Feb 15, 2015

Over 100 banks hit by sophisticated cyberattack: report

A sophisticated global cyberattack struck more than 100 banks in 30 countries stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, The New York Times reported Saturday. Citing a soon to be released report from computer security company Kaspersky Lab, the newspaper said the attack involved malicious ...

Visa to fight fraud with apps

Feb 14, 2015

Visa to fight fraud with apps

The days of calling your bank to tell them that yes, you really are in Thailand and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs may be coming to an end. The payment-processing company Visa will roll out a ...

Apple has hundreds working on secret project to create car

Feb 14, 2015

Apple has hundreds working on secret project to create car

Apple Inc. has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The project has designed a vehicle that looks like a minivan, the newspaper quoted one person as ...

Feb 13, 2015

'Revenge porn' law passed in England, Wales

A new law banning “revenge porn,”sexually explicit images shared online by a former partner without their ex’s consent, was passed in England and Wales on Thursday. The law means that people caught sharing such images on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter or ...

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Feb 10, 2015

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say digital security is beyond due for an overhaul. Their message: Neutralize attackers ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem

Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China. Anthem disclosed the attack late Wednesday, saying unknown hackers had penetrated a ...

Feb 6, 2015

I'm a technology disaster, pope confesses

Pope Francis, who has called the Internet a “gift from God,” confessed via webcam to an inquisitive girl on Thursday that he is a disaster with technology and does not know how to use a computer. Alicia, from Spain, who took part in a ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced Islamic State jihadis and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known for previous denial-of-service attacks. The website’s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard, and read ...