Sep 14, 2016

Hacked again, Democratic Party blames Russians

The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party. A link to the documents was posted ...

SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

Aug 31, 2016

SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its members’ banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said new ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.N. plans guidelines to combat hacking of self-driving cars: source

A U.N. working party will adopt guidelines as soon as November for preventing cyberattacks on network systems used in self-driving vehicles, a source involved in the negotiations said. The guidelines will call on automakers to introduce specific measures for alerting drivers when attacks are ...

Aug 12, 2016

U.S. knew of Russia's DNC hacking plan a year ago

U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said Thursday, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret. ...

Australia shuts down online census over cyberattacks

Aug 10, 2016

Australia shuts down online census over cyberattacks

Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census online was in disarray after cyberattacks and a hardware failure led to the website being shut down, officials said Wednesday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics shut down the site to protect data on Tuesday night shortly after ...