The man is suspected of being the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was used by cybercriminals to steal more than $100 million.
Looking to deter cyberattacks on national infrastructure and halt the illegal interception of communications, the European Union toughens its laws.
With the help of malware, hackers hit more than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries, says a report released to The New York Times by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
Data breaches rose 49 percent last year, says a study. And hackers are changing their priorities from short-term spending sprees with stolen card info to long-term mischief with your identity.
Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.
The president urges Congress to pass legislation that would strengthen the country's hacking detection system and counterintelligence capabilities.
According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.
After a slew of U.S. companies' Web sites were hacked, a group of bi-partisan senators is looking at getting a new law passed that combats cyber-theft by foreign governments and hackers.
From Target to Home Depot to JPMorgan, this year was a bad one for massive security breaches. Expect more of the same next year.
In Google's study, the firm gets up close and personal with hijackers that target not businesses or governments, but you personally.