U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Oct 25, 2016

U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority, developing layers of protection that can secure a vehicle throughout its life, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The cybersecurity guidelines issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Oct 23, 2016

Internet attackers now have secret weapon in household devices

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. The hacker group ...

Oct 22, 2016

Cyberattack targets PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers ...

Oct 21, 2016

U.S. spy worker stole an 'astonishing quantity' of data, prosecutors say

US prosecutors on Thursday said they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing an “astonishing quantity” of classified information. Harold Martin III was arrested August 27 in Maryland and poses a “grave danger” to ...

Hacking the U.S. election: questions and answers

Oct 8, 2016

Hacking the U.S. election: questions and answers

The U.S. government’s accusation that Russian government-directed hacking aimed to disrupt the November election comes amid fears about the security of the voting process. The attacks have included breaches of emails of political organizations, blamed on Russia, as well as probes of state voter ...

U.S. accuses Russia of political hacking, war crimes in Syria

Oct 8, 2016

U.S. accuses Russia of political hacking, war crimes in Syria

The U.S. bluntly accused Russia on Friday of hacking American political sites and email accounts in an effort to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. In a one-two punch, the United States also directly accused Russia of war crimes in Syria. Moscow dismissed the ...

Oct 1, 2016

Firm linked to 2014 hacks hired to help U.S. vet secret clearances

A U.S. government bureau set up to conduct investigations for secret and top-secret security clearances has turned for help to a company whose login credentials were used in hacking attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. ...