Category Archives: Security

29Jan/18

Fitness trackers reportedly revealing U.S. soldiers’ information

Information about location and staffing of U.S. military bases around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

11Jan/18

Researcher who found Meltdown says chip flaws ‘pretty scary’

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS – The 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria’s Graz Technical University who discovered the Meltdown chip flaw said on Friday (January 5), said what he saw was scary. Continue reading

22Nov/17

Uber paid hackers $100,000, concealed data stolen from 57 mln accounts

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday (November 22). Continue reading

08Nov/17

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach

At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading

07Nov/17

Investigators seek to unlock Texas shooter’s cell phone

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Investigators in Texas said they are hoping to unlock the cellphone of Devin Kelley, the gunman in Sunday’s massacre at a church in rural southeastern Texas that has left at least 26 people dead. Continue reading

28Sep/17

How hackers hack ATMs remotely

Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has published a white paper detailing how hackers can remotely control ATMS. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax breach impact will be felt ‘for months and months’ – cyber expert

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The impact of a security breach at Equifax Inc that may have compromised personal information for 143 million American consumers could be felt for a long time to come, cybersecurity expert Ryan Kalember told Reuters on Friday (September 8). Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax data breach exposes personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers

Nearly half of the United States has been impacted by a massive cyber security incident at one of the three largest credit agencies in the country. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Home maps collected by Roomba could be sold to tech giants

The maker of Roomba robot vacuum iRobot said they could share or sell maps of users’ homes to tech companies, such as Amazon, for profit. Continue reading