The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.
A new form of self-destructing virus has been discovered with a unique agenda. The malware can work out when anti-virus programs have detected it and then renders the computer unusable so that it can keep on operating.
Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.
A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.
Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.
A spokesman for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has acknowledged that malicious code on his self-branded website contained malware that could have given hackers control of users' computers as they browsed for recipes.
A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.
A popular WordPress plugin, All in One SEO Pack, downloaded around 19 million times has received emergency patches to dangerous vulnerabilities that could have allowed hackers to inject malicious code into pages and lower the search ratings for the site.
Confusion spread across Europe today after Spanish media reported a plane traveling from Málaga to Amsterdam may have been hijacked. The plane was escorted by F16 fighter jets to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and was surrounded by police.
The aircraft was on a demonstration flight in Jakarta when it went off radar screens on Wednesday. Fifty people are on board including eight Russians and 36 foreigners. Rescue operations are underway.
NASA's Voyager 2, which is touring the outer reaches of our solar system, suddenly began to send back messages to Earth that scientists cannot interpret. A German researcher believes those sounds may come from aliens.
The rash of recent hijacking attempts by pirates has elicited a swift and justified response by the U.S. government and military. But as the media reports on these pursuits of protection and justice, we should not forget our humanity.
A gunman boarded a CanJet Airlines plane at Montego Bay demanding to be flown to Cuba.The drama started late Sunday night when what has been described as an "mentally challenged" 20-year-old Jamaican took the plane hostage.