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Putin: ‘Patriotic’ Hackers May Have Targeted The West

After multiple claims from Western officials that Russia has interfered in national elections, Putin conceded that some “patriotic” people may have been pushed to “fight against those who speak badly about Russia.”

June 2, 2017

Here’s How To Protect All The Wi-Fi Connected Devices In Your Home From Hackers

The news continues to prove that no one is safe from cyber attacks, and Congress’ recent decision to allow ISPs to sell browsing data without customer consent only adds to privacy fears. If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t immune, how can your home network be safe? You can take a step toward tightening the […]

April 26, 2017
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Senior Democrat: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Behind Hacks On U.S. Election Systems

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he doubts hackers could falsify vote tallies to affect the election outcome. Officials and experts have said the decentralized and outdated nature of U.S. voting technology makes such hacks more unlikely.

October 3, 2016

Owner Of Ashley Madison Website Confirms Some Authentic Data Leaked

Hackers dumped a massive cache of data about Ashley Madison users online late on Tuesday, posting it on a part of the Internet that is only accessible by using a specialized browser.

August 19, 2015
Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea

Sony Cancels December 25 Release Of North Korea Parody Film

Under pressure from hackers, Sony is pulling “The Interview.”

December 17, 2014

How Hackers Wreaked Havoc In St. Louis After Brown’s Shooting

The group Anonymous descended upon Ferguson after the Michael Brown shooting this summer, targeting people they believed to be involved in the controversy.

November 5, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Slams Stolen Nude Photos As ‘Sex Crime’

Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about her leaked nude photos.

October 7, 2014

Cyberattacks On State Databases Escalate

Only 24.5 percent of information and security officers are confident they can protect against the prevalent cyber threats made to state databases.

October 6, 2014

Celebrity Photo Hackers ‘Committed Sex Crime’

By Veronique Dupont Los Angeles (AFP) — Those behind the massive leak of naked celebrity photos that shocked the show business world could and should be prosecuted, including for child sex crimes, experts said. The online theft of the images — including pictures of “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and also of at least one […]

September 4, 2014

JPMorgan ‘Targeted By Russian Hackers’

New York (AFP) — Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second U.S. bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, U.S. media reported Wednesday. Bloomberg said two people familiar with the probe confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining the case to see […]

August 28, 2014
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Dairy Queen Joins List Of Retailers Hit By Hacker Attack

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Dairy Queen has become the latest victim of computer hackers bent on pilfering customers’ credit and debit card information. The Edina, Minn.-based ice cream and fast-food chain confirmed Wednesday that “customer data at a limited number of stores may be at risk.” The company didn’t disclose how many customers […]

August 28, 2014

First Target, Now Albertsons SuperValu Are Hacked

New York (AFP) — The U.S. retail chain Albertsons, which has 1,060 department stores in the United States, and its former owner SuperValu say their computer systems have been raided by hackers seeking credit card data. Both companies acknowledged the intrusion in statements released overnight Thursday. They said it was not yet clear if credit […]

August 15, 2014

Stopping Cyberattacks Likened To A War And Experts Say The Crooks Are Winning So Far

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — After last week’s stunning revelation that Russian crooks had stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the Internet more secure will take a huge global effort — bolstering website security, a stronger push to prosecute the […]

August 8, 2014

Small Businesses At High Risk For Data Breach

By E. Scott Reckard and Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, Calif., it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity. Then professional burglars hit the home where the […]

July 7, 2014