The severity of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach continues to grow, with investigators now reporting that hackers stolen 5.6 million people's fingerprint data. The theft may have security implications well into the future.
Security experts trace many of the world's cybercrime attacks to Russia. But Russian authorities never extradite suspects, and they allow hackers to operate with impunity - if they play by some ground rules.
Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.
In the wake of a May cyber-attack against the IT infrastructure of Germany's lower house of parliament, or Bundestag, investigators say they have been unable to eradicate all traces of the Trojan infections, and that up to 20,000 PCs might need to be replaced.
The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
Information on 50,000 drivers for ride-sharing service Uber was breached in May 2014, the company discovered in September and announced on Feb. 27. Uber has launched a related lawsuit and is seeking records from code-sharing website GitHub.
Health insurer Anthem Inc. has suffered a massive data breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database reportedly containing personal information on as many as 80 million of its current and former U.S. customers and employees.
The Malaysia Airlines website was the victim of an apparent DNS settings attack on Jan. 26, for which the hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit. The hacking group began leaking some travelers' itineraries.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.