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Hackers can spy on your calls, texts and track your movements using just your phone number, experts say

German security experts say hacking into a smartphone is much easier than one would think giving digital thieves the ability to potentially track a …

Anti-Encryption Social Media Campaign Backfires Spectacularly

#UnlockJustice is the #NotAllMen’s of anti-encryption social media campaigns.<p>As even the most deft social media ninja will tell you, social media campaigns are hard. But it really seems like the New York Police Department should have seen this one coming.<p>A coalition led by the NYPD and Manhattan's …

Here's how brothers rigged lotteries, authorities say

Investigators released new evidence that they say shows how a former lottery security official was able to rig drawings across five states, using a …

When mobsters meet hackers - the new, improved bank heist

(Reuters) - No need for stocking masks and sawn-off shotguns.<p>Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman<p>The unprecedented heist of $81 million from the U.S. account of Bangladesh’s central bank is the latest among increasingly …

US Indicts Seven Iranians Over Hacking Banks, Dam

<b>The United States on Thursday announced computer hacking charges against seven Iranians working for firms linked to the Iranian government, accusing</b> …

Gigabytes of user data from hack of Patreon donations site dumped online

The inclusion of source code and databases suggests breach was extensive.<p>Hackers have published almost 15 gigabytes' worth of password data, donation …

Pentagon: Contractors Must Report Cyberattacks

Effective today, the Defense Department is requiring that large contractors notify them when certain cyberattacks occur. Previously, large military contractors were not required to notify the government of intrusions.<p>According to a notice published in the Federal Register, Pentagon contractors must …

Scottrade hacked, customer data stolen

Scottrade, the stock trading service, has been hacked -- and it lost information on 4.6 million customers.<p>The breach affected those who signed up for a Scottrade brokerage account before February 2014.<p>Hackers gained access to a massive database of Scottrade customers. Hackers pulled names and …

Social Security

Multinational firm paid ransom in bitcoins to hackers who broke into systems

The Brisbane-based company paid a ransom to the hackers but contacted police after it was attacked again and an executive’s child targeted online<p>Hackers extorted an international company based in Brisbane for a ransom paid out in bitcoin but then escalated their demands by threatening online …

Attackers targeting medical devices to bypass hospital security

A preview copy of a report from TrapX Labs, which will be released later this month, highlights three successful attacks against healthcare …

Chinese hackers reportedly stole data from up to 4 million federal employees

According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers allegedly breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees.<p>In a statement on Thursday, the OPM confirmed the data breach, which the agency said was …

18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

May 19, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Security<p>Less than one third of the respondents considered creating backup copies in the event of data loss. (Image …

Opinion: It's time to upend the cybersecurity business

We’ve embraced data analytics. We build and deploy a cascade of security tools. Why isn’t the security industry winning? It’s time for security …

Indian music streaming service Gaana hacked, millions of users' details exposed

Indian music streaming service Gaana, which has over 7.5 million monthly visitors, has been compromised by a hacker and its user information database is now exposed.<p>The hacker, who goes by the moniker Mak Man and appears to be based in Lahore, Pakistan, posted a link to a searchable database of …

Logjam, Part 2: Did the NSA Know the Internet Was Broken?

Did this cybersecurity firm use a data breach for extortion?

Daugherty’s FTC troubles started over a data breach he says never occurred. In the summer of 2008, a single file containing social security numbers and treatment codes for nearly 9,000 patients was discovered on a peer-to-peer sharing network. The security company Tiversa downloaded the file, …

Sony hack: The Interview premiere cancelled in New York as hackers warn of 'bitter fate' for those who seek 'fun in terror'

The New York premiere of North Korea-themed comedy The Interview has been cancelled, after the hacker group responsible for a cyber-attack on Sony …

Sony Pictures

Scary Timeline Shows How Much More Sophisticated Hackers Have Become

Hackers have their very own underground market for buying and selling our stolen data, and it's only becoming more sophisticated.<p>According to the RAND Corporation's most recent report on cybercrime, the hackers' black market first emerged in Warsaw Pact countries in the late 1980s when the …