Sands: Some customer data stolen by hackers
(AP)—Computer hackers stole the personal information of tens of thousands of Las Vegas Sands customers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said Friday.
Apple readies security fix for Mac after iOS flaw
Apple said Monday it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.
California leaders push for smartphone kill switch (Update)
Legislation unveiled Friday in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen—a move that could be the first ...
Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe (Update)
Minneapolis-based Target isn't commenting on reports that a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration company is being investigated as the possible portal through which computer hackers stole credit card numbers from 40 million ...
Warning computer hackers shortens their intrusion
(Phys.org) —Cybercrime has grown to define the criminal landscape of the 21st century. Yet, cybersecurity research has focused on the crime – computer system attacks – and on counter measures to it, ...
Hacker threats rise, with defenders lacking, report says
A Cisco security report released on Thursday showed that hacker threats reached "startling levels" last year and that the world is suffering from a shortage of skilled computer defenders.
Snapchat rolls out update after breach, apologizes
Snapchat has released an update to its disappearing-photo app following a security breach last week that exposed the phone numbers of millions of users.
Hacker Jack died from accidental overdose: coroner
The sudden death of prominent hacker Barnaby Jack was due to an accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a coroner's report said Friday.
Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6 million users online (Update)
Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.
Five arrested in $45 mn 'cyber heist'
Five people were arrested Monday following a global "cyber heist" in which hackers stole $45 million by overriding the cash withdrawal limits of prepaid debit cards, US officials said.
Guilty plea in Miss Teen USA extortion case
A 19-year-old computer science student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other women and secretly photographing them with their own webcams.
Airline industry swooping in to prevent cyberattacks
Worried that computer hackers attacking banks and media companies could easily shift targets, the airline industry is taking preemptive steps to ensure it doesn't become the next victim.
FBI wants hacker who helped catch cheating lovers (Update)
Catching a cheating lover online using commercial spyware seems to be easier than nabbing the hacker behind it.
Israeli tunnel hit by cyber attack, experts say (Update)
When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated ...