In Stores, Secret Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move
By Michael Kwet | June 14, 2019
Imagine you are shopping in your favorite grocery store. As you approach the dairy aisle, you are sent a push notification in your phone: "10 percent off your favorite yogurt! Click here to redeem your coupon."
We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.
By Kevin Litman-Navarro | June 12, 2019
In the background here are several privacy policies from major tech and media platforms.
Study finds that a GPS outage would cost $1 billion per day
By Eric Berger | June 14, 2019
Since becoming fully operational in 1995, Global Positioning System technology has become widely adopted in the United States and abroad.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach
By Drew Harwell and Geoffrey A. Fowler | June 10, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that photos of travelers had been compromised as part of a "malicious cyberattack," raising concerns over how federal officials' expanding surveillance efforts could imperil Americans' privacy.
LabCorp says 7.7 million customers may have been affected by data breach
By Katherine Lam | June 5, 2019
LabCorp said about 7.7 million customers' personal information may have been compromised due to a data breach at a billings collections firm - a day after competing lab testing company Quest Diagnostics also announced nearly 12 million patients were potentially affected by a similar security incident.
Security Systems Of Major Hotel Chains Exposed By Huge Data Breachs
By Davey Winder | May 31, 2019
Self-styled "hacktivist" researchers have this week revealed a truly huge data breach with implications for many major hotel chains around the globe.
A Small Business With No Working Website, Felled by a Cyberattack
By Ruth Simon | June 2, 2019
Fraudsters ran stolen bank cards through the firm's payment system, leading to $27,000 in reversal charges; "I can't bear to look at the costs"
A Laptop Infected With the World's Most Dangerous Viruses Sold for $1.3 Million
By Meilan Solly | May 30, 2019
The computer is a work of art designed to provide a physical manifestation of abstract digital threats.
Cybercriminals Favor Targeting Top Executives, Small Businesses, Money: Verizon Data Breach Report
By Jean Baptiste Su | May 11, 2019
Verizon published last week the 12th edition of its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) based on real-world data from 41,686 confirmed security incidents and 2,013 data breaches spanning 86 countries worldwide.
In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc
By Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane | May 25, 2019
For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.