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Sanctioning China For Cybercrime Would Be Very Naive  

Remember when Obama declared a national emergency in April and issued an executive order to allow sanctions for cyberattacks? The administration is now talking about using those sanctions to punish China for stealing US trade secrets, including nuclear power plant designs.


Hackers Used iOS Malware To Steal The Biggest Number Of Apple Accounts Ever

Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone. A recent rash of malware has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest theft of its kind. The malware only affects jailbroken devices, but if you get pwned hackers can not only peek your password but also make App Store purchases without your permission.


Ashley Madison's Latest Statement: Trust Us, Women Use This

This morning, Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media released a statement indicating it plans to keep operating as if nothing is wrong, despite being embroiled in a giant scandal over losing loads of user data to hackers.


Uber Hires The Car Hackers That Stopped Chrysler In Its Tracks

Uber has hired the hackers behind one of the most terriyfing hacks in recent memory. You’ll remember Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek as the security researchers who last month demonstrated their ability to stop Chrysler vehicles in their tracks remotely by hacking their internet connected powers.


American Drones Are Killing ISIS Hackers Now

ISIS talks a big talk when it comes to hacking, and United States forces just showed they’re not going to put up with it. The Obama administration just announced that a drone strike has killed the organisation’s top cyber-terrorist, Junaid Hussain. At least one American leader says the rest of the ISIS hackers should watch their backs.


Taxpayers Are Suing The IRS Over That Huge Hack, Of Course 

Pretty much any time thousands of people get their personal information stolen because a company failed to secure its servers, you can count on a lawsuit. That’s the case the recent IRS hack that exposed over 300,000 taxpayers’ info. Some of those taxpayers are now suing the IRS for the screw up.


US Courts Will Let The FTC Punish Companies For Bad Cybersecurity

Last week, hackers released a lot of data stolen from Ashley Madison and scared the shit out of internet users everywhere. Now, with an uncanny sense of timing, an appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission has the power to regulate companies’ cyber security. That’s good news for you!


It Looks Like Ashley Madison Execs Hacked A Competing Dating Site In 2012

Karma’s a bitch. Hackers recently leaked the inbox of Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman (pictured above). Turns out Noel and his cronies have done some hacking of their own. The emails reveal that the company’s CTO hacked into a competing dating site back in November 2012. Biderman even asked him to steal emails.


Ashley Madison Is Sending Out Bogus DMCA Takedown Notices

Copyright law is complicated, but one thing is clear: The Digital Millennium Copyright Law was not designed to enable censorship. Unfortunately, the owners of Ashley Madison are using — and abusing — DMCA takedown notices to do just that in order to keep its hacked data off the web.


The Ashley Madison Hackers Just Dumped A Lot More Data [Updated]

The fun never stops with the Ashley Madison hack. The hackers who released 10GB of compressed data a couple of days ago just released another 20GB of data, including what appears to be the email inbox of the company’s CEO.


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