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A MAN has admitted hacking into the Northern Territory Government’s computer system causing $1m of damage. Computer engineer David Anthony McIntosh, 28, pleaded guilty in the NT Supreme Court in Darwin today to 12 counts of unlawfully accessing and modifying data on May 8 last year. His cyber-...

A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack. The world’s leading computer security experts do not yet know who programmed the infection, or what the next stage will be. In recent weeks a ...

Blogs on the Web site of The Joplin Globe fell prey Tuesday to hackers opposed to U.S. and Israeli policy in Gaza. The blogs remained off-line Wednesday, but Dave Woods, the Globe’s new-media editor, said files were being restored, and that the blogs should be up and running on the Web site by the...