Hackers stole millions of Facebook users’ personal data — here’s why you should be worried (FB)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Some 30 million Facebook users were victims of the hacking attack it revealed recently. That attack exposed the personal information of many users, including their names, phone numbers, birth dates, and more. That kind of information could be used for identity theft and to compromise users’ financial and other accounts, security and […]

Journalist explains why US doesn't need hackers to control the world, and it's hard to disagree

‘Russian hackers’ have become the go-to bogeymen for Washington. There’s little mention of American hackers though – probably because they aren’t needed, since most of the internet is a branch of US intelligence. The US, which is now raising massive alarm over Russia’s supposed efforts to hack everything Americans hold dear, has been refusing to […]

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts (FB)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook got hacked, it announced last week, and there have been fears attackers could use the stolen data to break into users’ accounts on Tinder, Spotify, Airbnb, and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Facebook said there is no evidence of that sort of thing happening. But it’s still not clear who is behind the […]

‘Iran-linked hackers’ stealing research secrets from dozens of universities in latest cyber-scare

A UK-based firm says hackers with ties to the Iranian government are targeting the world’s top universities to steal unpublished research – at least from those academics who are fooled by bogus login pages. The Counter Threat Unit (CTU) from UK-based cyber security firm Secureworks published a report [LINK] stating that 76 universities around the […]

Recommended Reading: Klausner on Fosse, Press Release Hackers, and the End of ‘The Break’

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, breakdowns of a 30-year-old crime and a modern cybercrime, an insightful commentary on the too-quick end of Michelle Wolf’s Netflix series, and an engaging trip […]

Russian hackers not found… again: DNC retracts claim voter database targeted by cyber-attack

The latest alarming news on a sophisticated cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database may have cemented one’s worst fears over Russia hacking into the US elections… except it was really a “phishing test.” Bob Lord, the committee’s chief security officer, raised the alarm on Wednesday after detecting a fake login page that mimicked […]