Cybersecurity is the protection of information systems—ranging from vast networks and an individual computer—from hackers who would steal, surveil, or otherwise cause damage. Cybersecurity is a multibillion-dollar industry with continued big growth prospects for the foreseeable future.
AT&T, T-Mobile to stop selling location of customers to third parties
It all started with a fake bounty hunt.
The evolution of evil chatbots is just around the corner
Thanks to advances in machine learning, chatbots can now be exploited by hackers to deceive unsuspecting victims into handing over sensitive information.
Dark Web marketplaces are selling children’s Social Security numbers, addresses
They also have their own twisted set of ethics—like, no reselling.
Facebook shared your DMs with tech giants like Netflix and Spotify (updated)
These are among 150 companies granted unique access to users' personal data.
USPS fixes ‘catastrophic’ bug that exposed 60 million users’ data
The agency reportedly ignored it for more than a year.
Japan’s cybersecurity chief doesn’t use computers—which at least means he’s never been hacked?
Ah, another government at its most competent.
Report: 81,000 private Facebook messages for sale online
The hackers claimed to have access to 120,000 accounts.
Gabe Gundacker on voicing Stephen Miller, Donald Trump Jr.
On this week's 'We're All Gonna Die' podcast, internet privacy with EPIC's senior counsel, 'Our Cartoon President,' and noise rock from Cherubs.
Turns out, Pentagon weapons are surprisingly easy to hack
GAO report finds that weapons are woefully underprepared in the face of a cyberattack.
Newegg customers were vulnerable to website hack for more than a month
The company is reaching out to affected customers.
U.S. charges North Korean hackers in 2014 Sony cyberattack
North Korea denies the allegations of state-sponsored hacking.
Parental-tracking app mSpy leaks millions of personal files
This isn't the app's first major security breach.
How hackers can use AI to hide their malware and target you
Hackers can use the same technology powering your appliances to create smart malware.
How to protect yourself from identity theft on the dark web
Here's everything you need to know about online identity theft.