• Trump administration will continue to ‘vigorously’ pursue TikTok ban

    Trump administration will continue to ‘vigorously’ pursue TikTok ban

    The US Commerce Department says it will “vigorously defend” a recently blocked executive order from President Trump which would effectively ban TikTok in the United States. A federal judge
  • US judge blocks TikTok ban, calls security threat ‘hypothetical’

    US judge blocks TikTok ban, calls security threat ‘hypothetical’

    TikTok got yet another reprieve on Friday after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration ban which would have effectively shut down the Chinese-owned app in the US on Nov. 12. The Pennsylvania
  • Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter is beefing up its security ahead of November’s US presidential election — a bid to avoid another debacle like the bitcoin scam earlier this year, which saw the accounts of Joe Biden and Barack Obama get hijacked by hackers. “As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we’re also …
  • Elon Musk says Tesla foiled Russian national’s cyberattack against factory

    Elon Musk says Tesla foiled Russian national’s cyberattack against factory

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company’s Nevada factory was the target of a foiled cyberattack allegedly plotted by a Russian national. Musk confirmed a news report identifying Tesla as the company targeted by Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, who tried to pay an employee $1 million to install malware on the electric-car maker’s computer network, according …
  • Cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets is the hacker linked to Garmin outage

    Cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets is the hacker linked to Garmin outage

    The leader of the cybercrime gang linked to Garmin’s massive service outage is a big-spending playboy hacker with an affinity for sports cars and alleged ties to the Russian government. Maksim Yakubets is the alleged ringleader of Evil Corp., the hacker group that reportedly claimed the smartwatch maker as its latest victim last week. The …
  • Over 1,000 Twitter employees had access to hacked accounts

    Over 1,000 Twitter employees had access to hacked accounts

    More than a thousand Twitter employees had access to the tools that allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others during a massive security breach last week. The hack, which Twitter over the weekend said was made possible when the attackers “manipulated a small number of …
  • Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

    Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

    Illicit merchants are selling personal data for thousands of Instacart users on the dark web at bargain-bin prices, a new report says. Information for as many as 278,531 of the grocery delivery service’s accounts — including names, order histories, email addresses and partial credit card numbers — was on sale in two dark web stores …
  • Hackers targeted 130 of Twitter’s most popular accounts in shocking attack

    Hackers targeted 130 of Twitter’s most popular accounts in shocking attack

    Hackers targeted about 130 Twitter accounts in their unprecedented attack on some of the platform’s most visible users this week, the company revealed. The attackers were only able to take over a “small subset” of the targeted accounts — including those owned by Apple, Uber, Kanye West and Elon Musk — that they used to …
  • FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    The FBI is reportedly investigating a major Twitter hack and bitcoin scam that compromised the accounts of big business and political figures including Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama. The bureau is looking into the hack — which was reportedly carried out with the help of a Twitter insider — to see …
  • Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking user activity in apps

    Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking user activity in apps

    Alphabet’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday. The data privacy lawsuit is the second filed in as many months against Google by the law firm Boies Schiller …