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Farhad’s and Sheera’s Week in Tech: The Dark, Terrifying World of Hackers

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:00
The Times’s new cybersecurity reporter explains why the prospect of self-driving cars strikes fear in the hearts of security reearchers.

F.B.I. Investigates Attempt to Hack the Trump Organization

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:49
The president’s grown two sons, who run the company, met with agents; Eric Trump said there had been no successful intrusion into the computer system.

Target to Pay $18.5 Million to 47 States in Security Breach Settlement

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:19
The agreement, which includes the District of Columbia, ends an investigation into how hackers obtained information about tens of millions of people in 2013.

More Evidence Points to North Korea in Ransomware Attack

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:39
Researchers at the security company Symantec have found more digital clues that offer hints to who was responsible for the global incident.

North Korea Missile Test Was Short on Distance but Long on Data, South Says

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:16
The missile launched on Sunday could not reach American bases in Guam, South Korean officials said, but the test appeared to have provided useful data.

What Happens When Your Car Gets Hacked?

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:20
Most of our web-connected products don’t have a team of engineers working to make them more secure. That’s a problem.

Victims Call Hackers’ Bluff as Ransomware Deadline Nears

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:09
Some affected users are standing defiant or pleading poverty on the day when their data may be erased, resulting in a ransom take falling far short of expectations.

U.S. and E.U. Confer on Possible Laptop Ban on Trans-Atlantic Flights

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:08
Terrorist groups, a senior Trump administration official said, were pursuing various innovations, including putting explosives in consumer devices.

With Ransomware, It’s Pay and Embolden Perpetrators, or Lose Precious Data

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00
Thousands affected by the global digital attack must decide whether to fork out money to gain control of their computers or face losing their data forever.

North Korea's Network of Hackers

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:19
North Korea may be politically isolated, but the country is suspected of having thousands of hackers capable of carrying out global cyberattacks, like the recent ransomware attack in more than 150 countries.

Digital Security Provider, CrowdStrike, Raises $100 Million

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:00
The new money values the company at close to $1 billion and underlines the intense interest in online security.

On the Ransomware Attack

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 23:17
The attackers based their weapon on vulnerabilities that were stolen from the National Security Agency.

Focus Turns to North Korea Sleeper Cells as Possible Culprits in Cyberattack

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:15
Since the 1980s, North Korea has been known to train cadres of digital soldiers to engage in electronic warfare. Now this force is under scrutiny.

Daily Report: Looking for Someone to Blame in theRansomware Attack

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 07:22
Beyond the hackers themselves, there is enough blame to go around, for the N.S.A., Microsoft, lazy tech managers and millions of software pirates.

Global Cyberattack? They Made It Possible

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 17:56
A National Security Agency hacking tool leaked in April by an elite group called the Shadow Brokers has now been used in a cyberattack on computers in more than 150 countries. Intelligence officials say North Korean-linked hackers are likely suspects.

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:22
Indicators are far from conclusive, but intelligence officials and private security experts say that North Korean-linked hackers are likely suspects in global ransomware attacks.

In Ransomware Attack, Where Does Microsoft’s Responsibility Lie?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:18
For years, the company has tried to change the perception that its software was vulnerable to hackers. A global cyberattack renewed those issues.

Here’s How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:06
Some tips from computer security experts.

Digital Insecurity Is the New Normal

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:56
Are last week’s cyberattacks proof that it’s time to go back to analog?

Web Defenders Detect Russian Hand in Iranians’ Hacking Attempt

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:20
While foiling an attack on a military contractor, investigators watched Iranians use a tool that had also been deployed to compromise Ukraine’s power grid.