Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Jun 12, 2015

Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Hackers stole personnel data and identity numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying the cybertheft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor ...

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

Jun 10, 2015

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

A South Korean couple’s special day has become an unexpected symbol of the country’s MERS health scare, after a joke wedding photo with their guests wearing surgical face masks went viral. The picture that flooded South Korean social networking sites showed the young couple ...

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

Jun 9, 2015

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

In a nondescript office in central London, researcher Melanie Smith stares at her laptop, scrolling down the Twitter feed of a 17-year-old British girl who ran away to join Islamic State militants. “What we’re looking at here is when she announced her husband’s death,” ...

Jun 9, 2015

China bans 'Attack on Titan,' other popular Japanese anime from Web

China has blacklisted 38 Japanese cartoons, including the megahit “Attack on Titan,” from appearing online, according to state media. Amid a broadening crackdown on the country’s Internet content, 29 Chinese websites have received warnings or fines for carrying shows that “encourage juvenile delinquency, glorify ...

Giant hack may be first step in pursuit of bigger U.S. secrets

| Jun 6, 2015

Giant hack may be first step in pursuit of bigger U.S. secrets

The U.S. government is worried that suspected China-based hackers who raided more than 4 million federal employment files will use the data to break in to highly secure computers and plunder secrets about the U.S. military, economic strategy or foreign relations. Federal officials said ...

Jun 6, 2015

A look at some of the hacking accusations against China

AP — U.S. accusations of hacking by China and Beijing’s denial of such activity have strained U.S.-Chinese relations. China has consistently denied cyberspying activities and says it too has been victimized by cyberattacks. A look at some of the American accusations against China-based hackers: ...

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Jun 6, 2015

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyberattacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of ...

Jun 3, 2015

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end pro-Putin propaganda campaign

A Russian journalist who says she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” freelancer Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, said Tuesday. ...

WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for TPP document

Jun 3, 2015

WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for TPP document

Self-styled whistleblower website WikiLeaks is offering $100,000 for copies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership draft, which some see as a central plank of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic pivot to Asia. WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the TPP negotiating text before, but on Tuesday began ...

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

Jun 2, 2015

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

After a selection of tunes, the presenter with an American accent offers “a glimpse at our main headlines.” Islamic State militants have just seized three Iraqi cities. A bomb blows up a factory, killing everyone inside. Militants destroy four enemy Hummers and an armored ...