

By December 15, 2012


Gary McKinnon extradition blocked by UK government

British hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, following a decision by Home Secretary Theresa May on human rights grounds.

By October 16, 2012


Two hackers plead guilty to LulzSec attacks on Web sites

Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, aka "Topiary," plead guilty to DDoS attacks; two others plead not guilty. The charges centered on events in a 50-day hacking spree last year.

By June 25, 2012


Meet Zohaib and Ali, the guys at the front of the iPad queue

Zohaib and his friend Ali are at the front of the queue for the new iPad. Find about more about them here.

By March 13, 2012


Facebook hacker jailed for eight months

In the "most extensive and grave" social media hacking case ever in a British court, a hacker has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

By February 19, 2012