Hackers steal personal data from 997 North Korean defectors

Hackers just caused grief for North Korean defectors. South Korea’s Unification Ministry has revealed that attackers stole the personal data of 997 defectors, including their names and addresses. The breach came after a staff member at the Hana Foundation, which helps settle northerners, unwittingly opened email with malware. The defectors’ data is normally supposed to […]

The Justice Department just charged 2 Chinese hackers with stealing data from US companies

Jacquelyn Martin/AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong, who prosecutors said were acting on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency.See the rest of the story at […]

Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users

Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) Brace yourself for yet another massive data breach. Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and accessed a variety of potentially sensitive personal data for about 100 million users. Compromised information includes cryptographically protected passwords, full […]

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 […]