Hackers Grab 37 Million Profiles From Cheating Site Ashley Madison

A hacker or group of hackers going by the name The Impact Team has broken into systems belonging to Avid Life Media, the company that owns websites Ashley Madison, Cougar Life and Established Men. They are threatening to leak sensitive information from more than 37 million users if ALM does not take… »7/20/15 9:10am7/20/15 9:10am

Deal of the Day: 4 Million AdultFriendFinder Profiles For 70 Bitcoins

Are you one of those people who’s interested in online dating but doesn’t feel like going through the hassle of signing up for one of the countless sites and creating a profile that makes you look desirable? Do you love digital currency? If you answered yes to both of those questions, pull out your e-wallet, because a… »5/26/15 1:20pm5/26/15 1:20pm

This Hacker Claims He's Trying to Sell Taylor Swift's Nudes to TMZ

For a few minutes this week, Taylor Swift's official Twitter and Instagram accounts were being run by someone who is not Taylor Swift. She's back in control of her social media—but the hacker tells me he obtained private DMs—and nude photographs—and is attempting to sell them to TMZ. »1/29/15 6:55pm1/29/15 6:55pm

Hacker on His Way to Prison Is Sorry for Stealing Paris Hilton's Nudes

All the way back in 2005, Paris Hilton was the first celebrity (or "celebrity") to have nude photos stolen from her cellphone, when a hacker busted into her Sidekick and stole a trove of nude photos, text messages, to-do lists and famous people's phone numbers. That hacker was Cameron LaCroix, who's now 26 and very… »11/04/14 11:30am11/04/14 11:30am

Hackers Release Super-Secret Personal Info on Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian

Gross. Some stanky ne'erdowells hacked into the personal records of a bunch of A-list celebrities and political figures, then released all of those details to the world. The victims include Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton, and the information… »3/11/13 8:00pm3/11/13 8:00pm

Etsy Will Send Lady Programmers to Hacker Sleepaway Camp in New York

In an effort to crack the glass ceiling hanging stubbornly over the heads of women in the tech industry, Etsy, the giant online flea market (but the charming kind, not the gross kind that's full of old Sega games and iffy produce), is offering 10 $5,000 grants for female programmers needing financial assistance to… »4/07/12 3:30pm4/07/12 3:30pm

British Man Dispassionately Admits Hacking Abortion Provider’s Website

27-year-old alliterative hacker James Jeffery, of the West Midlands Jefferys, admitted to hacking the British Pregnancy Advisory Service website after his arrest on Thursday. Jeffery, thought to be a member of the hacking group Anonymous, boasted on Twitter about stealing close to 10,000 database files containing… »3/10/12 2:30pm3/10/12 2:30pm

Former ‘Perverted Justice’ Volunteer Sent To Prison For Creating Computer Virus

Bruce Raisley, the 48-year-old former volunteer with 'Perverted Justice' (better known as the organization that works with the NBC show To Catch a Predator via hidden camera investigations) who was convicted six months ago of "launching a malicious computer program designed to attack computers and Internet sites", has… »4/16/11 3:15pm4/16/11 3:15pm