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Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers

An undisclosed number of people who used credit cards at 20 Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin and other hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have had their cards compromised as a result of hack of the hotels' ...

Highlights from the Black Hat hacker conference

Thousands of hackers and other cybersecurity professionals converged on Las Vegas on Wednesday for the annual Black Hat conference. Here are some highlights of the day's events.

Hackers find security gaps in Pentagon websites

High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

How to stop your phone from being hacked

If you've ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from ...

MedStar says 2007, 2010 software flaws were not part of hack

MedStar Health Inc. said Wednesday that hackers who seriously disrupted its operations and held some data hostage did not exploit software vulnerabilities that were the subjects of warnings in 2007 and 2010 to break into ...

Five ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

Hacking for ransom is on the rise—on pace to beat out last year's figures—and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of files, photos and critical records until they pay hackers a bounty to restore their access. ...

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