Hackers

A vehicle exits the entryway to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, on December 4, 2014.  (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Hackers Reference 9/11 Attacks, Threaten Theaters During Upcoming Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group is known, included a message warning that people should stay away from places where “The Interview” will be shown, including the upcoming premiere. Referencing 9/11, it urged people to leave their homes if located near theaters showing the film.

12/16/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: 53 Million E-Mail Addresses Also Stolen In Data Breach This Year

Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers’ card data, Home Depot said Thursday.

11/06/2014

Scam callers are claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to have people arrested if they don't pay up. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Scammers Pose As IRS, Threaten Arrest If You Don’t Fork Over Money

Authorities say a scam that tricks people into turning over huge amounts of cash to con artists is growing—and so far, the crooks are getting away with it.

09/19/2014

Fake tech support operators are calling computer users in an effort to hack their computers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Old Computer Hacking Scam Back With A New Twist

When Sandra Seip’s phone rang at 11 p.m., she couldn’t believe the person on the other end of the line was calling about her computer, saying the matter was urgent.

09/05/2014

Receipts

DHS: More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers Could Be Vulnerable To Data Hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday was warning shoppers that hackers could be eyeing their money.

08/22/2014

Experts warn that hackers could take over your smart appliances. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Hackers May Come After Your Smart Appliances

We know hackers target computers, but how about your refrigerator, your tires, or even your light bulbs?

08/18/2014

iPhone Hack

Thieves Hack iPhones, Demand Ransom To Get Them Unlocked

Thieves have now figured out a way to freeze your smartphone, demanding that you pay up to get it unlocked.

05/28/2014

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks at the product launch of the new Windows XP operating system Oct. 25, 2001, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Consumer Warning: Microsoft Windows XP Security Support Ends Tuesday

The clock is ticking on millions of holdouts still using Microsoft XP. The company will stop supporting the nearly 13-year-old operating system on Tuesday.

04/07/2014

A PSE&G truck. (Photo: CBS 2)

Beware Of Utilities Scam: Hackers Try To Get Personal Info Of PSE&G Customers

An email arrives looking like a utility bill, with a link to view account information. Up to 66 PSE&G customers in New Jersey and 200 more on Long Island reported receiving one.

01/16/2014

New York Times office Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hackers Claim Responsibility For New York Times Outage

Hackers claimed Tuesday evening that they were behind an outage on the New York Times website — the second such outage this month.

08/27/2013

Door locks controlled by wireless devices can be targets for hackers. (credit: CBS 2)

Hackers Gain Access To Homes Through Wireless Devices

New York (CBSNewYork) — The ability for people to control door locks, lights and home appliances from their smartphones is growing in popularity. Those technological advances, however, have also opened the doors of some homes […]

08/20/2013

Cell phone charging station in the East Village following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts’ Warning: Hackers Can Get Into Your Smartphone Through Chargers

When your smartphone battery is on its last legs, a public cell phone charging station can be like spotting an oasis.

08/13/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on TV manufacturers to implement minimum safety standards for Smart TVs, August 4, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Security Standards For New Internet-Equipped TVs

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for uniform safety standards for the new TVs because he said your own television could be spying on you.

08/04/2013

LivingSocial

LivingSocial Hack May Have Compromised 50 Million Users’ Data

The personal data of more than 50 million LivingSocial customers may have been compromised when the daily deals Web site was hacked this week.

04/27/2013

The keyboard of an Apple laptop. (credit: CBS)

Ask Asa: Protecting Your Computer From The Doomsday Program

Federal investigators recently told CBS 2’s Asa Aarons that a dangerous program that has been set loose on the Internet could be waiting to pounce on hard drives around America.

04/24/2012

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