The annual Pwn2Own hacking contest has set the record this year as far as cash prizes go, putting $560,000 on the line to shell out to only the craftiest hackers around.
Weak default passwords and other holes in the security of thousands of important SCADA systems completely accessible through the Internet leave the systems totally vulnerable to hacks, US Department of Homeland Security recently reported.
Last month, famed hacktivist collective Anonymous launched a tirade on the nationally detested extremist Westboro Baptist Church.
In an undercover sting operation, U.S. agents arrested Chinese Xiang Li after luring him into the country. Yesterday in federal court, Li pled guilty to pirating, cracking and selling amounts of software valued at over $100 million, according to Reuters.
One of the most anticipated award shows of the season, the Academy Awards, has given an extension to voters due to technical issues posed by the new availability of an online voting option.