Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced Islamic State jihadis and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known for previous denial-of-service attacks. The website’s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard, and read ...

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

by Sayuri Daimon

The government will host a cybersecurity conference jointly with the World Economic Forum in Okinawa in November, Japanese officials announced at this year’s annual economic conference in Switzerland. The two-day WEF cyberconference, scheduled to start on Nov. 7, will bring together some 250 experts, ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

U.S. started penetrating North Korea's computer network in 2010: report

Jan 19, 2015

U.S. started penetrating North Korea's computer network in 2010: report

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, an effort that ultimately helped provide evidence to persuade the Obama administration that Pyongyang was behind the November cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the New York Times reported Sunday. ...

Jan 17, 2015

Asahi Shimbun investigating potential cyberattack

Major newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said the discovery of 17 virus-infected computers indicates it has been the target of a cyberattack. On the night of Jan. 9, the 17 PCs were found to be transmitting data, including email, based on commands from an ...

Jan 17, 2015

Twitter hackers announce 'World War III' on news sites

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China. One tweet posted under the UPI account quoted Pope Francis as saying, “World War ...

| Jan 14, 2015

In Twitter hack, Pentagon sees perils of social media

If so-called cyberjihadis want to launch another social media attack on America’s military, they will have plenty of targets: the U.S. Army alone lists more than 2,000 links to feeds on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other accounts. In the wake of Monday’s breach of ...

Jan 8, 2015

FBI director confident North Korea was behind cyberattack

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration’s effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea’s government was responsible for the brazen hacking. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber ...