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For bank heist hackers, the Philippines was a handy black hole| Reuters

Mar 22, 2016 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

MANILA In February 2013, the Philippines was up against a deadline to amend its Anti-Money Laundering Act and get itself off the 'grey list' of a global watchdog, and lawmakers were bickering over whether to include casinos under the legislation. ...

Bangladesh $81mn heist: Cyber security expert goes missing after criticising bank's 'apathy'

Mar 18, 2016 at 17:44 | Source: FirstPost

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi cyber security expert has gone missing, his family said Friday, days after he said officials at the central bank bore some responsibility for an $81 million theft from its foreign exchange account.Hackers stole the money from the...

Bangladesh $81 mn heist: Banker in Philippines who transferred money feared for her life

Mar 17, 2016 at 17:19 | Source: FirstPost

Manila: A Philippine banker shifted $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's central bank into various accounts because she feared for her life, her colleague told a parliamentary investigation on Thursday.Maia Deguito, manager of the Rizal Commercial Ba...

Bangladesh to make announcement on Tuesday about central bank after major cyber heist| Reuters

Mar 15, 2016 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

DHAKA Bangladesh's Finance Ministry will make a major announcement on Tuesday about the central bank, a ministry spokesman said on Monday, after cyber criminals stole $81 million in one of the largest bank heists in history.Earlier, Finance Minister ...

'Race' movie review: This Jesse Owens biopic grips you till the finish line

Mar 11, 2016 at 12:06 | Source: FirstPost

Theres a typical narrative arc that most sports films follow: A promising but troubled young athlete meets the coach with a penchant for unconventional training methods; the coach helps the athlete realise his true potential and achieve greatness, th...

Twitter taking down our accounts in fight against IS: Hacker with Anonymous group

Mar 07, 2016 at 18:20 | Source: FirstPost

New York: As the micro-blogging website prepares to tackle terror-related tweets, online activists now claim that in the bid to stop Islamic State (IS) from using its platform to spread its hate agenda and recruit new members, Twitter has been shutti...

ISIS-affiliated hackers take down the wrong Google

Mar 03, 2016 at 17:52 | Source: FirstPost

London: Hackers affiliated to ISIS terrorgroup who promised to take down International search enginegiant Google haveinstead targeted a small India tech firm,according to a media report.Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), a hacking group affiliated toISIS, h...

Pentagon invites American hackers to attack its websites, promises cash prizes

Mar 02, 2016 at 22:42 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Ever wanted to hack Uncle Sam?Provided you are American and can pass a background check, you can go right ahead, the Pentagon said Wednesday.The US Department of Defense is inviting vetted hackers to test its cybersecurity under a pilot p...

#Raisina Files on encryption: For a moment, let's reimagine the Nanavati case in the time of an iPhone

Feb 29, 2016 at 07:43 | Source: FirstPost

By Arun Mohan SukumarAny country that aspires to be a cyber power must concern itself with two questions: First, does it secure the data of its systems, networks and users, and second, whether law enforcement agencies can effectively retrieve such da...

IS leader linked to Paris attacks 'mastermind' among 10 killed in Syria: Pentagon

Dec 29, 2015 at 22:05 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: An Islamic State leader with "direct" ties to the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks was among 10 senior figures in the group killed in Syria and Iraq this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday.Baghdad-based US military spokesma...

KaloBios fires Shkreli as CEO| Reuters

Dec 22, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

Drugmaker KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc (KBIO.O) said it fired Martin Shkreli as chief executive on Dec. 17, the day he was arrested on charges of a securities fraud.Shkreli, who has become the poster child for the issue of soaring prices for prescrip...

With an eye on Russia, Estonia seeks security in cloud computing

Dec 07, 2015 at 11:59 | Source: FirstPost

Concerned about its assertive neighbor Russia, Estonia plans to upload much of its government data to computing clouds to guard against security threats, enabling the Baltic state to be run from abroad if necessary.Estonia is one of the world's most ...

China behind 'massive' cyber-attack on Australian government: ABC

Dec 02, 2015 at 14:17 | Source: FirstPost

A major cyber-attack against Australia's Bureau of Meteorology that may have compromised potentially sensitive national security information is being blamed on China, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday.The Bureau of M...

Dell acknowledges security hole in new laptops

Nov 24, 2015 at 10:14 | Source: FirstPost

Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users private data.A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can ...

Dell acknowledges security hole in new laptops| Reuters

Nov 24, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users private data.A pre-installed programme on some newly purchased Dell laptops that ca...

Islamic State makes Telegram messaging app a major marketing tool| Reuters

Nov 19, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

The mobile messaging service Telegram, created by the exiled founder of Russias most popular social network site, has emerged as an important new promotional and recruitment platform for Islamic State.The service, set up two years ago, has caught on ...

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace | Reuters

Nov 18, 2015 at 07:16 | Source: FirstPost

SAN FRANCISCO Islamic State sympathizers using social media to spread propaganda and recruit fighters are now drawing an increasing amount of return fire from activists who have been knocking some sites offline and infiltrating others.The loose hacki...

Britain to build cyber attack forces to tackle IS, hackers| Reuters

Nov 18, 2015 at 02:16 | Source: FirstPost

CHELTENHAM, England British spies are building elite cyber offensive forces to strike at Islamic State fighters, hackers and hostile powers, finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday after warning militants wanted to launch deadly digital attac...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards target popular messaging app in widening crackdown| Reuters

Nov 15, 2015 at 19:16 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI Iranian authorities have arrested administrators of more than 20 groups on the messaging app Telegram for spreading "immoral content", semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, the latest detentions in a clampdown on freedom ...

Vodafone says hackers broke into nearly 2,000 customer accounts

Oct 31, 2015 at 18:53 | Source: FirstPost

Vodafone UK said hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecoms company this month. The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims' bank sort codes and the last four nu...

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