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.

Girl’s suicide after website bullying

2013-08-06 11:44

Social site used in SA and blamed for suicides is labelled ‘stalker’s paradise’.

Cyber attacks on medical devices a new threat

2013-06-14 08:30

US authorities warned makers of medical devices and hospital networks to step up efforts to guard against potential cyber attacks.

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.

Chinese attack on Aus firm

2010-04-16 00:08

A company in Australia has come under a cyber attack from China that was intense enough to slow traffic on part of the country's second-largest broadband network.

Firm follows Google over China

2010-03-25 16:07

Two days after Google halted censorship in China, another leading US internet company, Go Daddy, has said it was cutting back on its activities.

School denies Google attack

2010-02-20 19:00

A Chinese school linked to cyber attacks on Google has denied any involvement, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

US plans for cyber attacks

2010-02-17 09:13

A cyber attack has disabled US cellphone networks, slowed internet traffic, and crippled the power grid - all in the interest of beefing up security.

Police bust hacker training

2010-02-08 10:25

Police in China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of members online and provided them with cyber attack lessons.

Power plants under attack

2010-01-29 16:02

Power plants, oil refineries and water supplies increasingly dependent on the internet are under relentless attack by cyber spies, says a McAfee report.

Google hack wasn't us - China

2010-01-25 10:35

The Chinese government has denied involvement in internet attacks on Google and defended its online censorship.

Upgrade, says Microsoft

2010-01-21 20:23

Microsoft has urged South Africans who are still using older software to upgrade in order to minimise cyber attacks.

Firm rubbishes Baidu lawsuit

2010-01-21 09:25

A US web company has rejected as baseless a lawsuit filed by China's search engine Baidu, which is seeking damages over a hacker attack.

Reporters' gmail hacked

2010-01-19 16:03

International journalists in China said that their Google e-mail accounts have been hacked in attacks similar to the ones against human rights activists.

'Boost cyber-warfare tech'

2010-01-17 15:13

Britain's army chief wants traditional investment in warships and fighter jets cut to fund a boost in cyber warfare technology.

Man infects 3 000 PCs, charged

2009-08-13 17:02

A 20-year-old Australian man has been charged with infecting more than 3 000 computers around the world with a virus designed to capture banking and credit card data.

South Korean hacker arrested

2009-07-10 08:47

South Korean police said they have arrested a hacker for staging cyber attacks similar to those that crippled domestic and US websites.


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.

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.

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.

Hackers stole Google program

2010-04-20 11:20

Computer hackers have stolen a program that controls access to most of Google Inc's services when they attacked the company.

Google blasts Vietnam

2010-04-01 17:04

Google Inc has accused Vietnam of stifling political dissent with cyber attacks, the latest complaint, following a dispute with China over censorship.

Google sets date - report

2010-03-19 12:35

Google will close its business in China soon, media reports say, after rows over censorship and hacking, but Google has not confirmed it.

Smartphones under threat

2010-02-17 19:06

Smartphones are under a growing menace from cyber criminals seeking to hack into web-connected handsets.

Artist-activist backs Google

2010-02-10 11:01

One of China's most controversial artists has spoken out in support of Google, and said his Gmail accounts had been breached by hackers.

US warns of cyber threat

2010-02-03 13:25

Google's recent reports of cyber attacks are a wake-up call about the vulnerabilities of computer networks, says a top US intelligence official.

Hacking downs SA websites

2010-01-27 15:19

Cyber attacks have affected the South African websites of the Gauteng department of local government and Marie Claire.

Microsoft releases IE patch

2010-01-22 10:28

Microsoft has released a patch for an Internet Explorer 6 software hole through which China-based cyber spies attacked Google.

Clinton warns cyber attackers

2010-01-21 16:05

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for consequences and condemnation for those who carry out cyber attacks.

Baidu sues over hacking

2010-01-20 12:24

Search engine Baidu Inc has filed a lawsuit against its domain name service provider after a cyber attack interrupted its web services.

Global cyber espionage concerns

2010-01-17 19:12

Cyber attacks on Google and other firms are part of a cyberspace campaign being waged by China and other nations which goes largely undetected, according to web security experts and analysts.

McAfee protection on Facebook

2010-01-13 22:18

Facebook, the world's No. 1 social networking site, which has been a target of several high-profile cyber attacks, is giving away security software from McAfee Inc to protect its users.

Blogger 'will not be silenced'

2009-08-12 10:59

The Georgian blogger targeted by a cyber attack that affected millions of internet users across the world, says that Russian hackers were to blame, but that he will not be silenced.

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