Hundreds of thousands of Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany have been knocked offline in what the leading telecommunications provider has described as a suspected cyberattack. The firm said roughly 900,000 of its 20 million fixed-line customers have faced issues. The

The group behind the Gatak Trojan (Trojan.Gatak) has turned to healthcare as its key target. Gatak is known for infecting its victims through websites promising product licensing keys for pirated software, and in the past, the insurance sector was also

YOU PROBABLY KNOW by now that plugging a random USB into your PC is the digital equivalent of swallowing a pill handed to you by a stranger on the New York subway. But serial hacker Samy Kamkar‘s latest invention may

Hackers who hit the San Francisco municipal transit system (MUNI) with a ransomware attack over the Thanksgiving weekend are threatening to publicly leak the stolen data, according to reports. The hackers had demanded 100 bitcoins ($70,000, £56,000, €66,000) as ransom.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, causing fare station terminals to carry the message, “You Hacked. ALL Data Encrypted.” Turns out, the miscreant behind this extortion attempt got hacked himself this past

19-year-old Melbourne teen Paul Sant has been arrested by Australian authorities for hacking air traffic control and sending unauthorised broadcasting over to pilots over radio bands restricted to aviation users. The teenager also caused one plane to abort a landing

Tesla drivers using the company’s Android app to control their cars could be facing serious safety concerns, according to security researchers who demonstrated in a video that anyone with a laptop and Android hacking skills can exploit the app to

Criminals have been causing much grief with ransomware, whether knocking out businesses or entire hospitals with their infections. San Francisco’s transport system is the latest to suffer. This weekend, previously-known PC ransomware found its way onto computers at the Municipal

Cybercrime, like any other enterprise is a business, albeit an illegal one. Apart from targeting individuals, businesses and governments, cybercriminals also cash in by creating, using and marketing malware to other crooks. It appears however, that the age old adage

Several vulnerabilities have been identified in Uber’s recently launched UberCENTRAL service. The ride-sharing company patched the flaws and rewarded the expert who found them. Announced in late July, UberCENTRAL provides a dashboard that companies can use to pay for Uber

Anyone here old enough to remember MS-DOS? In those days, memory protection meant putting the lid back on your computer properly, process separation meant having two computers, and the term “sneakernet” was a tautology. Code and data were gloriously undistinguished

Over the last few days, Google has delivered a batch of warnings about potential government-backed attacks against numerous journalists, academics and activists. Many of the recipients have announced their personal warnings on Twitter. There are some differences in the wording

The Telegraph reports that carrier Three Mobile’s systems in the UK have been breached and that its sources say roughly 6 million customers’ personal data could be at risk. The company noted that the attackers used an employee login to

Loose laptop sink ships isn’t a Navy slogan yet, but they might want to consider it. A report from the Navy yesterday revealed that a single compromised laptop may have allowed someone to get their hands on the personal information

Yes, Oracle just bought the DNS provider company that brought down the Internet last month. Business software vendor Oracle announced on Monday that it is buying cloud-based Internet performance and Domain Name System (DNS) provider Dyn. Dyn is the same

Have you considered the possibility that someone could be watching you through your webcam? Or Listening to all your conversations through your laptop’s microphone? Even a bit of thought about this probability could make you feel incredibly creepy. But most