Faster Forward: Security


Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: Protect your pictures, records and other data with a backup

In storm preparations, you should take some time to think about your electronics.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook ‘operation’ shows off Anonymous’s cracks

The mainstream Anonymous Twitter said that ‘OpFacebook’ comes from a smaller group.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Security

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011

AT&T changes its voicemail policy following hacking scandals

AT&T, spurred by the hacking scandal in Britain, has made changes to its voicemail systems, setting a password on voicemail by default.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Security

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Facebook’s ‘spam king’ indicted

Alleged Facebook spammer Sandford Wallace has been charged with fraud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Security

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Scammers home in on ‘Harry Potter’ fans

There’s only one way to get into Pottermore early, and it’s not by clicking on suspicious links.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Pentagon puts out a call for the socially savvy

The Defense Dept. is looking for people who know their way around social networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Airbnb announces insurance program as details on burglary suspect emerge

Airbnb moved to mend consumer ties as the San Francisco Police identified burglary suspect.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Security

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Airbnb burglary victim says company tried to quiet her

A blogger who wrote up her Airbnb horror story said the company asked her to take down her account

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Digital Culture

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Report: Scotland Yard arrested the wrong hacker

A report from the DailyTech raises the possibility that LulzSec hacker “Topiary” is still at large.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, International

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Airbnb responds to user horror story

Online short-term rental site Airbnb said it is “shocked” to hear a user’s apartment had been ransacked by a guest found through the site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Digital Culture

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/27/2011

LulzSec spokesman ‘Topiary’ arrested, Scotland Yard says

Scotland Yard has arrested a man police believe to be the spokesperson for hacking group LulzSec

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:25 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Google warns about PC virus

Google has started issuing warnings to users whose computers appeared infected.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Security

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Anonymous, LulzSec: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

Anonymous and LulzSec to FBI: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Politics and policy

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Anonymous claims attack on NATO

Hacker group Anonymous said Tuesday that it has hacked NATO’s databases

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011

FBI arrests 14 Anonymous members, two linked to LulzSec data releases

The FBI is cracking down on Anonymous and LulzSec, who don’t seem too worried

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Report: New York police raid homes of Anonymous members

The FBI has reportedly raided the homes of three suspected Anonymous members

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Anonymous, shunned by Google Plus, to launch its own network

Anonymous has started its own social network, AnonPlus, after getting booted from Google’s

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Security

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Anonymous hacking group promises major data release

Hacker group Anonymous may have a second release to coincide with WkikLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:20 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Anonymous claims attack on Booz Allen Hamilton

Anonymous announced on its Twitter feed that it had attacked Booz Hamilton Allen’s systems.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Sony extends deadline for fraud protection sign-up

Sony will give PlayStation Network members until July 31.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sony, Security

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Security tip: Don’t use the defaults

When it comes to passwords, always make it personal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Security

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Anonymous releases more U.S. government data, following arrests in Europe

Anonymous has linked to another data release that it claims include information from the FBI, the Army, the Navy, the Department of Justice and NASA.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Phone hacking: a new worry on the user security front

Phone hacks aren’t hacks in a traditional sense, but their deeds do raise data security issues

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Hackers to Apple: We aren’t really targeting you, but we could

AntiSec posted some data from Apple, but said it’s “not yet serious” about hacking the company

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Security

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Anonymous, AntiSec release more data from Arizona police

The Anonymous hacking group has released more data from its raid on the Arizona Department of Public Safety in protest over the state’s immigration policies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/29/2011

MasterCard: Anonymous attack didn’t cause outage

MasterCard said a Tuesday outage was caused by a problem with its Internet provider.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Anonymous hits MasterCard site

Anonymous, the hacktivist group, hit old target Mastercard with a denial of service attack Tuesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/27/2011

LulzSec done after 50 days of hacks

The hacking collective LulzSec said it will stop its hacks, citing boredom.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Sony fired security team before first hack, lawsuit alleges

A California lawsuit alleges that Sony fired much of its data security team before it was hit with a massive cyber attack.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:23 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Electronic Arts Bioware server hacked

EA sent users e-mails detailing a cyberattack on an old NeverWinter Nights server

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/24/2011

AntiSec results start rolling in, LulzSec chats exposed

Anonymous and LulzSec are reaping the fruits of their joint hacking movement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Instapaper accuses FBI of stealing data in raid

The bookmarking service said that the FBI illegally took its data in a raid on a cybercrime ring.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:06 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Report: Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Britain

The 19-year-old man is being held in London on computer, fraud charges.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:11 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/20/2011

LulzSec, Anonymous team up against the world

The groups will join forces to take down government sites and other high-profile institutions

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Digital culture

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Sega cyber attack breaches 1.3 million accounts

The company said credit card information has not been breached

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/17/2011

LulzSec take your e-mail info? Some places to find out

After news that LulzSec distributed a little over 62,000 e-mail addresses and passwords over the Web yesterday, many people were wondering how to find out if they were one of the unlucky people on the list.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Hacker LulzSec releases ‘grab bag’ of e-mail addresses, passwords

The hacker group didn’t say where they obtained the information.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Citigroup releases more about credit card breach

Only U.S. customers were affected and will get new cards, the bank says.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/15/2011

LulzSec takes down Eve Online, Minecraft as part of Tuesday attacks

The hacker group took down several popular sites, apparently just for kicks

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Skyrim keeps LulzSec from releasing more info. on Bethesda

The hacker group got names and e-mail addresses from the video game maker’s site

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Gaming

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Citigroup FAQ: What we know about the attack

The basics of the Citigroup attack that compromised at least 200,000 accounts

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:12 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/07/2011

LulzSec attacks Sony again

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/06/2011

LulzSec hackers target FBI affiliate, Nintendo

The hacker group LulzSec hit an FBI-affiliated group, harmless files at Nintendo

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Gaming

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Anonymous hacker collective takes e-mails from Iranian government

The hacker collective made off with over 10,000 e-mails from Iran’s Foreign Ministry

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, International

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Sony hack: Who should take the blame?

Responding to criticism over their high-profile hack, LulzSec says, “Blame Sony.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 06/02/2011

LulzSec releases Sony data

The hacker group LulzSec released a million Sony records, including usernames and passwords

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:56 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Using Gmail’s security features

Gmail has a couple of security features to protect you against hackers

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, E-mail, Security

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Sony offers free ID theft protection

Sony makes good on its promise to customers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Apple malware program evolves

Malware will download without a password.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Security

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Sony store still down, will return by month’s end

Sony can’t make good on its “Welcome Back” promises until its PlayStation store comes back

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Sony hit with attacks in Greece and Japan

Attacks on music sites in last two days add to Sony’s woes.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Sony hit with phishing scam on Thailand home page

Sony hit as it tries to beef up security.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Sony: Password system weakness found, but no new attack

Sony said Wednesday that its password system had a weakness, but there has been no new attack on its network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:28 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Reports: Sony PlayStation Network still vulnerable to attack

A weakness in the Sony's PSN password reset system could lead to a breach, some gaming outlets say.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Sony: PlayStation network likely to take ‘a few more days’ to get back up

Nearly three weeks after shutting down its PlayStation Network, Sony has no solid timeline for when it will be back

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Report: Sony may have stopped third attack

CNET reported Monday that Sony may have been able to ward off a third attack on its networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Sony delays PlayStation Network relaunch

Sony announced Friday that it has delayed the relaunch of its PlayStation Network and has not set a new date for service restoration.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Sony CEO Stringer apologizes for hacked services, promises ID theft protection

Sony CEO Howard Stringer promises ID theft insurance in a response to a widespread hacking attack. The company says services will be back up “in the coming days.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:38 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Anonymous denies breaching Sony servers, again

Anonymous said that it is not responsible for the credit card theft during a Sony breach and has never stolen credit card information as part of its attacks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/05/2011

HTC Flyer gets a shipping estimate

The HTC Flyer will be shipping to pre-order customers May 22-27, according to Best Buy’s Web site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Sony details PlayStation Network attack, but no timeline for service restoration

The second service attacked by hackers has no timeline for when it will be back up.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:58 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Cyber attack was large-scale, Sony says

Hacked firm implies Anonymous may have had something to do with first breach.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security, Politics and Policy

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/29/2011

FBI looks into Sony’s PlayStation security breach

The FBI confirmed that it is looking into the Sony PlayStation hacking incident.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/28/2011

How can Sony recover?

The once-loved brand irked customers even before the data breach

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Sony answers questions about security measures

The company said that all personal data was protected and credit card data was encrypted. Sony is also working on a software update that will require all users to reset their passwords once the network is restored.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Sony got hacked; what should I do?

What PlayStation Network users should know about the Sony hack.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Apple plans policy changes on data

Apple broke its silence over accusations that the iPhone tracks users with an unencrypted file.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Security

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/22/2011

How to encrypt the iPhone tracking file

Encrypt the iPhone file that keeps time-stamped location data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Security

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Your iPhone and iPad are tracking you, researchers say

Researchers stumbled across a file in the iPhone and iPad 3G that records locations and timestamps

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Security

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Facebook rolls out new security features, answers Sophos letter

Facebook announced new security and privacy features for its site

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Social media

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Security firm calls on Facebook to step up its game

Sophos, a leading Internet security company, called on Facebook to step up its security.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking, Security

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Android Skype security issue could expose personal information

A flaw in the Android Skype app could expose users’ profile information and messaging history.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Epsilon breach affects several companies

Companies affected by Epsilon breach

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security