Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Sep 13, 2014

Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay, a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister ...

Sep 7, 2014

Fake links to nude celebrities crash New Zealand Internet

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown. It is believed a handful of computer users clicked links on Friday evening, believing they would take them to the illicit images — but instead they ...

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Sep 2, 2014

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flash point after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With U.S. President Barack Obama heading ...

Aug 25, 2014

Cyberattack shuts down Sony's online music, game network

Sony Corp. said its Sony Entertainment Network online game and music distribution service suffered a cyberattack and was rendered unavailable globally. The number of users of the service totaled more than 150 million worldwide at the end of last September. The service was hit ...

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. undercover investigators are among 25,000 exposed in data breach

A cyberattack on a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees has compromised data on at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, officials said on Friday. The breach at U.S. Investigations Services (USIS), based in Falls ...

Aug 21, 2014

FBI warns health care companies they are being targeted by hackers

The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records. “The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting ...

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyberattacks: report

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “successfully hacked” three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyberattacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday. At least two of the attacks originated overseas, according to the report ...

Aug 18, 2014

JR East shuts Suica point website after 296,000 illegal accesses

Information on 756 commuters use JR East’s Suica point-conversion website may have been compromised, East Japan Railway Co. revealed Monday. The railway, recently at the center of a growing number of big data scandals, temporarily closed the website and said no financial damage had ...

Aug 6, 2014

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion user names, passwords: report

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee ...

Aug 5, 2014

Researcher to show that passenger jets may be at risk of cyberattacks

Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems — a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cybersecurity ...

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. seeks Japan's cooperation in Mt. Gox probe

U.S. judicial authorities have sought cooperation from Japanese law enforcement in an investigation into alleged fraud at failed bitcoin exchange operator Mt. Gox, sources revealed Saturday. The approach came last spring from federal prosecutors in New York who opened a probe into allegations about ...