finance

The Weakest Link

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.
Erik Sherman
17 hours ago
Internet Insecurity

Can AMD Vulnerabilities Be Used to Game the Stock Market?

A shady financial firm tried to bury and short sell AMD based on several security vulnerabilities discovered by CTS Labs. But the tactic appears to have failed.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.15.18
The Shadow Brokers

Alleged NSA Victim Denies Hackers Ever Broke In

The Shadow Brokers released several alleged NSA files, which explicitly called out EastNet as a target.
Joseph Cox
4.14.17
Printing Money

Hackers Stole $800,000 From Russian ATMs With Disappearing Malware

The method was a complete mystery, and the only clues left behind were files containing a single line of English text: "Take the money, bitch."
Kim Zetter
4.3.17
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
crime

Thomson Reuters' Terrorism Database Cites Wikipedia as a Source

The company says it only uses Wikipedia as a secondary source.
Joseph Cox
7.1.16
money

How Small Banks Fend Off Hackers

Banks with security teams of just two people have to face up to the same kind of threats as their much larger counterparts.
Joseph Cox
6.13.16
apps

You Might Be Contributing to the Firearm Industry and Not Know It

This tool will tell you if you’re unknowingly supporting the big business of firearms.
Louise Matsakis
5.12.16
crime

Josh Garza’s Bitcoin Companies Face $10 Million Default Judgement from SEC

Joshua Garza declined to respond to the SEC’s initial judgement, leading to a potential default against his companies.
Kari Paul
2.16.16
uk

The Smartphone Game Where In-App Purchases Are Real-World Stocks and Shares

"We think the stock market is the biggest and best game in the world."
Tom Fenwick
10.23.15
tech

Clearbanc Is a New Service for Helping Uber Drivers Get Paid

The new challenges created by an emerging market like ridesharing provide a ripe environment for even more businesses.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.15.15
News

Why Chip Credit Cards Are More Secure than Magnetic Stripes

Card issuers have said chip-enabled cards provide much better protection against fraud than traditional magnetic strip credit cards. But...how?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.15