The biggest cybersecurity threat you never thought that much about is the factory

Oct 9, 2018
Why it's so hard to lock down the supply chain that makes our electronics.
A worker inspects motherboards on a factory line at the Foxconn plant in Shenzen on May 26, 2010. 

Why the Facebook breach isn't just about Facebook

Oct 5, 2018
At least 50 million users had their accounts compromised in the breach.

Elizabeth Warren: "Equifax may actually make money off this breach"

The Massachusetts senator thinks the credit-rating agency got off easy.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, above, and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner are introducing legislation that would levy harsh penalties for security breaches at credit-rating agencies.
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What is EDGAR and why do we care if it was hacked?

Sep 21, 2017
The SEC believes "illicit trading" might have occurred after the breach.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.
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How the Equifax hack could have been avoided

Sep 18, 2017
The breach might have been stopped with a system update. But it won't be the last big hack.
Internet security firms sometimes “spend weeks in sort of all-out war with hackers,” Lily Hay Newman says.
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Tracing the history behind the cyber wars of today

Aug 29, 2016
Thomas Rid on his new book “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History”
Hardiman, a man-augmentation system built for the Navy, had thirty powered joints and could lift its own weight plus 1,500 pounds. The exoskeleton prototype mimicked natural human emotions and provided "feel" through touch sensors. Work was cancelled in 1971. Photo from "Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History" by Thomas Rid. Copyright ©2016 by Thomas Rid. With permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Volkswagen scandal is bigger than we thought

Sep 22, 2015
Dan Neil weighs in on the emissions hack of 11 million diesel vehicles.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that Volkswagen had installed software into tens of thousands of its diesel cars to manipulate emissions test results. 
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We have some catching up to do on cyber-security

Feb 20, 2015
Marc Goodman's book "Future Crimes" is about what's coming. And it ain't pretty.

Amy Pascal is out as Sony Pictures head

Feb 5, 2015
The studio is changing leadership following last year's crippling cyber attack.

New market for hack-attack insurance takes root

Dec 26, 2014
As cyber attacks increase, more firms seek insurance against them.