Aug 27, 2016

For China, Russia is more cyberprey than cyberpredator, firm says

While the West sees Russia as a cyberpredator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there’s been a sharp spike in attacks from China. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian industries including defense, ...

Aug 14, 2016

IOC fights cyberattacks during Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyberattacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Throughout the games, the same in London (in 2012) when you are the center of attention of the world, there are massive attempts everyday all day long to break ...

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. ...

Aug 11, 2016

Australia census to go back online after cyberattack

Australia’s prime minister says his country’s first attempt to conduct a census online will resume two days after it shut down due to system failures that left it vulnerable to cyberattack. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday blamed failures of the Australian Bureau of ...

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 ...

Famed hacker creates new ratings system for software

Aug 7, 2016

Famed hacker creates new ratings system for software

A famed hacker who nearly 20 years ago told Congress he could take down the internet in 30 minutes is now going after the software industry, whose standard practices all but guarantee that most products are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Peiter Zatko, known in the ...