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  • Amazon-owned Twitch possibly hacked 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog. Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. As a...
  • Islamic State Hacking Division releases 'list' having information of 100 members of US military 4 days ago

    A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division released an apparent 'hit list' which it claims has the personal information of 100 members of the US military. The information posted online includes names, photos and purported addresses of military personnel who have taken part in US military campaigns in...
  • US defence dept. issues new acquisition rules for cyberattack-proof weapons 5 days ago

    Washington: The US Defence Department is taking aggressive action to bolster the security of US weapons systems against cyberattacks, including issuing new rules for acquisitions that will be finalized in coming months, officials told Reuters. In addition to the acquisition policy, the department is producing a guidebook to help program managers...
  • Only 2 per cent of large British firms have insurance against cyber attacks: Report 5 days ago

    London: Only 2 per cent of large British firms have separate insurance against cyber attacks and the number dwindles to nearly zero for smaller firms, the government said in a report on Monday. Responding to concern that companies are not protected against the risks of cyber attacks, which cost billions of...
  • Kolkata's first tech hackathon to see scores of techies brainstorm for 'smart India' concept 6 days ago

    Kolkata: At least 100 computer programmers and innovators will brainstorm in the city's first technological hackathon to come up with ideas for a 'smart' India where devices could be controlled from a single source, an organiser said on Saturday. The 'Spark HACK' event organised by Jadavpur University seeks to give shape...
  • Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari - all major Web browsers hacked by security researchers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: At the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge, security researchers were able to exploit all major web browsers and take home a total of $240,000 in prize money. The second day of the event saw Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari being...
  • Microsoft patches old Stuxnet bug, Freak vulnerability March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally fixed a five-year-old Stuxnet bug and the recently revealed Freak vulnerability that exposed Apple and Android browsers, and some Windows PCs to hack attacks. On Patch Tuesday, the company rolled out patches for varied issues along with releasing an advisory announcing that SHA-2 code signing support...
  • Cyber criminals use social media to cooperate with each other on executing major attacks March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday. "The cyber crime scenario is turning murkier day by day... and social media is providing a fantastic platform for these people (cyber...
  • Hackers steal 1 billion email addresses in spam software sale scheme March 8, 2015

    Atlanta: Computer hackers stole 1 billion email addresses from US marketing companies in what federal authorities Friday called one of the largest reported data breaches in US history. Three people were indicted on federal charges after they allegedly netted $2 million in commissions from millions of spam emails that routed recipients...
  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'Freak' attack due to weaker encryption March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair....
  • European SIM maker confirms hacking by spy agencies NSA, GCHQ February 26, 2015

    The Hague: After an internal investigation, digital security company Gemalto has concluded that it had "reasonable grounds to believe" that it was hacked by US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Amsterdam-based company stated Wednesday. On February 19, 2015, news website The Intercept revealed that, based...
  • Lizard Squad hacking group defaces Lenovo website with goofy webcam selfies of teen February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: After the SuperFish controversy, Lenovo again got into trouble when hackers turned its official website into a teen's selfie slideshow. Lizard Squad, which is a hacking group, took over Lenovo's homepage and posted images of a teen with a funny haircut posing for the webcam and the song "Breaking...
  • NSA, GCHQ spies hacked mobile SIM card keys: Report February 20, 2015

    Washington: US and British intelligence services can tap into mobile voice and data communications of many devices after stealing encryption keys of a major SIM card maker, a report said Thursday. The report, from investigative website The Intercept, said the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ obtained encryption...
  • NSA identifies North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment February 20, 2015

    Ottawa: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said on Thursday. Speaking to a Canadian security conference, Rogers explained that the discovery was part of...
  • Lenovo says new laptops won't come installed with controversial Superfish software that makes devices vulnerable to hacking February 20, 2015

    Beijing: China's Lenovo Group, the world's largest PC maker, said on Thursday it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts said was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. Lenovo had come under fire from security researchers who said earlier on Thursday the company pre-installed a virus-like software from a...
  • Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's account hacked; fires off spam posts February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer unleashed a barrage of spam posts on Tuesday in what may have been a hack or a glitch. Anthony Noto's account @anthonynoto for a brief time fired off terse, slangy missives inviting people to click on a link that...
  • Newsweek Twitter account hacked by pro-IS hacking group 'CyberCaliphate' February 11, 2015

    Washington: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group. The feed showed images similar to those from the hacking of the social media feed of the US Central Command last month. The account showed a picture of a hooded figure and the words "Cyber...
  • Beware, e-banking users! A new virus steals passwords, other personal information February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is considered...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group claiming support for ISIS January 26, 2015

    Hong Kong: Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling on Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked...
  • Twitter, YouTube accounts of US military allegedly hacked by Islamic State backers January 13, 2015

    Washington: The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the US 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. "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back, ISIS," the hackers...
  • Sony CEO breaks silence on 'The Interview' hack; praises employees, partners for standing up to hackers January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas: Sony Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. In his first public comments on the massive cyberattack, which the US government has blamed on North Korea, Hirai said...
  • US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu: Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defence industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the US insisted that...
  • Sony's PlayStation back online after Christmas hack December 28, 2014

    Washington: Sony's PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft's Xbox went down in an outage. An allegedly coordinated Christmas day hack brought down the gaming consoles, both hot gifts for the holiday season, although Xbox has been...
  • Sony works for third day to restore PlayStation after attack December 28, 2014

    Boston: Sony worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day. "We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayStation matter," Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jenny Shearer...
  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row December 27, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery December 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Despite President Barack Obama's conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet's newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with...
  • Sony threatens to sue Twitter if it doesn't ban accounts that are spreading hacked emails December 23, 2014

    New York: Still recuperating from the embarrassing disclosure of several emails stolen in a hacking attack by a group called Guardians of Peace, Sony has reportedly threatened to sue Twitter unless it bans accounts that are linked to the leaks. According to The Verge, the threat was made in a letter...
  • North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack December 23, 2014

    Washington: North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumours of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but...
  • CEO Sony Pictures Lynton expresses disappointment on President Obama's comments December 22, 2014

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan December 22, 2014

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...