Hacking

Planes at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

Hacker Claims To Have Exposed Dangerous Flaws In Aircraft Security

A computer security expert and hacker claims that he has exposed dangerous flaws in aircraft security.

05/17/2015

Phone scammers are wiping out computers and demanding ransom, police say. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Phone Scammers Can Wipe Out Computer, Steal Personal Information

Police are warning about a new phone scam that can wipe out everything on your computer and steal all of your information.

04/07/2015

NYPD Auxiliary Inspector Yehuda Ari Katz runs from court after being charged with hacking. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD Auxiliary Inspector Accused Of Hacking Into Department System

An inspector in the NYPD Volunteer Auxiliary has been suspended after being charged with computer hacking, and illegally running checks on more than 6,000 license plates.

03/17/2015

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Staples: 18 Of 115 Stores Impacted By Security Breach Are In Tri-State Area

The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently hit by cyberattacks.

12/23/2014

Robert Stroud, international president of ISACA (credit: CBS2)

Expert Offers Tips For Secure Shopping During Holidays

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, a warning you’ve heard over and over again is resurfacing: Protect your personal information.

11/23/2014

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Jennifer Lawrence On Celeb Hacking: ‘It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime’

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed “a sexual offense,” actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issues

10/08/2014

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

Orange High School in Orange, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Orange High School Student Accused Of Hacking Into Computer System, Changing Grades

A 16-year-old high school sophomore from Orange, New Jersey has been charged with hacking into a school computer system to change grades and attendance records.

06/23/2014

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Hackers Steal User Data From Kickstarter

The crowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers broke into its systems and stole usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.

02/15/2014

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L.I. Teen Accused Of Posting High School Students’ Information Online

A Long Island teenager has been arrested, accused of stealing students’ information and putting it online.

11/23/2013

New York Times Headquarters Building (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hacked New York Times Website Remains Down

A hacking group called the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for the attack.

08/28/2013

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Officials: 5 Charged In Largest Hacking, Data Breach Scheme Ever Prosecuted

Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

07/25/2013

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Long Island Programmer Accused Of Hacking Former Employer

A Long Island programmer and systems manager is charged with hacking into his former employer’s computer system and causing more than $90,000 in damage.

05/03/2013

FILE - A voting booth in Fort Lee, NJ (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Voting Rights Lawyers Press For New Voting Machines In New Jersey

State lawmakers adopted a law in 2005 to replace machines with a kind that would print out voters’ choices, so the voters could verify their selections and there would be a backup in case of a recount. But the requirement was suspended in 2009.

03/05/2013

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‘Anonymous’ Hacks Federal Web Site Over Swartz Suicide

The hacker-activist group Anonymous said Saturday that it had hijacked the Web site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission so as to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide in his Brooklyn home.

01/26/2013

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