We've been hearing a lot about technical problems with the Federal government's Affordable Care Act (ACA) Web site. But slow downloads and 404 errors aren’t the worst of what could plague the Obamacare site. According to white-hat hacker David Kennedy, the site can be easily hacked, allowing criminals to compromise computers and steal people's private information.
Bitcoin Internet Payment Services, a Denmark-based exchange billing itself as Europe's biggest, was robbed of bitcoins worth more than $1 million in a theft that took place over the course of the past several days.
Indonesian hackers are targeting Australian police and other government agencies' websites as payback for spying on their president but no critical police information has been compromised.
The hacking group called BlackSinChan is reportedly acquiring and publishing encrypted passcodes of some Australian websites, leaving a message on one site "This is the payback for Spying Indonesia!"
Twitter has used an "impossible" mathematical problem first discovered by a British secret agency to protect its users from electronic snooping.
The company said "perfect forward secrecy" (PFS) was now live on all its services, drastically increasing the effort required to intercept its traffic.
Criminals running the Cryptolocker scam have become the latest victim of the Bitcoin bubble.
New versions of the malware have been shown by anti-virus firm F-Secure as having a lower ransom demand than previously.