Dec 29, 2015

Adobe updates flash amid exploit fears

U.S. software maker Adobe on Monday released security updates for its Flash video player amid ongoing concerns about security holes that could let hackers in. Adobe said it was aware of a report of “limited, targeted attacks” against unprotected versions of the software. “These ...

Dec 29, 2015

Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet, says researcher

An independent computer security researcher uncovered a database of information on 191 million voters that is exposed on the open Internet due to an incorrectly configured database, he said on Monday. The database includes names, addresses, birth dates, party affiliations, phone numbers and emails ...

Dec 18, 2015

ID theft security firm LifeLock fined $100 million for lapses

A company that sells identity theft protection services agreed Thursday to pay a fine of $100 million for failing to protect consumer data in the largest settlement on record, officials said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its settlement with LifeLock came after the ...

Dec 8, 2015

EU lawmakers, nations agree on bloc's first cybersecurity law

EU lawmakers and member states struck a deal on the bloc’s first cybersecurity law on Monday that will require Internet firms such as Google and Amazon to report serious breaches or face sanctions. The deal, following five hours of negotiations between the European Parliament ...

Dec 2, 2015

China behind 'massive' cyberattack on Australian government: ABC

A major cyberattack against Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology that may have compromised potentially sensitive national security information is being blamed on China, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday. The Bureau of Meteorology owns one of Australia’s largest supercomputers and the attack, which ...

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

Nov 30, 2015

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

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Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere. Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including ...

Nov 29, 2015

Anonymous hacker group targets Iceland sites in whaling protest

Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation. The sites, which included the prime minister’s official website and that of the environment and interior ministries, ...