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Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:20 AM CDT

Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom for Stolen HBO Data

Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom for Stolen HBO Data

A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 04:53 PM CDT

UK Cybersecurity Expert Still in Custody After Las Vegas Arrest

UK Cybersecurity Expert Still in Custody After Las Vegas Arrest

A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said. Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who won acclaim...

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:38 AM CDT

Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat

Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat

A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the van on Monday and looked inside, he saw that it did have a driver: a...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 12:35 PM CDT

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher in 1st Acquisition

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher in 1st Acquisition

Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Millarworld's graphic novels "Kick-Ass,"...

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 12:41 PM CDT

Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News'

Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News'

A team of professors from the University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a program that will help stop the spread of fake news. “What we’re talking about – the President uses that term to refer to...

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:33 PM CDT

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Hacker Who Helped Stop Cyberattack

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Hacker Who Helped Stop Cyberattack

A Las Vegas federal judge set bail of $30,000 on Friday for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 05:49 AM CDT

Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials

Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials

An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported. The U.K.-based...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 01:43 PM CDT

Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases

Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases

A watchdog group on Monday is expected to file a legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google over a new program that links customers' web activity to in-store purchases. The Electronic...

Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 at 10:03 AM CDT

Tech Trends: Genetic Testing

Tech Trends: Genetic Testing

Genetic testing: What you need to know to take a test and then to digest the information once you get the results. Charlie Wojchiechowski reports.

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China

Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China

China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid the government filters said Saturday that their programs...

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