After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history.
In 2013, HALOCK Security Labs noted information security vulnerabilities at colleges and universities along with numerous challenges that plague these institutions across the United States.
The forum database of Web TV service Boxee.tv has been ransacked and the attacker made off with - and has subsequently made available for download - a dump containing personal and account information of over 158,000 of its users.
In the wake of the revelation that Microsoft has accessed a blogger's Hotmail account in order to discover the identity of an employee who leaked company trade secrets, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington took to his blog and stated that he was "nearly certain" that, a few years ago, Google accessed his Gmail account for the same purpose.
This week's charging of a former Microsoft employee for stealing the company's trade secrets could have passed almost unnoticed were it not for an important detail revealed in the court filing: in order to discover his identity, Microsoft has resorted to rifling through another person's private Hotmail account.