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Hackers Threaten to Leak Nudes of Emma Watson

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Hackers have threatened to leak nude photos of young actress (and world treasure) Emma Watson for daring to speak up for women's rights.

Hacker Takes Over Popular Factoid Twitter, Sends Anti-Gay Tweets

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | May 22
The hugely popular factoid Twitter account UberFacts was hacked Wednesday evening and the person behind the cyber attack sent out a series of strange, racist and anti-gay tweets, including a White House petition to "deport the gays."

Fear Hackers? Sochi is Little Worse than Elsewhere

INTERNATIONAL | By Raphael Satter | Feb 7
How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data?

NY Times Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

NATIONAL | Aug 28
Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site’s second major disruption this month. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility.

Citing Virulent Homophobia, Anonymous Hacks Ugandan Websites

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 14
The hactivist group Anonymous hacked into and defaced the Ugandan government’s websites because of the African nation’s ongoing official homophobia.

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Sandy Hook School Picket

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 18
The hacktivist group Anonymous leaked the personal information of leaders from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church after members announced they planned to picket Sand Hook Elementary, just days after the tragic shooting there.

Does It Matter If WikiLeaks Source Is Gay?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30
While some are debating whether the leak of sensitive military and diplomatic documents serve the causes of transparency and accountability, others have zeroed in on reports that the suspected source of the leaks is a gay servicemember, holding up the leaks as proof that DADT should be retained.

New threat: Hackers look to take over power plants

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldour | Aug 4
Computer hackers have begun targeting power plants and other critical operations around the world in bold new efforts to seize control of them, setting off a scramble to shore up aging, vulnerable systems.

Slovene police confirm arrest of cyber mastermind

SCIENCE | Jul 28
Slovenian police have confirmed that they have detained a computer hacker believed responsible for creating the virus that infected 12 million computers worldwide

Suspected Twitter infiltrator: ’I’m a nice hacker’

PERSONAL TECH | By Angela Doland | Mar 26
"I’m a nice hacker," suspected Twitter infiltrator Francois Cousteix told France 3 television Thursday, a day after he was released from police questioning, adding that his goal was to warn Internet users about data security.

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