White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
Russian hackers hijack webcams worldwide — with at least four in Ottawa This screen grab is from the website of the Russian hackers ... more than 2,000 households across the U.S., more than 50 per cent were either using default logins and passwords that shipped with the router, or had no password protection on them at all. 11/21/2014 - 12:56 am | View Link
Hackers reportedly gets their hands on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and other games, circumvent DRM Whether for justice or self-serving purposes, hackers really do have a habit of ticking off the biggest corporations. Ubisoft's Uplay service seems to be have been the latest target. The just-announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been spotted on torrent ... 04/10/2013 - 7:39 am | View Link
Hackers Grab 1 Million Logins From Android Forum Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords—and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. 07/13/2012 - 2:48 am | View Link
Hackers Grab 1 Million Logins From Android Forum Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords — and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. 07/13/2012 - 2:14 am | View Link
Hackers Grab 1 Million Logins From Android Forum Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords—and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. In a forum post announcing the ... 07/12/2012 - 5:18 pm | View Link
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While the Sony hack and the subsequent decision to cancel the release of The Interview have dominated headlines, a new hack pinned on North Korea is substantially more disturbing. Last week, manuals and other documents relating to equipment owned by South Korea’s nuclear plant operator, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) were posted online.
North Korea isn't happy with the U. S.. After the FBI pointed the finger firmly at North Korea and Barack Obama got on board , the country has warned that it will strike the White House and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism". Read more
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Jose Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season's nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Mourinho's side travel to the Britannia Stadium 48 hours after Manchester City's 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace drew the champions level on points with the Blues.