Power to do anything
The rise of AI will make hackers even more powerful as they will exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.
But failed to do much good
Homeland Security says that it has found evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race – a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.
That fixes that problem
President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has signed an executive order which he thinks will keep hackers from making America Grate again.
Did it even happen?
The FCC is getting a bit of bad press for refusing to reveal details of an alleged DDoS hack which caused its site to crash.
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has warned that hackers have nicked a soon-to-be-released movie and are demanding a ransom, which the company is refusing to pay.
Only just finding out about it now
Russian hackers working for Tsar Putin took down the US Pentagon in 2015 in a hack which caused a secret revamp of systems.
Pity about the personal privacy
While Microsoft has been attacked for its insane upgrading policy and tendency to collect a little too much personal data, Black Hat hackers say it is a tougher nut to crack.
Send your bank account details to save them
A group of Nigerian scammers might have accidently infected themselves with the same malware they want their victims to download.
Don't have a state hacking system? Buy one
There was a sharp intake of breath over the weekend when it was revealed that the Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of the notorious Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team for $42 million – apparently with the assistance of the US.