Insurance Policy Payouts May Fuel Ransomware AttacksSome cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might be encouraging hackers, who see insurers covering increasingly large ransoms and choose to target the type of institutions likely to have coverage.
Woman Loses $35,000 Home Down Payment To Internet HackersAfter finding the perfect house and saving thousands for a down payment, one woman lost it all to internet hackers.
Facebook: Hackers Accessed Accounts Of 29 Million PeopleFacebook said third-party apps and Facebook apps like WhatsApp and Instagram were unaffected by the breach.
Hackers Reportedly Target PGA's Servers, Demand Bitcoin RansomPGA staff members discovered their systems had been compromised when attempts to access files generated a message that the network had been penetrated.
Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Info From 500 Million User AccountsYahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown.
Chicago Hotel Among 20 Targeted By HackersThe Hotel Chicago Downtown, a Marriott hotel at 333 N. Dearborn St., was the only hotel in Chicago among those that might have been hacked.
Hackers Scam $2.6 Million From City Retirement AccountsFederal authorities are investigating $2.6 million taken from retirement accounts of 58 city employees in the form of fraudulent loans.
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.