computer security

Thinkful confirms data breach days after Chegg’s $80M acquisition

Thinkful, an online education site for developers, has confirmed a data breach, just days after it confirmed it would be acquired. “We recently discovered that an unauthorized party may have gained
Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Up to 20 Million People

Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Up to 20 Million People

The trove of personal details was found on an unsecured server in Florida, though it was unclear whether anyone had gained access to the information.
I Work for N.S.A. We Cannot Afford to Lose the Digital Revolution.

I Work for N.S.A. We Cannot Afford to Lose the Digital Revolution.

Technology is about to upend our entire national security infrastructure.
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

A settlement is about 1.7 percent of the parent company Alphabet’s profit in its most recent quarter.

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

As the 2020 race heats up, here’s how Matthew Rosenberg, a politics reporter, is preparing for an onslaught of intentional falsehoods.

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including
Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

As the 2020 race heats up, here’s how Matthew Rosenberg, a politics reporter, is preparing for an onslaught of intentional falsehoods.

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

There’s not a week that goes by where cybersecurity doesn’t dominates the headlines. This week was no different. Struggling to keep up? We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from

Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest

Hackers will soon be able to stress-test the Facebook Portal at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, following the introduction of the social media giant’s debut hardware device last year. Pwn2Own is

Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year. Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing
Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You.

Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You.

Everyone should use a password manager. It’s the most important thing you can do — alongside two-factor authentication — to keep your data safe.
Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to

VMware Announces 2 Deals to Bulk Up Its Cloud Offerings

VMware bought Pivotal Software in a $2.7 billion deal and Carbon Black for about $2 billion in cash.
When Ransomware Cripples a City, Who’s to Blame? This I.T. Chief Is Fighting Back

When Ransomware Cripples a City, Who’s to Blame? This I.T. Chief Is Fighting Back

The former information technology director of a northern Florida city forced to pay $460,000 after a ransomware attack was fired. Now he’s suing.
5 Indicted in Identity Theft Scheme That Bilked Millions From Veterans

5 Indicted in Identity Theft Scheme That Bilked Millions From Veterans

The defendants obtained Social Security numbers and bank account information from a technician who worked for the military, the Justice Department said.
Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms.