Mobile

An unknown number of Sprint customers had their personal info stolen by hackers

Hackers stole an unknown number of Sprint users’ data after breaching the Samsung.com “add a line” website, according to a letter Sprint sent to impacted customers.  “The personal information of yours that may have been viewed includes the following: phone number, device type, device ID, monthly recurring charges, subscriber ID, account number, account creation date, […]

Gears & Gadgets

These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers

Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. Christiaan Colen / Flickr This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license. From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK […]

Computer

Microsoft says hackers were able to view Outlook.com emails

Microsoft isn’t having any luck this week with its Outlook.com email service. After reports initially noted that hackers were able to compromise Outlook.com servers for months, recent updates from Microsoft itself are beginning to show a bit more detrimental picture. Motherboard has reported that 6% of affected individuals received an email from the Redmond, Washington-based company […]

Computer

Microsoft webmail services breached by hackers with support agent’s credentials

Hackers compromised Microsoft’s web-based email services, including Outlook.com accounts and MSN and Hotmail addresses, for months by using a customer support agent’s credentials. In an email sent to affected users, Microsoft said that the hackers were possibly able to access email addresses, subject lines of emails, folder labels, and the names of other email addresses […]