Hackers

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.'
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.
Apple

Watch John Oliver Hilariously Break Down the Apple Encryption Case

The comedian is thoughtful with his take on the nuances around encryption.
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.
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.
Hackers

Pentagon Competition Dares You to Hack its Websites

While the government is keeping sensitive systems off-limits, this will hopefully identify vulnerabilities that in-house experts wouldn't catch.
Entrepreneur Network

Are Security Threats to Power and Water Plants Real? You Betcha, Says John McAfee.

The cybersecurity guru talks about different ways hackers can destroy power and water stations.
Snapchat

Scammer Gains Access to Snapchat Payroll Data After Posing as CEO

The malicious email claimed to come from CEO Evan Spiegel, and someone in Snapchat's payroll department fell for it.
Cybersecurity

Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About It.

It doesn't take much to introduce a base layer of security in your small business -- so why allow your operation to be vulnerable a moment longer?
Cyber Attacks

Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins

Paying the ransom was the "quickest and most efficient way" of regaining access to the affected systems, hospital president said.
Data Storage

Get 2GB Free From Google Today With a Quick Security Check

This is the second year in a row the tech giant has offered the deal.
Cybersecurity

Hackers Attack 20 Million Accounts on Alibaba Shopping Site

A spokesperson said Thursday that the company immediately detected the breach and sent messages to users to change their passwords.
Cybersecurity

Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments

The policy shift at the world's largest software company follows similar moves since October by Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo.
Security

The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat at Your Office Could Be You (Infographic)

Companies lost between $375 and $575 billion last year on hack attacks, according to cybersecurity firm Digital Guardian.
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