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Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice

A new executive order lets the US Attorney General and the Secretaries of Treasury and State go after cyberattackers "where it really hurts -- at their bottom line."

By April 1, 2015


'Tis the season to be fraud-y: Cyber Monday's a holiday for hackers too

Don't lose your head amid all the wonderful deals. Online crooks are counting on you to let your digital guard down on Cyber Monday.

By November 29, 2015


Hack of toy maker VTech exposes 5 million customers

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


Sony CEO: We were the victim of a vicious and malicious hack

Kazuo Hirai discussed being the target of "extortionist efforts of criminals" who hacked Sony Pictures for making the political satire film, "The Interview."

By January 5, 2015


Customers at Sheraton, Westin, other hotels hit by data-stealing hack attack

Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company behind nearly a dozen hotel brands, says that more than 50 of its locations suffered from a malware attack on point-of-sale systems.

By November 21, 2015


Third-party Instagram app pulled after stealing passwords

The app, called InstaAlert, was snagging usernames and passwords and sending them to a remote server, according to the developer who spotted it.

By November 11, 2015


Chrome OS: 3 reasons Google should ditch it, and one reason it shouldn't

Commentary: Has Google's glorified Web browser-of-an-operating system worn out its welcome?

By October 31, 2015


Slasher or hacker? 2015's cyberthreats could have been horror flicks

They steal your identity, take control and can't be stopped. The year's cybersecurity threats were so frightening they made your skin crawl.

By October 30, 2015


Firefox will fight back against intrusive advertisers

The new version of Firefox paves the way for faster, safer browsing and strips websites of ad technology used to follow user behavior.

By October 21, 2015


Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.

By October 20, 2015