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 […]
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 Officials and experts have said the decentralized and outdated nature of U.S. voting technology makes such hacks more unlikely.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]