Jan 17, 2015

Asahi Shimbun investigating potential cyberattack

Major newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said the discovery of 17 virus-infected computers indicates it has been the target of a cyberattack. On the night of Jan. 9, the 17 PCs were found to be transmitting data, including email, based on commands from an ...

Jan 17, 2015

Twitter hackers announce 'World War III' on news sites

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China. One tweet posted under the UPI account quoted Pope Francis as saying, “World War ...

Jan 16, 2015

Needles, toothpicks found in food packages; YouTube teen sought

The Metropolitan Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old boy seen in YouTube videos shoplifting and poking toothpicks into food packages at supermarkets and convenience stores. Needles have also been found in food. Police said Thursday the unemployed Tokyo resident is ...

Jan 16, 2015

Impact of social media on stress is complicated, study says

Using digital technologies doesn’t directly cause stress, but social media can increase awareness of problems facing friends and family, and this stress is “contagious,” researchers said on Thursday. A report by the Pew Research Center and Rutgers University researchers concluded that the stress facing ...

Jan 15, 2015

Facebook founder in Colombia to promote affordable Internet

Improved Internet access can be a force for peace, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday during a trip to Colombia to promote his project to boost Web availability for the two-thirds of the world not yet connected. The project, dubbed “internet.org” and launched with ...

| Jan 14, 2015

In Twitter hack, Pentagon sees perils of social media

If so-called cyberjihadis want to launch another social media attack on America’s military, they will have plenty of targets: the U.S. Army alone lists more than 2,000 links to feeds on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other accounts. In the wake of Monday’s breach of ...