Hackers stole Michael Jackson songs worth $250 million from Sony

Sony's PlayStation Network major outage last year was not the only damage done by hackers. Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue of more than 50,000 music files, worth some $250 million, was stolen as

Published on: March 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Snapping nude photos of laptop

We've all heard the cool stories about how people are able to recovertheir stolen electronics using various tracking services. But onegadget-tracking service may have gone too far--a U.S. District Judgehas ruled against Absolute

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

What to do when your tech gadgets go missing

You don't know what you've got until it's gone, they say--and they might very well have been talking about my cell phone. A couple of months ago, while walking through the departures terminal

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Furor over plunder of SMB online bank accounts

The unabated plundering of online bank accounts belonging to small and midsize businesses is raising significant questions about the authentication and fraud-detection mechanisms now used by financial institutions.Such cyberthefts have led multiple businesses

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Iceman gets 13 years, must pay $27.5M to hacking victims

A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing credit card account numbers.Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Laptop theft – a growing menace, but here’s what you can do

We've heard about headline-making security breaches, such as TJX and CIBC, but the smaller ones often go and unnoticed – and unreported.This corporate oblivion is most apparent in the area of laptop theft,

Published on: February 15th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach