In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

| Sep 25, 2016

In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that is aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich. Yahoo says ...

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Sep 24, 2016

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it learned about a cyberattack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. ...

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Sep 23, 2016

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The startling breach, disclosed Thursday, is believed to be the largest to hit ...

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

Sep 17, 2016

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads. Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it ...

Sep 15, 2016

WADA reveals hackers strike again

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week. WADA said in a statement the hackers released data of 25 athletes from the ...

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 ...

CIA chief Brennan warns Russian hackers are very capable

Sep 12, 2016

CIA chief Brennan warns Russian hackers are very capable

CIA Director John Brennan warned on Sunday that Russia has “exceptionally capable and sophisticated” computer capabilities and that the U.S. must be on guard. When asked in a television interview whether Russia is trying to manipulate the American presidential election, Brennan didn’t say. But ...