The trial of two men who allegedly made $20 million in an insider trading scheme involving hackers who stole corporate press releases before they were public began in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Reuters reported, with prosecutors telling jurors they had “electronic communications, trading records and testimony from witnesses…
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly informed his staff in an email that one of his personal email accounts hacked while he was still serving as Secretary of Homeland Security, confirming previous reports that suggested one of his phones may have been compromised.
Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday.
One week after suffering a hack that took its website and services offline, events ticketing company Ticketfly revealed Thursday just how bad the data breach was, and it certainly doesn’t look great. According to the company, the personal information of 27 million accounts—including ticket buyers and venue…
Naval systems that track the current position of ships have an array of vulnerabilities that could make it simple for hackers to break in, the BBC reported on Thursday, which could enable attackers to set off collision alarms on other vessels.
After briefly being hijacked by a hacker Thursday, the website for event ticketing company Ticketfly has been offline for more than 24 hours as the company investigates a potentially serious data breach that compromised “some client and customer information.”
A researcher at security firm Context has published the details of an exploit they found in PC gaming giant Steam’s desktop client. The nasty bug has reportedly been around for the last 10 years and left millions of users’ PCs open to being remotely commandeered by hackers.
Last month, a handful of extremely popular music videos on YouTube were defaced. Now two 18-year-old French citizens are in police custody and have been charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo YouTube accounts.
Voters in California’s 1st congressional district tuned in Thursday night to a live stream of a political forum intended to highlight two candidates running for office. What they got instead was a brief clip of gay porn, the result of the broadcast being hijacked by hackers.
Thirteen states have withdrawn a total of nearly $88 million from an election security fund established by Congress in March, but more than 75 percent of the funding has yet to be dispersed.
One of the men behind the Scan4You, a counter-antivirus tool used by cybercriminals to determine whether their malware would be flagged during routine security scans, has been convicted on three counts in federal court.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has until Tuesday to decide whether to approve a dubious bill that would make it illegal to access a computer or network “without authority,” Wired reported, in what looks an awful lot like legislators trying to make something they don’t understand a crime.
Computer hacking isn’t the only way companies stand to lose sensitive data. Physical security is equally important. There’s really no need to break into a network remotely if you can through the front door and grab what you need.
Security researchers are warning that malware with suspected links to Russian cyber-espionage group and alleged Democratic National Committee hackers Fancy Bear is turning up in installations of Lojack, an anti-computer theft program used by many corporations to guard their assets.
Code repository GitHub warned “a select number of users” on Tuesday that due to a flaw in its password reset system, the company had stored their passwords in plain text on internal logs.
The number of people in this administration who seem to think they’re much smarter than all those nerds warning them about potential security vulnerabilities boggles the mind. So of course President Donald Trump is increasingly ditching government-approved communications methods to instead use his personal device, CNN…
A British teenager who gained notoriety for hacking a number of high profile United States government employees including former CIA director John Brennan and former director of intelligence James Clapper was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
Cybercriminals who ran off with info on five million debit and credit cards from Saks Fifth Avenue (including its discount brand) and Lord & Taylor databases appear to be preparing to sell them on the dark web, according to a Sunday report from Gemini Advisory.
City officials in Atlanta, Georgia are still trying to recover 10 days after a ransomware attack on municipal computer systems hit at least five out of 13 departments, knocking out some city services and forcing others to revert to paper records.
A South Carolina facility owned by aerospace and defense contracting giant Boeing was hit by a WannaCry attack on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported, but the company is now trying to tamp down fears that the dreaded ransomware is back on the rise after it was only barely snuffed out last year.