The situation of Marcus Hutchins – hailed as a hero for stopping one malware attack but charged with being involved with another – highlights the ambiguity of hacker culture.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools. Both types of miscreants want to find ways into secure places and have many options for entry.
Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
If security advice from government agencies doesn't ring true, customers won't take it – which puts us all at risk.
Cyberdetectives look for digital doors or windows left unlocked, find electronic footprints in the dirt and examine malicious software for clues about who broke in, what they took and why.
The darknet, like the open internet, is not immune from illegal activity. But many darknet users are there in search of 'hacker ethics' values such as privacy and free speech.
As gig work transitions online, knowing how to protect yourself and your devices has never been more important.
People who think like hackers have some really good ideas about how to protect digital privacy during turbulent times. We can learn from them.
The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.
What happens after a data breach? What does an attacker do with the information collected? And who wants it, anyway?
Your mobile number is all a hacker needs to read your texts, listen to your calls and even track your whereabouts.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect's iPhone?
Here's how to protect yourself from the latest online scourge of hackers encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to unlock them.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
This week's hack of the Bureau of Meteorology appeared to come from China, but how do we know? The problem is, it's notoriously difficult to pinpoint the origin of a hack.
UK plc has a cybersecurity mountain to climb.
A widespread and virulent ransomware, Angler, is de-fanged by having the world's most widely-used networking equipment ignore it