ARTICLES RELATING TO ONLINE SECURITY

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 13:12

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

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.

LulzSec hackers cutting edge

2013-05-15 17:31

Four British hackers who took part in 2011 cyberattacks on targets ranging from the CIA to Sony were audacious, arrogant men whose motivation was "anarchic self-amusement".

Cyber attack suspect had bunker

2013-04-28 21:29

A Dutch suspect arrested in Spain over a major cyber attack used a well-equipped bunker and van.

DDOS kills millions of Dutch online IDs

2013-04-24 17:40

More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyberattack.

French wiki ban triggers stampede

2013-04-07 17:56

Internet users have been flocking to a web entry about a French military radio complex after the country's intelligences services allegedly tried to shut it down.

 

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

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.

E! Online's Twitter account hacked

2013-05-05 13:09

E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.

Dutch man held for cyber attack

2013-04-28 13:19

A 35-year-old Dutch man has been arrested in Barcelona by Spanish police over last month's massive cyber attack which disrupted global internet services.

Human rights focus at copyright conference

2013-04-24 13:30

The Global Congress Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy has focused on the link between counterfeiting and intellectual property theft and human rights.

Dutch Banks hit by hackers

2013-04-06 16:11

Dutch banks say a cyberattack has affected their online services, but did not breach the security of customers' accounts.

 
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