WASHINGTON (AP) — Online deals service LivingSocial says its website has been hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.
The company says it's advising all customers Friday evening to change their passwords and that it's contacting customers in most of the countries where it operates.
In an email to customers, the company says customers' names, email addresses and dates of birth may have been exposed by the cyberattack. But it says the database that stores customer credit-card information was not affected.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday threatened a veto against a House bill intended to improve cybersecurity through information-sharing, warning lawmakers that the president won't sign the measure unless changes are made to protect privacy and civil liberties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has been a victim of credit-card fraud.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman said someone got hold of one of Roberts's credit card account numbers. The court did not provide any other details.
But the Washington Post's In the Loop column, which first reported the item, said Roberts told the cashier at a Starbucks in suburban Maryland that he had to use cash for his morning coffee because he canceled the card after discovering that someone else had the numbers.
Computer hackers and identity thieves have taken on a new roll: agents of the Homeland Security Department.
At least, that's the claim in a recent round of malicious spam e-mails sent to thousands nation-wide. The scam purports that Homeland Security (DHS) is starting an investigation into a user's activity, and are going to suspend their computer. The easiest way to avoid the investigation? Pay a small fine.
LONDON (AP) — A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said Wednesday.
Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack since mid-March, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Swiss-British group.
"It is a small miracle that we're still online," Spamhaus researcher Vincent Hanna said.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronized cyberattack in South Korea last week. But in Seoul, the focus is fixed on North Korea, which South Korean security experts say has been training a team of computer-savvy "cyber warriors" as cyberspace becomes a fertile battleground in the nations' rivalry.
The Veterans Affairs Department has been routinely transmitting veterans' personal data -- including medical information and Social Security numbers -- over unsecured Internet connections, leaving the information vulnerable to hacking and fraud, according to an internal watchdog that faults the agency for violating the government's own security requirements.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.
He pulled together a 76-page report based on seven years of his company's work and produced the most detailed public account yet of how, he says, the Chinese government has been rummaging through the networks of major U.S. companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials and lawmakers agreed Wednesday that America is losing an aggressive cyber-espionage campaign waged from China. They vowed to push legislation that would make it easier for the government and industry to share information about who is getting hacked and what to do about it.