Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

May 13, 2017

Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware ...

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

/ Apr 24, 2017

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

Taiwan’s “digital minister,” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters ...

Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Apr 20, 2017

Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Wednesday heaped praise on late Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta for his contributions to the island, after his statue was found beheaded over the weekend. Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang told a news conference that Hatta was an internationally renowned ...