Bill Outlawing Ransomware Moves Quickly Through AssemblyState legislation to outlaw ransomware is drawing broad support from tech leaders and lawmakers, spurred by a series of recent attacks on hospitals in Southern California.
Hollywood Presbyterian Hack, Ransom Concerns Cybersecurity ExpertsCybersecurity experts worry that the $17,000 a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers to regain control of its computers could signal a troubling escalation of the growing "ransomware" threat.
LA Hospital Paid $17K Ransom To Hackers Of Its Computer NetworkThe chief executive of a Los Angeles hospital says it paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network.
Malware Found In Hyatt Customer Payment SystemHyatt Hotels Corp. says it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other sensitive information.
Hackers Breach Popular VTech Site To Access 5 Million Customer Emails, Child PhotosAs many as 5 million parents and 200,000 children may have may have had their personal customer information hacked into over the site for the popular electronic learning product company, VTech.
Personal Information Of 15M T-Mobile Wireless Customers Stolen From ExperianHackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information.
Senator: 'Chinese' Hackers Stole Social Security Numbers For Federal Civilian Employees Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday.
Facebook, Instagram Experience Outage As Hacker Group Claims ResponsibilityThe social media sites Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were all down Monday night, and a hacker group has already claimed responsibility for the outage.
Sony Pictures Cancels Release Of 'The Interview'Four of the five largest movie theater chains Wednesday announced that they will not show Sony's "The Interview" after threatening messages were posted by hackers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Impostor Facebook Pages Designed To Dupe Friends And Family Impostors have recently weaseled their way into the world of social media, making communication confusing for many users.
Albertson's Stores Hacked For Credit, Debit Card InformationThe parent company of Albertsons said Friday that the chain recently discovered hackers tried to breach some of their stores to steal credit and debit card information.
Kickstarter Tells Users They Were HackedThe new "Veronica Mars" movie is perhaps the most high-profile Kickstarter success story to date.

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