On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

Nov 30, 2015

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game


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 26, 2015

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe since court ruling

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it has received 348,085 requests for select search results to be “forgotten” in Europe, with users in France and Germany leading the way. Since a European Court of Justice ruling in May 2014 recognizing the “right to be forgotten” ...

South Korean 'webtoon' craze makes global waves

Nov 25, 2015

South Korean 'webtoon' craze makes global waves

Seoul office worker Park Sun-min constantly checks his smartphone — trawling for updates on an insect apocalypse, ghost soldiers haunting the inter-Korean border, and a supermarket worker’s struggle to form a trade union. Along with millions of other South Koreans, Park is, by his ...

Nov 24, 2015

Australian Phuc Dat Bich 'honored' after name goes viral

Phuc Dat Bich, an Australian man who became an Internet sensation after complaining his Facebook page kept being shut down, says he is honored his name has made people laugh. The 23-year-old, who is of Vietnamese origin, originally posted a complaint on Facebook in ...

Nov 24, 2015

Freemason membership records spanning 190 years released online

Records of 2 million members of the secretive Freemasons have been published online, showing that its members during Britain’s imperial heyday included Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling. Membership records from 1733 to 1923 — mainly in Britain and the British Empire — ...

Nov 21, 2015

Health ministry website goes down; tweet hints at cyberattack

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s website was inaccessible late Friday, and a tweet suggested the attack was apparently posted by the international group of hackers known as Anonymous. The health ministry has since restored service and is investigating the cause. The ministry confirmed ...

Nov 18, 2015

Amazon starts music distribution service in Japan

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it has launched a music-streaming service for customers in Japan who pay membership fees for its online shopping site. In the Prime Music service, Amazon.com’s Prime customers, who pay an annual fee of ¥3,900, will have access to more than ...

Nov 11, 2015

Charges possible if Chinese hackers keep it up: U.S. official

The U.S. could consider criminal charges or sanctions against China if the U.S. determines hackers there are violating an agreement not to conduct economic cyber-espionage on American industry, a senior Justice Department official said Tuesday. The remarks by John Carlin, the Obama administration’s top ...