Mar 16, 2017

Cascading effect: One attack led to another at Yahoo

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Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn’t crack Yahoo security all at once. Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo’s network over the space of months — maybe years. That allowed them to forge ...

Mar 16, 2017

North Korean hacking group likely behind recent attacks on banks

A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp. said on Wednesday. Symantec said in a blog post that researchers ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

U.K. political parties warned of Russian hacking threat: report

A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyberattacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year’s U.S. presidential election. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spying agency, said it had written to ...

Mar 6, 2017

Tokyo police to create dedicated unit targeting cyberattacks

The Metropolitan Police Department will establish a new division April 1 dedicated to fending off cyberattacks, authorities decided Monday. The cyberattack response center, to be set up within the MPD’s Public Security Bureau, will be staffed with some 100 officers. Tokyo will be the ...

Mar 6, 2017

Energy sector network, controls highly vulnerable to cyberattacks

Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston features one ...

Feb 26, 2017

'White hat' hackers see rising demand for protection in corporate Japan

“White hat” hackers who spot security vulnerabilities may be one of the most sought-after professions today as Japan’s tech firms struggle to cope with the rising threat of cyberattacks. White hats are tasked with guarding computer networks against “black hats,” the malicious hackers who ...

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

/ Feb 19, 2017

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are “unacceptable,” France’s foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyberoffensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service chief of staff, ...