Hospital Hacks Are Skyrocketing Because Hospitals Are Super Easy to Hack

According to a fresh report from cybersecurity experts, hospitals are hackers' new favorite playground. That's unsettling news for anyone who's ever visited a hospital (read: everyone) but it also offers a curious window into how we guard our most important data. Put bluntly, we do a pretty piss poor job of it. » 9/03/14 11:09am 9/03/14 11:09am

Hackers Broke Into a Public Utility Control Room By Guessing a Password

In a rare gesture of transparency, the Department of Homeland Security just announced that hackers recently targeted and compromised a public utility's control system. They didn't say exactly where, but it happened inside United States borders. And it doesn't sound like it was even that hard. » 5/21/14 1:15pm 5/21/14 1:15pm

You Need to Change Your Ebay Password Right Now

On Wednesday, Ebay will ask all users to change their passwords due to a massive cyberattack that hit the encrypted password database. The company says that no financial data that was compromised, and there's no evidence of unauthorized user activity. Either way, you can change your Ebay password right here. » 5/21/14 9:41am 5/21/14 9:41am

You Just Missed a Massive, Destructive (Fake) Cyberattack

What would happen if an army of hackers put America's power grid in its sights and pulled the trigger? How fast would the country descend into darkness? Would there be anarchy in the streets? Would people die? According to a war game carried out across the country this week, the answer is not necessarily good news. » 11/15/13 3:20pm 11/15/13 3:20pm

China Can't Stop Hacking the World's Only Superpower

It's been almost a year since The New York Times, working with cybersecurity firm Mandiant, outed the Chinese military for being behind an ongoing series of hacking attacks aimed at the United States. Articles were written. Meetings were held. Defense budgets was boosted. Did it stop the hackers? Not a chance. » 11/07/13 1:05pm 11/07/13 1:05pm

Hackers Figured Out How to Hijack Shipping Vessel Tracking Systems

A team of white hat hackers recently figured out how to break into the navigation technology used to track 400,000 shipping vessels worldwide. With this kind of access they could hypothetically make it appear as if a fleet of mystery ships was about to invade New York City. This is not good. » 10/18/13 10:20am 10/18/13 10:20am

Plan X: How the Army Will Make Cyberattacks as Easy as a Video Game

If you've seen a movie at all in the past 20 years, the word "hackers" probably brings to mind something along the lines of sweaty nerds hunched over keyboards as they pour through Matrix-style lines of code. The Pentagon's newest project, though, could turn that stereotype on its head—and make sending out deadly… » 5/28/13 10:36am 5/28/13 10:36am

What It's Like to Be a Chinese Military Hacker

All-black stealth suits, fingers flying across keyboards, screams of unintelligible jargon at Matrix-style lines of code. These are the things that generally come to mind when you hear the phrase "foreign military hacking unit"—or at least the mind of anyone who's seen a movie in the past 10 years. But as the Los… » 3/13/13 10:34am 3/13/13 10:34am

The Chinese Army Is Hacking the United States From This Building

To no one's real surprise, the culprit behind all the hackings against the United States is the Chinese Army. Specifically, they're known as the 'Comment Crew' or 'Shanghai Group' (two rather non-intimidating names if you ask me) and they're in P.L.A. Unit 61398, a 12-story office tower located just outside of… » 2/18/13 11:04pm 2/18/13 11:04pm