Dec 7, 2016

U.S. lawmaker: Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking

The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack ...

Dec 1, 2016

1.3 million connected devices around world infected with viruses: study

More than 1.3 million internet-connected devices around the world, including personal video recorders and security cameras, have been infected with computer viruses, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese researchers. The devices concerned, which form part of the so-called internet of ...

Nov 29, 2016

German intelligence chief warns of political cyberattacks

Germany’s foreign intelligence chief is warning of cyberattacks aimed at political destabilization as the country prepares for an election next year, and says evidence suggests Russian involvement in hacking during the U.S. campaign. Bruno Kahl, who leads the Federal Intelligence Service, told Tuesday’s edition ...

Nov 23, 2016

Philippines charges bankers for ignoring cyberheist

The Philippines has filed charges against five officials of RCBC bank and a former treasurer who “wilfully ignored” suspicious activity that led to tens of millions of dollars vanishing after a heist on Bangladesh’s central bank. Unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion ...

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Nov 22, 2016

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Thailand’s military government, which has cracked down on online dissent since seizing power in 2014, is pushing ahead with cybersecurity bills that rights groups say could mean more extensive online monitoring, raising concerns over privacy protection. Amendments to Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crime Act to ...

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

Nov 17, 2016

Trump cyber security team, policy slow to take shape: officials

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not announced a point person dedicated to cybersecurity policy or staffing in his administration, an omission that could make the United States more vulnerable to threats and worsen a government cybertalent shortfall, current and former national security officials ...