Apple iPhone Lockdown Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a keynote during the European Union’s privacy conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 24, 2018. Yves Herman | Reuters Apple announced a new feature for iPhones called Lockdown Mode on Wednesday to protect high-profile users such as politicians and activists against state-sponsored hackers. Lockdown Mode turns off … Read more

UK Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts hacked to promote crypto scams

A screenshot of the British Army’s Twitter profile when it was hacked, via Wayback Machine. Its profile and banner pictures were changed to resemble a nonfungible token collection called “The Possessed.” A hacker compromised the social media accounts of the British Army to push people toward cryptocurrency scams. The army’s Twitter and YouTube profiles were … Read more

North Korea likely behind $100 million Horizon crypto hack: Experts

A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker. Budrul Chukrut | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to the theft of around $ 100 million in cryptocurrency, according to analysis from blockchain researchers. The hackers targeted Horizon, … Read more

Hackers can now bring cargo ships and planes to a grinding halt

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach / Los Angeles port complex in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Armed with little more than a computer, hackers are increasingly setting their sights on some of the biggest things that humans can build. … Read more

How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

Hackers steal $100 million in crypto from Harmony’s Horizon bridge

So-called blockchain bridges have become a prime target for hackers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the world of decentralized finance. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images Hackers have stolen $ 100 million in cryptocurrency from Horizon, a so-called blockchain bridge, in the latest major heist in the world of decentralized finance. Details of the … Read more

Former Amazon employee convicted in Capital One hack

Signage is displayed on the exterior of a Capital One Financial Corp. cafe branch in Walnut Creek, California, US, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Bloomberg | Getty Images A former Amazon Web Services employee was convicted of hacking into Capital One and stealing the data of more than 100 million people nearly three years ago … Read more

UK approves WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to U.S.

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain. Henry Nicholls | Reuters The UK has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables. “On 17 June, following consideration by both the … Read more

Twitter settles after feds claim it used 2FA info to target ads

Musk would have been appointed to Twitter’s board on Saturday, but the world’s richest man informed the company on the day that he would not, in fact, be taking the board seat. Andrew Burton | Getty Images News | Getty Images Twitter reached a $ 150 million settlement with the Department of Justice and Federal … Read more

Meta CEO Zuckerberg sued over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announces a civil lawsuit against extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, over the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, at the Capitol in Washington, December 14, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg … Read more