Maine police pay ransom to hackers to get files back
Some Maine police agencies say they have had no other choice than to pay a ransom to computer hackers to get their police records back.
Pro-Saudi hackers seize Iran TV's social media accounts
Hackers took over the social media accounts of Iran's Al-Alam television Sunday and posted material supportive of the Saudi-led air war against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, the Arabic-language channel said.
Computer users face hard choice—pay ransom or lose files
It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom.
Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data
The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing," ...
Researcher studies the hacker mind
Timothy Summers is providing a better understanding about how hackers think through his research and newly formed startup, Summers & Co., LLC, designed to improve cybersecurity.
Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference
A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart.
Russia detains hackers accused of using Nazi imagery in hits
Russian officials say they have detained five hackers responsible for the theft of roughly $1 million from banks in Russia and Ukraine, breaking up a group dubbed "cyberfascists" for its predilection for Nazi imagery.
White House hackers 'Russian speakers': researchers
Hackers who penetrated the State Department and White House computer networks in recent month were "Russian speakers," security researchers said Wednesday.