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The Sony megahack: What you need to know

The Sony hack is bad, and it's getting worse. Celebrities secret aliases are getting exposed, evidence against North Korea is mounting, and hackers tried extorting Sony executives.  More

Message to Sony: Don't show 'movie of terrorism'

A message claiming to be from the Sony Pictures hackers is warning the company to censor itself -- or face a war.  More

Swedish police shut down Pirate Bay

Swedish police have shut down The Pirate Bay just days after movies stolen from Sony appeared on the site.  More

North Korea calls Sony hack 'a righteous deed'

North Korea applauded the massive attack on Sony Pictures as "a righteous deed" and said its "supporters and sympathizers" may be responsible.  More

Sony hack: Signs point to North Korea

The evidence in the Sony Pictures hack is increasingly pointing to North Korea, according to several security experts.  More

Celebs' personal details leaked by Sony

Sony Pictures has lost the Social Security numbers of 47,426 people -- including Conan O'Brien, Sylvester Stallone and comedic actress Rebel Wilson.  More

'Sonypocalypse' is worst hack ever

Hackers have managed to bring Sony Pictures to its knees with leaked movies, documents, memos and employee information.  More

Google has a new way to tell if you're human

Google wants to make the internet less annoying for humans by asking users to click one box to confirm they are not a robot.  More

FBI warns of hacking threat after Sony attack

The FBI is warning businesses of a new malicious software that was used to attack Sony Pictures, and could destroy infected computer systems.  More

Hackers play stock market with secrets

Hackers broke into more than 100 publicly traded companies to play the stock market.  More

iPhone encryption stops FBI, but not this 7-year-old

Matthew Green is a privacy guru. If his 7-year-old son can get into his iPhone, the cops can get into yours.  More

Which tech company is getting blamed for a British soldier's murder?

The British government has concluded that two violent Islamists avoided intelligence agents and killed a soldier -- all because a tech company didn't tip them off.  More

European Parliament votes for Google breakup

The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the region.  More

'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Regin is malware has been lurking in computers for as long as six years, according to Symantec. But experts don't know much about where it is from, what it does and who has been targeted.  More

Facebook rapidly growing drone business

Facebook is rapidly hiring people in aeronautics to join its drone team.  More

Is the government spying on you? Find out

Detekt is the latest tool to spot if governments have put spyware on your computer. It's the work of Amnesty International, EFF and others.  More

Russian website streams thousands of private web cams

A website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world.  More

FBI's 10 most wanted cyber criminals

The FBI is raising the stakes in its hunt for hackers and cyber fraudsters. Meet the suspected cybercriminals the agency wants most.  More

Congress to banks: Admit you've been hacked!

Congress tells banks that they must be more upfront with the public when they have been hacked.  More

Hackers attacked the U.S. energy grid 79 times this year

The U.S. energy grid is always getting attacked by hackers. They're coming dangerously close.  More

FTC fines TRUSTe over privacy seal

TRUSTe admitted Monday that between 2006 and 2013, it did not conduct annual inspections for every organization that brandishes its seal of approval.  More

U.S. planes spy on American phones: report

Federal law enforcement agents reportedly fly small planes loaded with gear that gathers data on American cell phones.  More

Facebook unveils privacy settings 101

Facebook has unveiled a 'Privacy Basics' guide and a new data policy.  More

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.  More

Is online privacy a lost cause?

Nine in 10 Americans believe they have no control over their personal information and most say there's nothing they can do about it.  More

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.  More

6.5 million SSNs hacked in 2014

So far this year, hackers have stolen at least 6 million Social Security numbers. It confirms how useless it is to prove your identity.  More

This is how your Gmail account got hacked

Google reveals how Gmail accounts get hijacked -- and the damage scammers do.  More

Home Depot hackers stole 53 million emails, too

New details reveal that hackers stole 53 million email addresses, in addition to the 56 million credit and debit cards compromised.  More

Apps for kids collect shocking data

PrivacyGrade.org rates every Android app on privacy, and apps aimed at kids got the worst grades.  More

Apple Pay is a win for (smart) retailers

Stores that accept Apple Pay are investing for improved security -- and a better customer experience in the long run.  More

China claims laser shoots down drones

China has developed a laser cannon that will zap small, low-flying drones.  More

Why retailers are afraid of Apple Pay

Apple Pay strengthens credit card networks. Some big retailers hate this.  More

It looks like Russia and smells like Russia ... but is it Russia?

