Stories tagged: hack
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
The Seattle software engineer known online as “erratic,” who is accused of hacking into Capital One’s computer systems and compromising the personal data of more than 100 million customers, pleaded …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach are eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
A flaw in Epic Games Inc.’s Fortnite put the accounts of millions of users at risk of malicious attack, researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said in a report …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
A Houston-area couple was frightened Monday night when someone hacked into a camera they use to monitor their infant son and threatened to kidnap him.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
From such trips to vehicle theft and taking wireless control of cars, reported attacks on smart cars have ballooned sixfold over the past four years, according to research.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information – ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into – from millions …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Technology users had gotten a surprise when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States’ most populous city with an anti-Semitic header.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party’s massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates hacked the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts.
Thu., April 5, 2018
Delta now says that payment-card information for about “several hundred thousand” airline customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall that also hit Sears and other companies.
Mon., March 5, 2018
Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify thousands of drivers for a year that hackers stole their personal …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Suspect allegedly texted about overdose, rape and death, then used victim’s thumb to hack iPhone in attempt to cover up crime
A Lynnwood man raped a teenager as she was dying from a drug overdose, then hacked into her cellphone in an attempt to cover up the death, according to police …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
Bitcoin surged past $17,000 Thursday as the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on major U.S. exchanges. Bitcoin has gained more than $5,000 in …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday grilled the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission – the agency responsible for policing Wall Street – on its handling of a …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission said late Wednesday that it discovered a breach to its corporate filing system last year but only became aware last month that information obtained by …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Since news of the breach, LifeLock has seen six times its usual web traffic and the company is enrolling 10 times as many new customers every hour than before the …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and tens of million Americans’ personal information was either accessed or stolen.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
The company’s primary mission is to compile, store and disseminate personal information on customers to creditors who want to know if they are making good loans or not. And to …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other data of about 143 million Americans. Now those people have to …