Canada National Research Council 'hacked by Chinese spies'
Jul 31, 2014 at 01:52 | Source:
A top Canadian government research organisation has been struck by Chinese hackers, the government has said. The computer infrastructure of the National Research Council was breached by a Chinese state-sponsored actor , the Canadian Treasury Board sa...
European Central Bank website hacked
Jul 24, 2014 at 16:17 | Source:
The website of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been hacked, with personal information stolen. The hacker demanded money for stolen data, which included contact information for people who had registered for events at the ECB, the central bank said...
Arrests made after eBay's Stubhub suffers cyber-thefts
Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 | Source:
The US has charged six men in connection with a scam that defrauded eBay's Stubhub of about $1m (£587,000). The charges came after more than 1,600 accounts belonging to the online ticket resale service were broken into and used to make purchase...
Cyber-theft hits eBay's Stubhub
Jul 23, 2014 at 18:57 | Source:
The online ticket resale service Stubhub has revealed that fraudsters broke into the accounts of more than 1,000 of its customers and made purchases without their permission. It is the second breach to have been disclosed by the business's paren...
Google takes on top hacker George Hotz for Project Zero
Jul 18, 2014 at 03:42 | Source:
Google has assembled a team to spot critical bugs and vulnerabilities - and taken on one of the world's most notorious hackers as an intern. George Hotz, 24, is best known for hacking Sony's PlayStation 3 and Apple's iPhone, actions th...
'Be man enough to face sexual assault charges': Aus tells Assange
Jul 17, 2014 at 16:57 | Source:
Sydney:WikiLeaks founder JulianAssangeon Thursday reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.The Australian, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in Lon...
Chinese hackers 'broke into US personnel network'
Jul 10, 2014 at 20:57 | Source:
Chinese hackers broke into a US government network in an attempt to gain personal information on thousands of employees, US media report. First reported by the New York Times, the hackers in March allegedly targeted those applying for high-level secu...
Jul 07, 2014 at 17:42 | Source:
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Mobiles are set to be the future of banking, given our busy lives and increasing dependence on technology. India has around 900 million mobile phone subscribers, a rise of over 50 per cent from 2009-10. Further, the availability of Internet-enabled ...
Nest reveals tie-ups with Jawbone, Mercedes and others
Jun 26, 2014 at 03:52 | Source:
Google's Nest division is to allow its smart thermostats and smoke alarms to communicate with third party products. Initial tie-ups include letting Mercedes cars and Jawbone Up wristbands turn the heating on, and allowing Lifx's wi-fi conne...
Inside the toxic world of online fraudsters
Jun 25, 2014 at 11:52 | Source:
We Britons spend £500m a week on the internet but just how safe is our money and what is being done to protect us from the global rise of cybercrime? In my documentary, Gangsters.com, I investigate the toxic world of online gangsters. As part of my ...
WC 2014: Hackers take down website of Brazil football federation
Jun 20, 2014 at 12:18 | Source:
Teresopolis, Brazil: The Brazil football federation says hackers momentarily took down its website on Thursday. The federation said that although the site was quickly restored, it remained unstable for some time while technicians worked on it.Federat...
Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'
Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32 | Source:
Google and Microsoft will add a kill-switch feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems. The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless. Authorities have been urging tech f...
Minnesota introduces kill switch bill for mobile theft
Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32 | Source:
Minnesota has become the first US state to introduce so-called kill switch legislation. It means that all smartphones sold in the state from July 2015 must be fitted with anti-theft software. Such software allows owners to remotely disable and wipe t...
Ikea makes fan site remove adverts in rights row
Jun 16, 2014 at 23:57 | Source:
Swedish giant Ikea has made a fan site featuring ideas for customising the firm's furniture remove all adverts. The founder of IkeaHackers.net said she had been issued with a cease and desist letter in March, in which Ikea had said the site'...
Pune techie murder: How tech is manipulated to incite mobs
Jun 06, 2014 at 15:54 | Source:
by Nikhil SubramaniamThe lynching of a young Muslim techie in Pune by a rightwing Hindu mob over morphed Facebook images has shaken the country, and exposed yet again, the danger of how social media and the Internet can be used to sow racial discord ...
Ex-New Zealand minister comes aboard internet entrepreneur's party
May 29, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
Sydney, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Former New Zealand minister Laila Harr was presented Thursday as leader of the Internet Party, founded by millionaire Kim Dotcom.Harr will lead the party in the elections Nov 20, as Dotcom, a German citizen born as Kim Schmi...
China accuses US of internet surveillance on its leaders
May 28, 2014 at 05:52 | Source:
China has accused the US of using internet surveillance to spy on its leaders and key institutions. A report released by a government agency said that China had been a main target for US spies, who had focused on government officials, businesses and ...
eBay faces investigations over massive data breach
May 23, 2014 at 22:32 | Source:
The UK's information commissioner is working with European data authorities with a view to taking action against eBay over its recent data breach. Three US states are also investigating the theft of names, email addresses and other personal data...
Hack attacks battled by net's timekeepers
May 22, 2014 at 22:37 | Source:
A massive worldwide effort is under way to harden the net's clocks against hack attacks. The last few months have seen an explosion in the number of attacks abusing unprotected time servers, said security company Arbor. Unprotected network time ...