Dec 7, 2016

U.S. lawmaker: Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking

The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack ...

Nov 30, 2016

Nikkei newspaper employee arrested over hacking of model's email

An employee of Japanese news organization Nikkei Inc. was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally accessing the email accounts of a popular Japanese model, a former idol group member and two others. Jun Terai, a 29-year-old staffer in the newspaper’s digital division, is suspected ...

Nov 23, 2016

Philippines charges bankers for ignoring cyberheist

The Philippines has filed charges against five officials of RCBC bank and a former treasurer who “wilfully ignored” suspicious activity that led to tens of millions of dollars vanishing after a heist on Bangladesh’s central bank. Unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion ...

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Nov 22, 2016

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Thailand’s military government, which has cracked down on online dissent since seizing power in 2014, is pushing ahead with cybersecurity bills that rights groups say could mean more extensive online monitoring, raising concerns over privacy protection. Amendments to Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crime Act to ...

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

Nov 17, 2016

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not announced a point person dedicated to cybersecurity policy or staffing in his administration, an omission that could make the United States more vulnerable to threats and worsen a government cybertalent shortfall, current and former national security officials ...

Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

Nov 10, 2016

Keidanren suspects computers being illegally accessed from overseas

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) said Thursday that some of the computers at its secretariat have likely been compromised by irregular access. The nation’s largest business lobby has set up a special team to investigate whether the computers were infected by viruses and whether ...