Ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal acknowledges she was fired

Feb 13, 2015

Ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal acknowledges she was fired

In her first interview since her exit as co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal opened up about her departure and acknowledged it wasn’t voluntary. Speaking to journalist Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference Wednesday night in San Francisco, Pascal joked: “All ...

Obama urges Xi to help end conflicts over cybersecurity

Feb 11, 2015

Obama urges Xi to help end conflicts over cybersecurity

President Barack Obama in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for “swift work” to narrow the countries’ differences over cybersecurity issues, the White House said. The world’s two biggest economies have been trying to ease tensions amid mutual accusations ...

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Feb 10, 2015

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say digital security is beyond due for an overhaul. Their message: Neutralize attackers ...

Feb 10, 2015

Your TV may be eavesdropping on you, Samsung warns

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung’s smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company’s Internet connected TVs can capture and transmit nearby conversations. The potential for TVs to eavesdrop is revealed in Samsung’s smart-TV ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem

Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China. Anthem disclosed the attack late Wednesday, saying unknown hackers had penetrated a ...

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Feb 6, 2015

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea’s dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures. One of the most powerful women executives in Hollywood, ...

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced Islamic State jihadis and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known for previous denial-of-service attacks. The website’s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard, and read ...

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

by Sayuri Daimon

The government will host a cybersecurity conference jointly with the World Economic Forum in Okinawa in November, Japanese officials announced at this year’s annual economic conference in Switzerland. The two-day WEF cyberconference, scheduled to start on Nov. 7, will bring together some 250 experts, ...