Twitter admitted on Friday evening that its investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections had turned up what it believes were over 50,000 automated accounts linked to the Kremlin—and that it had identified 677,775 other accounts that “followed one of these accounts or retweeted or…
Members of the United States Senate are the latest American politicians to be targeted by Russian hackers, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.
A team of crytopgraphers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum say they have uncovered flaws in WhatsApp’s security that could limit the benefits of the messaging service’s vaunted end-to-end encryption in group chats.
Famed Linux developer Linus Torvalds has some pretty harsh words for Intel on the fiasco over Meltdown and Spectre, the massive security flaws in modern processors that predominantly affect Intel products.
It’s been just two days since The Register first reported that all Intel x86-64x processors were subject to a severe security vulnerability, and already Intel has been hit with at least three separate class action lawsuits related to the vulnerability.
A commission established by President Donald Trump to root out the millions of voters he baselessly claimed voted fraudulently against him has been shut down, the White House announced today.
Hackers breached “various point of sales terminals” at retailer Forever 21's storefronts throughout the country, collecting “credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and sometimes cardholder names” from April 3rd to November 18th, 2017, CNET reported.
Here’s one piece of evidence to suggest that cryptocurrency remains an extremely hot commodity despite recent crashes in the price of Bitcoin: Armed gang members kidnapped a top executive at U.K.-registered cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Finance this week and only released him after they were paid a $1 million…
Want to destroy video evidence of a break-in, prevent ATMs from logging malware attacks, or simply shut down a critical computer system? One possible way to do that might be disrupting hard disk drives with sound waves, either with a specialized device or just by hijacking a nearby speaker.
Addressing the nation this morning, Department of Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert restated—in some cases word-for-word—the assertions in an op-ed he penned for the Wall Street Journal last night squarely blaming North Korea for the widespread ransomware attack known as WannaCry. Today he revealed DHS’s plan to…
President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director currently overseeing a sweeping investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and any possible ties to President Donald Trump and his associates, secretly obtained tens of thousands of emails from the administration’s transition team.…
If you’re using an HP laptop, there’s a chance someone else can see everything you type. The company recently confirmed that a keylogger was installed on hundreds of its laptops after the security vulnerability was uncovered by independent researcher Michael Myng.
Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company’s software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at U.S. government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C.-area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has been having a bad few months amid allegations its signature anti-virus software scans for and identifies files of interest to Russian cyber spies. Kaspersky publicly contends a high-profile incident in which it allegedly stole classified files from a National…
Facebook appears to be preparing to launch a new kind of captcha which asks users to prove their identities by uploading photos of their faces, Wired reported on Tuesday.
The Department of Justice has charged three Chinese nationals with allegedly hacking into the email account of an “influential economist” working for Moody’s Analytics, as well as stealing secrets from German engineering firm Siemens AG and GPS manufacturer Trimble, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Beset by an amazing degree of technical incompetence and enough leaks to sink Atlantis, President Donald Trump’s administration is now mulling a White House-wide ban on the use of personal cell phones, Bloomberg reported.
As Russian hackers affiliated with the Fancy Bear cyber-spying unit were attempting to break into the Gmail accounts of “scores of U.S. officials” in recent years, the FBI failed to notify almost any of them that they were being targeted, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.