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19,000 French websites under attack

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, hackers are attacking 19,000 French military and civilian websites.  More

Apple's new security feature not good enough

If you enable Apple two-step verification, your iCloud account is protected. Your iMessages are not.  More

David Cameron: iMessage should be banned

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the U.K. government must be able to access people's messaging data.  More

Obama puts hacked company on notice

President Obama on Monday is expected to demand better privacy for students and quicker confessions from companies that lose your data.  More

Anonymous blocks jihadist website

Anonymous hackers claim to have blocked a jihadist website and posted Twitter handles they say belong to terrorists.  More

Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo.  More

Amazon data center on fire in Virginia

A large fire lit up the roof of an Amazon data center that's still under construction in a Virginia suburb outside Washington, D.C.  More

Super cookies track you in privacy mode

Advertisers have found a way to track your online browsing even when in a browser's "privacy mode."  More

Visit HuffPo? You might have a virus

Huffington Post and several major websites were hit with malvertising. They displayed malware-laced advertisements that infected readers.  More

Spent bitcoins? Expect a tax headache

Did you experiment with the digital currency Bitcoin last year? Get ready for some funky tax math.  More

Hackers down German government sites

Pro-Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for a major attack on German government websites.  More

Gogo plane Wi-Fi blocks YouTube

You can't stream YouTube videos while using in-flight Gogo Wi-Fi. But the way the company does it lets it spy on your Internet session.  More

Hackers steal $5 million in attack on European bitcoin exchange

Hackers have stolen about 19,000 bitcoin ($5.2 million) from Bitstamp accounts, prompting Europe's largest bitcoin exchange to suspend services.  More

Morgan Stanley leaks rich clients' info

Morgan Stanley says 900 of its über-rich clients had personal details exposed online by a bank employee.  More

Lizard Squad attacks Brian Krebs

Now that cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs has outed members of Lizard Squad, the Internet trolls are after him.  More

Crippling hack forced Sony to use old BlackBerrys

The cyberattack on Sony was so crippling employees resorted to using a phone tree and old BlackBerrys to relay messages.  More

Hackers steal fingerprints from photos

Fingerprints can be hacked from photos, a German hacking group demonstrated.  More

PlayStation Network back up after a cyberattack

Sony said Sunday its PlayStation Network, or PSN, for online gaming is back after a multi-day outage on some of the busiest days of the year.  More

It's safe to watch 'The Interview' online

If you think hackers will hurt you for streaming "The Interview" on your computer, relax.  More

A peek into North Korea's Internet

So, North Korea's Internet went down. What is it like anyway? There are PlayStations, XBoxes and a MacBook.  More

Apple pushes out first-ever automatic security upgrade for Mac

That's the first time Apple has sent Macintosh customers a software upgrade that installs automatically. It has lagged behind rival Microsoft in this area.  More

BitTorrent to release 'The Interview'?

BitTorrent says it's the perfect candidate for Sony to release "The Interview." It's also the network that was used to share the stolen Sony documents.  More

Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

Staples is the latest to be hit by a data breach. Hackers stole credit card data on 1.2 million shoppers.  More

Google sues to stop Hollywood threats

Major Hollywood studios led a quiet campaign with state governments to censor Google content online. Now, Google is calling them out on it.  More

Why North Korea's attack should leave every company scared stiff

By backing down from showing "The Interview,"Sony has set a dangerous precedent. Hackers now have a blueprint for hurting American companies.  More

The heart of the Internet has been hacked

ICANN, the all-powerful but little-known organization that administers global website domain names, has been hacked.  More

Activists plan to drop 'Interview' DVDs in North Korea

Sony may have pulled its controversial film 'The Interview', but North Korean citizens may soon have copies dropping from the sky.  More

Reddit takes down Sony hack forum

Reddit made the unusual decision to take down a subreddit that housed hacked Sony Pictures materials.  More

Hacked Sony ex-employees sue for privacy violations

Former Sony Pictures employees sue the company for failing to protect their personal information.  More

Uber limits 'God view' to improve rider privacy

Uber has rolled back employee access to "God view" mode, which allows them to track riders' movements and personal data.  More

Sony hackers threaten moviegoers with terrorist acts

Sony hackers tell 'The Interview' moviegoers that they will suffer a 'bitter fate.'  More

Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

The Sony hacking saga continues, this time with a slimy deal for Sony employees and threats of further data dumps.  More

Sony Pictures hackers promise 'Christmas gift'

Hackers are threatening to release more sensitive data from last month's massive cyber break-in at Sony Pictures.  More

Hacking Keurigs for cheaper coffee

Keurigs can be hacked to brew coffee from any K-cup, according to KeurigHack.com.  More

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

Sony's stock has tumbled more than 10% in the past week as more and more embarrassing emails have come to light. Is it an overreaction?  More

Bringing down Sony was frighteningly easy

Hackers can break into any company, and the potential damage is real. Americans don't realize how vulnerable they are.  More

Next Bond movie is WAY over budget

The next James Bond movie -- "Spectre" -- is massively over budget and on track to be one of the most expensive films ever made, costing more than $300 million.  More

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
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