WASHINGTON — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a member of the U.S. Senate is asserting.
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. Continue reading
A recent breach by Chinese hackers gave the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a reason to feel under the weather. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that hackers in China breached the United States’ weather network in late September through a … Continue reading
Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer says personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, emergency contacts and other information. Continue reading
As online hacking becomes more common, interest in the individuals and groups behind such cyber attacks rises. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with David Kushner of The New Yorker on the origins of one of the most infamous hacking groups, “Anonymous.” Continue reading
A slew of intimate celebrity photos have surfaced this week after several celebrities’ personal online storage accounts were hacked. Though it is not clear who hacked the accounts or posted them, Apple said that the breach on its iCloud server was “very targeted.” Judy Woodruff talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica. Continue reading
A hacker posted pictures of nude female celebrities without their consent on Sunday, prompting a call for a change in how we talk about the hacking of personal photos. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State militants reportedly executed more that 150 Syrian soldiers taken during recent fighting. Meanwhile, President Obama tamped down expectations for military action in Syria, saying the U.S. priority is to fight Islamic State in Iraq. Also, JPMorgan Chase is investigating a possible cyberattack, the scope of which is unclear. Continue reading