It's easy to blame Russian hackers. It's harder to prove it.  More

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Many retailers are rejecting Apple Pay for their own app, CurrentC. It just got hacked.  More

White House hacked

Hackers have broken into a computer network used by President Obama's top advisers.  More

CVS and Rite-Aid turn off Apple Pay

CVS and Rite-Aid have blocked Apple Pay, Google Wallet and all other NFC payment methods. Customers are worse off as a result.  More

China is hacking its own citizens' iCloud accounts - report

Chinese iCloud users are facing a new wave of attacks -- not from cybercriminals, but from their own government.  More

Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

Facebook wants the DEA to stop hijacking identities and creating fake accounts for its investigations.  More

Poodles are attacking the Internet

Meet the "Poodle" attack, the latest way hackers can undermine our private online communication.  More

Online ads are attacking you

Hackers are leveraging the fast-paced, targeted nature of online ads to deliver malware.  More

Russian hackers exploit Windows to spy on West

Russian hackers took advantage of a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on the Ukrainian government, a European government agency, two European companies, and a scholar living in the United States.  More

Dropbox: We weren't hacked!

Dropbox says that the 7 million leaked username and password combinations weren't for its file storage service.  More

FBI director: iPhones protect pedophiles

Apple and Google are putting privacy in users' hands. The FBI doesn't want that. But we're safer that way.  More

Kmart says payment systems hacked

The Sears-owned store says hackers got an unspecified number of credit and debit card numbers.  More

The Internet of fails

Connected devices are becoming the norm. But the new batch of products are coming from tiny startups with little money for security. Privacy and even physical safety is at risk, and computer researchers are sounding alarm bells.  More

Dairy Queen customers get hacked

DQ says nearly 400 restaurants compromised by malware.  More

4 things Chase customers should do right now

Are you a JPMorgan Chase customer? Do these 4 things right now.  More

JPMorgan: 76 million customers hacked

JPMorgan said Thursday that cybercriminals gathered information on more than 80 million account holders as part of a massive bank hack this summer.  More

How to find out if your used iPhone has been stolen

Apple has created a tool that lets you know if your used iPhone has been stolen.  More

Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us

Tim Cook is wrong about Google's privacy standards, says Eric Schmidt.  More

Hackers stole U.S. military and Xbox tech

Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing more than $100 million worth of software.  More

The Internet is broken

The Internet is riddled with holes and bugs, and it is beyond repair.  More

'Shellshock' can hack lights in your house

CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery breaks down the shellshock vulnerability and explains which devices could be affected.  Play

Supervalu gets hacked ... again

Grocery chain is the latest victim of malware.  More

How iPhone apps could impact your insurance

The life insurance industry may have a new tool to help determine rates for customers: the iPhone.  More

'Bash' bug could let hackers attack through a light bulb

Meet the bash bug, a flaw in the way connected devices communicate over the Internet.  More

iPhone 6 has car Bluetooth problems

Can't connect iPhone 6 to car Bluetooth? You're not alone.  More

Why Home Depot is not the next Target

Even though more credit card numbers were compromised at Home Depot than Target, Home Depot's stock is at an all-time high and the CEO probably won't lose his job.  More

7 safety tips from hackers

Want to protect yourself from hackers? Take advice from hackers.  More

As open enrollment nears, Obamacare website still isn't totally safe

Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, still is plagued with bugs and lacks security.  More

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

Attack is not the largest in history but it is bigger than the Target hack of late last year.  More

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Apple says it has addressed customers' privacy concerns. But its security record says otherwise.  More

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI's new facial recognition system lets local police easily identify you. It will one day spot you from your iris, voice and the way you walk.  More

Yahoo wins battle in secretive surveillance court

The public will soon get a broader glimpse at the still-secretive world of government data collection.  More

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

5 million Gmail usernames and passwords appeared on an online forum Wednesday.  More

Home Depot confirms months-long hack

Home Depot admits it was hacked, warning anyone who shopped there since April. That's a sign this might be bigger than the Target hack.  More
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