HACKING ATTACK

  • Russian hackers used two unknown flaws in Windows, Flash to penetrate target machines 1 week ago

    San Francisco: A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday. FireEye Inc , a prominent US security company, said the espionage effort...
  • Coding site GitHub faces denial-of-service cyber attack March 30, 2015

    New York: US coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. "Eighty-seven hours in, our mitigation is...
  • Amazon-owned Twitch possibly hacked March 24, 2015

    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...
  • 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....
  • US made intensive hacking attacks on China: Edward Snowden June 23, 2013

    Beijing: Edward Snowden, a former CIA contractor who leaked the controversial US spy programme, has made fresh claims about the country's hacking attacks against China, which today termed the US as the "biggest villain" in cyber espionage. In his latest claims to the Hong Kongbased South China Morning Post, Snowden...
  • Cyber attack on S Korea came from Chinese IP: Seoul March 21, 2013

    Seoul: A hacking attack on the servers of South Korean broadcasters and banks originated from an IP address based in China, officials in Seoul said on Thursday, raising suspicions the intrusion came from North Korea. An unnamed official from South Korea's presidential office was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as...
  • Israeli government websites under mass hacking attack November 19, 2012

    Jerusalem: More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but it...
  • China urges tighter Internet security December 30, 2011

    Shanghai: The Chinese government is working with domestic Internet search engines like Baidu Inc and Sohu.com, and financial institutions to prevent phishing attacks on unsuspecting Chinese web users. The Ministry of Public Security said on Friday it would work with 10 Chinese search engines to protect the website rankings of financial...