Russian Hacker Who Targeted Bay Area Tech Companies Sentenced To Over 7 Years In PrisonA Russian man convicted of stealing 117 million LinkedIn passwords in 2012 in addition to hacking into two other Bay Area tech companies has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
San Mateo Co. Voter Registrar Working With State, Feds To Repel Hackers, Foreign CyberattacksWith the expected surge in mail-in voting, November 3 could be an unprecedented Election Day. Voter registrars in the Bay Area and across the country have been working to protect the vote from hackers and foreign cyberattacks.
Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Trying To Conceal Breach Involving 57M Riders, DriversA former chief security officer for Uber was charged Thursday in federal court in San Francisco with trying to cover up a 2016 hack involving 57 million users and drivers, federal prosecutors said.
Teen Accused Of Being Mastermind In Massive Twitter Hack Pleads Not GuiltyA Florida teen accused of being the mastermind of a Twitter hacking attack that compromised accounts belonging to VIPs pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud.
Twitter Says 'Coordinated Attack' Targeting Employees Led To Hacking Of Famous Accounts Cyber security experts continued to work with San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter in an attempt to identify hackers who were able to break into accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk among others.
Twitter Accounts Of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Others HackedTwitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday.
Zoom Buys Keybase To Shore Up Security Amid 'Zoombombing'Zoom Video Communications is buying security firm Keybase in an effort to shore up security for its video meetings.
Bay Area Startup Says Russian Military Unit Is Hacking Ukrainian Gas CompanyA Russian military unit has conducted sustained cyberattacks against the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the Trump impeachment, according to Area 1 Security, based in Redwood City.
NSA Finds Major Security Flaw In Windows 10, Free Fix IssuedThe National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly secure communications.
Dublin Teen Uses URL Sleuthing Trick To Scoop CNN's Iowa PollCNN unveiled a much-anticipated Iowa Democratic primary poll, but Dublin High School senior Arjav Rawal had already done it for them, tweeting out the numbers 20 minutes earlier. How?
Two Plead Guilty To Cyber Ransom Plot In Massive 2016 Uber Users Data BreachA Florida man and Canadian citizen pleaded guilty in San Jose federal court Wednesday to attempting to extort cyber ransoms from Uber and LinkedIn's Lynda.com after stealing customer data from the companies storage clouds.
Alleged Cryptocurrency Thief 'Psycho' Charged In Brazen Digital SchemeAn alleged digital hacker has been arraigned on charges stemming from a scheme to hijack a cryptocurrency exchange and drain at least $1.4 million from its accounts.
Hundreds Of Millions Of Phone Numbers Once Tied To Facebook Accounts Posted OnlineA feature that Facebook shut down in the wake of last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal came back to haunt it on Wednesday.
Twitter Temporarily Suspends Ability To Tweet Via Text Message After CEO HackedTwitter is temporarily suspending the ability to tweet via text messages, days after CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked.
Personal Data Of 100 Million Capital One Credit Card Customers HackedThe personal information of 100 million Capital One account holders in the United States and Canada was obtained by a hacker who has been arrested by the FBI.