North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

North Korean caught secretly mining bitcoin rival

North Korean hackers are secretly mining a cryptocurrency rival to bitcoin as Kim Jong Un aims to cash in on the booming virtual cash economy and skirt the sanctions that are crippling his regime. According to a report, the rogue state is using foreign computers to funnel the cryptocurrency

Ridiculous class-action lawsuits are costing you tons of money

Mad because there’s too much empty space in that bottle of Advil? Sue them! Is there more than just vitamins in your Vitamin Water? Drag ‘em to the courthouse! Actually — someone probably has sued that big company that committed a petty wrong against you, without you knowing it. New

Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. One of the bugs is specific to Intel but

Russian hackers targeted hundreds of journalists around the world

PARIS — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive,

These are the worst passwords of 2017

Guessing the worst computer password of 2017 is as easy as 123456. Roughly 150,000 unimaginative Americans made the simple six-digit password their key to unlocking their computer or cellphone — which would make it real easy for hackers to guess. Also making the Top 10 dumbest passwords this year are

Trump administration blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday night that

North Korea’s stolen bitcoins now worth more than $80M

North Korean hackers stole millions of dollars’ worth of bitcoin and other digital currencies earlier this year — which are now worth more than $80 million, South Korea’s spy agency said. Nearly $7 million of the cryptocurrency that went missing from electronic exchanges over several months was swiped using

Hackers steal $70M in bitcoins as price briefly hits $19K

Bitcoin continued its incredible and volatile rise to new heights on Thursday — even as hackers broke into one company and made off with about $70 million of the cryptocurrency. The 8-year old digital asset, which was trading for under $2,000 in the spring, soared past $19,000 for a

Cybercrime is only going to get worse

If you think 2017 was a bad year for cyberattacks, just wait to see what happens in the coming years, one cybersecurity expert warns. “We’ve only seen the beginning,” Dr. Eric Cole, CEO of Secure Anchor and former CTO of McAfee and Lockheed Martin, told FOX Business. “Cybercrime is

Uber paid $100K ransom after 57M accounts were hacked

Hackers plundered the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers — but the app-based cab company covered up the breach for a year, paying the pirates to keep quiet instead, according to a new report. Names, email addresses and phone numbers for 50 million riders and info

Terrorists ‘could kill millions’ by remotely hacking cars: experts

Modern cars could be turned into lethal weapons by computer hackers working for enemy states or terrorists, experts have warned. They say any car built since 2005 can be controlled remotely and many built between 2000 and 2005 are also vulnerable. Government ministers in the UK have been urged to

The new, clever way hackers can get into your bank account

According to a blog post by Cisco-owned Talos, the Zeus Panda malware essentially “poisons” Google search results to push fake bank-related results to the top of a key word search. Then, the unwary user, looking for quick answers to a search related to their bank, is fooled into

World’s most popular porn site will soon know exactly who you are

New laws in the UK that will force viewers to verify their age before watching porn online could put them at risk of blackmail, open rights campaigners and pornographers have warned. By the end of next year, the UK government wants to make sure that everybody watching porn online

Marissa Mayer testimony: I don’t know how Yahoo hack happened

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users, blamed “Russian agents” for the

Marissa Mayer testimony: I don’t know how Yahoo hack happened

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users, blamed “Russian agents” for the

Stalkers are using “commercial spyware’ to track their victims

Creepy smartphone apps which can trace your every move and access your camera and microphone are being used by stalkers. Police use “commercial spyware” to track down crooks, suspicious lovers can use it to track wandering partners, and parents can use it to keep an eye on their children. But, the

Twitter DELETED ads and tweets crucial to US probe into Russian hackers

TWITTER permanently deleted tweets and bogus ads vital to probes into how Russian hackers meddled in the US election, cybersecurity officials said. Experts blasted the social media giant for allowing Russia to carry out a “sophisticated” hijacking campaign using armies of bots and malware messages. Investigators believe Twitter was one

World’s most popular porn site infected by digital STD

It’s a filthy habit that could leave you at risk of catching a nasty virus. Porn watchers have been urged to check their computers immediately after “millions” of grubby smuthounds were infected by a piece of malware called Kovter. Researchers from the tech firm Proofpoint said that visitors to the wildly popular

Russian hackers stole classified data from NSA contractor

Russian government hackers stole data about how the US penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed highly classified material and stashed it on his home computer, a new report said Thursday. The hackers apparently targeted the contractor after identifying the files through the

Equifax CEO steps down amid hacking scandal

NEW YORK — Equifax CEO Richard Smith is retiring effective immediately as the credit reporting agency tries to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans. The shake-up announced Tuesday comes after Equifax disclosed that hackers exploited a software flaw

SEC chairman refused to answer questions about 2016 hack

Securities and Exchange Commission boss Jay Clayton was feeling the heat on Thursday after he refused to publicly answer questions about a 2016 hack of a key regulatory database. “I don’t view this as a victimless crime. This is serious,” Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees