U.S. government struggling to keep pace with cyberattacks

World Nov 10, 2014

U.S. government struggling to keep pace with cyberattacks

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security identification numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. Workers scattered across more than a dozen ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 22, 2014

JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign

Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email phishing campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing passwords from other institutions. The campaign, dubbed "Smash and Grab," was ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 20, 2014

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyberattacks: report

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyberattacks at the agency, reported on Tuesday. At least two of the attacks originated overseas, according to the report obtained ...

AP Twitter hacking shakes up stocks

Business / Tech Apr 25, 2013

AP Twitter hacking shakes up stocks

The Associated Press, one of the world's largest news agencies, said a hacking attack Tuesday caused it to send out an erroneous Twitter post that sent markets down 1 percent in a matter of seconds. The false information about explosions at the White House and ...