A cyber attack on the US government, allegedly by Chinese hackers, was more severe than initial reports, affecting sensitive information of millions of people, the Obama administration has said.
Have you ever forgotten the password of your email account, and then used Forgot Password to set a new one? You are not the only one. But hackers have come up with a trick that uses this method to gain access to your email account.
A group of hackers stole confidential data on more than 100,000 US taxpayers over the past four months, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen.
As modern home appliances are increasingly linked to the Internet, the possibility of savvy hackers breaking into your virtual home and stealing your identity, bank and credit card information and any other personal information they can use, is on the rise too, experts warned.
One in five Internet users assumes their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders' personal data, private lives, and even their money - and if they are stolen the consequences can affect not only individual users, but also their contacts, warned a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.
Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Wednesday said financial institutions and business organizations in India must be ready to thwart challenges posed by cyber criminals.
In a report published by Ara Labs it has been revealed that a new strain of malware is using routers to inject ads and pornography into websites, and once a router is compromised, the malware will load third-party content onto almost any website visited by the user.
A cyber-espionage group based in the Middle East has attacked more than 3,000 victims in about 50 countries across the globe, including India, and has stolen over one million files in the process. Desert Falcons, a cyber espionage group targeting multiple high profile organizations and individuals from Middle East countries, is believed to be the first known Arabic group of cyber mercenaries to develop and run full-scale cyber-espionage operations and was discovered by Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team.
A group of hackers from Pakistan hacked a website of the Gujarat Education Department today and posted derogatory remarks about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its homepage, a senior official said.
As if Google wasn t already getting enough criticism from Microsoft and security experts for revealing a vulnerability in Windows 8 to the public, the company is now being lambasted for its own software policy. Android users, who don t have the KitKat or Lollipop version on their handsets and tablets -- about 939 million devices -- are affected by a vulnerability in Android WebView. Google was made aware of this vulnerability several months ago, but it insists on not providing a patch for old versions of Android.
Do you know that even if you had your Internet connection disabled, you could still be emanating information that somebody could use to attack your computer or smartphone?
Sony's PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft's Xbox went down in an outage.
Motoring experts have warned that hackers can exploit one's car by attacking the safety features to steal information, extort money or even control vehicles.
Sony may not have been able to stop the hackers from leaking its private and sensitive information, but the company has found a new way to disrupt the distribution of the said files. According to a report on Re/code, the Japanese media conglomerate has initiated a mass DDoS attack, a very highly sophisticated but not so uncommon attack on filesharing networks where its leaked files are hosted.
Sony Pictures, the entertainment arm of Japanese media conglomerate Sony, suffered a major hack last week where #GOP hackers stole as many as tens of terabytes data. The vicious minds had put this sensitive information on ransom, warning to release it if their demands weren t met.
Unclassified White House computer networks were breached by hackers recently resulting in temporary disruptions to some services with the Russian government thought to be behind the intrusion, according to a media report.
Unclassified White House computer networks were breached by hackers recently resulting in temporary disruptions to some services with the Russian government thought to be behind the intrusion, according to a media report. "In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network," a White House official was quoted as saying by the Washington Post.
JPMorgan Chase has said that information such as names and addresses for 76 million household customers and seven million businesses was compromised in a data breach this summer.
Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges today in federal court in Delaware.