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Facebook Hacked, Says No User Data Compromised

Facebook Hacked, Says No User Data Compromised

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook has revealed that it was “targeted in a sophisticated attack” by hackers last month — this not long after Twitter and The New York Times reported that hackers got into their computers.Facebook does no…

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website, Threatens DOJ Document Dump

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website, Threatens DOJ Document Dump

Fuse/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Activists from the hacker collective known as Anonymous assumed control over the homepage of a Department of Justice agency on Saturday morning.In a manifesto left on the defaced page, the group demanded reform to the Ame…

NSA Director on Cyberattacks: ‘Everybody’s Getting Hit’

NSA Director on Cyberattacks: ‘Everybody’s Getting Hit’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gen. Keith Alexander, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, Wednesday bluntly addressed widespread cyberattacks hitting major corporations and the damaging loss of intel…

Hackers, Possibly from Middle East, Block US Banks’ Websites

Hackers, Possibly from Middle East, Block US Banks’ Websites

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The financial and banking industries are on high alert Thursday night as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves …

Consumerist Website: Was It Hacked?

Consumerist Website: Was It Hacked?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The consumer advocacy website Consumerist, which has been down nearly a week, had a spotty return Wednesday afternoon using the online publishing platform WordPress and alternate content.Owned by the non-profit grou…

Hackers Obtain Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns?

Hackers Obtain Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Someone claims to have stolen years of Mitt Romney’s tax returns from a Tennessee office of the financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Secret Service is investigating what appears to be a ranso…

eHarmony Passwords Stolen by LinkedIn Hackers

eHarmony Passwords Stolen by LinkedIn Hackers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The same hackers responsible for the theft of over 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords also acquired passwords from the popular dating site eHarmony.“After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have fou…

Federal Worker Savings Plan Computers Hit in Cyber-Attack

Federal Worker Savings Plan Computers Hit in Cyber-Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Last month the FBI notified the Thrift Savings Plan, the contribution retirement savings plan for Federal employees, that a contractor’s computer systems had been breached in a complex cyber-attack with 123,0…

‘Hacktivists’ Target Justice Department — Again

‘Hacktivists’ Target Justice Department — Again

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The activist group “Anonymous” claims they’ve hacked into the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and have leaked 1.7 gigabytes worth of data.  Posts on the group’s website claim they have obtain…

NATO Summit: Hackers Target Websites, Arrests Made

NATO Summit: Hackers Target Websites, Arrests Made

Aaron Katersky/ABC(CHICAGO) — A hacking group affiliated with Anonymous took responsibility for temporarily crippling the Chicago Police and NATO websites Sunday, proving authorities now have more than just street protests to worry about on the first …

DHS: Hackers Mounting Organized Cyber Attack on US Gas Pipelines

DHS: Hackers Mounting Organized Cyber Attack on US Gas Pipelines

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the past six months, an unidentified group of hackers has been mounting an ongoing, coordinated cyber attack on the control systems of U.S. gas pipelines, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue …

Russian Cyber Criminals Rake in Billions

Russian Cyber Criminals Rake in Billions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — They say crime doesn’t pay, but for Russian-speaking cyber criminals it has paid very, very well.According to a new report, they raked in over $4 billion in 2011 — nearly a third of the $12.5 billion global cybe…

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The FBI is investigating claims made by an Indian computer-hacking group that India’s intelligence services intercepted the communications of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.The d…

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