uber
Uber Faces Multiple Lawsuits Over the Hack it Tried to Hide

Uber recently revealed that hackers stole data on 57 million passengers and drivers in October 2016, and instead of warning consumers about the breach, the company paid the hackers to stay quiet. Read More >>

uber
Uber Paid Hackers Nearly £75,500 to Cover Up Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Accounts

Hackers accessed data belonging to 57 million Uber riders and drivers in late 2016, including email addresses, phone numbers, and drivers license numbers. Instead of disclosing the breach, Uber paid $100,000 (£75,490) to the hackers in exchange for their silence. The secret payment ultimately cost several Uber security executives their jobs. Read More >>

crime
Hackers are Stealing our Air Miles Now

Analysis of internet content on the "dark" parts of the internet appears to show that there's been a spike in theft of air miles, with hackers nicking points from accounts then selling them on so that everyone can make a bit of money from our forgotten stash of loyalty points. Read More >>

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All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Affected in Catastrophic Breach

The Yahoo breach was already considered to be the largest known hack of user data when it was counted at 1 billion affected accounts. Now, that record-breaking breach has tripled in size. Read More >>

data breach
Hackers Steal Personal Information of 143 Million Americans in One Attack

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US, revealed today that it has suffered a massive data breach at the hand of hackers. The stolen data includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and other personal information for 143 million Americans. Read More >>

hacking
If Grandma Has a Pacemaker, Please Take Her in For a Firmware Update

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that 465,000 pacemakers installed in the US have a security vulnerability that could be exploited to make the device operate too quickly or deplete its batteries, and these devices need firmware updates to keep them from getting hacked. Read More >>

radio
Pirate DJ Hacks Mansfield Radio Station to Repeatedly Play Masturbation Song

The radio waves belonging to regional station Mansfield 103.2 are being repeatedly hacked, with Ofcom saying that a broadcasting enthusiast with his own transmission equipment is illegally inserting his favourite novelty song into the radio station's broadcasts. Read More >>

twitter
Researcher Found Another Twitter Vulnerability That Allowed Tweeting From Any Account

A bug in a Twitter product could have allowed attackers to send tweets from any account and delete photos and videos from published tweets, according to a recent blog post by the security researcher who discovered it. It’s the second broad vulnerability in the product, called Studio, that’s come to light recently, raising questions about how well Twitter secures its platform. Read More >>

security
Hackers do it for the Respect Bonus

The National Crime Agency has been looking at the ways the youth of the nation gets involved in cybercrime, and there's a lot more to it than simply buying a black hooded top and deciding to DDoS Barclays because of an unexpected overdraft fee. Read More >>

crime
Wonga Calls in Police Over 245,000 User Details Hack

Payday loan specialist Wonga appears to be the latest high-profile victim of a hack, with the lender saying that details of 245,000 UK customers have been hacked out of its servers. Read More >>

cybercrime
TalkTalk Hacker Made to Pay With Rehabilitation Order and Confiscated Gadgets

The teenager who magicked away most of TalkTalk’s credibility last year has received his punishment: a 12-month youth rehabilitation order, the confiscation of his iPhone and computer hard drive, and a £100 fine. Read More >>

security
Hackers Breach TalkTalk, Kcom and Post Office Routers

An extremely specific attack targeting certain types of router appears to have broken the internets of more than 100,000 customers that use the Post Office's branded ISP service, with the malware worming its way into the Zyxel AMG1302 as issued by the Post Office and the DSL-3780 router used by some TalkTalk subscribers. Read More >>

hacking
Someone Hacked AdultFriendFinder, That Site You Signed Up for When You Were Drunk

While it’s not the first time AdultFriendFinder has been hacked, woo boy, this a big one. The “world’s largest sex & swinger community” experienced a breach in October that exposed the information from 412 million accounts across its corporate holdings. Read More >>

apple
How to Avoid Your Autocorrect Duck-Ups

You know what’s really ducking annoying? When your phone changes the work “fuck” into “duck” or “fucking” into “ducking.” It happens all the time, and it’s ducking bullshit. Read More >>

yahoo
State-Sponsored Hackers Stole Personal Information From 500 Million Yahoo Users

It turns out the Yahoo hack was much bigger than we expected. Read More >>