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Biggest hacks of 2018 video - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
Cambridge Analytica. Russians inside the US electrical grid. 2018 was a scary year for privacy: Let's look back at the most interesting cyberattacks of the year and see what's in store for 2019. more
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
The Associated Press has found that a hacking group often nicknamed Charming Kitten has spent the past month trying to break into the personal emails of more than a dozen... more
France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says emergency contact information database has been breached  TechCrunch · 19 hours
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in France has released a statement announcing that personal information has been stolen in a... more
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Associated Press has found that a hacking group often nicknamed Charming Kitten has spent the past month trying to break into the personal emails of more than a dozen... more
Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US. more
The Latest: US suspects China in Marriott data breach  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach at the Marriott hotel chain more
China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the Marriott hotel chain more
Don't cut the cord on cable like a rookie (The 3:59, Ep. 503) - CNET  CNET · 2 days
David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and... more
The huge Marriott cyberattack may have been the work of Chinese spies video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
From The 3:59 show: Investigators believe the attack was part of a larger Chinese intelligence effort, according to... more
PlayStation Classic Hacked Easily Due to Missing Basic Security Features  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The PlayStation Classic release date was December 3 and barely 10 days since, hackers appear to have laid the system bare. more
US Investigators Point to China in Marriott Hack Affecting 500 Million Travellers  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
US government investigators increasingly believe that Chinese state hackers likely were responsible for the massive breach reported last month of Marriott's Starwood chain hotel... more
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Spotted by Kerala-Based Engineer  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Sahad NK won bug bounty from Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users' accounts open to hacking. more
Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Data breach traced to a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, the New York Times reports. more
How Sundar Pichai defended Google before Congress  THE VERGE · 2 days
Questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for the first time, House lawmakers could have hammered on any number of controversies. The company’s plans... more
Republicans pushed Pichai about bias allegations, leaving China and other issues behind  THE VERGE · 3 days
Questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for the first time, House lawmakers could have hammered on any number of controversies. The company’s plans for China,... more
Google CEO to testify in U.S. House Committee on foreign influence, data protection  Global News · 3 days
Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it... more
Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report  TechCrunch · 4 days
A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems... more
The rockstar hackers protecting you from the bad guys - CNET  CNET · 4 days
In their spare time, they hack Metallica. Their day job? To protect and serve. more
Some things Jack Dorsey didn’t mention in his Myanmar meditation travelogue  TechCrunch · 4 days
Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey recently went on a birthday trip to Myanmar. As Dorsey recounted in a series of tweets to his... more
Contest to inspire schoolgirls to become code-breakers  Sky News · 5 days
A competition with a mission to inspire the next generation of cyber security experts will open on Monday... and it's just for girls. more
Teen hacker jailed over school and jet bomb threats  Sky News · 7 days
A teenager has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats to hundreds of schools and a transatlantic flight. more
Teen hacker jailed for 3 years over bomb threats to schools  Sky News · 1 week
A teenager has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats to hundreds of schools and a transatlantic flight. more
Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices: report  CBC · 1 week
Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the federal government's cyber security agency. more
Starwood Data Breach: Clues in Marriott Hack Said to Implicate China  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Marriott said last week that a hack that began four years ago had exposed the records of up to 500 million customers in its Starwood hotels... more
Clues to Marriott data breach suggest China ties, report says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The tactics used are similar to those employed in earlier attacks linked to the Chinese government. more
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Data Breach Controversy  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook emails show executives holding discussions about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after Facebook had tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15. more
Why zombies are so hilarious  THE VERGE · 1 week
Early on in Anna and the Apocalypse, the new Scottish Christmas zombie high school musical, the protagonist, Anna (Ella Hunt), hears a disgusting growling grunt from... more
Get access to four top digital security apps for just $10 per month  Windows Central · 1 week
There's no shortage of leaks, hacks, and thefts in the online world, with what seems like a new high-profile story emerging every... more
Apple Security Expert Moves to ACLU as 'Public Interest Tech' Builds  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Jon Callas, who led a team of hackers breaking into pre-release Apple products to test their security, started Monday in a two-year role as technology fellow... more
Cyber-Attacks Costing Large Indian Firms Over $10 Million in Losses Each Year: Microsoft  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The study, titled "Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape in Asia Pacific: Securing the Modern Enterprise in a Digital World" involved a survey... more
Starwood Data Breach: Marriott Will Pay for New Passports 'If Fraud Has Taken Place'  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Experts and government officials have expressed concern that the passport numbers, in concert with the other personal data compromised by... more
Biohackers: ‘My hand could unlock my car door’  BBC · 1 week
Biohackers want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology. more
Quora CEO Apologises After Security Breach Impacts 100 Million Users  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Quora is in the process of sending emails to users whose data have been compromised and logging out all Quora users who may have been affected. more
VTech flags tablet flaw after BBC Watchdog probe  BBC · 1 week
Firm alerts public to flaw that could have given hackers a way to spy on and chat to children. more
Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted 'massive' cyberattack  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Ukrainian authorities say they've thwarted a huge cyberattack, blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault just as tensions between the two countries have flared more
Hackers reportedly breached Republican campaign committee emails during 2018 elections  THE VERGE · 1 week
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hacked during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a... more
Quora says hackers stole information on 100 million users  CBC · 1 week
Question-and-answer website Quora says hackers have gained access to encrypted passwords and user IDs for as many as... more
Wikipedia engages the ‘nuclear option’ after Trump penis hack  THE VERGE · 1 week
As Wikipedia becomes more powerful, it’s facing a new vandalism problem. In recent weeks, the user-moderated online encyclopedia... more
Quora says 100 million users hacked  BBC · 1 week
