Computing And Information Technology

ID theft stings, but it's hard to pin on specific data hacks

Aug 3, 2019

Data breaches through hacking attacks are common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name

Capital One target of massive data breach

Jul 30, 2019

Capital One said a hacker gained access to personal information from about 106 million credit card applicants in North America

No prison for British cyber expert in malware case

Jul 26, 2019

A British cybersecurity expert who admitted writing and selling malware was spared prison Friday by a judge who said the misconduct was far outweighed by his work helping stop a worldwide computer virus in 2017

The Latest: Government case details sneaky Facebook behavior

Jul 24, 2019

Facebook has agreed to a $5 billion fine and various restrictions to settle a case with the Federal Trade Commission.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Jul 23, 2019

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says increased encryption of data on phones and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Jul 22, 2019

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

Jul 18, 2019

President Donald Trump says the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is about to award for a cloud computing system

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Jul 15, 2019

The Bank of England has chosen codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country's new 50 pound note

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Jul 13, 2019

AP Exclusive: States are buying 'new' election systems that will soon be running outdated software that makes it more vulnerable to hacking

Premera Blue Cross pays states $10 million over data breach

Jul 11, 2019

Premera Blue Cross is paying $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a major data breach

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