Cyber Crime

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

SINGAPORE - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

BOSTON - The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health insurance data.

Tech, 12:58am IST

'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected

BOSTON/OTTAWA - Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow.

Tech, 15 Apr 2014

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.

Tech, 14 Apr 2014

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.

Tech, 13 Apr 2014

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.

Tech, 12 Apr 2014

Hackers steal S.Korean credit card data to aid forgeries

SEOUL - Hackers stole the personal information of about 200,000 South Korean credit card users, using some to make fake cards and rack up fraudulent charges of about 120 million won, an official of the country's financial regulator said on Friday.

Tech, 11 Apr 2014

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

BOSTON - Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the "Heartbleed" computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers.

Tech, 11 Apr 2014

Little Internet users can do to thwart 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON - Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" bug that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites upgrade their software.

Tech, 10 Apr 2014

Little Internet users can do to thwart 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON - Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" bug that exposes data to hackers, at least not until exploitable websites upgrade their software.

Tech, 10 Apr 2014