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February 10, 2012

Boston Police respond to hackers with satirical video

A video poking fun at the mishap is set to the same song hacker group 'Anonymous' put on the site in the meantime - Full Story
February 06, 2012

Law enforcement websites report security breach

Hackers gained access to the Salt Lake City Police Department website that gathers citizen complaints about drug and other crimes - Full Story
February 03, 2012

Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call

Hacking collective Anonymous published a roughly 15-minute-long recording of a call apparently devoted to tracking the loosely-knit group - Full Story
January 31, 2012

Chicago gangs rely on social media to communicate

Training book: Gang members communicate on the Web about shooting at police officers - Full Story
January 23, 2012

SCOTUS unanimously rules warrant needed for GPS tracking

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said that the government's installation of a GPS device, and its use to monitor the vehicle's movements, constitutes a search - Full Story
January 20, 2012

Hacker group 'Anonymous' hits FBI

Anonymous explained via Twitter that the attack was in retaliation for the FBI's crackdown on Megaupload.com, alleged to be a source of online piracy - Full Story
January 20, 2012

Network outage crimps work of Va. state police

The outage temporarily crippled the Virginia Criminal Information Network, which alerts police if a person pulled over is wanted - Full Story
January 10, 2012

Hackers apparently target Stratfor again

Web-based collaboration AntiSec said it revealed 75,000 names and e-mail addresses, credit cards and passwords for Stratfor customers - Full Story
January 07, 2012

High-tech cars increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Although instances of car hacking have been extremely rare, the threat has gotten the attention of automakers - Full Story
January 06, 2012

NYC's new 911 call center adopts Sept. 11 changes

New technology at the center will give more information to call takers - Full Story

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