After a Motherboard report in March said that details for at least some Uber accounts had been accessed by hackers who were selling them online for as little as $1, the publication is back with a followup to the story. Now, it looks like American Uber customers have been targeted by hackers, who may have obtained access to some accounts.
Some Uber customers have taken to Twitter to reveal that their Uber accounts have been used by unknown, unauthorized people to book and pay for rides, sometimes in markets other than the U.S.
The U.S. government has launched an all-out diplomatic push to impose peacetime international rules of the road on cyberspace.
Criminals, activists, and whistle-blowers have a new tool to help foil police by shutting down laptops before they are examined.
"USBKill" is a script that turns an innocent-looking thumb drive into a kill switch that, when unplugged, forces computers to shut down.
Researchers have uncovered new malware that takes extraordinary measures to evade detection and analysis, including deleting all hard drive data and rendering a computer inoperable.
It’s not at unusual these days to hear stories of innocent people’s webcams being hacked. Typically the perpetrators are guys, getting their kicks out of snooping and spying covertly without the knowledge of their victim, sometimes furtively stealing snapshots or blackmailing young women into performing sexual acts on camera.
This is one of the reasons why it can be a good idea to keep your computer out of the bedroom, or at least cover the webcam’s camera when not in use.