Quora, the question-and-answer website, has suffered a breach exposing emails of customers. more
Quora hacked: 100 million users have data exposed  Sky News · 1 week
Question-and-answer site Quora has announced that 100 million users' data may have been compromised after it was hacked. more
Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach  TechCrunch · 1 week
Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and... more
Quora discovers data breach that may affect 100M users - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Question-and-answer site says names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed. more
Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from... more
Data breaches can sucker-punch you. Prepare to fight back - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Don't get overwhelmed by the massive number of breaches in 2018. This is personal. more
Data breaches help crooks targeting you. Prepare to fight back - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Don't get blinded by the big numbers of 2018's data breaches. This gets personal. more
Marriott's Starwood Data Breach: What You Should Do If You Were Affected  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
If you made a reservation with a Starwood hotel on or before September 10, the information you shared may have been stolen. more
Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data  CBC · 2 weeks
The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it... more
Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Security experts alarmed by the scope of a data breach at the Marriott hotel empire worry that stolen information on specific hotel stays could be used for burglary, espionage or... more
Espionage, ID theft? Risks from stolen Marriott data  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Security experts alarmed by the scope of a data breach at the Marriott hotel empire worry that stolen information on specific hotel stays could be used for burglary, espionage or reputational attacks. more
Espionage or incrimination? Risks from stolen Marriott data  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Security experts alarmed by the scope of a data breach at the Marriott hotel empire worry that stolen information on specific hotel stays could be used for burglary, espionage or reputational attacks. more
Marriott's data breach is large, but not the largest: The 5 worst corporate hacks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Even with half a billion customers possibly affected, Marriott's data breach isn't even the largest in history. more
The Latest: Marriott data breach among largest  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Security experts say a data breach that affected up to 500 million guests at Marriott hotels is one of the largest in the past decade in terms of size and scope. more
So you stayed at a Starwood hotel: Tips on data breach  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
If you stayed at one of Marriott's Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport more
Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive data breach at Marriott hotel empire exposes data of up to 500M guests more
FBI investigating hotel hack which hit up to 500m guests  Sky News · 2 weeks
The FBI is investigating after the details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed when a reservation database was breached. more
The Latest: Senator appeals for stronger data security laws  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sen. Mark Warner is appealing to Congress to pass laws that require data minimization following Marriott's disclosure of a data breach more
The Latest: New York investigating Marriott's data breach  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New York Attorney General opens investigation into a Marriott data breach more
Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people. By now, you've probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It's a story that's... more
Massive, extended data breach within Marriott's hotel empire  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive data breach within Marriott's hotel empire; company discovers unauthorized access since 2014 more
500m hotel guest records may be exposed after breach  Sky News · 2 weeks
The details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed after a reservation database was breached, according to owner Marriott. more
Massive, extended data breach at Marriott's Starwood hotels  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive data breach at Marriott's Starwood hotels; company discovers unauthorized access since 2014 more
Marriott: 500m guest records may be exposed in hotel hack  Sky News · 2 weeks
The details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed after a reservation database was breached, according to owner Marriott. more
Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests  BBC · 2 weeks
The hotel chain says details of up to 500 million guests may have been accessed in a database breach. more
Russian intelligence using Brexit to hack targets  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers believed to be working for the Russian military intelligence service are using doubts about Brexit as a lure for victims. more
Marriott reveals massive database breach affecting up to 500 million hotel guests  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Marriott is revealing a massive database breach today, affecting up to 500 million guests of its Starwood hotels the company first acquired in 2016.... more
500m guest records exposed in Marriott hotel hack  Sky News · 2 weeks
A database of guest reservations of Marriott Hotels has been breached, exposing the information of more than 500 million people. more
Marriott says 500 million Starwood guest records stolen in massive data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Starwood Hotels has confirmed its hotel guest database of about 500 million customers has been stolen in a data breach. The hotel and resorts... more
Marriott hack hits 500 million guests  BBC · 2 weeks
Marriott says details of up to 500 million guests may have been accessed in a database breach. more
Starwood Hotels says 500 million guest records stolen in massive data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Starwoods has confirmed its hotel guest database of about 500 million customers has been stolen in a data breach. The hotel and resorts giant... more
Dell says hackers may have stolen customer info  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Dell has released a customer update on its website acknowledging that it warded off a possible hack that happened earlier... more
Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Headphone maker Sennheiser has patched its software after the company admitted a serious vulnerability that made it easy for hackers to impersonate any website... more
US Indicts Iranian Hackers Responsible for Deploying 'SamSam' Ransomware  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies. more
Dell.com Resets All Customer Passwords After Cyber-Attack  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Dell said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on November 14. more
GCHQ doesn't always warn firms vulnerable to cyber attacks  Sky News · 2 weeks
GCHQ has revealed that it doesn't always tell companies if their software is vulnerable to cyber attacks. more
Hackers target Dell customer information - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Computer giant says hackers targeted only user names, email addresses and hashed passwords. more
One Planet York: 'Ethical hacker' exposed council app flaw  BBC · 2 weeks
A developer proved phone numbers and encrypted passwords of One Planet York users could be found on the app. more
Two Iranian men charged with the ransomware attack that took down Atlanta  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The US Treasury Department has placed bitcoin addresses on its sanctions list for the first time after two Iranian hackers were charged with extorting... more
US charges Iranian hackers over ransomware attacks on major cities - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The SamSam ransomware attacked more than 200 victims and cost $30 million in damages. more
2 Iranian hackers charged in US ransomware scheme  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses more
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