Cyber Crime

U.S. accuses China of cyber spying on American companies


- The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyber espionage.

Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks

LONDON - In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome.

Tech, 19 Nov 2014

U.S. government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software

- The U.S. government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple Inc's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data.

Tech, 14 Nov 2014

U.S. weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites

WASHINGTON - The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack.

Tech, 13 Nov 2014

China hackers target rights groups, say Canadian researchers

TORONTO - Chinese hackers are attacking activists, journalists and human rights groups using many of the same techniques they apply to steal state secrets and spy on corporations, a Canadian technology research group said on Tuesday.

Tech, 11 Nov 2014

Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack - experts

REUTERS - Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices.

Tech, 11 Nov 2014

'Dark market' websites seized in U.S., European busts

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK - U.S. and European authorities on Friday announced the seizure of more than 400 secret website addresses and arrests of 16 people in a sweep targeting black markets for drugs and other illegal services.

Tech, 08 Nov 2014

Home Depot says about 53 million email addresses stolen in breach

- Home Depot Inc , the world's largest home improvement chain, said hackers stole about 53 million email addresses in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.

Tech, 07 Nov 2014

J.P. Morgan found hackers through breach of corporate event website - media

REUTERS - J.P. Morgan Chase & Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tech, 01 Nov 2014

Only top legislators informed of White House computer attack

WASHINGTON - An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Tech, 30 Oct 2014