Eight people in Vietnam and three in the U.K. were charged in a crackdown on an organized crime group that ran one of the world’s largest Web forums devoted to selling stolen credit card data, U.K. authorities said.
The Obama administration’s strategy for confronting China over the theft of commercial technology has been battered by Edward Snowden’s disclosures of U.S. spying, leaving officials rushing to salvage a plan they crafted in secret over the past two years.
Sony Corp. ’s network entertainment unit was sued by a PlayStation customer claiming it failed to protect users’ personal information and credit-card data that the company says may have been stolen by a hacker.
Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America is known for spy-world connections and an eye- popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones, and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
He is a red-headed hacker who hails from Arkansas, goes by the name “weev,” and seems to delight in being annoying. For years, he broke into computer systems, disrupted blog sites and riled people with personal attacks.