2 Investigators: Hackers Using ‘Ransomware’ To Hold Computers HostageThe 2 Investigators reveal it's almost impossible to stop these modern-day cyber-pirates.
Weak Passwords Can Be Gold Mine For Hackers Hackers compromise log-in passwords time and time again. Our passwords are our first line of defense, but most of us know little about what makes a strong password. CBS 2's Lionel Moise reports on steps we can take to make our passwords un-hackable.
Is Your Smartwatch Safe From Hackers?From tracking your health to checking emails, smartwatches can make life much more convenient.
Did You Just Give Spotify Permission To Invade Your Privacy?Personally, I'm excited at the thought of them seeing some of my photos -- my selfies are the bomb. I could understand if you're not comfortable with this invasion of privacy though.
Ashley Madison Hack: What Do We Really Know?If actual user data from Ashley Madison mirrors the allegedly stolen data that was posted on the Internet this week, then some Chicagoans might have cause for concern.
Feds Arrest 5 For Hacking Scheme Tied To Boeing, CaterpillarTwo Illinois companies were targeted by a brazen insider trading ring. Federal authorities broke up a ring that used hackers to steal corporate press announcement from Chicago-based Boeing, Peoria-based Caterpillar, and several other companies, and then profit from that information before it became public.
Hackers Stole Data On Every Federal Worker: Union A federal employee union says hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, charging that the cyberattack on federal employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.
University Of Chicago Students Protest Rape Threat From HackersSexual assault victims on the University of Chicago campus staged a protest Wednesday night, saying they were victimized again by anonymous hackers who made threats against their safety.
Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law EnforcementIn his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region’s top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face.
Target: 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected By Data BreachTarget has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.
Investigators: Hackers Didn't Cause Springfield Water Pump FailureA federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.