Feb 26, 2017

'White hat' hackers see rising demand for protection in corporate Japan

“White hat” hackers who spot security vulnerabilities may be one of the most sought-after professions today as Japan’s tech firms struggle to cope with the rising threat of cyberattacks. White hats are tasked with guarding computer networks against “black hats,” the malicious hackers who ...

Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Feb 21, 2017

Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles ...

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

Dec 14, 2016

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

“Revenge porn” — the posting of explicit pictures of another person without consent — affects 1 in 25 Americans, according to a new study. Perpetrators include jilted lovers looking for payback and hackers releasing intimate images of celebrities. The issue gained public attention in ...

Oct 4, 2016

Fukuhara a target of cyber hackers

Women’s table tennis team bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara is among the three Japanese athletes who were targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents, a cyber hacker group said Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency admitted the same day the hacking organization calling itself ...

Sep 28, 2016

U.S. hacker guilty of stealing nude celebrity photos

A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of “unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.” Prosecutors ...

U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Sep 24, 2016

U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Scotland Yard were investigating Saturday after reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain’s Prince William, and someone was trying to sell them. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from ...

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Aug 27, 2016

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Apple on Friday urged iPhone owners to install a security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by malware dealers. Researchers at the Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they had uncovered ...

Aug 27, 2016

For China, Russia is more cyberprey than cyberpredator, firm says

While the West sees Russia as a cyberpredator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there’s been a sharp spike in attacks from China. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian industries including defense, ...