World Sep 17, 2019

Personal data leaked for almost entire population of Ecuador

The personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador has been leaked online, security experts said Monday, in a massive breach the government called a "very delicate" issue. An estimated 17 million people, including almost 7 million minors and children, had their data exposed ...

World / Crime & Legal Sep 4, 2019

Researchers warn of 'phishing' texts attacking smartphones

Cybersecurity researchers warned Wednesday of malicious software in text messages pretending to be from telecom carriers, opening a door for hackers to attack Android smartphones. A report released by Check Point described a "new class of phishing attacks" that, when successful, can let hackers steal ...

Twitter CEO account hacked and racist tweets posted

Business / Tech Aug 31, 2019

Twitter CEO account hacked and racist tweets posted

Twitter said Friday the account of Chief Executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 4 p.m. EST on the @jack account of the ...

'Amateur' Capital One hack stuns financial security community

Business / Tech Jul 31, 2019

'Amateur' Capital One hack stuns financial security community

The massive data breach at Capital One appeared to be an unsophisticated attack from a single hacker, raising questions about the security of the financial system and insider threats to cloud computing. The motive behind the breach and extent of its impact remained unclear Tuesday, ...

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Business Jul 26, 2019

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Yamato Transport Co. said Thursday that security breaches have compromised the personal information of members of its online service, such as their names, addresses and credit card information. About 30,000 unauthorized login attempts in total were made on its Kuroneko Members online membership service between ...