Hackers claim 12 million Apple IDs from FBI (Update 2)
A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer, raising concerns about government tracking, but the FBI said it never had ...
FTC settles complaint over hacked security cameras
The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes—video from baby monitors and home security systems—were posted online for public view.
Java software said to put computers in peril
The US Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday that a flaw in Java software is so dangerous that people should stop using it.
ACLU: Slow smartphone updates are privacy threat
One of the leading U.S. civil-rights organizations is taking on an unusual cause: spotty smartphone updates. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what it considers ...
Researchers discover new quantum encryption method to foil hackers
A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. The discovery is outlined in the latest issue of Physical Review Le ...
Explainer: What is hacking?
Last week, we woke to news that the largest cyber attack ever was underway in Europe, with reports of global internet speeds falling as a result of an assault on the anti-spamming company Spamhaus.
Security firm finds 300,000 home routers hacked
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods (Update 2)
Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, ...
Chrome OS thwarts attack attempts in Pwnium challenge
Anonymous hacks Argentina data agency
Hacker group Anonymous blocked the official website of Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census amid an international stand-off over claims the country has lied about its economy.
Hackers take over US sentencing commission website (Update)
The hacker-activist group Anonymous said it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.
Hackers hit Apple in wake of Facebook attack
Apple on Tuesday said it suffered a cyber attack similar to the one recently carried out against Facebook, but that it repelled the invaders before its data was plundered.
Google Glass hacked and rooted—Google claims it was the plan all along
Hackers pick Google's pocket with Mac virus
A virus infecting Macintosh computers is picking Google's pocket by hijacking advertising "clicks," tallying as much as $10,000 daily, according to Internet security firm Symantec.