Stories by Stilgherrian

LulzSec, WikiLeaks, Murdoch: hacking's fourth wave

Wikileaks, hacking incidents like those attributed to LulzSec, and even the UK's News of the World voicemail scandal represent a fourth stage in the evolution of cybercrime, according to Dr Paul Nielsen, director and chief executive officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburg.

Stilgherrian | 08 Aug | Read more

Four lessons from LulzSec vs Murdoch

LulzSec's hack of News International websites including The Sun yesterday is one of the highest-profile information security breaches in history. Down went a major media company. But it means almost nothing beyond the daily news cycle.

Stilgherrian | 20 Jul | Read more