The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is like a British version of the FBI, arrested six UK teenagers for allegedly using a DDoS-for-hire service to attack corporate websites. During Operation Vivarium, warrants were executed for six male teenagers – ages 15, 16, 17 and three 18-year-olds – accused of using the hacking group Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool which is capable of knocking websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
Being rich is wonderful. At least that's the assumption the whole world seems to make.
The wealthy are today's so-called rock stars, even though the music that emerges from their mouths can sometimes feel like a dirge played on a flute slipped up someone's nose. This is especially true of the tech world, where untold billions have descended on young, sometimes socially awkward, nerdy types.
A 17-year-old high school honor student in Virginia was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for conspiring to assist the Islamic State (ISIL), which the US has declared a terror group. Among other allegations, Ali Shukri Amin was charged for assisting ISIL via blog and Twitter posts about encryption and Bitcoin.
Long-time – and by now somewhat despondent – privacy advocate Roger Clarke says successive Australian governments have ignored the privacy impacts of nearly every national security measure passed by parliament since 2001.
In this analysis of 72 items of legislation, Clarke finds only around 10 per cent received the normal parliamentary privacy scrutiny.
If you think mini-ITX is too big but don't like the soldered down processor of the Intel NUC, the chip giant has come up with a new form factor that splits the difference: 5×5.