LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  The Ashley Madison website is displayed on August 19, 2015 in London, England. Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data to the dark web on Tuesday fulfilling a threat to release sensitive information including account details, log-ins and credit card details, if Avid Life Media, the owner of the website didn't take Ashley Madison.com offline permanently.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Ashley Madison Hackers Say They’ve Released Files to Public

By: Nicole Perloth | NY Times   Hackers claim to have made good on their threat to release data they stole in a breach last month of the company behind Ashley Madison, the popular online […]


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Android Weakness Could Let Hackers Spy On You With Your Own Phone

A flaw in the Android operating system could let hackers take control of a smartphone remotely, steal personal data, and even turn the phone into a spying device.


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Amy Pascal Steps Down As Co-Chairman Of Sony Pictures

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails. Pascal, one of the […]


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Hackers Access Records For Millions Of Anthem Customers

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. The attack on […]


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Home Depot Faces Dozens Of Breach-Related Lwsuits

Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation’s biggest home improvement retailer […]


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Automakers Aim To Drive Away Car Computer Hackers

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.


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Expert Wants To Help Nab Russian Password Thieves

The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Alex Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for Hold Security, whose firm uncovered the breach.


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Hackers Track Public Money Across Borders

A team of journalists, coders and a financial expert pored over local real estate records online Saturday looking for South Florida property purchased by Venezuelan public officials. The hunt was part of a hemisphere-wide hackathon […]



Las Vegas Sands Customer Info Hacked

Las Vegas Sands customers have personal info hacked


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NSA Chief To Talk At Hackers’ Conference In Vegas

The head of the U.S. National Security Agency has faced Congress and presidents in the past, and isn’t expected to budge from the position that his mission is to stop terrorists and that his agency’s surveillance program is critical, even amid a room full of hackers Wednesday at a conference in Las Vegas.