'Freak' attack warning for Windows PCs

2015-03-08 12:20

Microsoft has warned that Windows PC users are vulnerable "Freak" attacks, which was believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

China: Hacking attacks soar in 2013

2014-03-28 15:06

Hacking attacks on Chinese computers in 2013 jumped by more than half compared with the previous year, with attacks from the US making up a significant proportion.

Cyber attack fears as Israeli tunnel is hit

2013-10-28 08:03

When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern.

Researchers warn of cyber attackers

2013-09-26 09:37

Security researchers say they've uncovered a cyber mercenary team specialising in attacks on targets in Japan and South Korea.

Cyber experts fear escalation of attacks

2013-05-19 15:06

Stealing $45m lifted from two Middle Eastern banks in a daring global plot, might pale next to an attack that could switch off the lights of a major city.

Man quizzed over abortion website attack

2012-03-09 18:10

Police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it and stealing sensitive data, say officials.

Man jailed for 'phishing'

2011-06-28 09:35

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 13 years in jail for his role in a "phishing" ring and for overseeing a marijuana-growing operation that was featured on YouTube.

Cyber attack doesn't scare airlines

2010-11-08 08:59

The head of Interpol has issued a warning that air traffic is vulnerable to cyber attack, but both controllers and operators have dismissed the danger.

US runs practice cyber attack

2010-09-28 11:25

US keyboard warriors have engaged in a simulated cyber attack on government and private computer networks that undermines basic trust in the internet.


US firms seek cyber experts for top jobs

2014-05-30 17:45

Some of the largest US companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards.

Target CEO stepping down

2014-05-05 17:30

Target chief executive and chairperson Gregg Steinhafel is leaving in the wake of the devastating data breach late last year that hurt profits.

More US retailers victims of cyber attacks

2014-01-13 19:00

Target and Neiman Marcus are not the only US retailers whose networks have been breached over the holiday shopping season last year, sources say.

UK plans new cyber force

2013-09-29 22:37

Britain's defence secretary has said it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data.

Britain 'under attack' in cyberspace

2013-07-01 10:00

Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks.

New York Times 'targeted by China hackers'

2013-01-31 09:00

The New York Times says Chinese hackers have "persistently" attacked its computers over the past four months since the paper published a story on Premier Wen Jiabao.

Huge series of cyber attacks uncovered

2011-08-03 12:59

Security company McAfee has revealed the biggest-ever series of cyber attacks which included the UN, governments and multinationals.

Hackers take revenge for arrests

2011-06-13 13:02

The international online vigilante group "Anonymous" has taken revenge for the arrest of three of its hackers by blocking the website of the Spanish police.

Manual describes cyber war threat

2010-10-25 14:02

A new Air Force manual for cyber warfare describes a shadowy, fast-changing world where enemies can carry out devastating attacks in seconds.

South Korea websites hacked

2010-06-12 17:53

Two South Korean government websites have been struck by the second cyber attack in a week, but had no major damage.

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