For a few hours on Monday, visitors to MalaysiaAirlines.com were unable to purchase airline tickets or access schedules. Instead, the airline’s website showed a picture of a Malaysia Airways A380 plane and the words “404-Plane Not Found,”...Show More Summary
The online security industry is getting all shaken up. You might have avoided the Cyber Monday promises that we wrote about some weeks ago, but since then there have been a number of big-time breaches that made an impact on hundreds of thousands of peoples lives, if not more. I never knew what a Mac computer feels like, until I got one of my own. Show More Summary
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This year's Cyber Monday was the busiest on record, with comScore reporting $2 billion in online sales. If this holiday season provides any indication, the way people shop has changed. Shoppers continue to migrate away from the traditional confines of brick-and-mortar retail to the expansive digital environment. Show More Summary
On Monday, President Obama announced a series of measures to improve cyber security and data protections for American consumers. From the Federal Trade Commission offices, the president introduced two proposals -- The Personal Data Notification...Show More Summary
Patricia Arquette flashes a smile while sitting next to co-star James Van Der Beek during their CSI: Cyber panel during the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Monday (January 12) in Pasadena, Calif. The 46-year-old actress, who won Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Golden Globes [...]
A hacking group that claims to be affiliated with ISIS broke into the social accounts of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) on Monday. The group, which calls itself Cyber Caliphate, appeared to have taken control of CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts, replacing its avatars with the group's logo. Show More Summary
A former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison for his role in a child pornography ring, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Timothy DeFoggi, a 56-year-old former Maryland resident, was convicted...
Sony chief Kazuo Hirai called the devastating hack on the company “vicious and malicious,” in his first public comments about the attack that derailed the launch of controversial comedy “The Interview.” Speaking Monday at a press event on the eve of the Consumer Electronics...
Since the dawn of e-commerce, the death of retail has been forecasted frequently. Venture Beat recently reported that for the first time, Cyber Monday surpassed the $2 billion mark, which represents a 17 percent year-over-year increase. Show More Summary
Perhaps just as interesting as how much you spent on holiday shopping is how you spent it. Far fewer people shopped in stores than ever before during the five-day holiday shopping bonanza that spans Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. For the first time, online traffic from mobile devices outpaced...
Holiday shopping is like driving down a steep hill in a car with no brakes. Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Free Shipping Day, last minute markdowns, post holiday sales — the dollars keep flying out the window as we grab first gifts for others then gifts for ourselves. And […]
UPS had forecast December 22 to be its busiest day in the holiday season, with 34 million packages. Though the on-time delivery rates for that day are not yet available, given UPS's performance during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, it is likely that on-time rates will have been higher than last year. Show More Summary
Amazon just published its annual post-Christmas press release. These are always packed with interesting nuggets. Here are a few things that popped out: On Cyber Monday, Amazon customers ordered more than 18 toys per second – and that's just from mobile. Show More Summary
Amazon is known for having the best prices around on plenty of items all year long, so when the massive online retailer holds a sale, it’s definitely worth checking out. Amazon’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales were packed...Show More Summary
Holiday shopping has changed. More and more, we’re turning to the internet for shopping. Let’s be honest, while there were a few special deals the Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is now pretty much the entire two months of November and December, with tons of deals to take advantage of to make everyone happy. Show More Summary
Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday feels like a distant memory. The busiest shopping season of the year is finally behind us, but does that mean the best sale prices of the season are a thing of the past as well? Well guess what — if you thought big sales were over and done just because Christmas is almost here, think again. Show More Summary
It's been a hot year for Facebook — the company bought the virtual reality company Oculus and the messaging app WhatsApp for a combined $24 billion, and Instagram, which it bought for $1 billion in 2012, is now valued at $35 billion....Show More Summary
The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused. “If they want to help here they could admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages that they caused,” deputy...
China, North Korea's lone major ally, said Monday it condemns any form of cyber attack, but agreed with the North Korean government that there's no evidence to prove Pyongyang's involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures, which has led the company to cancel the planned release of the film, "The Interview."