Massive e-mail dump reveals media planning in advance of Syrian president's memorable interview with Barbara Walters in December.
A hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad claims credit for posting unusual messages on the BBC weather service Twitter feed.
The news outlet buys Stringwire, a move that will allow it to collect user-generated video content from cell phones around the world.
In an apparent hacking of the Microsoft News Twitter account, a tweet emerges saying the company sells customer data to the government. The Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility.
In a he-said she-said scenario, it's unclear who or what is responsible for the sustained blackout.
The newspaper's domain name registrar says that someone took over a reseller account on Melbourne IT's systems to take down the Web site of The New York Times.
After some of the company's social-networking accounts were hacked, Microsoft says some of its e-mail accounts were also compromised.
News spread that the hacking group got into the Microsoft News Twitter account, but apparently it also breached Xbox's Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Hacktivists claim to have replaced Ministry of Defense site with a message to citizens and the military that has cracked down violently on a political uprising.
Apparently, the tweets sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad aren't a laughing matter -- the parody news site's feed is the latest to be vandalized in ongoing attacks against news outlets.