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Pentagon to triple cyber staff

2014-03-29 12:22

Pentagon to triple cyber staff as America's use of cyberspace outpaces security for it.

Firms say internet security issues in China

2014-03-20 17:19

US businesses in China are increasingly concerned about internet censorship, data security and air pollution in the world's second-largest economy.

Kremlin website hit by "powerful" cyber attack

2014-03-14 19:09

Victories are hard to come by for Vladimir Putin's opponents, activists are jailed, protests draw dwindling crowds, but on Friday they celebrated a minor triumph by briefly knocking out the Kremlin website.

Cybercrime firm uncovers 6 active attacks

2014-01-17 22:00

The cyber security firm IntelCrawler has uncovered six ongoing attacks at merchants across the United States whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software.

Family troll terror

2013-12-31 15:00

This shocking story of online bullying comes with a twist and a lesson for parents.

Internet ‘eraser’ law for teens

2013-09-26 10:19

New California law compels internet companies to have ‘undo’ function for minors.

Online no longer private

2013-09-05 17:51

A study has found online privacy concerns on the rise with 86% of people have trying to hide data.

No reward for Zuckerberg FB page hack

2013-08-19 18:01

A researcher who hacked into Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's profile to expose a security flaw won't get the customary reward payment from the social network.

Apple, Google, others urge disclosures

2013-07-18 20:15

Dozens of companies, non-profits and trade organisations including Apple, Google and Facebook are calling for more disclosures on the US government's snooping.

Google maps malicious websites

2013-06-25 21:06

Google has expanded its Transparency Report to include maps of spots around the world where hackers are laying traps or baiting internet users.

US keeps broad spy programme

2013-06-11 22:34

Obama's administration is considering whether to charge a contractor with leaking classified surveillance secrets while it defends the broad US spy program.

Cyber experts fear escalation of attacks

2013-05-18 21:46

Cybersecurity professionals know many ways hackers can wreak havoc, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.

Family troll terror

2012-09-25 11:41

This shocking story of online bullying comes with a twist and a lesson for parents.

Syria propaganda social media war frenzy

2012-08-12 21:39

The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war.

UK cops close 'Climategate' investigation

2012-07-18 18:57

UK police have closed the investigation into the 'Climategate' e-mails, saying there is no hope of finding the suspects.

Formspring hacked, passwords leaked

2012-07-11 22:24

The social networking site Formspring has disabled 30 million user passwords following a security breach.

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces arrest

2012-06-20 17:18

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is seeking political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has breached bail conditions and faces arrest.

Flame virus - Microsoft boosts security

2012-06-05 21:15

Discovery of the Flame virus has prompted Microsoft to strengthen the security of a Windows programme that helps customers secure their PCs and update software.

Not guilty plea in Anonymous hack case

2012-05-14 20:52

A US man pleads not guilty in the hacking case aimed at the worldwide group Anonymous.

Thousands may lose internet in July

2012-04-21 19:03

Hundreds of thousands must check and fix their computers or lose internet in July due to hackers.

'Anonymous' hurt by arrests, hard to kill

2012-03-08 20:28

By turning one of its hackers into an informant and breaking open the "Anonymous" movement, authorities have dealt a serious blow to a group they found a growing irritant.

Wikileaks - Bradley Manning charged

2012-02-23 22:26

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning has been formally charged ahead of a court-martial that could see the US soldier sentenced to life in prison.

Virus paralyses Belgian Gov PC's

2012-02-11 18:16

A virus has paralysed computers at Belgium's finance ministry and tax offices for two days, Belgian media report.

Hacker attacks Israeli credit cards again

2012-01-05 22:38

A Saudi-based computer hacker published details of thousands of active Israeli credit cards for the second time this week, the chief executive of Israel's largest card company says.


Kenya military Twitter account hacked

2014-07-21 21:13

The Kenya military Twitter account has been hacked by a group alleging to be affiliated to Anonymous.

