Nokia 'blackmailed out of millions' by hackers

Nokia was reportedly blackmailed out of millions of euros by criminals who had threatened to reveal stolen source code six years ago, according to Reuters. The phone-maker reportedly paid the hackers after they threatened to publish the app-signing keys for…

Google Chrome store hit by Facebook hack extension

Google Chrome users beware: a series of new extensions claiming to add customisation options to your Facebook profile are in fact malicious tools created by hackers intended to hijack your social networking accounts. Hiding in plain sight on the official…

Sony in PSN, SOE lock down after new hacking attempt

Sony have "locked-down" some 93,000 accounts after they found yet another attempt to hack their PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network, and Sony Online Entertainment databases had been made. Detecting a large number of unauthorised attempts to access accounts "using very…

Pentagon lost 24,000 files to hackers in March

Hackers have hit some pretty high-profile targets in the last few months, but perhaps none more worrying than the beating heart of the USA's national defenses, the Pentagon. Deputy Defebse Secretary William Lynn revealed yesterday that the Pentagon suffered one…

Amy Winehouse's website attacked by "SwagSec" hackers

Amy Winehouse has become the latest high-profile target for hackers. A collective known as Swagger Security or "SwagSec" (and not to be confused with LulZSec, who recently disbanded) gained control of www.amywinehouse.com long enough to deface the stars page. Though…

LulzSec hackers call it a day

LulzSec, the hacking collective that have courted media controversy for the last 50 days, have decided to call it a day. After popping a final, virus-filled release of data via a torrent, the group are now disbanding as the media…

Hacker who stole Lady Gaga tracks, XXX Ke$ha pics, jailed

A hacker known by the alias "DJ Stolen" has been given an 18 month sentence in a juvenile detention centre after admitting to stealing songs from Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis and Justin Timberlake among others. The 18-year old German teenager…