Aug 31, 2015

U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cybertheft: report

The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nearly 90% of people worried about cyberattacks, survey finds

A government survey published Saturday showed that nearly 90 percent of respondents are concerned about possible cyberattacks on Japanese companies and government bodies. In the poll, conducted by the Cabinet Office in July, 85.7 percent voiced such concern, while 6.8 percent did not. The ...

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

Aug 29, 2015

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

The owner of the adultery website Ashley Madison was already struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails that were released by hackers as part of ...

Aug 24, 2015

Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. “Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the ...

Kerry accuses China, Russia of reading his emails

Aug 12, 2015

Kerry accuses China, Russia of reading his emails

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused China and Russia of “very likely” reading his emails Tuesday, adding that the U.S. has and will continue to discuss cyberattacks with China. “The answer is it is very likely. It is not … outside the realm ...

Aug 11, 2015

China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010: NBC

Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report on Monday, citing a U.S. intelligence official and top secret document. The officials’ government email accounts were not vulnerable ...

Aug 2, 2015

Smart gadgets, from guns to cars to kettles, are ripe for hacking

Hackers are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief. The rapid growth in the “Internet of Things” has opened up new opportunities for cyberattacks ...