Cyber Crime

U.S. urges companies to do more to fight cyber crime

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LONDON - Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies across the world, and they need to do more to help governments tackle the problem, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said on Wednesday.

Chinese military denies role in reported U.S. hacking

BEIJING - China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied that it had anything to do with a cyber attack on Register.com, a unit of Web.com, following a report in the Financial Times that the FBI was looking into the Chinese military's involvement.

Tech, World, 20 Mar 2015

Cyber attack hits Madison, Wisconsin, after police shooting of teen

- Cyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, in retaliation for the shooting death of a 19-year-old unarmed black man by police in the Wisconsin capital, city officials said on Tuesday.

Tech, World, 11 Mar 2015

Briton arrested over hack into U.S. Department of Defense

LONDON - British detectives have arrested a man suspected of being part of a group which hacked into the U.S. Department of Defense last year, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.

Tech, 06 Mar 2015

Pentagon to focus more on hack-proofing weapons

WASHINGTON - Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

Tech, 06 Mar 2015

U.S. offers highest-ever reward for Russian hacker

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department and FBI on Tuesday announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty U.S. authorities have ever offered in a cyber case.

Tech, 25 Feb 2015

U.S. State Dept. has yet to clear its computer network of hackers - WSJ

WASHINGTON - Three months after the U.S. State Department confirmed hackers breached its unclassified email system, the government has still not been able to evict them from the network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing three people familiar with the investigation.

Tech, 20 Feb 2015

Options traders bet on growing U.S. demand for cyber security

NEW YORK - A barrage of damaging cyber attacks has shaken up the security industry, and traders in the options market are betting on cyber security companies benefiting from increased spending as governments and businesses boost security.

Tech, 20 Feb 2015

Obama urges execs to cooperate more against cyberattacks

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses.

Tech, 14 Feb 2015

Experts warn 2015 could be 'Year of the Healthcare Hack'

NEW YORK/BOSTON - Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market.

Tech, 11 Feb 2015