A newly disclosed security incident has compromised the personal information of about 123 million American households, exposing sensitive details ranging from age and gender to retail purchases.
Despite repeated warnings from IT security pros, people still use easily guessed passwords such as "123456" and "password," according to the identity protection company SplashData.
The administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's NHS.
Three men have pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges connected to developing the malware at the center of a massive cyberattack that crippled internet access in the U.S. and Europe.
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