May 13, 2017

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomeware

A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware — for now — that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally, they said Saturday. The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said the discovery was accidental, but ...

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 attachments ...

Feb 26, 2017

'White hat' hackers see rising demand for protection in corporate Japan

"White hat" hackers who spot security vulnerabilities may be one of the most sought-after professions today as Japan's tech firms struggle to cope with the rising threat of cyberattacks. White hats are tasked with guarding computer networks against "black hats," the malicious hackers who infiltrate ...

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

/ Dec 14, 2016

'Revenge porn' affects millions, U.S. study shows

"Revenge porn" — the posting of explicit pictures of another person without consent — affects 1 in 25 Americans, according to a new study. Perpetrators include jilted lovers looking for payback and hackers releasing intimate images of celebrities. The issue gained public attention in 2014 when ...

Oct 4, 2016

Fukuhara a target of cyber hackers

Women's table tennis team bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara is among the three Japanese athletes who were targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents, a cyber hacker group said Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency admitted the same day the hacking organization calling itself "Fancy ...

/ Sep 28, 2016

U.S. hacker guilty of stealing nude celebrity photos

A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of "unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information." Prosecutors agreed to ...