theft

Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and — yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been preyed upon for their shitty security by “Russian hackers”.


Well, This Makes The Apple Watch More Appealing To Steal

It took Apple seven years to learn one hard lesson: The right security features can deter thieves from stealing your devices. Unfortunately, the lesson hasn’t transferred to Apple’s new wearable.


Stolen Credit Card Data Spreads Around The World 'Staggeringly' Fast

How do thieves share their stolen data online? Security firm BitGlass tried to answer the question by leaking a fake trove of profiles that included credit card info and social security numbers.


Travelling With Two-Factor: How To Access Your Accounts Abroad

With massive security hacks now coming on what feels like a weekly basis, two-factor authentication has become a modern necessity. But, leave the country and getting that access code can become a lot more difficult than just waiting for a text. Here’s what you need to know and do before your next trip.


The Clever Chunks Of Code That Steal Millions Of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple.


The iPhone's Kill Switch May Actually Be Reducing Theft

Good news, honest law-abiding citizens: Police in NYC, San Francisco, and London all report that after years of rising smartphone thefts, the trend is finally starting to reverse. For the first time, reported iPhone thefts are dropping. See? Those security features do work.


The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen.


Crooks Hack Into ATM Via A 15-Metre Tunnel

Forget infected USB sticks and complex card skimmers: sometimes, the low-tech solutions work just as well. Now, a team of crooks from Salford, UK, has used a simple old tunnel to steal cash from an ATM.


Mother Bequeaths iPad To Sons, But Apple Won't Unlock It

When you die, don’t forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they will be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that’s what we’re left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother’s sons.


A TV Anchor Tries To Gift Bitcoin On Air, Is Immediately Robbed

This past Friday, Bloomberg TV anchor Matt Miller took an on-air opportunity to give the gift of Bitcoin to two of his fellow anchors during his “12 Days of Bitcoin” segment. And in a beautiful twist of karmic juistice for running such and absurd segment in the first place, every last digitally-invested cent was stolen immediately.