| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Hollywood’s take on hacking is often wrong. But Michael Mann’s “Blackhat,” which opened Friday, is one of the rare films that gets it right, according to security expert Kevin Mahaffey.
Movies depict geniuses who are able to will...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:31 PM
President Obama will declare tonight that the “verdict is clear” that his economic policies have been good for the country during a State of the Union address that argues for keeping the course for the rest of his presidency.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:18 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — The city has spent $430,000 beefing up computer security since the hacker group Anonymous attacked the city's websites in December to protest recent city laws regarding homeless behavior.
The cyber attack forced the city to...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:06 PM
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
Then the Cyber Caliphate arrived. Just after...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 12:28 PM
To battle hackers, you have to think like one.
The FBI said Monday it's seeking technology experts — including those with experience in "ethical hacking" — to become "cyber special agents."
"Cyber permeates every aspect of what we do,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:04 PM
The need to train the next wave of cybersecurity experts grew last year as a record number of data breaches hit U.S. retailers.
For some area colleges, that has meant efforts to attract new students by jumping in on regional and national competitions...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:01 AM
An 18-year-old man in northwest England was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day hacking of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network Internet services.
British officers working with the FBI arrested the man...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:55 PM
It lures us in with the promise of up-to-the-minute villainy, but the satisfactions of "Blackhat" are surprisingly old school.
Directed by the veteran Michael Mann, "Blackhat's" story of computer attacks wreaking all kinds of havoc with established...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio.
The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Sony Pictures Entertainment plans to roll out the red carpet for the Thursday premiere of "The Interview," but the stars of the controversial comedy about North Korea will not face the customary glare of TV news cameras.
The studio said Wednesday only...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Sony hackers released a seventh dump of files online Saturday morning and promised a larger "Christmas gift" that will "put Sony Pictures into the worst state."
A spokesman for Sony had no immediate comment.
It's unknown what exactly the stolen...