Ex-Microsoft worker accused of secret leaks

2014-03-20 20:47

A Russian former Microsoft employee has been charged with stealing and leaking trade secrets to a blogger.

UK cyberwar game in Churchill's WW2 bunker

2014-03-14 22:24

Young UK internet defenders have competed in a cyberwar game at Churchill's underground bunker.

Passwords go high-tech too

2014-03-13 12:35

Before long internet users may be able to use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.

Internet scammers using Mandela name

2014-01-03 22:27

The Africa Rising Foundation has warned the public about an internet scam that illegally uses the name of former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Ndaba.

UK may hire hackers for cyber-defence

2013-10-22 19:42

Britain may recruit convicted computer hackers to a new military unit dedicated to combating cyber-attacks, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Brazil hackers mistake Nasa for NSA

2013-09-17 19:47

Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency Nasa for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website has reported.

Manning sentenced to 35 years

2013-08-21 16:32

US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified data in US history.

Baby monitor hacking abuse

2013-08-14 09:31

Shocked parents hear stranger on baby monitor verbally abusing their child.

US Army reviews cyber threat rules

2013-06-27 21:59

The US military is reviewing its rules of engagement to deal with the growing threat of cybercrime.

Mystery as Snowden vanishes in Moscow

2013-06-24 22:10

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has vanished in Moscow after failing to take a flight to Cuba on which he was booked.

Manning's lawyers dispute charges

2013-06-10 23:02

US Army Private Bradley Manning's defence team have sought to cast doubt on some of the charges he faces for passing hundreds of thousands of secret government files to WikiLeaks.

LulzSec hackers jailed in UK

2013-05-16 21:59

A group of British hackers who "ran riot" causing millions of dollars of damage to computer networks run by Sony, the CIA and other agencies have been sentenced to jail terms.

Experts warn of IE bug

2012-09-17 22:33

Security experts are urging PC users to temporarily stop browsing the web with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, saying a newly identified bug makes computers susceptible to attack by hackers.

Wikileaks claims cashflow problems

2012-07-18 22:11

Whistle blowing website WikiLeaks says that it is running out of money, saying it had only €100 000 left for 2012.

Yahoo - mass password breach

2012-07-12 20:29

Yahoo says it's investigating a report of a breach involving 450 000 passwords.

Ad nets secretly collecting private data

2012-07-09 22:22

Some advertising networks have been secretly collecting app users personal details over the past year and now have access to millions of smartphones globally.

Drones, net the weapons of new war

2012-06-17 22:21

In Pakistan, armed drones, not US ground troops or B-52 bombers, are hunting down al-Qaeda terrorists.

Spy virus 'Flame' infects Middle East

2012-05-28 17:08

Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years.

Cyber-attack shuts UK crime website

2012-05-03 20:33

Hackers have attacked the website of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, the latest in a wave of assaults against high profile targets like Nasa, the Vatican and multi-national companies.

Nato exercises to beef up cyber defence

2012-03-26 20:48

Nato's Tallinn-based cyber defence centre has launched a three-day exercise involving European IT and legal experts in a bid to beef up cyber defence skills through gaming.

WikiLeaks suspect Manning treated badly

2012-03-05 19:11

US authorities' treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Private Bradley Manning was "cruel and degrading", the UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Ernesto Mendez says.

Hackers move in for the kill

2012-02-19 16:30

The Auditor-General (A-G) says lax government information technology system security must be tightened up to make it less vulnerable to hackers.

India, US hack mystery - Fake memo

2012-01-11 21:55

A memo that triggered a US investigation into a possible cyber-attack by Indian military intelligence is probably a fake, but it is clear from leaked documents that serious security breaches did take place.

Activists meet to defend internet

2011-09-27 21:12

Internet activists accused governments of making it difficult for users of the web, rights campaigners and private businesses to carry out their work through state attempts to seize control of the web.

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