Self-Spreading Ransomware Emerging As New Threat, Cisco Systems WarnsAn unusual strain of virus-like hacker software that exploits computer server vulnerabilities - without requiring human interaction - is a leading example of a new generation of "ransomware."
HealthCare.gov Targeted By Hackers More Than 300 Times In 18 MonthsThe web portal used by millions of consumers to get health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's law logged 316 security incidents in just under 18 months.
California Hospital Pays $17,000 To Hackers In 'Ransomware' AttackA large Los Angeles hospital chose to pay hackers who were holding its computer network hostage, a move its CEO said was in its best interest and the most efficient way to end the problem.
MacKeeper Exposes Personal Data of 13 Million UsersSecurity researcher says he discovered publicly accessible usernames, email addresses and other personal information after doing random searches, CNET reports...
5.6 Million Federal Government Employee Fingerprints Stolen In Massive CyberattackA massive cybersecurity breach that resulted in the theft of millions of U.S. government employee security dossiers was far worse than previously thought. The Office of Personnel Management revealed Tuesday hackers stole more than 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file.
Hackers Hijack 225,000 Apple Accounts On Jailbroken iPhonesIn what is being called the biggest Apple account malware attack, hackers have broken into more than 225,000 Apple accounts on jailbroken iOS devices stealing usernames, passwords, making purchases, even holding phones for ransom.
Cybersecurity Firm Warns Hacked Baby Monitors Give Criminals View Of Baby, Home, Personal DataSeveral of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.
Uber Hires Hackers Who Remotely Took Over Moving JeepUber has hired two hackers who were able to take over a Jeep while it was being driven by a journalist.
Tesla Recruits Hackers To Find Flaws In Auto Software SystemsTesla Motors is recruiting hackers to help it refine the software that runs much of its electric cars’ systems, following recently-publicized cases of other cars getting hacked.
Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text MessageA major security flaw on Android phones let's hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.
Hackers Take Remote Control Of Jeep As Journalist Drives At 70 MPH Down St. Louis RoadTwo hackers were able to take remote control of a Jeep as a journalist drove at 70 mph on a St. Louis road, and Chrysler has quietly issued a software patch to fix the security flaw.
Website For Cheating Spouses Hacked, 37M Users' Data At RiskAshley Madison, a controversial online social network that gears itself towards married people seeking to have affairs, has been hacked, and the company that owns it is being threatened with exposure of users' personal information.
News Headlines Change With Google Chrome App, Replacing 'Millennials' With 'Snake People'Millennials have become a big target of Internet jabs lately, with publications calling them everything from huge narcissists to lazy, entitled workers, and finally, it looks like one of these millennials snapped. The result could change the news you see online, if you use this.
Hackers Hit Online Hookup Site AdultFriendFinder; Post Sexual Preferences Of MillionsA British TV station reports that hackers got into the data of online hookup site AdultFriendFinder, and posted the personal details and sexual interests of nearly four million users in a hackers forum.
FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet EngineA computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.