Cheats get cheated as pro-adultery website Ashley Madison is hacked

Jul 21, 2015

Cheats get cheated as pro-adultery website Ashley Madison is hacked

Millions of people who used an adultery facilitation website faced exposure Monday after a breach by hackers seeking to shut it down. Attackers said they had seized extensive data identifying users of the Ashley Madison site and would release it unless the Canadian company ...

Jul 17, 2015

United pays miles to hackers who spotted IT-system flaws

Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles each on United Airlines for finding security holes in the airline’s computer systems. The awards were made under a security program that United started in May. Technology companies have offered so-called bug bounties, but they are ...

Jul 16, 2015

U.S. shuts down top English-language malware marketplace

Investigators have shut down what they call the world’s largest-known English-language malware forum, an online marketplace called Darkode where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the personal data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, including people seeking sensitive security clearances. The White House said Katherine Archuleta stepped ...

Jul 8, 2015

Chinese parliament publishes draft cybersecurity law

China’s rubber-stamp parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing’s control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country. The document, dated Monday but picked up by state media Wednesday, strengthens user ...

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

Jul 4, 2015

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s ...

U.S. names China as prime suspect in government hacking: WSJ

Jun 26, 2015

U.S. names China as prime suspect in government hacking: WSJ

America’s intelligence chief said on Thursday that China was the top suspect in a hack of a U.S. agency that compromised the personnel records of millions of Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The comments from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James ...