The Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching a nationwide recruiting drive for talented tech professionals, who can keep up with hackers both foreign and domestic, and are publicizing it in the Bay Area due to the region’s vast talent pool.
Millions of smartphones and tablets let you use a fingerprint in place of a password. But it’s becoming easier for hackers to create fingerprints with photos and widely available software.
Writers around the globe are so concerned with government surveillance according to a new survey that they say they’re now avoiding or have considered avoiding writing about controversial topics.
Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.
UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases.
Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.
The city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night and the hacker group Anonymous is taking responsibility.
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As the nation waits for the grand jury to decide whether to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the hacker activist group Anonymous has gone after the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter accounts.
Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.