Feb 15, 2015

Over 100 banks hit by sophisticated cyberattack: report

A sophisticated global cyberattack struck more than 100 banks in 30 countries stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, The New York Times reported Saturday. Citing a soon to be released report from computer security company Kaspersky Lab, the newspaper said the attack involved malicious ...

Hackers can get into most 'connected cars'

Feb 14, 2015

Hackers can get into most 'connected cars'

by Rob Lever

Virtually all “connected cars” on the road are vulnerable to hackers who could steal data or gain control of the vehicle, a report from a U.S. senator said Feb. 9. The report prepared by the staff of Senator Ed Markey said the wireless connectivity ...

Visa to fight fraud with apps

Feb 14, 2015

Visa to fight fraud with apps

The days of calling your bank to tell them that yes, you really are in Thailand and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs may be coming to an end. The payment-processing company Visa will roll out a ...

Feb 13, 2015

Obama to encourage companies to share cyberthreat data

President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other, a response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. The order sets the stage for ...

Ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal acknowledges she was fired

Feb 13, 2015

Ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal acknowledges she was fired

In her first interview since her exit as co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal opened up about her departure and acknowledged it wasn’t voluntary. Speaking to journalist Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference Wednesday night in San Francisco, Pascal joked: “All ...

Obama urges Xi to help end conflicts over cybersecurity

Feb 11, 2015

Obama urges Xi to help end conflicts over cybersecurity

President Barack Obama in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for “swift work” to narrow the countries’ differences over cybersecurity issues, the White House said. The world’s two biggest economies have been trying to ease tensions amid mutual accusations ...

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Feb 10, 2015

Let hackers in — experts say traps might be better than walls

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say digital security is beyond due for an overhaul. Their message: Neutralize attackers ...

Feb 10, 2015

Your TV may be eavesdropping on you, Samsung warns

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung’s smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company’s Internet connected TVs can capture and transmit nearby conversations. The potential for TVs to eavesdrop is revealed in Samsung’s smart-TV ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem

Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China. Anthem disclosed the attack late Wednesday, saying unknown hackers had penetrated a ...