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Yahoo News hacker tweets about Ebola outbreak in Atlanta

Some Yahoo News users panicked after hearing about an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta. Apparently a hacker got into a major Twitter account for the company and sent this information out as a joke.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

10,000 Facebook users are infected with 'color change' malware

New reports from Security Company Cheetah Mobile state that the Facebook color change app has reappeared and 10,000 or more users are now infected.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Chinese hackers break into vital Canadian system

Canadian government officials have released a statement which says hackers briefly gained access to a vital research site. Now some computer systems are undergoing a full overhaul for added security.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Norway's massive cyber-attack the work of one lone teenager

Bergen - Recently we heard that Anonymous Norway had taken responsibility for what was thought to be the country's biggest-ever network attack. However, police now have in custody a 17-year-old hacker, who claims he was the one that did it.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Anonymous Norway claim massive cyber-attack on Norwegian banks

Oslo - A massive cyber-attack was launched Tuesday, simultaneously affecting many of the top banks and financial institutions in Norway. Dubbed the country's biggest-ever network attack, responsibility has already been claimed by Anonymous Norway.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Moscow accuses U.S. of 'abducting' Russian MP's son

Moscow - Moscow accused Washington on Tuesday of abducting the son of a Russian lawmaker who was arrested in the Maldives on suspicion of being one of the world's most prolific traffickers of stolen credit card details.
In the Media by Anna Smolchenko (AFP)

Indictment in The Pirate Bay co-founder case made public

Copenhagen - Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, hacker and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has been behind bars in Denmark since November last year. Up until now, his court appearances have been behind closed doors, but a freedom of information request has changed things.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Teenagers hack Bank of Montreal ATM

Winnipeg - Two 14-year-old boys hacked a BMO ATM in a Safeway. They then went over to a nearby bank branch to tell them that their nearby location was insecure.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Notorious hacker of Bush's email sentenced to 4 years

The man known as 'Guccifer' who reportedly hacked into personal George W. Bush accounts has been caught and imprisoned. Before he got caught he revealed some rather embarrassing information on Bush as well as his family.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

EBay hacked, tells users to change passwords

Online auction giant eBay was hacked recently, compromising the passwords of their millions of customers. They found out two weeks ago, and claim no other personal info was stolen.
In the Media by William Suphan

Hacker targets baby monitor and tells child to 'wake up, wake up'

A stranger has hacked into a couple's camera on their baby monitor in Ohio, USA, leaving the residents feeling 'violated'.
In the Media by James Walker

Op-Ed: What every consumer needs to know about mobile commerce

Forget credit card data - your personal data is the new currency, and it's worth millions, and mobile e-commerce sites will do what it takes to get their hands on it.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

'Heartbleed' hits 1.5 million users of UK parenting website

London - British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the "Heartbleed" bug, founder Justine Roberts revealed on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Canadians' tax data stolen in Heartbleed breach

Ottawa - Personal data for as many as 900 Canadian taxpayers was stolen after being made vulnerable by the "Heartbleed" bug, officials in Ottawa said on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

'Heartbleed' bug a critical Internet illness

San Francisco - The "Heartbleed" flaw in Internet security is as critical as the name implies and wider spread than first believed.
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted data in danger

San Francisco - Trust in the Internet took a major blow as alarm spread that software commonly used to encrypt and secure online transactions could wind up giving away the store.
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted data in danger

San Francisco - Computer security specialists on Tuesday raised alarm about a freshly discovered bug in online data-scrambling software that hackers can turn to their advantage.
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

San Francisco - Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
In the Media by AFP

Encryption companies rise as anxiety over data mounts

New York - Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.
In the Media by John Biers (AFP)

Cybercrime part of sophisticated online economy: Study

Washington - The dark world of cybercrime has evolved from one of rogue individuals to a functioning market-based economy with its ups and downs, code of conduct and "innovation."A study by Rand Corp.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

European hackers test their skills in Geneva

Geneva - Hackers from across Europe flocked to Geneva this weekend, not to play havoc with Swiss computers but to test their ethical hacking skills.The sixth annual Insomni'hack ethical hacking competition, organised by IT security firm SCRT, drew over 300 hack...
In the Media by AFP

Japan holds cyber security drill ahead of Olympics

Tokyo - Japan held a government-wide cyber security drill Tuesday in a bid to improve coordination among public agencies and major businesses, as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.The mock cyber attack for the first time brought together 21 gover...
In the Media by AFP

NSA has 'industrial scale' malware for spying

Washington - The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide, a report based on leaked documents showed Wednesday.The report co-authored by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

CIA accused of hacking Senate computers

Washington - Dianne Feinstein and other senators have accused the Central Intelligence Agency of searching computers used by the congressional staff. CIA Director John Brennan denies the allegations.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Cybercriminals entrenched in 'Dark Web': researchers

Washington - Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.That's the conclusion of researchers at McAfee, the US Internet security specialist, who noted that a huge data br...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Target tech executive resigns after giant data breach

New York - Target's chief information officer has resigned as the retailer overhauls its information security practices in the wake of a giant customer data breach, the company said Wednesday.Beth Jacob, who was in charge of Target's computer systems since 2008, ...
In the Media by AFP

Knife attacks kill dozens in China train station

The quiet of the evening at the Kunming railway station in Yunnan province, China was shattered last night. An unknown group of men wielding knives attacked innocent travelers, killing 29 and wounding an additional 162 people.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

British man charged with hacking Federal Reserve computers

A British man has been charged with hacking into computer servers belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve, and then widely disclosing personal information of people who use them.
In the Media by Jonathan Stempel (Reuters)

China's Xi to run Internet security body: state media

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to take the reins of a government body for Internet security and aims to turn China into a "cyber power", official state media reported on Thursday, as the country steadily tightens its grip online.
In the Media by Reuters

Bitcoin users to gather in Tokyo amid MtGox woes

Tokyo - Bitcoin users in Tokyo will gather on Thursday for a meeting set to be dominated by the shuttering of the MtGox exchange amid claims of a multi-million dollar theft.Dozens of members of "Bitcoin Tokyo" are expected to be at their weekly get-together, w...
In the Media by Shingo Ito (AFP)
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