Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

Video game ransomware hackers hand over decryption key and apologize

Video game ransomware hackers hand over decryption key and apologize

For a good while now, gamers have been menaced by the ransomware TeslaCrypt, which seeks out game-related files and locks them up, demanding payment in exchange for access. But in an unexpected twist, the hackers behind the virus have closed up shop after more than a year of activity, releasing the master key and giving...

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Hackers are holding a California hospital’s network hostage for $3.6 million

Hackers are holding a California hospital’s network hostage for $3.6 million

The computers at a Los Angeles hospital have been down for more than a week after ransomware ended up on its internal network. Patients at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center have been transferred to other hospitals because of the outage, and connected medical devices and portals are offline, as well. The attackers have reportedly asked...

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New York City is trying to protect babies from creepy hackers

New York City is trying to protect babies from creepy hackers

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs is investigating the security of baby monitors, nearly five months after research demonstrated the existence of serious vulnerabilites in them. The agency sent subpoenas to several manufacturers of these video monitors this month in order to learn more about the devices, the security practices surrounding them,...

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Gigi Hadid — I’m Being Blackmailed by Hackers

Gigi Hadid — I’m Being Blackmailed by Hackers

EXCLUSIVE Gigi Hadid has become a blackmail target by a group of hackers who claim they’re ready to leak private content from her iPhone unless she pays up.   We’re told the hackers contacted the newly winged Victoria’s Secret Angel and threatened to release photos and videos accessed through her iCloud. The hackers also threatened...

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Anonymous hackers prepare to launch cyber attacks on ISIS

Anonymous hackers prepare to launch cyber attacks on ISIS

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, November 16, 2015, 3:39 PM The computer hackers have declared war against ISIS. A member of the online vigilante group Anonymous vowed “massive cyber attacks” in a YouTube video posted Friday. ANONYMOUS HACKERS VOWED TO OUT KKK MEMBERS Wearing the group’s feature Guy Fawkes mask, the secret member...

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Your IRA Could Be the Next Target for Hackers

Your IRA Could Be the Next Target for Hackers

Filed under: Identity Theft, Retirement Plans, IRA, Consumer Protection, Internet Fraud Getty Images By Ellen Chang NEW YORK — Many Americans assume their money is relatively safe regardless of where the account is located. As hackers have moved from retailers to banks, the likelihood of retirement accounts being the next target is increasing. While...

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Personal data of 4 million federal employees accessed by hackers

Personal data of 4 million federal employees accessed by hackers

Danielle HaynesWASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) — The personal data of an estimated 4 million current and former federal employees was compromised in a computer breach linked to Chinese hackers. Latest News – UPI.com

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Hackers temporarily take control of Tesla’s website, Elon Musk’s Twitter account

Hackers temporarily take control of Tesla’s website, Elon Musk’s Twitter account

Earlier today, Tesla’s Twitter account and website were taken over by some nefarious jokesters. Around 5 PM ET,  a strange tweet popped up on the company’s official Twitter account, suggesting the company was no longer in control of what was being posted. The tweets largely suggested this was just an unsophisticated prank. The hackers...

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Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama’s emails last year

Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama’s emails last year

Last year, some of President Obama’s emails were exposed to Russian hackers during a White House computer system breach. Although the hackers managed to delve deeply into the unclassified system, no classified networks were compromised, The New York Times reports. Servers that control the traffic to Obama’s BlackBerry also remained secure. According to officials familiar...

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Hackers with ISIS ties seize control of French network

Hackers with ISIS ties seize control of French network

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:49 AM Christophe Ena/AP Computer screens are pictured at TV5 Monde after the French television network was hacked by people claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, in Paris, France, Thursday. -/AFP/Getty Images The hackers posted documents on TV5Monde’s Facebook page purporting to be the identity cards...

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