'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.

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.

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.

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.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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