Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who ‘May’ Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday’s Outage

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com">Twitter</a> is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/keeping

Google Challenges Hackers To Pwn Chrome OS In Pwnium 3 Competition, Offers Up To $3.14159M In Prizes

Competitions like <a target="_blank" href="http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2013/01/17/pwn2own-2013">Pwn2Own</a> are a staple of the security research scene and with Pwnium 3, Google today announce

Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Registration For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

Facebook today announced that it has <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/hackercup/register">opened registration</a> for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,

ENISA, Europe’s Cyber Security Agency, Says Drive-By Exploits Are The Biggest Threat Today, Spam On The Decline

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu">ENISA</a>, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the

Lady Ada AKA Limor Fried Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

While I don't often hold stock in random pronouncements by magazines, I'm shocked and thrilled that Entrepreneur Magazine named Limor Fried, founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://adafruit.com/">A

With Nationwide University Hackathon, General Catalyst Aims To Give Students Early Intro To Startup Life

While organized hackathons and startup-building events have begun to sprout up across the globe thanks to companies like AngelHack and Startup Weekend, university-focused hackathons remain underrepres

Pakistan’s PKNIC Says Hackers Exposed A Hole During Security Upgrade To Redirect Google.pk, Apple.pk And Hundreds More; Now Resorting To Whitelisting

Pakistan's domain registry provider PKNIC has <a target="_blank" href="http://pknic.net.pk/2012/">posted an explanation</a> of what it says happened when visits to a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.c

Researchers Turn The Tables On A Hacker, Infecting His PC With Malware And Grabbing Video Of Him At Work

In a cool report by the <a target="_blank" href="http://dea.gov.ge/uploads/CERT%20DOCS/Cyber%20Espionage.pdf">Georgian Government</a>, Georgian CERT researchers claim to have nabbed a hacker by infect

Grouper Teams Up With Airbnb & Hipmunk To Offer Engineers & Designers A Free “Hackation” In New York

Great design and developer talent is, as so many know, hard to come by. So online social club Grouper <a target="_blank" href="https://www.joingrouper.com/hackation">is launching what it calls a "Hack

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

So here's something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you're looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, t

Pastebin To Hire “Monitors” To Keep The Creeps Off Of Its Servers

It's hard being a hacker's darling. <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Pastebin">Pastebin</a> is a dox dumping site - as well as a useful tool for programmers and writers who want to share a pie

Hacker Culture: The Key To Future Prosperity?

One of the most exciting trends of the early 21st century has been the explosion of hacker culture around the world. By hackers, I don't mean people who pose security threats to computer networks. I'

“All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” Wins $50,000 DARPA Shredder Challenge

A San Francisco-based team has just won the DARPA Shredder Challenge. DARPA, the government agency whose work led to the creation of the Internet, challenged the public to reconstruct five shredded d

Hackers Are Climbing In Your Windows, So Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Files

Remember when Google was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/01/12/google-china-attacks/">hacked by Chinese spies</a> about 18 months ago? Well, that just scratched the surface of some of the m

Hack Attack: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage Caused By 'External Intrusion'

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/170px-psn_logo_color_trans.png" />Unfortunately for <a href="http://us.playstation.com/psn/">PlayStation Network</a> and <a href="http://www.q

Anti-Virus Company Installs Cellphone Malware And Then Charges To Remove It

A Chinese company, NetQin, allegedly secretly installed malware whenever users installed a copy of their special “cellular malware detector” and then charged a 30 cent update fee to remove

MAKE Takes On Sony's Long Tradition Of Stifling Innovation

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/07_SONYLINUX.jpeg">The crusading Phil Torrone offers us a long and detailed list of things <a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/tag/Sony">Sony<

Chinese Hackers Break Into Big Oil's Computer Systems, Sensitive Documents Taken

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ChineseHacker.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/19/trying-to-track-down-those-chinese-hackers/">Chinese hackers</a> are a

Video: Presenting The World's Worst Hacker

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/worsthackerever.jpg" />This, ladies and gentlemen, is good clean fun for everyone. It’s a video, yes, and one that shows what could be

Help Mozilla Find a Bug, Earn Big Fat Cash

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/mozillaf.jpg" />Help Mozilla squash a bug, earn some money. Nothing wrong with that, right? The organization that brought us Firefox has
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