Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

2014-07-30 05:00

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011.

China accused of disrupting Google services

2014-06-02 13:50

Google is being disrupted in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators near Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog says.

eBay hacked - change your password

2014-05-21 18:52

Online auction house eBay has asked millions of users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed its database to hackers.

BlackShades takes a hit

2014-05-19 19:00

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money after taking control of computers.

Many in US believe they were hit by Heartbleed

2014-05-01 08:34

Many Americans scrambled to protect their personal information online after learning of the Heartbleed Internet flaw, and some believe their data was stolen.

Frenchman convicted for 'cyberjihad' site

2014-03-05 14:20

A Paris court has sentenced a Frenchman to a year in prison for operating what prosecutors described as an al-Qaeda propaganda website, the first conviction under a law outlawing "cyberjihad".

Teen girl in child porn charges for nude selfies

2014-02-14 10:06

16-year-old US girl faces controversial child porn charges

UK beefs up cyber defences after banks attacked

2014-02-05 17:03

Britain's financial, transport and energy industries said they will strengthen their defences against cyber attacks, building on a war-game simulation where banks came under assault from "a hostile nation state".

German e-mail logins stolen

2014-01-21 19:34

The login details of 16 million e-mail users in Germany have been stolen, the Federal Office for Information Security says.

NSA intercepts computer deliveries

2013-12-29 21:04

A report in a German magazine has liftted the lid on the top NSA hacker unit, saying US spies intercept computer deliveries to plant bugs.

Praag to lay charges against attackers

2013-11-14 20:21

Afrikaans language activist group Praag intends to lay criminal charges against people responsible for attacking its website.

Cyber crime a national crisis

2013-10-23 22:21

Cyber crime is a national crisis costing the country a billion rand a year, an expert says.

SA gets online security council

2013-10-15 21:54

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council.

Argentina nabs young 'super hacker'

2013-09-13 22:39

A 19-year-old Argentine has been arrested on charges of hacking into online gambling pages and international money transfer sites.

NY Times website hacked by Assad

2013-08-28 20:57

The popular New York Times website has been down for a second day after hackers allied with Syria's embattled Assad regime admitted interrupting the service.

Facebook flaw researcher rewarded

2013-08-22 08:30

Internet users have raised cash to reward a Palestinian security researcher who hacked into Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's profile to expose a security flaw.

Manning wanted attention for leaks

2013-07-25 21:36

Prosecutors claim Bradley Manning spilled secrets to WikiLeaks to make a name for himself.

Hackers ask Feds to stay away from Def Con

2013-07-11 15:07

The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the first time in its 21-year history.

Nicaragua, Venezuela OK Snowden asylum

2013-07-06 07:30

The Nicaragua and Venezuela presidents say they are willing to grant asylum to Snowden.

WikiLeaks card donations flow again

2013-07-04 08:00

International credit card donations to WikiLeaks are flowing again after an Icelandic court ruling forced MasterCard and Visa's local agent to process payments.

No back door into your Berry

2013-06-18 16:19

There is no "back door pipeline" to BlackBerry SA's platform, the company says, following reports that the United Kingdom government has been monitoring e-mails and phone calls.

Snowden vows to stay in HK

2013-06-12 17:46

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden has vowed to stay in Hong Kong to fight any extradition bid, and promised new revelations about US surveillance targets.

Canada spying on its citizens too

2013-06-10 23:02

Canada has also been electronically eavesdropping on Canadians and others, scouring global telephone records and internet data for patterns of suspicious activity.

Silicon Valley fighting global cyber war

2013-06-04 17:20

China is the world's leading cyber attacker with hacks of Facebook, Apple, Google and Twitter.

Costa Rica cops pull plug on net money

2013-05-28 21:21

Costa Rica police have pulled the plug on a shadowy internet currency and announce the founder's arrest in Spain.


UK to keep tabs on phone calls

2014-07-10 21:06

Britain will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year.

China to probe tech suppliers for security

2014-05-22 17:40

China will investigate providers of important IT products and services to protect "national security" and "economic and social development".

Cops smash international cybercrime network

2014-05-21 11:09

Police say they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria and made several arrests in a joint operation with the US.

Microsoft fixes XP, IE bug

2014-05-01 20:25

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update.

Facebook prohibits illegal gun sales

2014-03-06 12:54

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook has agreed to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

China's president heads cybersecurity body

2014-02-28 07:55

Chinese President Xi Jinping has put himself in charge of a new body to co-ordinate cybersecurity, in a sign of Beijing's concern over its vulnerability to online attacks.

Teen girl in child porn charges for nude selfies

2014-02-07 13:05

16-year-old US girl faces controversial child porn charges over nude selfies.

'Password' no longer worst password

2014-01-22 05:30

The number sequence "123456" has overtaken "password" as the most common worst password among internet users.

Snapchat to update app in wake of hack

2014-01-03 11:07

Snapchat says it would be releasing an updated version of its hit app after hackers accessed the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million accounts.

Hackers stole 2 million passwords

2013-12-06 10:30

The discovery of some two million stolen online passwords this week has prompted fresh warnings from security researchers to strengthen protection from hackers.

FBI wants developer of cheating lover spyware

2013-11-07 22:03

The FBI's 'most wanted' cybercriminals includes a developer of spyware to catch cheating lovers.

Wall Street banks train for cyber attack

2013-10-21 16:31

A few months ago, a group of Wall Street banks fashioned a risk-manager's worst nightmare to determine how they would survive. Luckily, it was all pretend.

New way to secure digital payments

2013-10-02 20:00

Consumer demand for increased protection of digital payments has led Visa, MasterCard and American Express to propose a new global use of "tokens".

Syndicate could have international links

2013-09-01 12:05

The Hawks suspect that a 54-member cybercrime syndicate due back in court shortly could have international links.

Facebook releases report amid pressure

2013-08-28 12:01

Facebook has released its first “transparency report” showing the number of government data requests it receives.

E-mail encryption 'a good idea'

2013-08-21 13:03

Even if one ignores the recent surveillance scandals from the US, it's long been a fact that giving your e-mail a little extra privacy is no bad idea.

UN warns on mobile cyber security bugs

2013-07-21 21:29

A United Nations group that has advised nations on cybersecurity, plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology.

Venezuelans told to 'unfriend' Facebook

2013-07-11 12:54

A government minister in Venezuela is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping.

Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

2013-07-05 22:31

WikiLeaks says the NSA leaker Edward Snowden has put in 6 new asylum applications.

Chinese dissident at NYU spied on - claim

2013-06-21 20:06

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was spied when he arrived in the United States last year after he was given a fellowship at New York University.

Most parents monitor kids on Facebook

2013-06-13 22:06

Around two-thirds of American parents monitor their children's Facebook activities, but a large percentage say they trust their youngsters to manage on their own.

Swiss want answers on US spy claims

2013-06-11 18:39

Switzerland has revealed that it has asked the United States to explain an alleged CIA blackmail operation to spy on the Alpine country's banks, exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

UK does not use NSA to circumvent law

2013-06-10 22:03

Foreign Secretary William Hague has insisted that British spies have not used US surveillance programmes to get around laws restricting their ability to eavesdrop on the public.

McAfee - Social networks hot targets

2013-06-03 20:58

McAfee Labs is reporting a surge early this year in malicious software aimed at stealing passwords at social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Twitter tightens security after breaches

2013-05-23 10:02

Twitter said it was stepping up security measures for the popular messaging service following a series of high-profile breaches by hackers.

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