Mar 6, 2017

Tokyo police to create dedicated unit targeting cyberattacks

The Metropolitan Police Department will establish a new division April 1 dedicated to fending off cyberattacks, authorities decided Monday. The cyberattack response center, to be set up within the MPD’s Public Security Bureau, will be staffed with some 100 officers. Tokyo will be the ...

Mar 6, 2017

Energy sector network, controls highly vulnerable to cyberattacks

Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston features one ...

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

/ Mar 4, 2017

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business from his private AOL account that was hacked last year. Revelations that Pence used the account to discuss homeland security and other ...

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

/ Feb 19, 2017

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called My Friend Cayla that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device.” Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency, which enforces bans on surveillance ...

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

/ Jan 26, 2017

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

With cyberattacks proliferating worldwide, a Japanese contest for “white hat” hackers supported by organizations including the communications ministry and National Police Agency is gearing up for the final round this weekend. The Security Contest, dubbed Seccon, provides an opportunity for those aspiring to become ...