Hacking

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FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware
US justice department says bureau hacked devices to remove malware from insecure software

Alex Hern UK technology editor

14, Apr, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach
Company spokesperson said Facebook was not confident it had full visibility on which users would need to be alerted

Kari Paul and agencies

08, Apr, 2021 @6:47 PM

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Facebook says a breach that hit 533m is old news. Experts disagree
Regardless of when it was leaked, user data ‘is never really old’ – it’s still valuable to cybercriminals, analysts say

Kari Paul in San Francisco

06, Apr, 2021 @8:50 PM

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Selfie review – droll Gallic eye on slaves to the algorithm
Online metrics are pillow talk, and digital secrets go public in this tragicomic portmanteau of five stories about our relationship with technology

Phuong Le

29, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Teen who hacked Joe Biden and Bill Gates' Twitter accounts sentenced to three years in prison
Graham Ivan Clark also took over account of Kim Kardashian West in 2020 bitcoin scam

Kari Paul

17, Mar, 2021 @12:15 AM

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Microsoft hack: Biden launches emergency taskforce to address cyber-attack
The ‘unusually aggressive’ attack allowed hackers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations in the US

Kari Paul

08, Mar, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Hackers obtain sensitive data on UK aid projects overseas
Foreign Office tells those involved in pitching tenders their personal data has been compromised

Ben Quinn

05, Mar, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces renewed US scrutiny
Department of Justice said to have asked WhatsApp for details of alleged targeting of clients in 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

01, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Fears over DNA privacy as 23andMe goes public in deal with Richard Branson
Genetic testing company with 10 million customers’ data has ‘huge cybersecurity implications’

Kari Paul in San Francisco

09, Feb, 2021 @9:52 PM

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Makers of Cyberpunk 2077 game hit by ransomware hack
Hackers claim to have copied source code for a number of CD Projekt’s biggest games

Alex Hern

09, Feb, 2021 @10:45 AM

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When hackers can take your nether regions hostage, something has gone very wrong | Arwa Mahdawi
What on earth did users of the chastity cage Cellmate think might happen when they allowed their bits to be locked up in an internet-connected smart device, asks Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

13, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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DoJ confirms email accounts breached by SolarWinds hackers
Department declines to say how many mailboxes targeted but says hackers ‘likely Russian in origin’

Kari Paul and agencies

06, Jan, 2021 @8:58 PM

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