NASA is kicking off a worldwide hackathon this weekend, with teams of citizens competing to create software, hardware and mobile and web applications that will solve problems and improve life on Earth and in space.
As part of the second-ever International Space Apps Challenge, NASA has released 50 wide-ranging problems to be tackled during the 48-hour event.
The FBI recently announced that Michael Musacchio, 61, of Plano, Texas was found guilty of conspiring to hack into his former employer's computer network.
Musacchio was the president of transportation company Exel Transportation Services from 2002 until he left the company in 2004 to form competitior Total Transportation Services along with fellow Exel employees Joseph Roy Brown and John Michael Kelly.
They're arguing now about who let it happen, but happen it did, with entertaining consequences.
Somehow Nicholas Webber found himself in an IT class while in jail. He's serving five years for creating a site called GhostMarket, which allowed those interested in creating computer viruses, partaking of stolen IDs and enjoying private credit card data to congregate.
Dylan Wheeler, a computer security and gaming enthusiast who lives near Perth in Western Australia, could very well be in a lot of trouble.
Wheeler, who is in his late teens, is by his own description somewhat of a hacker. He claims to have breached both Microsoft's and Sony's game development networks, extracting software tools used to develop games for the upcoming versions of the Xbox and PlayStation.
It was just going to be another boring day on the internet when along came a hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald’s, Gucci Mane and caps lock. Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover? Nope — just a guy who plays shows in Rhode Island who left an unfortunate internet paper trail.