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Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly
Automakers

Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly

The explosion of Internet-connected computer features in automobiles give hackers a doorway into the control system of your car.
Catherine Clifford
Bankers Say Ashley Madison Can Kiss IPO Plans Goodbye
IPO

Bankers Say Ashley Madison Can Kiss IPO Plans Goodbye

This as hackers threatened to publish names and salacious details about the infidelity website's clients.
Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack
Privacy Concerns

Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack

The site is heartened by some initial public response that sees it as a victim.
Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients
Privacy Concerns

Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients

The hacker group says it will release sensitive information of clients of the dating site for cheating spouses.
U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims
Privacy Concerns

U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims

Still not a peep, even two months after discovering that sensitive personal information was compromised in a hack of government databanks, officials say.
Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked
Security

Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked

An alliance including Ford and General Motors said it will create a center for sharing information and analysis to help make cars more secure.
Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack
Security

Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack

Data stolen included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.
Report: All Industries Fail at Cybersecurity
Security

Report: All Industries Fail at Cybersecurity

Can you guess which one fails the worst?
Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database
Hackers

Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database

The break-in, which is currently being investigated by the F.B.I., serves as a vital lesson in password protection.
Geoff Weiss
One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked
Security

One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked

You should probably change your LastPass password, ASAP.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers
Security

Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers

A flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers have been aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.
U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data
Security

U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

A foreign entity or government is believed to be behind the cyber attack.
Everett Rosenfeld
IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers
Security

IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Nina Zipkin
This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again
Security

This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again

Debit-card security compromises at ATMs were up this year -- by a lot.
Daniel Roberts