hacking

Happy Holidays: You've Been Hacked!

It's never a good season to leave your online accounts vulnerable to hacking attacks or theft. And when the holidays roll around, the scammers aren't taking vacation: They're boosting their efforts just as you already face extra risks.

LastPass May Have Been Hacked

LastPass, a password manager service that allows users to rely on a single master password to access all their online accounts, says hackers may have...

The Nasdaq Hacking Case Raises Big Red Flags for Exchanges

The frightening revelations over the past few days that hackers had penetrated certain systems at the Nasdaq stock exchange are reverberating throughout the financial world. Did cyber-crooks gain access to inside information that can used to reap ill-gotten gains?

U.S., U.K. Authorities Go After Alleged Cybercrime Operation

Authorities in the U.S. and U.K. charged or arrested more than 100 people in relation to an alleged multi-million dollar cyber scam to steal bank account information and pilfer people%u2019s money. Between May 2009 and last month, at least $3 million was taken from U.S. accounts, U.S prosecutors said, according to the Wall Street Journal.

20 passwords to never use on Facebook

With all of the concern swirling around Facebook and privacy, many users don't take one of the most crucial steps for social networking safely and...

Famous people make great spam bait

Internet security firm McAfee recently released its January 2010 spam report which included a summation of the 2009 spam world. Included was a list...

Britney Spears, Obama Twitter Hacker Caught

In addition to allegedly hacking the big-name Twitter accounts, the 25-year-old who lives with his parents is also believed to have leaked over 300 confidential Twitter documents to TechCrunch, the tech blog.

Yahoo Drawn Into Google's Cyber War With China

Yahoo was drawn into the growing cyber-war between Google and the Chinese government after it declared its support of the U.S.-based search giant. Google threatened to pull out of China after it became the victim of a massive cyber attack that is believed to be masterminded by the Chinese government.

Malvertising hits The New York Times

It's every Web surfer's pet peeve: those annoying ads that pop up claiming your computer has a virus. They block you from working in the browser and...