Cyber Crime

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud - blog

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BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud - blog

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cybersecurity blog charged on Monday, saying it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.

Tech, 5:05am IST

"Malvertising" targets U.S. military firms in new twist on old web threat

AMSTERDAM - A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers said on Thursday.

Tech, 17 Oct 2014

"Malvertising" targets US military firms in new twist on old web threat

AMSTERDAM - A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers said on Thursday.

Tech, 16 Oct 2014

FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

BOSTON - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies.

Top News, Tech, 16 Oct 2014

New Poodle web threat not seen as menacing as Heartbleed, Shellshock

BOSTON - Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack.

Tech, Top News, Business 15 Oct 2014

Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others - iSight

BOSTON - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.

Tech, 14 Oct 2014

Social media: More hindrance than help in banks' cyber crime fight

LONDON - Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks, and the sometimes careless use of social media by customers and staff isn't making the fight any easier.

Tech, 14 Oct 2014

Photo-saving service Snapsaved.com claims hackers stole Snapchat images

SAN FRANCISCO - Snapsaved.com, a website which allows users to save images sent via Snapchat, claimed on Monday that hackers had breached its servers and made off with some 500 megabytes of photographs.

Tech, 14 Oct 2014

Snapchat blames third-party apps for any leaked photos

SAN FRANCISCO - Mobile messaging company Snapchat blamed third-party software apps for possible security lapses that may have led to its users' private photos being at risk of online publication by hackers.

Tech, 11 Oct 2014