Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Feb 19, 2017

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called My Friend Cayla that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device.” Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency, which enforces bans on surveillance ...

Feb 8, 2017

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

Russia’s interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk said in a statement on Wednesday that the nine people were arrested last month in Moscow, ...

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

Jan 26, 2017

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

With cyberattacks proliferating worldwide, a Japanese contest for “white hat” hackers supported by organizations including the communications ministry and National Police Agency is gearing up for the final round this weekend. The Security Contest, dubbed Seccon, provides an opportunity for those aspiring to become ...

Jan 25, 2017

Three Europeans jailed in Taiwan over ATM heist

Three eastern Europeans believed part of an international crime ring were jailed for five years in Taiwan Wednesday over a $2.6 million cyberheist that used malware to hack into a major local bank’s ATM network. The attack, the first of its kind in Taiwan, ...

Jan 18, 2017

Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks, spy agency says

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence ...