Cyber Attack At Contra Costa Elections Department Started With An EmailFederal officials are investigating after a hacker attempted to access the election internet system for the Contra Costa County Clerk and Recorder’s office.
Facebook Staff Had Access To Millions Of User PasswordsFacebook revealed on Thursday it didn't properly mask the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users and stored them in an internal database that could be accessed by its staff.
Family Claims Nest Hacker Hurled Insults, Raised ThermostatAfter a Bay Area family claimed they were terrorized by someone hacking their Nest camera, an Illinois family says a hacker watched them and spoke to them through their Nest system.
BevMo Website Breach Affects Thousands Of Customers' Credit DataThousands of customers' credit card data was compromised during a data breach of BevMo's website, according to a notice filed to the California Attorney General's Office.
Man Hacks Wi-Fi Camera Network, Threatens To Kidnap BabyA Texas couple says someone hacked into the Nest WiFi wireless camera network they use to keep an eye on their infant son and pretended to kidnap the baby.
Experts Warn GPS Vulnerable to Time-Tampering TerrorismSecurity experts warn that, using simple tools, hackers or terrorists could "warp" GPS-based time signals and thereby throw the global information and navigations system into chaos.
UK Fines Facebook Over Data Privacy Scandal, EU Seeks AuditBritish regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Yahoo To Pay $50M, Other Costs For Massive Security BreachYahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.
Hackers Accessed Personal Information Of 30 Million Facebook UsersAlmost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said on Friday.
East Bay Gangs Targeted In Bust Of $1 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme32 individuals associated with two Bay Area gangs, known as the BullyBoys and the CoCo Boys, have been indicted for operating a $1 million fraud scheme.
DNC Calls FBI After Detecting Attempt To Hack Its Voter DatabaseThe Democratic National Committee contacted the FBI on Tuesday after it detected what it believes was the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack into its voter database, a Democratic source tells CNN.
Russians Targeted Senate And Conservative Think Tanks, Microsoft SaysParts of an operation linked to Russian military intelligence targeting the US Senate and conservative think tanks that advocated for tougher policies against Russia were thwarted last week, Microsoft announced early Tuesday.
Australian Teen Pleads Guilty To Hacking Apple's Computer NetworkAn Australian teen has reportedly pleaded guilty to hacking into the secure computer systems of Cupertino-based Apple.
Women Say They Were Denied Jobs Because They Had 'Ghetto' NamesSeveral women are claiming they were discriminated against after receiving an email saying their "ghetto" name disqualified them from working at a Missouri company.
Facebook Takes Down Suspected Russian Network Of PagesFacebook has removed a network of accounts and pages involved in what it called "coordinated inauthentic behavior," the company said Tuesday.