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The biggest tech turkeys of 2015

The year's most notable embarrassments in technology run the gamut from the industry's inability to secure our personal data to the blunders of Airbnb, Twitter and Tinder.

By November 24, 2015


Dell to fix flaw of its own making that puts its computers at risk

The company acknowledges it recently sold PCs loaded with a form of identification that could make them vulnerable to cyberattack.

By November 24, 2015


Hack of toy maker VTech exposes families

A hacker got into a customer database for the Learning Lodge app store, where parents can download apps, games and e-books for VTech toys.

By November 27, 2015


Computer attack insurance rates rise after high-profile breaches

Hacks of Sony, Target, Home Depot and major health insurers have made it more expensive to cope with data theft, Reuters reports.

By October 12, 2015


Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


Apple taking steps to prevent another large-scale App Store breach

The Californian tech giant's senior vice president of worldwide marketing said that Apple will be providing official Xcode software to Chinese developers to avoid another security breach of its App Store.

By September 22, 2015


Data breach exposes 10M health records from New York insurer

Hack of Excellus is the latest in a string of attacks that, experts say, show records are more valuable than credit card numbers on the black market.

By September 10, 2015


Wreaking havoc: Ashley Madison breach shows hackers' shifting motives

Hackers claiming a moralistic purpose have a long tradition on the Internet, but they're causing much more damage than ever before.

By August 21, 2015


Life's a breach: Reported attack on United Airlines shows everyone has valuable data to protect

No longer focused on stealing credit card numbers alone, hackers are flexing seriously dangerous muscle, security experts say.

By July 29, 2015


Why this government data breach is worse than other hacks

The latest cyberattack on the US federal government goes deeper than a typical hack. Also: Samsung may unveil the next Galaxy Note sooner than usual, and clues point to new iPods next week.

By July 10, 2015