Computer And Data Security

Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

Sep 8, 2017

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed Social Security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans

Credit monitoring company Equifax says breach exposed social security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans

Sep 7, 2017

Credit monitoring company Equifax says breach exposed social security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

Aug 17, 2017

HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company

Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data

Aug 15, 2017

Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers

Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers

Aug 9, 2017

An Associated Press tally shows 14 states plus the District of Columbia say they won't give information about registered voters to President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

Jul 27, 2017

Against a backdrop of attacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos asked hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference to re-focus on defense

Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers

Jul 26, 2017

Experts say the indictment of two Iranian men on charges they broke into the computer system of a tiny Vermont defense contractor shows that mercenary hackers who sell stolen data to friendly governments are a growing threat to U.S. companies

Judge OKs $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

Jul 21, 2017

A federal judge has approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities

Apple to open data center in China with government ties

Jul 13, 2017

Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government in a move likely to raise concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads and Mac computers there

Trump backing off idea of 'cyber security unit' with Russia

Jul 10, 2017

President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking