The hacking collective Anonymous is claiming credit for defacing the Boston Police Department's website, part of a string of online attacks around the world being attributed to the group. And in Salt Lake City, police say hackers who attacked the department's website on Tuesday gained access to sensitive data, including citizen complaints about drug crimes, including phone numbers, addresses and other personal information.
Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and a former royals reporter for the News of the World tabloid were arrested Friday, the latest to be swept up by Britain's rapidly evolving media scandal over phone hacking and bribing police.
Ceridian, in a letter to affected customers, says the hacker attacked its Internet payroll system Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, potentially revealing Social Security numbers, birth dates and bank accounts of employees working at 1,900 companies nationwide.
Hackers briefly blocked access to the popular Internet messaging service Twitter, steering traffic to another Web site where a group reportedly calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army" claimed responsibility.
A former government informant known online as "soupnazi" stole information from 130 million credit and debit card accounts in what federal prosecutors are calling the largest case of identity theft yet.
The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday because of what the Charleston, S.C.-based company described as a "vulnerability" in the mobile posting system.
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