Cybercrime

  1. Alleged Michael Jackson Catalog Thieves Claim Innocence

    March 07, 2012 2:17 PM EST LONDON - Two Michael Jackson fans accused of stealing unreleased music by the late King of Pop from Sony's computers are confident they can prove their innocence in court, their lawyer said Wednesday. Solicitor Karen Todner said James Marks a ...

  2. How Sabu, a 'Legendary' Anonymous Hacker Member, Turned Into an FBI Informant

    March 07, 2012 6:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked Tuesday by news that one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five p ...

  3. Anonymous Hacker Suspects Arrested In Europe, South America, Says Interpol

    February 29, 2012 7:58 AM EST Interpol said that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America. The international police agency said in a statement Tuesday that the arrests in Argentina, Chile,Col ...

  4. Arizona Student Charged in LulzSec Sony Hacking Case

    September 23, 2011 8:58 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Arizona college student was arrested and charged Thursday in a breach of computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment early this summer where more than 37,000 customers had their information stolen. An indictment unsealed in Los ...

  5. FBI Arrests 16 'Anonymous' Hacking Suspects in Nationwide Sweep

    July 19, 2011 6:32 PM EDT More than a dozen hackers allegedly from Anonymous, the group that claims responsibility for some of the recent attacks on Sony systems , have been arrested. The FBI raided multiple homes in New Jersey, New York, California and Florida in relation ...

  6. Today in Hacking: Sony Music Ireland, FoxNews, VBulletin; Apple Server Compromised

    July 05, 2011 12:54 PM EDT Sony Music Ireland said its web site was hacked Monday after three bogus news stories appeared on the homepage. It was the latest in a string of attacks on Sony dating back to the infiltration of its PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April. One ...

  7. Universal Music Group, Viacom Latest Hack Victims

    June 29, 2011 11:56 AM EDT It seems that 2011 is the Year of the Hack, with all the high-profile data breeches secured against Sony and other organizations by the likes of the recently disbanded LulzSec , Anonymous , and others. This time, Universal Music Group seems to be ...

  8. LulzSec Hacker Group Dissolving Out of Boredom

    June 27, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - A member of a publicity-seeking hacker group that sabotaged websites over the past two months and is dissolving itself says his group isn't disbanding under pressure from the FBI or enemy hackers. "We're not quitting beca ...

  9. Sony Hacker, LulzSec Suspect Arrested in England

    June 22, 2011 7:21 AM EDT A British teenager, who is suspected of being part of the group of hackers known as Lulz Security, was arrested Monday night in Essex, England. Scotland Yard identified the 19-year-old man as Ryan Cleary and he was taken into custody at his home i ...

  10. Spain Arrests Anonymous Members Over Sony Hack

    June 10, 2011 12:01 PM EDT Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the so-called Anonymous group on Friday on charges of cyber-attacks against targets including Sony Corp's PlayStation Network , governments, businesses and banks. Police alleged the three arr ...

  11. Anonymous to Sony: Data Breach Wasn't Caused by Us

    May 06, 2011 9:08 AM EDT The Internet vigilante group Anonymous denied responsibility for a cyber-attack on Sony Corp's networks that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million video gamers. "Let's be clear, we are legion, but it wasn't us. You ...

  12. 'Anonymous' Hacker Group Attacks BMI Website

    March 09, 2011 3:09 PM EST In a defensive move against the Anonymous hacker group, BMI has temporarily taken down its website, the organization said in a statement today. The statement said that the denial-of-service attack has slowed down external access to BMI.com, but, i ...

  13. Revision3 CEO: MediaDefender Attacked Us

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anti-piracy technology outfit MediaDefender is accused of launching a denial of service attack against the perfectly legitimate Internet TV company Revision3 simply because the service uses BitTorrent technology to distribute its content. In an on ...

  14. MediaDefender Mishap Costs Company $800,000

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy firm MediaDefender was hit with more than just a little egg on its face after hackers posted 6,000 internal company e-mails online this past September . According to an SEC filing by parent company ArtistDirect, the stunt cost the comp ...

  15. Torrent Site Goes After MediaDefender

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's MediaDefender e-mail leak , bit torrent search engine site The Pirate Bay has now turned over certain e-mails to police that the company says prove major media companies are paying hackers to sabotage the service. The Pi ...

  16. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: There's been an awful lot of hype around Lala.com, the CD-trading service turned online radio and digital download provider. The company backed off its go-big-or-go-home launch when it couldn't get all the major labels onboard r ...

  17. MediaDefender Strategies Exposed In Email Leak

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of internal e-mails from MediaDefender were leaked to the Internet via various BitTorrent servers over the weekend, exposing many of the company's activities with some embarrassing results. The anti-piracy company works with both th ...

  18. ArtistDirect Reports Q4 Revenues Jumped 246%

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by ad revs, acquisition of MediaDefender. Driven by ad revs, acquisition of MediaDefender. News ...

  19. ArtistDirect Reports Q4 Revenues Jumped 246%

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by ad revenues, acquisition of MediaDefender. ArtistDirect reports fourth quarter revenues increased 246% to $5.6 million driven by an expansion of ad revenues and the acquisition of anti-piracy specialist MediaDefender. The company’s net l ...