In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of
North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular
The Air Force announced today that it will launch a bug bounty next month for several of its public-facing websites, allowing hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in the sites and exchange them for cas
The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed earlier reports and accused two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers of being behind the hacking of at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.
The old-fashioned password gets little respect from hackers these days. In fact, it's barely a speed bump for them to get past. The hacker can find your password or even the answers to your "security"
Privacy rights organization Privacy International has filed another legal challenge to the UK government's use of bulk hacking against foreigners. The filing, with the European Court of Human Rights,
Spain-based security startup CounterCraft, founded last September, has closed a €1 million ($1.1M) seed round to accelerate development of a b2b security decoy technology designed to engage hackers
Documents published by a hacker using the name “Guccifer 2.0” are shedding light on ties between tech industry lobbyists and Congress. Guccifer 2.0 claims to have stolen the documents fro
Following a massive cache of LinkedIn passwords being dumped online last month, users of another online service -- Github -- have become the latest target of a password reuse attack as hackers apparen
In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is go
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted by hackers who were yesterday able to briefly gain control of several of his social media accounts, some of which were defaced.
A hacker who first exposed the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email server and who found his way into accounts of several American political figures pleaded guilty to identity theft and hackin
When terrorists attacked and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, an iPhone 5c was recovered. The phone was said to contain pertinent information that the FBI really wanted their mitts on, and the Wash
I fear that overhyping minor vulnerabilities by branding them, pushing the topic with the media and yes, pre-announcing them will cause people to go numb to these announcements.
Remember <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/08/05/new-zero-day-exploit-can-completely-brick-your-mac/">Thunderstrike 2</a>? Last summer, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson <a href="https://beta.tec
Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people's homes and day-to-day routines continues there's arguably going to need to be a very broad
An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simpl
The Chinese government arrested hackers at the request of the U.S. government just two weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the United States. The arrests, reported by the Washington Post
It's been a very long fight but British hacker and Asperger's sufferer Gary McKinnon has finally won his battle to avoid extradition to the US under the controversial Extradition Act. McKinnon admitte
Apple has just hired yet another member of the iPhone jailbreaking community, Nicholas Allegra, also known as "<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/comex">@comex</a>" on Twitter. Allegra is best known for