EA source code stolen by hacker claiming to sell it online

reader comments 31 with 26 posters participating Share this story Game-maker Electronic Arts and the Presque Isle Police Department in Maine are responding to an event they had both been dreading: the theft of gigabytes of private data by hackers who breached their Internet-connected networks. In EA’s case, the theft included 780GB of source code […]

Mystery malware steals 26M passwords from 3M PCs. Are you affected?

reader comments 35 with 24 posters participating, including story author Share this story Researchers have discovered yet another massive trove of sensitive data, a dizzying 1.2TB database containing login credentials, browser cookies, autofill data, and payment information extracted by malware that has yet to be identified. In all, researchers from NordLocker said on Wednesday, the […]

Hackers can mess with HTTPS connections by sending data to your email server

reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story When you visit an HTTPS-protected website, your browser doesn’t exchange data with the webserver until it has ensured that the site’s digital certificate is valid. That prevents hackers with the ability to monitor or modify data passing between you and the site from obtaining authentication […]

US seizes $2.3 million Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware attackers

Getty Images reader comments 39 with 26 posters participating Share this story The FBI said it has seized $2.3 million paid to the ransomware attackers who paralyzed the network of Colonial Pipeline and touched off gasoline and jet fuel supplies up and down the East Coast last month. In dollar amounts, the sum represents about […]

Hacker lexicon: What is a supply chain attack?

reader comments 6 with 6 posters participating Share this story Cybersecurity truisms have long been described in simple terms of trust: Beware email attachments from unfamiliar sources, and don’t hand over credentials to a fraudulent website. But increasingly, sophisticated hackers are undermining that basic sense of trust and raising a paranoia-inducing question: What if the […]

This is not a drill: VMware vuln with 9.8 severity rating is under attack

reader comments 12 with 12 posters participating Share this story A VMware vulnerability with a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10 is under active exploitation. At least one reliable exploit has gone public, and there have been successful attempts in the wild to compromise servers that run the vulnerable software. The vulnerability, tracked as […]

Ransomware will now get priority treatment at the Justice Department

reader comments 23 with 19 posters participating Share this story The Justice Department has created a task force to centrally track and coordinate all federal cases involving ransomware or related types of cybercrime, such as botnets, money laundering, and bulletproof hosting. “To ensure we can make necessary connections across national and global cases and investigations […]

Attack on meat supplier came from REvil, ransomware’s most cut-throat gang

Enlarge / Ransomware Getty Images reader comments 112 with 56 posters participating Share this story The cyberattack that halted some operations at the world’s biggest meat processor this week was the work of REvil, a ransomware franchise that’s known for its ever-escalating series of cut-throat tactics designed to extort the highest price. The FBI made […]

Shortages loom as ransomware hamstrings the world’s biggest meat producer

reader comments 130 with 66 posters participating Share this story A ransomware attack has struck the world’s biggest meat producer, causing it to halt some operations in the US, Canada, and Australia while threatening shortages throughout the world, including up to a fifth of the American supply. Brazil-based JBS SA said on Monday that it […]

Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

reader comments 104 with 84 posters participating Share this story If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device, you have only 10 days to opt out of an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance. On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll […]