Hackers Help Loggers Smuggle 1.7 Million Cubic Meters of Wood Out of…

Hackers in Brazil have managed to break into the computerized system that tracks quotas for logging companies, allowing for the illegal logging and smuggling of nearly 1.7 million cubic meters of wood. » 12/12/08 10:20am 12/12/08 10:20am

Palin Email "Hack" Was Hardly a Hack at All

The screamingly obvious trail of evidence left behind » 9/18/08 7:00pm 9/18/08 7:00pm by the person who broke into yesterday should have been the tip-off-this was not an elite job. According to postings on the troll-hive forum 4chan dug up by , all the perp did was guess her password-resest security question correctly after a few seconds of…

Sarah Palin's Email Hackers' Sloppy Work Could Lead to Their Arrests

By now you've probably heard about how the super-duper 1337 h4ck3r5 from anonymous busted into one of Sarah Palin's private email accounts and posted the contents for the world to see » 9/18/08 11:30am 9/18/08 11:30am. Well, it looks like those h4ck3r5 aren't as 1337 as one might think, as they left themselves pretty wide open to get busted for what…

'Biggest Military Hack of All Time' Was Done Over a 56k Connection

Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who broke into military computers looking for evidence of UFOs in the "biggest military hack of all time," did so using his home computer and a 56k modem. I think we just lost our rights to complain about not having Japan-fast broadband. » 8/02/08 4:30pm 8/02/08 4:30pm

Hacker Pulls an Office Space, Steals $50,000 Worth of Pennies from…

In a move reminiscent of schemes seen in Office Space and Superman III, a hacker has exploited a loophole to weasel himself over $50,000 from services such as Google Checkout and Paypal by taking pennies at a time. Unfortunately, he was caught, and is in all likelihood heading to pound-me-in-the-ass prison. » 5/28/08 3:10pm 5/28/08 3:10pm

Chinese Army Blamed for Pentagon Hack

A hack of Pentagon computers in the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been traced to China, according to US officials. The attack, which brought down the network serving Gates' office, has been traced back to China's People's Liberation Army with near-certainty. China, of course, denies any involvement, as… » 9/04/07 10:44am 9/04/07 10:44am

Leopard Got Pirated, Probably

Oopsie daisy! It looks like that developers build of OS X Leopard has made its way into the grabby hands of Internet pirates. It looks like it, at least. There's a torrent on a popular private (well, it was) torrent tracker that has a few hundred people pigpiled on, but because people are too damned impatient to wait… » 6/20/07 3:10pm 6/20/07 3:10pm