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 ...

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace

Nov 18, 2015

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace

Islamic State sympathizers using social media to spread propaganda and recruit fighters are drawing an increasing amount of return fire from activists who have been knocking some sites offline and infiltrating others. The loose hacking collective Anonymous is the latest to draw attention to ...

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 ...

Nov 10, 2015

Coordinated European raids target Iran's 'Rocket Kitten' cyberspy group

European authorities have taken action to take down a cyberespionage campaign believed to be linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the first operation of its kind since Tehran signed a nuclear treaty, according to security researchers. The hacker group — dubbed “Rocket Kitten” by ...

Japan its own enemy in improving cybersecurity

Nov 10, 2015

Japan its own enemy in improving cybersecurity

Apart from rogue hackers, criminal organizations or even state-backed cyberwarfare units, Japan’s businesses and government agencies are facing a unique cybersecurity foe: themselves. Even with the frequency and severity of cyberattacks increasing rapidly worldwide, efforts by the world’s third-largest economy to improve its data ...

Oct 31, 2015

Hacker group Anonymous plans to 'unhood' up to 1,000 KKK members

Hacker group Anonymous is planning to reveal the identities of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members, the latest twist in an ongoing cyberwar on the white supremacist group. In Twitter messages and a YouTube video, the “hacktivist” collective said it has obtained the ...