Millions hit by US personal data hack still have not been told

The U.S government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday.

Hackers raid Apple accounts via jail-broken iPhones

 Hackers targeting jail-broken iPhones have raided more than 225,000 Apple accounts, using them for app-buying sprees or to hold phones for ransom, researchers said on Tuesday.

PayPal fixes security flaw that allowed hackers to steal your money!
PayPal fixes security flaw that allowed hackers to steal your money!

A serious security flaw been discovered in PayPal that could have allowed hackers to steal your unencrypted credit card details.

Hackers threaten to leak 'nude' pictures of Ashley Madison users!
Hackers threaten to leak 'nude' pictures of Ashley Madison users!

Hackers who stole a trove of sensitive data from AshleyMadison.com said "nobody was watching" as they scoured the infidelity website and vowed to release more emails from its executives, online technology website Motherboard reported on Friday.

Website of Internet's big daddy ICANN hacked again!
Website of Internet's big daddy ICANN hacked again!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) website has once come under the hackers' den. The non-profit organisation is responsible for allocating domain names and IP addresses. It manages the database comprising several customer names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and much more.

Washing machine, printer can steal files from your computer!
Washing machine, printer can steal files from your computer!

Can washing machines steal all the important files on your computer? This may sound way too advanced in regard to the technological advancement made in human history, but this is a fact. Hackers have devised a way to steal data from your computers without breaking into the computer network via the Internet.

Hackers threaten to leak data of 37 million clients of dating website

Hackers threatened to leak details including the credit card information, nude photos and sexual fantasies of as many as 37 million customers of a dating website that caters to cheating spouses, the KrebsOnSecurity blog reported.

United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks

United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier`s web security, in a first for the US airline industry.

Hacking forum Darkode dismantled in multi-nation operation

A hacking forum described as the world`s most savvy English-speaking online watering hole for criminal computer gurus has been smashed, US and European officials said Wednesday.

The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes
The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes

Hackers and cyber-terrorists present an ever-evolving threat to airlines, with experts constantly testing for new vulnerabilities -- including the fear that drones could be used to throw a plane off course.

EU states endorse data protection overhaul

European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28-country bloc`s data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines.

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report
Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported today.

Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report
Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report

Hackers allegedly linked to China gained access to sensitive background information submitted by US intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, American officials have said describing the breach to be worse than first acknowledged.

Canada parliament under cyberattack, government warns

Canada`s lawmakers and staff were warned Friday of an ongoing cyberattack targeting the country`s parliament, local media reported.

US says data on 4 million government staff hacked

The US government on Thursday admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.

Self-driving cars vulnerable to cyber attack: Experts
Self-driving cars vulnerable to cyber attack: Experts

Hackers pose a real danger to self-driving vehicles, US experts are warning, and car makers and insurers are starting to factor in the risk.

If hacked, video surveillance systems can pose great threat

Kaspersky Lab has recently revealed that the security video surveillance networks which was originally designed to help and protect people from criminals and terrorists can now be misused by a third party which is exploiting system configuration flaws.

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday.

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues
Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Computer expert hacked into plane and made it fly sideways: FBI

 In a shocking incident in the US, a computer security expert hacked into a plane's in-flight entertainment system and made the jet briefly fly sideways by ordering one of the engines to go into climb mode.