Cyber Crime

'Anonymous' hacking member sentenced in Texas to 5 years in prison

DALLAS - A freelance journalist who said he was a top player in the hacking group Anonymous was sentenced to just over five years in prison by a federal judge in Dallas on Thursday for charges including aiding in cyber crime.

Kenya weighs Chinese request for extradition of 76 held for cyber crime

GENEVA - Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland, Kenya's attorney-general said on Thursday.

Tech, World, 22 Jan 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

LOS ANGELES - "The Interview," the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyber attack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday.

Tech, 21 Jan 2015

U.S. penetrated North Korean networks years ago - New York Times

WASHINGTON - The U.S. National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, an effort that ultimately helped provide evidence to persuade the Obama administration that Pyongyang was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Tech, World, 19 Jan 2015

Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed

- The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. | Video

Top News, Tech, World, 13 Jan 2015

Hacker posts client emails from Swiss bank BCGE

ZURICH/GENEVA - A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve on Friday divulged confidential client information after the Swiss bank failed to meet demands for payment.

Tech, 10 Jan 2015

FBI says Sony hackers 'got sloppy,' posted from N.Korea addresses

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment provided key clues to their identity by sometimes posting material from IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government.

Tech, World, 08 Jan 2015

Sony CEO sees no major financial impact from cyber attack

LAS VEGAS - Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai on Tuesday said he does not expect the November cyber attack on the company's film studio to have a significant financial impact, two weeks after the studio rolled out the movie at the heart of the attack.

Sony CEO praises employees, partners for standing up to hackers

LAS VEGAS - Sony Corp Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai on Monday praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment.

U.S. suspects North Korea had help attacking Sony Pictures - source

WASHINGTON/BOSTON - U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month's massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said on Monday.

Tech, 30 Dec 2014