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Capital One hacking suspect pleads not guilty to federal computer, wire fraud charges

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, 6:24 p.m.

Federal grand jury indicts woman in Capital One case

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, 8:44 p.m.

U.S. issues hacking security alert for small planes

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, 5:12 p.m.

Yahoo to pay $117.5M in latest settlement of massive breach

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, 5:05 p.m.

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Fortnite flaw put millions of players at risk, researchers say

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 …


Man hacks into Houston couple’s baby monitor and threatens to kidnap their son

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, 4:41 p.m.

Your high-tech car is a magnet for hacking

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, 3:29 p.m.

Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts

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, 3:06 p.m.

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government.


Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

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, 3:40 p.m.

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

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, 5:27 p.m.

Hack causes major apps to show anti-Semitic name

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.


False alarm: Democrats now say hacking attempt was just a test

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.


Idaho prison officials: inmates hacked system to get credits

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.


Delta: Data of ‘several hundred thousand’ customers exposed

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.


Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up

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, 9:28 p.m.

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, 6:55 p.m.

Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

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, 4:05 p.m.

Bitcoin tops $17,000; hack raises concerns ahead of U.S. trade

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity and social media tips

This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.


Equifax says code on its website ‘was serving malicious content’

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, 3:49 p.m.

Equifax takes down customer service page after new hack

Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well.


Senators grill SEC chairman on disclosure of data breach

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, 8:14 p.m.

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

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 …


After Equifax hack, LifeLock sign-ups jump tenfold

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 …


Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

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, 2:13 p.m.

Federal Trade Commission investigating Equifax breach

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.


Brad Stone: Equifax is a Category 5 breach

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, 10 p.m.

Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack

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 …