Articles by Lisa Vaas
Morrisons is scrambling to tell employees that the staff payroll system has been raided, with the thieves taking names, addresses and bank details of staff.
School children as young as 11 are going to get lessons in the fine art of securing all things cyber. The government also plans to plug university students into internships so they get the security skills that employers so desperately need.
The hacker behind the pasting of Edward Snowden's mug onto the EC-Council's site also managed to send a password-reset to its cloud-based enterprise email and get control of some customers' accounts.
"We are watching you / Don't close your eyes," they wrote on the site, which conceivably might have been scary if they'd actually managed to hack their (presumably) intended target, Yorkshire Bank.
In a caper that lasted a year, one or more hackers stole the details for KT Corp customers, then passed them to an accomplice who allegedly sold cell phones posing as a company representative. It's the second mega-breach to rip holes into South Koreans' personal data since January.
Following its recent epic breach, Target has announced that it's putting its technology through the wringer. Jacob will be the first high-level executive to leave since the incident.
The US jam and jelly maker is just the latest fly to get stuck in the same web that ensnared dozens of companies last year, including some of the world's largest data brokers and at least one credit card processor.
The site's been under attack since Thursday. The cyber-extortionists behind it have demanded $300, but Meetup won't pay even this ridiculously small amount, for very good reasons.
Twitter goofed, sending out a deluge of password-reset emails on Monday evening that turned out to have been triggered by a system error. Yes, it's a false alarm, but what the heck - any excuse to nag people about password reuse will do!
The Russian news site RT.com was compromised over the weekend, replacing the words "Russian" and "Ukrainian" in some headlines with the word "Nazi".
In a court decision that could prompt a change in state law, a Texas woman has been awarded a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit she brought against her ex-boyfriend for plastering nude photos on the internet without her permission.
A new Google Chrome browser extension lets email senders using Google accounts see when recipients open email, who exactly opened the email, and where the recipient is located. And sorry, but no, recipients don't have a say in the matter whatsoever, since we don't have to sign up for the extension to have it blab about us.
Google has hired lobbyists in at least three US states to battle proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.
The scorn for glassholes has apparently now gone too far, having evolved into what might be the first violent action taken against a Glass wearer.
The attacker says it's just the tip of the iceberg, claiming that s/he's "sitting on thousands of passports" belonging to law enforcement and military personnel.