Tag - hacking



FBI Director Christopher Wray
Apr 19, 2024
FBI says Chinese hackers preparing to attack U.S. infrastructure
An ongoing Chinese hacking campaign known as Volt Typhoon has hit American companies, the FBI's director said.
A recent near-hacking incident underscores the critical role of open-source software in the digital economy and the vulnerabilities inherent in its decentralized development process.
Apr 9, 2024
The world narrowly escapes a supply chain doomsday scenario
A software engineer last month stumbled on what some say would have been the most widespread and effective backdoor ever planted in any software product.
A worker inadvertently discovered that the latest version of the open source software program XZ Utils had been deliberately sabotaged by one of its developers, a move that could have carved out a secret door to millions of servers across the internet.
Apr 6, 2024
Why a near-miss cyberattack put U.S. officials and the tech industry on edge
Security experts say it’s only because a change was accidentally spotted that the world was spared a digital security crisis.
Both the U.S. and U.K. have announced sanctions against Chinese nationals for cybercrimes.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
U.S. and U.K. accuse China of broad cyberattacks and voter data theft
The revelations add to a growing list of cybersecurity breaches that the U.S. and its allies say are backed by the Chinese government.
Hackers linked to North Korea, among the most sophisticated in the business, are showing no signs of letting up in targeting the cryptosphere.
Mar 23, 2024
North Korean hackers stalk crypto startups scrimping on security
Startups strapped for cash after a prolonged funding drought have cut security spending even as soaring digital-asset prices tempt hackers.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivers remarks during the Third Summit for Democracy in Seoul on Monday.
Mar 18, 2024
South Korea-hosted summit warns of AI risks to democracy
South Korea is hosting the Summit for Democracy conference, an initiative aimed at discussing ways to stop the erosion of rights and freedoms.
Google's cybersecurity center in Tokyo will focus on enhancing cybersecurity policy discussions, spearheading educational initiatives, developing resources and supporting research with Japanese institutions.
Mar 7, 2024
Google opens Asia-Pacific cybersecurity research center in Tokyo
The center's launch comes as Japan endeavors to ramp up its online security systems following major cyberattacks.
Takeshi Idezawa, president of LY (right), receives administrative guidance from a communications ministry official at the ministry on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 5, 2024
Ministry urges Line app operator to boost data protection after breach
The communications ministry cited the app provider's reliance on a South Korean firm for operations and lack of countermeasures against cyberattacks.
Seoul says that North Korean hackers have broken into South Korea manufacturers of chipmaking equipment.
Mar 4, 2024
North Korea broke into South Korean chip firms, Seoul's spy agency says
The hackers reportedly employed techniques that minimize malicious codes and use existing tools within the servers, making them difficult to detect.
The trove of leaked documents show that I-Soon, a private security company competing for Chinese government contracts, had successfully hacked into government offices in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea, among others.
Feb 22, 2024
Leak shows China firm hacked foreign governments, activists
The leaked data posted anonymously last week on online software repository GitHub "reveals the maturing nature of China's cyber espionage ecosystem."
Since 2006, North Korea has been subject to sanctions, which the U.N. Security Council has repeatedly strengthened to try and cut off funding for its weapons of mass destruction development.
Feb 8, 2024
U.N. experts investigate cyberattacks worth $3 billion by North Korea
Monitors wrote that the funds reportedly help the country's development of weapons of mass destruction.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday
Feb 5, 2024
Classified Japanese diplomatic info leaked after Chinese cyberattacks
Japan has lagged behind other developed countries in the development of its cybersecurity defenses.
A Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has alarmed intelligence officials, who say it is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
What is Volt Typhoon, the alleged China-backed hacking group?
Intelligence officials say the group is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has increasingly focused on hacking from China, Russia and elsewhere.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
U.S. disabled Chinese hackers targeting infrastructure: sources
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has increasingly focused on hacking from China, Russia and elsewhere.
The drop in funds stolen by North Korean hackers mirrors a larger trend in the cryptocurrency security landscape: an overall decline in hacks of the once-lucrative decentralized finance, or DeFi, protocols.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2024
North Korean hackers targeting crypto more but stealing less: report
The drop in funds stolen by North Korean hackers mirrors a larger trend in the cryptocurrency security landscape.
Microsoft said a Russian-linked hacking group attacked its corporate systems, but said the group doesn’t appear to have accessed customers’ systems or Microsoft servers that run outward-facing products.
Jan 20, 2024
Microsoft says Russia-linked group hacked employee emails
The company said it’s acting immediately to fix older systems, which will probably cause some disruption.
People's Liberation Army forces walk near the Sagaing Region of Myanmar on Nov. 23.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2023
China is using Myanmar civil war to destroy cyber scam networks
The ruling Communist Party is cracking down on criminal gangs that have scammed, kidnapped and tortured its citizens
The Palace of Westminster in London. Russia's intelligence service has carried out a yearslong cyberattack campaign against high-profile politicians, public service staff members, journalists and others, the British government said on Dec. 7.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
U.K. government at high risk of ‘catastrophic’ cyberattack
Departments responsible for national infrastructure across the government are running outdated systems that put them in danger of a breach.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern in Taiwan as the island sits at the center of U.S.-China tensions and has a critical presidential election in January.
Dec 12, 2023
Taiwan taps experts and U.S. to prepare banks for cyberattacks
Officials in Taipei are consulting security experts from the U.S. Treasury Department and American cybersecurity specialists to simulate attacks.
An internal network at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has been subjected to unauthorized access.
Nov 29, 2023
Japan space agency server likely hit by unauthorized access attack
Sources said the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was not aware that the breach may have occurred sometime during the summer until contacted by police.


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