MADRID — A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, officials said Sunday.
The suspect traveled in Spain using his van "as a mobile computing office, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies," an Interior Ministry statement said. Read More
State legislators backed a bill this week that would require government agencies to obtain a court order before shutting down cellphone service. Read More
A San Francisco-based website promoting social justice has been crippled by computer hackers due to its support for a Chinese dissident, the site claimed Monday. Read More
WHO: Chris Paget, a computer security researcher
WHAT: Paget built a device for $1,500 that intercepts certain kinds of cell phone calls and records everything that’s said. He offered a demonstration Saturday at DefCon in Las Vegas on how he hacks into GSM, second-generation (2G) cellular technology. Phones on 3G and 4G technology are not vulnerable to attacks. Read More