Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Nov 26, 2014

Hackers reportedly attack Sony Pictures, threaten to release data

Sony Pictures’ computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information from the group’s entertainment division. Sony did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. But the news site The Next Web reported that all Sony employees at ...

Oct 9, 2014

Several U.S. banks attacked by hackers who hit Chase

Several U.S. financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources said Wednesday. While the location of the hackers was not clear, the sources told AFP that numerous intrusion attempts were made at ...

Aug 20, 2014

Hackers steal encrypted passwords of MeetMe social network users

Hackers gained access to some names, emails and encrypted passwords of users of MeetMe Inc.’s social network, the company said. The attack occurred between Aug. 5-7, said Aaron Curtiss, a hired spokesman for the company based in New Hope, Pennsylvania. There was no indication ...

Aug 5, 2014

Researcher to show that passenger jets may be at risk of cyberattacks

Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems — a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cybersecurity ...

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. seeks Japan's cooperation in Mt. Gox probe

U.S. judicial authorities have sought cooperation from Japanese law enforcement in an investigation into alleged fraud at failed bitcoin exchange operator Mt. Gox, sources revealed Saturday. The approach came last spring from federal prosecutors in New York who opened a probe into allegations about ...

Apr 12, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug: How to lower the risks

The “Heartbleed” bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security ...

Apr 12, 2014

White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited 'Heartbleed' bug

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday that neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government was aware before this month of the “Heartbleed” bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely ...

Mar 12, 2014

Brokerage watchdog warns of bitcoin risks

The bitcoin digital currency can expose people to significant losses, fraud and theft, and the lure of a potential quick profit should not blind investors to its significant risks, a brokerage industry watchdog warns. In an investor alert titled “Bitcoin: More than a Bit ...