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 ...

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

/ Dec 14, 2016

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

“Revenge porn” — the posting of explicit pictures of another person without consent — affects 1 in 25 Americans, according to a new study. Perpetrators include jilted lovers looking for payback and hackers releasing intimate images of celebrities. The issue gained public attention in ...

Oct 4, 2016

Fukuhara a target of cyber hackers

Women’s table tennis team bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara is among the three Japanese athletes who were targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents, a cyber hacker group said Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency admitted the same day the hacking organization calling itself ...

/ Sep 28, 2016

U.S. hacker guilty of stealing nude celebrity photos

A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of “unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.” Prosecutors ...

U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Sep 24, 2016

U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Scotland Yard were investigating Saturday after reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain’s Prince William, and someone was trying to sell them. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from ...

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, ...