Oct 11, 2014

Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, ...

Oct 8, 2014

Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow

A hacker targeted a Russian regional parliament’s website on Tuesday with a statement berating authorities in Moscow and declaring the southern Volga region’s Astrakhan province was leaving the Russian Federation. Russians largely support President Vladimir Putin’s policies and his popularity received a boost after ...

76 million households hit by JPMorgan Chase data breach

Oct 3, 2014

76 million households hit by JPMorgan Chase data breach

A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday. JPMorgan Chase said that names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were stolen from the company’s ...

Sep 25, 2014

Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards

A person’s medical information can be worth 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said ...

Sep 23, 2014

Hackers access Justice Ministry data on bullying

The Justice Ministry has revealed one of its computer networks was hacked and that some information may have been stolen. The ministry is assessing the extent of the damage, officials said Monday, adding that data on school bullying, abuse and other human rights violations ...

Sep 18, 2014

China hacked military contractor networks, airline computers, Senate probe concludes

China’s military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline’s computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday. A yearlong investigation announced ...

Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Sep 13, 2014

Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay, a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister ...

Sep 5, 2014

Online 'safe harbor' for nude photos defines Internet

Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but prescreening more content might also mute ...