Jan 29, 2016

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli Air Force, say reports citing Snowden

The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which ...

Jan 29, 2016

Congress to probe whether NSA back door led to Juniper hacking

A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on ...

Jan 27, 2016

North Korea suspected of targeting South with cyberattacks

South Korea said on Wednesday it suspected North Korea of attempting cyberattacks against targets in the South, following a nuclear test by the North this month that defied United Nations sanctions. South Korea has been on heightened military and cyberalert since the Jan. 6 ...

Jan 9, 2016

Former Cardinals official guilty of hacking Astros

The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Chris Correa pleaded ...

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. analysts suspect Russia hackers behind Ukraine power outage

U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. “We believe that Sandworm was responsible,” iSight’s director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said. The conclusion was ...

Dec 29, 2015

Adobe updates flash amid exploit fears

U.S. software maker Adobe on Monday released security updates for its Flash video player amid ongoing concerns about security holes that could let hackers in. Adobe said it was aware of a report of “limited, targeted attacks” against unprotected versions of the software. “These ...

Dec 29, 2015

Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet, says researcher

An independent computer security researcher uncovered a database of information on 191 million voters that is exposed on the open Internet due to an incorrectly configured database, he said on Monday. The database includes names, addresses, birth dates, party affiliations, phone numbers and emails ...

Dec 18, 2015

ID theft security firm LifeLock fined $100 million for lapses

A company that sells identity theft protection services agreed Thursday to pay a fine of $100 million for failing to protect consumer data in the largest settlement on record, officials said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its settlement with LifeLock came after the ...