Hackers had access to email accounts for more than six months, the DOJ says. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Hackers hit the offices of top US federal prosecutors nationwide last December, breaking in to email accounts, the Department of Justice said Friday. As part of the SolarWinds hack, attackers accessed accounts at nearly 30 US Attorneys’ offices,…

An array of ATMs and point-of-sale terminals can be hacked with a wave of your phone, according to research released this week about vulnerabilities in near-field communication card readers. And flaws in a well-intentioned Dell firmware update mechanism left 128 recent, popular PC models, including high-end devices with extra security protections, vulnerable to attack. This week,…

FRIDAY NIGHT TRASH — Discovery came as Microsoft was investigating new breaches by the same hacker group. Dan Goodin – Jun 26, 2021 3:45 pm UTC The nation-state hackers who orchestrated the SolarWinds supply chain attack compromised a Microsoft worker’s computer and used the access to launch targeted attacks against company customers, Microsoft said in…

In brief: One of the most rewarding challenges a hacker can take on is to run a game like Doom on a device that was never intended to run games, using as little extra hardware as possible to make it happen. That now includes the lowly Ikea smart lamp, which is an impressive achievement that…

Chinese-speaking hackers are masquerading as the United Nations in ongoing cyber-attacks against Uyghurs, according to the cybersecurity firms Check Point and Kaspersky.  Researchers identified an attack in which hackers posing as the UN Human Rights Council send a document detailing human rights violations to Uyghur individuals. It is in fact a malicious Microsoft Word file…