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Hackers Broke into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Apr 8
The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007.

South America Hacker Team Targets Dissidents, Journalists

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Dec 13
A shadowy cyber-espionage group that sent malware to the prosecutor whose mysterious death transfixed Argentina early this year has been hitting targets in left-leaning nations across South America.

Homeland Official Asks Black Hat Crowd to Build Trust

LEGAL | By Bree Fowler | Aug 10
A top Obama administration official says the government and the data security community need to focus on building trust so information about cyber threats can be shared between them for the greater good.

Hackers Threaten to Leak Nudes of Emma Watson

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Hackers have threatened to leak nude photos of young actress (and world treasure) Emma Watson for daring to speak up for women's rights.

Hacker Takes Over Popular Factoid Twitter, Sends Anti-Gay Tweets

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | May 22
The hugely popular factoid Twitter account UberFacts was hacked Wednesday evening and the person behind the cyber attack sent out a series of strange, racist and anti-gay tweets, including a White House petition to "deport the gays."

Fear Hackers? Sochi is Little Worse than Elsewhere

INTERNATIONAL | By Raphael Satter | Feb 7
How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data?

NY Times Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site’s second major disruption this month. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility.

Citing Virulent Homophobia, Anonymous Hacks Ugandan Websites

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 14
The hactivist group Anonymous hacked into and defaced the Ugandan government’s websites because of the African nation’s ongoing official homophobia.

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Sandy Hook School Picket

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 18
The hacktivist group Anonymous leaked the personal information of leaders from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church after members announced they planned to picket Sand Hook Elementary, just days after the tragic shooting there.

Does It Matter If WikiLeaks Source Is Gay?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30
While some are debating whether the leak of sensitive military and diplomatic documents serve the causes of transparency and accountability, others have zeroed in on reports that the suspected source of the leaks is a gay servicemember, holding up the leaks as proof that DADT should be retained.

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