SEATTLE (AP) — A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capitol One credit applications, the bank said Monday as federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case . Paige A. Thompson — who also goes by the handle “erratic” — was charged with a single count of computer fraud and […]
Data breaches, widespread malware attacks and microtargeted personalized advertising were lowlights of digital life in 2018. As technologies change, so does the advice security experts give for how to best stay safe. As 2019 begins, I’ve pulled together a short list of suggestions for keeping your digital life secure and free of manipulative disinformation. 1. Set your boundaries and stick to them As […]
NASA announced last month that a team of three students from Washington D.C. were finalists in its prestigious high school competition. The lone all-black, female team to make it that far had developed a method to purify lead-contaminated water in school drinking fountains. “Hidden figures in the making,” one of the teens wrote in a […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A shouting match with a reporter. A long unexplained prop. An unexpected interlude from a lawyer. Donald Trump’s raucous first news conference as president-elect bore little resemblance to the usually staid and choreographed sessions with the occupant of the Oval Office. It was a 58-minute display of how some of the […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than a year before a separate hack that Yahoo […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is looking for a few good computer hackers. Screened high-tech specialists will be brought in to try to breach the Defense Department’s public Internet pages in a pilot program aimed at finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities. According to the Pentagon, it is the first time the federal government has undertaken […]
The hacking group doesn’t like the GOP frontrunner’s stance on Muslims.
The group tweeted their warning on Tuesday, promising to out at least 1,000 members.
Cheaters beware. Hackers who stole sensitive information from AshleyMadison.com, a website that arranges hook-ups for married individuals, have made good on their threat to expose more than…
Chipotle found itself the victim of racist hackers Sunday, the Daily Dot reports. SEE ALSO: Cops Caught On Facebook Showing Their Racial Biases Users screen-grabbed the…
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. The breach could turn out to be one of the biggest in […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence […]