Cybersecurity

Cyber attack on Penn State college said to have come from China

- Pennsylvania State University said on Friday that two cyber attacks at its College of Engineering, including one in 2012 that originated in China, compromised servers containing information on about 18,000 people.

China's draft national security law calls for cyberspace "sovereignty"

BEIJING - China has included cybersecurity in a draft national security law, the latest in a string of moves by Beijing to bolster the legal framework protecting the country's information technology.

Tech, World, 08 May 2015

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year - NYT

WASHINGTON - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials.

Tech, World, 26 Apr 2015

Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year - NYT

WASHINGTON - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials.

Tech, World, 26 Apr 2015

Pentagon says evicted Russian hackers, global cyber threat grows

PALO ALTO, California - The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond.

Tech, 24 Apr 2015

U.S. House passes cyber-threat information bill

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits.

Tech, 23 Apr 2015

Israeli military networks breached by hackers - researchers

SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.

Tech, 17 Apr 2015

Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents from hackers

LOS ANGELES - Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year.

Tech, 17 Apr 2015

U.S. firm CrowdStrike claims success in deterring Chinese hackers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc said Monday it had successfully prevented a Chinese hacker group from targeting a U.S. technology firm for the first time, offering promise for other companies facing cyber attacks.

Tech, 14 Apr 2015

Security researchers claim new Windows security weakness

SEATTLE - Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs.

Tech, 13 Apr 2015