eBay criticized for weak response to huge data loss

May 23, 2014

eBay criticized for weak response to huge data loss

EBay Inc. came under pressure Thursday over a massive hacking of customer names, addresses and passwords as three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce company’s security practices. Connecticut, Florida and Illinois said they are jointly investigating the matter. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ...

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

| May 21, 2014

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

In choosing to escalate a cyberespionage dispute with China, the United States has laid bare its frustrations after years of hoping the Asian power would accept a U.S.-led international order. President Barack Obama and his predecessors have long recited a mantra that the United ...

Suspect flip-flops on email threats

May 20, 2014

Suspect flip-flops on email threats

by Tomohiro Osaki

A computer expert on trial for sending violent threats from other people’s hacked computers has admitted he’s guilty, calling himself “a psychopath” in a surprise confession, his lawyer says, potentially ending a case that had earlier seen police arrest the wrong suspects.

China slams U.S. charges over hacking, data theft

May 20, 2014

China slams U.S. charges over hacking, data theft

The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyberespionage. China immediately denied the charges, saying in a ...

May 19, 2014

100 arrested in global raids against 'BlackShades' hackers

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against a notorious malware being sold complete with “ransom notes” to extort money after taking control of computers. “During the course of a worldwide investigation, creators, sellers and users of BlackShades malware were targeted by ...

Japan, EU to hold cyberspace talks

May 3, 2014

Japan, EU to hold cyberspace talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders will agree at a summit in Brussels on May 7 to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity, according to a draft of a statement that is expected to be issued after the meeting. With China as ...

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

Apr 29, 2014

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

The U.S. and U.K. governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks. The Internet Explorer bug, disclosed over the weekend, is the first ...

Apr 28, 2014

Microsoft grapples with IE glitch

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The U.S. software giant said the coding problem affected versions 6 through 11 of its browser, noting it was aware ...