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Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management which may have compromised the data of up to 4 million people in every federal agency.
If your Apple Watch gets stolen, the thief will have no trouble wiping your data and then using or selling the device, as an apparent bug in Apple's software allows a hard reset without your passcode.
It has been reported that the Sears-owned Kmart retailer experienced a security breach today that may have given hackers access to customer credit card information.
Microsoft makes the majority of its revenue by selling software and if you try to steal product keys from Microsoft, don't be surprised if they send the authorities after you like they did in India.
Microsoft will bring new anti-theft protections to Windows Phone in a future update - including the ability to render the device fully inoperable - as part of an industry-wide initiative.
Japanese Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, has revealed that it has found 200,000 missing bitcoins after searching in wallets which used an old format, but is still far from recovering the remaining 650,000.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
Apple finally admitted that their Developer Center has been compromised by hackers. The Dev website went offline last week and it's still not back online due to the security breach.
George Gascó, the district attorney for San Francisco, wants Microsoft and Google to make improvements to Windows Phone and Android that would make smartphones with those system unusable if stolen
Korean police have raided Samsung's Display office in connection with allegations that employees had stolen LG OLED technology. Samsung denies that claims, while LG say they didn't inform the police.
"Apple Picking" has become such a problem that police in New York City have created a new division that is responsible for tracking down and returning stolen Apple products.
A man who had his iPhone 4 stolen on New Year's Eve managed to get it back, but only after he used alluring women to seduce the thief into a fake date via an online dating servce
New York City narrowly missed out on lower crime than in 2011, with the theft of Apple devices being just enough to push the famous city over a potential record for decreasing crime levels.
7,000 Wii U's have been stolen from an Air Cargo bay in Seattle. It is believed that the thieves stole two semi-trucks and loaded Wii U's onto the vehicles before driving off into the night.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
The FBI has arrested a man in connection with the theft of 3,600 iPad Mini's, but the haul, and two others remain at large while a large number of iPad Mini's are appearing on sites like Craigslist.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
Over $100,000 worth of iPhone 5 devices have been stolen from stores in Japan this morning. The robberies occurred in the early hours before the official launch of the device.
You have to see it to believe it. The Sheriffs Department in California released surveillance footage of a "smash and grab" on an Apple store that resulted in an estimated $600,000 worth of damages.
Emma Watson is best known for her role in the "Harry Potter" series of films; but now McAfee has found that she's (unwillingly) much more likely to lure unwitting interwebs surfers to download malware
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
When Dropbox customers starting receiving Spam on email addresses used only for that service, it seemed likely that they too had fallen victim to a server breach, as it turns out, nope!
After The Pirate Bay was blocked in an attempt to curb illegal downloading, it has been found that the exercise was ineffective. Even information shared by ISPs seem to correspond with this.
There's several security flaws in recent BMW cars that allow a thief to get in, clone a key, and drive off in the vehicle in a mere three minutes. BMW has yet to admit there's a problem.
Opera's Turbo feature allows the browser to be used to bypass restrictions and bans online, thereby allowing certain groups to access sites which were previously thought to have been blocked.
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn after its password breach, citing the company's incorrect claims about its level of protection for users.
eHarmony is the latest website to fall victim to data theft, this time around 1.5 million passwords were stolen, or according to the online dating website: "a small fraction of our user base".
A thief operating in North Texas has managed to steal over one hundred iPad tablets, totalling up to a value of almost $60,000 without being caught.
Your mobile phone knows an awful lot more about you than you might realize, and as a result phones are becoming targets for theft. There are steps that can be taken though to prevent this.
Despite a law being passed in France to make life harder for pirates, music sales are not increasing. In fact, they're still falling, and nobody can say with certainty why.
Anonymous announces on Twitter that it has released the Norton AntiVirus 2006 source code with the world via The Pirate Bay, months after first claiming to have got their hands on it.
A shipment of Blackberry Playbook tablets, worth an estimated $1.7 million, was taken on Thursday in Indiana due to the entire tractor trailer with the tablets inside being stolen from a truck stop.
Many of us have been here: You are driving down the road and you realize that you left your smartphone or laptop at the last place you were, or someone may have stolen it. What can you do?
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On Monday Ponemon Institute published the results of a survey titled Data Loss Risks During Downsizing which was sponsored by Symantec to get a clear perception of the data-theft problem. The study involved 945 individuals...
A computer hard disc containing one million sets of bank details was bought on eBay for just Â£35. The secondhand PC contained details of customers from American Express, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland. The...
Rockstar Games today announced the staggered arrival of GTA IV on PC, as has been the case with every GTA game in the past. "We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of...
Federal prosecutors are gearing up for what they believe will be the biggest identity theft prosecution in U.S. history, after investigators broke up a major hacking ring allegedly responsible for stealing and selling more than...
A Thai teenager has confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver after trying to imitate scenes from the controversial "Grand Theft Auto" video game, police said on Monday. The 18-year-old high school student, now...
And the viral marketing has begun. Apparently, several "Wanted" posters have been spotted in New York bearing the face of GTA IV protagonist, Niko Bellic. The poster, issued by the Liberty City Police Department, warns...
Security researchers Dino Dai Zovi and Charlie Miller have found a way to exploit an unpatched QuickTime vulnerability to steal Linden Dollars from users in the Second Life virtual world. Dai Zovi (the hacker behind...
Rockstar Games has today released a preview of the box art for the highly anticipated upcoming game, Grand Theft Auto IV (aka GTA 4). It features a few unique New York landmarks as well as...
eBay spokeswoman Nichola Sharpe announced that the company's security experts have determined that it's highly likely that whoever posted confidential information about 1,200 eBay members in the company's Trust & Safety discussion forum this week...
Connecticut state officials in the US have acknowledged that an employee laptop containing thousands of taxpayer names and social security numbers was stolen about two weeks ago, but said there was no indication that the...
A 39-year-old man was arrested yesterday after he was spotted tapping away at his laptop while perched on a wall outside a home in Chiswick, west London, by two police community support officers. The officers...
Police are investigating South Korea's two biggest internet service providers, KT and Hanaro Telecom Inc., on suspicion that they broke identity theft laws on more than seven million occasions. The two companies are suspected of...