Cybersecurity: How safe are you?

By CNN Money | There's a new hacker story every day. In the fast paced world we live in, how safe are you really?

The secret hackers trying to bring down ISIS - Nov. 20, 2015

The hackers fighting ISIS you've never heard of

In July, a threat emerged from an ISIS-associated Twitter account with few followers. The account alluded to an upcoming terror attack at a beach resort in Tunisia. Just a month before, a similar attack left 38 dead.

It may have gone undetected if it …


Hackers demand ransom from British telecom TalkTalk - Oct. 23, 2015

U.K.'s TalkTalk target of cyber-attack

British telecom TalkTalk said it has received a ransom demand following a "significant and sustained cyberattack" that put the data of four million customers at risk.

"We were contacted by someone claiming to be responsible, and seeking payment," the company …


How the hackers allegedly broke into the CIA director's AOL account - Oct. 19, 2015

These guys say they hacked the CIA director and tell us how

It seems way too easy to hack into the personal email account of CIA director John Brennan.

On Monday, a group of hackers claimed credit for a breach of his email, as well as the account of Jeh Johnson, who heads the Department of Homeland …


Security firm: Chinese hackers tried to steal tech and drug companies' secrets - Oct. 19, 2015

Data breach causes U.S. to pull spies from China

Chinese government hackers have attempted to steal the secret sauce that makes American tech and drug companies tick, according to a prominent cybersecurity company.

Determining who is behind an attack is an extremely tricky business, since hackers can …


This is the cyber warfare Jim Webb was talking about - Oct. 14, 2015

The CNN Democratic debate in 2 minutes

Jim Webb said during Tuesday's Democratic debate that the greatest "day to day" national security threat is cyber warfare.

Whether cyber warfare is the single largest threat to the United States, or merely among the biggest, is besides the point. What matters is …

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U.S. intel officials warn hacking is getting worse - Sep. 29, 2015

On Tuesday, top American spy officials said cyberattacks are getting worse -- and it's time to set basic international rules to prevent a future catastrophe.

"Cyber threats to U.S. national and economic security are increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and severity of impact," U.S. …


11 million Ashley Madison passwords revealed - Sep. 11, 2015

Pastor on Ashley Madison commits suicide

As if having your most private information exposed by hackers wasn't enough ... now millions of Ashley Madison's passwords have been revealed.

A group of password-cracking hobbyists, analyzing the data released by the Ashley Madison hackers, have found …

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Ashley Madison tries to stop the spread of its leaked data - Aug. 21, 2015

The Ashley Madison hack explained

Ashley Madison is in full damage control mode right now.

The hacked dating website dedicated to helping married people have affairs is trying to stop the spread of its customers' data by going after people who have posted or shared links leading to the leaked …

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Can Ashley Madison survive the hack? - Aug. 21, 2015

The Ashley Madison hack explained

Hacks can hurt businesses badly, but usually not fatally. Ashley Madison could prove the exception.

This is a whopper of a hack. It hit a particularly vulnerable company in its sorest spot. Here are three big challenges the site will have to overcome to survive.

1) …

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Now you can search the Ashley Madison cheaters list - Aug. 19, 2015

The Ashley Madison hack explained

It was only a matter of time.

The stolen database of 32 million people who used cheating website Ashley Madison has made its way to the Web. And it's easily searchable on several websites.

Just plug in a name or email address, and you'll find out if someone who signed …

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Ashley Madison data posted by hackers - Aug. 18, 2015

The Ashley Madison hack explained

Hackers who stole Ashley Madison customers' personal information have followed through with their threat to release it to the public.

The hackers claim to have posted 32 million names, credit card numbers, email and physical addresses along with the sexual …

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Target and Visa reach $67 million deal in hacking case - Aug. 18, 2015

Here's how you can profit from hacking

Target has reached a deal with Visa to pay its card issuers up to $67 million to settle the retailer's 2013 data breach.

The deal was confirmed by both Target (TGT) and Visa (V). Neither company would comment on the amount of the payment, but the $67 million …


China arrests 15,000 suspects for alleged cybercrimes - Aug. 19, 2015

Why China is blocking Google, again

Watch out, cybercriminals! China's got eyes on you.

China's central government has arrested 15,000 people for alleged cybercrimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called "Operation Clean Internet," according to a statement from the Ministry of Public …


The inside story of the biggest hack in history - Aug. 5, 2015

Three years ago, the world witnessed the worst hack ever seen.

And for the first time, we're now learning new details about the monstrous cyberattack on Saudi Aramco, one of the world's largest oil companies.

In a matter of hours, 35,000 computers were partially wiped or totally destroyed. Without a …

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GPS satellite networks are easy targets for hackers - Aug. 4, 2015

A pivotal network of GPS satellites doesn't properly guard its communication, making devices back on Earth susceptible to hacking, according to new research.

Lots of companies -- everything ranging from overseas shipping containers to oil drilling rigs -- use location data beamed from GPS trackers …