Hackers

Ashley Madison Plaintiffs Can't Anonymously Sue Over Hack, Court Says
Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison Plaintiffs Can't Anonymously Sue Over Hack, Court Says

Judge John A. Ross, of a district court in Missouri, wrote in his ruling that being publicly named as an Ashley Madison user amounts to more than common embarrassment, but noted the 42 plaintiffs have special roles in the case that require identification.
Obama Names Experts from Business, Academia to New Cybersecurity Panel
Cybersecurity

Obama Names Experts from Business, Academia to New Cybersecurity Panel

The new commission will make long term recommendations for tightening cyber security in government and the private sector by early December.
Ready, Set, Hack: Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer Systems
Hackers

Ready, Set, Hack: Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer Systems

The public bug bounty program is the government's first.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America
Hackers

Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America

Hackers are a company's best last line of defense, and paying them to find security vulnerabilities is an increasingly common practice among all manner of companies, from Uber to GM.
Catherine Clifford
Wireless Mice Leave Billions at Risk of Computer Hack, Cyber Security Firm Says
Cyber Attacks

Wireless Mice Leave Billions at Risk of Computer Hack, Cyber Security Firm Says

'This would be the same as if the attacker was sitting at your computer typing on the computer.'
Uber Will Pay Hackers Up to $10,000 to Find Bugs in Its Technology-- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Uber Will Pay Hackers Up to $10,000 to Find Bugs in Its Technology-- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: For the first time in the U.S., streaming music is bringing in more revenue than downloads.
Lindsay Friedman
Adele Latest Celeb to Be Hacked, With Private Photos Online
Hackers

Adele Latest Celeb to Be Hacked, With Private Photos Online

A fan alerted the singer's management team after personal photos were posted in a closed Facebook group.
FBI Warns of Vehicle Hacking Risks
Cars

FBI Warns of Vehicle Hacking Risks

'While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety, it is important that consumers take appropriate steps to minimize risk.'
Hacker Who Stole Nude Jennifer Lawrence Selfies Pleads Guilty
Legal

Hacker Who Stole Nude Jennifer Lawrence Selfies Pleads Guilty

Ryan Collins of Lancaster has been charged with computer hacking for leaking nude selfies of celebrities. He could face 18 months in prison.
Software Company Hacks Sex Toy to Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Risks
Cybersecurity

Software Company Hacks Sex Toy to Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Risks

A Trend Micro spokesman said, 'If I hack a vibrator it's just fun. But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.'
John McAfee Offers Ashley Madison Post-Hack Analysis
Entrepreneur Network

John McAfee Offers Ashley Madison Post-Hack Analysis

Looking back at the scandal surrounding the dating site for married people, the famed computer programmer wonders if anyone besides the CEO actually got laid.
Entrepreneur Network
Watch John Oliver Hilariously Break Down the Apple Encryption Case
Apple

Watch John Oliver Hilariously Break Down the Apple Encryption Case

The comedian is thoughtful with his take on the nuances around encryption.
Nina Zipkin
In First-Ever Campaign, Hackers Target Apple Users With Ransomware
Cyber Attacks

In First-Ever Campaign, Hackers Target Apple Users With Ransomware

Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from cyber criminals, who typically target Windows users.
We Could Be 3 Years Away From Secured Connected Cars, Automakers Say
Cars

We Could Be 3 Years Away From Secured Connected Cars, Automakers Say

While companies work out the kinks in self-driving vehicles' algorithms, hackers are still a huge concern.
Nina Zipkin