ARTICLES RELATING TO HACKERS

A scary new hack created by researchers can accurately guess your password by listening to the sound of your fingers tapping the phone screen

2019-06-07 12:11

A new research paper shows how the microphones in smartphones could be used to listen for the sound waves made when users type their passcodes.

Hackers are using stolen Apple IDs to swipe cash in China

2018-10-11 15:33

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent warned that cyber-attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers.

Liberty refuses to pay ransom after hackers hit computer systems

2018-06-18 08:22

Liberty Holdings says it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails.

Cyber criminals steal $225m as Ethereum ICOs surge

2017-08-24 09:26

Here’s another reason to be leery of the initial coin offerings being done at a staggering pace in the cryptocurrency world: there’s a one-in-10 chance you’ll end up a victim of theft.

Hackers are threatening the way Hollywood does business

2017-08-14 06:02

Recent hacking incidents, including the leaking of Game of Thrones episodes, have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain.

Hackers break into centralised password manager OneLogin

2017-06-02 19:15

Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services.

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

2017-02-08 17:53

Russia's interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts.

Global cyber attacks disrupt Twitter and other major sites

2016-10-23 06:00

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices such as webcams and digital recorders, and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites, a stunning breach of global internet stability.

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

2016-09-23 10:16

A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car, US media reported.

Yahoo hack hit 500 million users, likely 'state sponsored'

2016-09-22 22:03

Yahoo said a massive attack on its network in 2014 accessed data from at least 500 million users and may have been state sponsored.

 

Ransomware 'hero' who stopped WannaCry pleads guilty to US hacking charges

2019-04-21 09:59

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

Tinder, Spotify and Instagram users also affected by the massive Facebook hack

2018-09-29 08:22

Life just got worse for the 50 million people caught up in what may be the biggest hack of Facebook ever.

Sri Lanka arrests 2 men over Taiwan bank hacking

2017-10-09 05:20

Sri Lankan police have arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars.

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

2017-08-18 22:00

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

Latest coding app is a hacker's dream

2017-07-18 11:00

The dominant way to code apps today helps software run more efficiently, saving companies money - but it also gives hackers lots of new ways to steal people’s information.

A Disney movie is being held ransom by hackers

2017-05-16 11:46

Disney chief Bob Iger said hackers claiming to have access to one of the company's unreleased movies were demanding a "huge" ransom.

Russian cybergang scored millions in fake-ad scam, report

2016-12-21 10:06

A firm specialising in rooting out online-ad fraud says a massive scam run by a Russian criminal group has cost brands and potentially media companies millions over the past few months.

Yahoo hacked by criminals, not state sponsor - expert

2016-09-29 11:04

Yahoo! accounts were hacked in 2014 by cybercriminals rather than a state-sponsored party as the web portal claimed, according to a security firm.

Yahoo data breach: What to do if you've been hacked

2016-09-23 07:35

Yahoo’s data theft, involving about half the company’s 1 billion users, is no joke. Here’s what to do if you’re one of the unlucky Yahoo users whose account was compromised.

Yahoo suffers ‘massive’ data breach - report

2016-09-22 16:46

Yahoo! is preparing to disclose a “massive” data breach of its main service, Recode reported, just as Verizon Communications prepares to take over the ailing internet company’s core assets.

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