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After several corporations and universities were targeted in cyberattacks, the US government arrests Timothy French for allegedly posting thousands of people's usernames and passwords online.
New Obama administration strategy says organizations such as WikiLeaks and hacking group LulzSec may conduct "economic espionage against U.S. companies."
As the computer programmer faces sentencing for the massive Stratfor hack, which revealed 200GB of government agency and private corporation data, thousands of supporters applaud his motives.
A member of now-disbanded hacking outfit LulzSec has defended the group's actions in an interview with the New Scientist, saying that it forced corporations to review their security.
Anonymous group AntiS3curityOPS says action is in retaliation for alleged police brutality committed during protests against NATO summit.
Despite shared concerns, pioneers in the movement say the methods of a newer generation abridge free speech and hurt the cause.
Hacktivists emerge as a big threat in 2011, targeting large organizations and stealing more records than financially motivated criminals, report finds.
The hacking collective publishes hours of alleged police dispatch tapes on Twitter and YouTube from the day unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police in a St. Louis suburb.
A new survey looks at what makes hackers tick -- and for most, it's not money or glory.
Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.