Sep 1, 2015

Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants: report

Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International. ...

Aug 31, 2015

U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cybertheft: report

The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether ...

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

Aug 29, 2015

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

The owner of the adultery website Ashley Madison was already struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails that were released by hackers as part of ...

Aug 26, 2015

U.S. users sue Ashley Madison cheating website

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences. The lawsuits were filed between last month ...

Aug 24, 2015

Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. “Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the ...

Culture change needed at pension body after massive data hack

Aug 21, 2015

Culture change needed at pension body after massive data hack

The report on the data leaks at the Japan Pension Service (JPS), released Thursday by its internal body, has revealed that a culture where no one takes responsibility existed in the Social Insurance Agency, the JPS’s predecessor, and continued at the refurbished entity. Prime ...

Breach of U.S.  taxpayer files three times more than first reported

Aug 18, 2015

Breach of U.S. taxpayer files three times more than first reported

U.S. authorities said Monday a breach of taxpayer records was more extensive than originally estimated, and that some 300,000 accounts appear now to have been affected. The Internal Revenue Service said it identified some 220,000 taxpayers whose tax records could have been stolen through ...

Kerry accuses China, Russia of reading his emails

Aug 12, 2015

Kerry accuses China, Russia of reading his emails

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused China and Russia of “very likely” reading his emails Tuesday, adding that the U.S. has and will continue to discuss cyberattacks with China. “The answer is it is very likely. It is not … outside the realm ...