| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A week after the University of Maryland learned it was the target of a sophisticated data breach, President Wallace D. Loh said Tuesday that the university would extend free credit protection services to the 309,000 students, alumni and employees affected...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:30 AM
HONG KONG -- China's President Xi Jinping is to personally head a new high-level committee intended to strengthen the state's role in the internet in China.
The move is intended to expand use of the internet within China, to boost cyber-security and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Target Corp.'s head of technology stepped down Wednesday as the company tries to recover from one of the largest data breaches on record at a retailer.
Beth Jacob, who served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Personal data of as many as 168,500 patients of Los Angeles County medical facilities may have been stolen in a break-in at a county contractor's office last month.
A Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, which handles billing and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Canadian police this week made what is believed to be the first arrest related to Heartbleed, a recently discovered bug that left countless websites vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Stephen...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye warns that the U.S. film and entertainment industries could come under cyberattack from Chinese hackers intent on undermining companies' content, technology and internal communications.
"China's Soft Power...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as a skin-care guru to the stars.
The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood “skin refinery” that used...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Back in the day, a hack was not an act but a person -- a writer who elevated the use of cliches to an art form or an artist too lazy to stray from a tried-and-true formula.
Hack now means something altogether different. The mere mention of the word spurs...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:29 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system.
While it is not known if the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The remarkable thing about the proposed Cruise Passenger Protection Act is that on its face, it looks entirely unremarkable. The law would require cruise lines to publicly report all alleged crimes on a ship and to disclose their passenger contracts in...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Being a woman, especially a woman of color, raises one's risk of cyber harassment — the intentional infliction of severe emotional distress through persistent online speech.
The University of Maryland studied online attacks occurring on an...