Cyber Crime

U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack

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BOSTON - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.

Sony says PlayStation network back online, user data safe

SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO - Sony Corp's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States.

Tech, Top News, 25 Aug 2014

U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

BOSTON/WASHINGTON - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

Top News, Tech, 23 Aug 2014

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug - expert

REUTERS - Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

Tech, 20 Aug 2014

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks - report

BOSTON - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday.

Tech, 20 Aug 2014

Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

BOSTON/NEW YORK - Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.

Tech, 19 Aug 2014

Planned U.S. cyber warfare program could hurt innocent countries - Snowden

WASHINGTON - A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike back without staff oversight, according to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden.

Tech, Top News, 13 Aug 2014

John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website

LAS VEGAS - John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.

Tech, 09 Aug 2014

Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers

LAS VEGAS - A group of well-known hackers and security professionals are trying to build better ties with the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.

Tech, 09 Aug 2014

U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach

WASHINGTON - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack."

Tech, 07 Aug 2014