Tech News | NBC Bay Area

Tech News

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 06:39 PM PDT

Computer Expert Who Foiled Cyberattack Says He's 'No Hero'

Computer Expert Who Foiled Cyberattack Says He's 'No Hero'

A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack told The Associated Press he doesn't consider himself a hero but fights malware because "it's the right thing to do." In his first...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 04:34 PM PDT

Huge Cyberattack Ebbs as Investigators Work to Find Culprits

Huge Cyberattack Ebbs as Investigators Work to Find Culprits

The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it — a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 03:49 AM PDT

Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology

Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology

In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM PDT

Worldwide Cyberattack Cripples Computers

Worldwide Cyberattack Cripples Computers

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. Scott Budman...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 03:48 AM PDT

5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said. The...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 02:34 PM PDT

An Alert Researcher, Teamwork Helped Stem Huge Cyberattack

An Alert Researcher, Teamwork Helped Stem Huge Cyberattack

The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 04:38 PM PDT

Elon Musk Moves Forward With 'Boring' Traffic Remedy

Elon Musk Moves Forward With 'Boring' Traffic Remedy

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk can claim a perhaps unparalleled string of visionary company creations -- PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company. The Boring Company? "We're trying to dig a hole under LA,"...

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 03:43 PM PDT

Global 'WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

Global 'WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government...

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 09:18 PM PDT

Global Extortion Cyberattack Hits Dozens of Nations

Global Extortion Cyberattack Hits Dozens of Nations

Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to...

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 05:10 PM PDT
|
By Riya Bhattacharjee, Jennifer Gonzalez

Explore the Artsy Vibe Inside Facebook Headquarters

In an exclusive "Bay Area Revelations" interview, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg...View gallery

  • Facebook-Sandberg-15
  • Facebook-Sandberg-12
  • P1120440

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay Area's community outreach and volunteering initiative. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out