Atlanta (CNN)Residents can’t pay their water bill or their parking tickets. Police and other employees are having to write out their reports by hand. And court proceedings
Privacy advocates aren’t satisfied with Google’s assurances that it’s protecting consumer privacy when it tracks the success of online ad campaigns into ringing up sales in physical stores.
A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. Britain’s National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent “ransomware” attack, but there was no immediate evidence that patient data had been accessed.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced charges against Russian spies and hackers allegedly responsible for the massive data breach that targeted Yahoo (YHOO) accounts and threw a wrench into Verizon’s (VZ) buyout of the company.
With all the data you keep on your laptop, it makes sense you wouldn’t want someone poking around in there. But so long as you make sure to lock your computer with a password whenever you walk away from it, what could really go wrong? A lot. A whole heck of a lot.