Hackers

Scammer Gains Access to Snapchat Payroll Data After Posing as CEO
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.
Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About 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?
Larry Alton
Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins
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.
Get 2GB Free From Google Today With a Quick Security Check
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.
Nina Zipkin
Hackers Attack 20 Million Accounts on Alibaba Shopping Site
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.
Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments
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.
The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat at Your Office Could Be You (Infographic)
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.
Geoff Weiss
5 Ways to Have Yourself a Secure Little Online Shopping Season
Holiday Shopping

5 Ways to Have Yourself a Secure Little Online Shopping Season

As criminals continue to evolve their tactics to steal personal and private information, it's becoming more difficult to identify holiday fraud.
Grayson Milbourne
Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks
Hackers

Twitter Warns Some Users of Possible State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

Hackers may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.
China Says Hack of U.S. Government Was Not State Sponsored
Cyber Attacks

China Says Hack of U.S. Government Was Not State Sponsored

The cyber attack was the work of criminals, according to China's official Xinhua news agency.
Children's Photos Among Data Stolen in Hack of Toy Maker VTech
Security

Children's Photos Among Data Stolen in Hack of Toy Maker VTech

A vigilante hacker's breach of 5 million accounts for the Hong Kong-based Internet-connected toy maker brings parents' worst nightmares into reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
FBI Investigates Hacker Connected to Largest Theft of Internet Credentials
Cybercrime

FBI Investigates Hacker Connected to Largest Theft of Internet Credentials

More than 1 billion usernames and passwords and 500 email addresses were allegedly stolen.
Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War On Islamic State
Hackers

Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War On Islamic State

The hacker community that attacked PayPal and Mastercard is responding to the attacks in Paris.
7 Cybersecurity Layers Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand
Cybersecurity

7 Cybersecurity Layers Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand

In light of the recent hacks of high profile companies and individuals, entrepreneurs would do well to understand and maximize their online protection.
Peter Gasca