More Computer hacking Articles

  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times....

  • Russian arrested in hacking case filed in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers. The agency didn't say where the 30-year-old Moscow man, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, was arrested Saturday, but he was transported to Guam for...

  • Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

    LONDON (AP) — Andy Coulson went from the editor's office at Britain's best-selling newspaper to the corridors of 10 Downing St. as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. On Friday, he went to prison for conspiring to hack phones. Coulson was sentenced to 18 months by a judge who...

  • Ex-editor Coulson faces retrial on bribery charges

    LONDON (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that senior editors "utterly corrupted" the News of the World, turning the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid into a criminal enterprise. Andrew Edis told a sentencing hearing for ex-editor Andy Coulson and four others that the newspaper hacked the phones of a...

  • Rebekah Brooks 'vindicated' by hacking acquittal

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Thursday she is innocent of phone hacking and other crimes and feels vindicated by a jury's unanimous decision to acquit her. The ex-tabloid editor made her first public statement since being cleared after an eight-month trial...

  • Hacking verdicts pile pressure on Cameron, Murdoch

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's epic tabloid phone-hacking trial ended Wednesday with a hung jury on two final counts — and a judge's rebuke for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose televised comments about the case while it was still underway almost scuttled proceedings. Cameron is already under...

  • One editor convicted, one cleared in UK scandal

    LONDON (AP) — It was a simple trick — punching in passcodes to listen to messages left on other people's phones. For years the illegal technique, known as phone hacking, helped Britain's News of the World tabloid get juicy stories about celebrities, politicians and royalty. But the fallout...



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