Most people think of computer hackers as a global threat. But hackers can also be put to good use: making the internet safer, by identifying out weak spots before others do. Companies are paying hackers big money to work for them.
Hackers have accessed confidential documents about nuclear plants and prisons in a cyberattack on a French firm, media reported. Some of the data was found on a rented server in Germany, according to the reports.
Thousands of workers' personal data were reportedly compromised. A US government report earlier in the week criticized the defense department for lackluster progress in securing major weapons systems from cyberattacks.
Hackers accessed data from 29 million Facebook accounts as part of the security breach the social media giant disclosed two weeks ago. Facebook originally thought more than 50 million accounts had been affected.
Facebook says attackers have exploited vulnerability in its code to steal "access tokens" which could have affected millions of profiles.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version