Satellite telecoms can be hacked: researchers

Apr 18, 2014

Satellite telecoms can be hacked: researchers

Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday. A paper released by the security firm IOActive found “multiple high-risk vulnerabilities” in all the satellite systems studied. ...

Apr 14, 2014

German space research center hit by cyber-espionage

The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months. The research center on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyberdefense center to investigate the attack. A ...

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Apr 11, 2014

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet servers. The widespread bug surfaced late on Monday, when it was disclosed that ...

Apr 9, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug undoes Web encryption, exposes private data

A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of ...

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Mar 29, 2014

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information. Major data breaches at Target and other retailers have made data security a boardroom issue ...

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. urges restraint in cyberspace

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, pushing for openness ahead of a trip to China, said Friday in an unusual live broadcast from a secretive base that the Pentagon would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace and urged other nations to do so as ...

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

Mar 23, 2014

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency ...

Mar 19, 2014

JR East hit by wave of Suica account hacking

East Japan Railway Co. has suspended a credit-swapping service for its Suica electronic fare card users after detecting a wave of unauthorized log-in attempts on its website. JR East said Tuesday it found signs of unauthorized access to its Suica Point Club website at ...

Mar 10, 2014

Suspected Russian spyware targets Europe, United States

A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyberespionage programs uncovered to date. Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers say they believe the malware, widely known ...

| Mar 6, 2014

DDoS cyberattacks grow bigger, smarter, more damaging

by Peter Apps

Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyberattacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nations looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teen hackers ...

Bankrupt Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint

Mar 3, 2014

Bankrupt Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint

The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint. In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchange’s website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted ...