Cybersecurity

  • BlackShades malware infects more than a half-million computers worldwide 20-05-2014 10:38 AM

    New York: More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide. Authorities said 97 people suspected of using or distributing the malicious software...
  • Russia hacked hundreds of Asian, American, European companies: Security firm 22-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Washington: A US cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic - rather than political - gains. According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of...
  • Cybersecurity to get more complicated in 2014: ISACA 30-12-2013 03:18 PM

    Houston: Cybersecurity is set to get a lot more complicated in 2014, a global IT association has warned all businesses - big or small, asking them to brace up. IT and cybersecurity professionals should resolve now to gear up for accelerated change and complexity in 2014, especially in cybersecurity, data...
  • Adobe hacked: Consumer data, source code stolen in cyber attack 04-10-2013 06:29 AM

    Boston: Adobe Systems said on Thursday it was the victim of sophisticated cyber attacks on its networks by hackers who accessed data belonging to millions of customers along with the source code to some of its popular software titles. Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said in a statement that the...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats 25-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Franfurt: A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that...
  • Edward Snowden gets job offer from Russia's Facebook 03-08-2013 05:37 PM

    Moscow: American fugitive Edward Snowden was offered a job by Russia's top social networking site on Thursday, hours after the former intelligence contractor received a year-long asylum in Russia. "We invite Edward Snowden to Petersburg and will be happy if he decides to join the star team of programmers at...
  • US needs to build partnership with India on cyber security 24-07-2013 01:29 PM

    Washington: The US needs to build up partnership with India on cyber security issues, eminent American experts have said, noting that New Delhi faces threat in the cyber sphere from Pakistan, China and non-state actors. "The Indians' primary concern in cyber security is with Pakistan and Pakistani non-state actors or...
  • Venezuela minister urges citizens to quit Facebook to stop helping CIA 11-07-2013 04:20 PM

    Caracas: A Venezuelan government minister urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the US Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about US surveillance programs. Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor who is stuck in a Moscow airport while seeking to avoid...
  • China, US to discuss cybersecurity at forum 05-07-2013 04:11 PM

    Beijing: China is ready to discuss strengthening cybersecurity with US officials at a high-level forum next week and wants Washington to help settle territorial disputes in East Asia, officials said Friday. Next week's two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington will also include talks on finance and climate change and...
  • Indian govt not aware of methods used by hackers: UN 25-06-2013 06:39 PM

    New York: Public authorities in India are vulnerable to cyber attacks as government and corporate leaders in the country are shockingly not even aware of the dangers and sophisticated methods used by hackers, a senior UN official has said. "The recent hacking of Council of Indian School Certificate Examination and...
  • An 'e-vil empire' thrives on USSR's old domain name .su 31-05-2013 02:10 PM

    Moscow: The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for hackers who've flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send...
  • Facebook hacked, no data compromised 16-02-2013 08:18 AM

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  • US to boost cybersecurity force 28-01-2013 04:56 PM

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  • Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit

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  • Hackers target Nasdaq website 15-02-2012 08:25 AM

    New York: Websites of exchange operators Nasdaq and BATS have been attacked by hackers over the last 24 hours, causing ongoing disruptions for those trying to use the sites, spokespersons for the companies said on Tuesday. Only the banner carrying the logo at the top of the web page for...
  • Philips investigates possible hacking attack 15-02-2012 08:21 AM

    Amsterdam: Philips Electronics said it shut down one of its servers on Monday because of a possible cyber attack and that it was investigating the nature and extent of the information that might have been accessed. Philips spokesman Steve Klink couldn't confirm whether any personal customer information or sensitive company...
  • In cyber era, militaries scramble for new skills 11-02-2012 10:54 AM

    London: With growing worries about the threat of "cyber warfare," militaries around the world are racing to recruit the computer specialists they believe may be central to the conflicts of the 21st century. But whilst money is plentiful for new forces of "cyber warriors," attracting often individualistic technical specialists and...
  • Privacy, data theft top cyber-security issues in 2012 02-01-2012 12:26 PM

    Bangalore: Privacy and data theft will be the top security issues that organisations need to focus on in the new year, according to PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of cloud security firm Panda Security. Cyber-espionage and social networking attacks aimed at companies and government agencies will be the predominant threat to...
  • US probes cyber attack on water system 19-11-2011 01:06 PM

    Boston: US federal investigators are looking into a report that hackers managed to remotely shut down a utility's water pump in central Illinois last week, in what could be the first known foreign cyber attack on a US industrial system. The November 8 incident was described in a one-page report...
  • Geek image deters girls from cybersecurity 28-10-2011 01:48 PM

    Washington: There were no lines for the ladies room. That was unusual for an event attended by thousands but typical in the cybersecurity field where a futuristic image clashes with an old-fashioned gender gap. At cybersecurity and hacker gatherings, women are clearly in the minority among the sea of men...
  • Cybersecurity in US, Austraila defence treaty 15-09-2011 02:57 PM

    San Francisco: The United States and Australia will take the rare step on Thursday of declaring the cyber realm as part of a mutual defence treaty, meaning that a cyber attack on one could lead to a response by both nations. Defence and diplomatic chiefs from the United States and...
  • Internet is Pentagon's new 'operational domain' 15-07-2011 10:59 AM

    Washington: The US Defence Department unveiled a new strategy for protecting military computer networks from hackers on Thursday, designating cyberspace as an "operational domain" US forces will be trained to defend. US Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn said the Pentagon wanted to avoid militarising cyberspace, but aimed to secure strategic...
  • US considers Internet identity for citizens 11-01-2011 01:32 PM

    London: In its bid to boost web security in the US, the Barack Obama administration is working out a plan to issue American computer users with an Internet identity, a media report said here Monday. Obama has put the US Commerce Department in charge of the cybersecurity initiative, the Daily...
  • US tops list of countries in cybercrime 20-04-2010 04:23 PM

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