Cybersecurity

Australian lawsuit funder files complaint against Facebook, flags…

Australian lawsuit funder files complaint against Facebook, flags…

Published 10/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd (IMF.AX) is preparing to potentially sue social media giant Facebook Inc (FB.O) in Australia over its sharing [more…]

Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan’s rush to create cryptocurrency r

Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan’s rush to create cryptocurrency r

Published 12/02/2018

(This February 11 story has been refiled to add dropped word "they" in second paragraph) [more…]

U.S., UK government websites infected with crypto-mining malware: repo

U.S., UK government websites infected with crypto-mining malware: repo

Published 11/02/2018

Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(Reuters) - Thousands of [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice

Exclusive: U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice

Published 05/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File [more…]

South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last

South Korea says North stole cryptocurrency worth billions of won last

Published 05/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit TessierSEOUL [more…]

Japan’s regulator urged Coincheck to fix flaws before $530 million cyb

Japan’s regulator urged Coincheck to fix flaws before $530 million cyb

Published 02/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Women walk under a sign of Japan's Financial Services Agency in Tokyo, Japan June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s financial [more…]

Japan punishes Coincheck after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

Japan punishes Coincheck after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

Published 29/01/2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck's signboard is pictured in front of a building where their office is located, in Tokyo, Japan January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonTOKYO (Reuters) [more…]

ATM makers warn of ‘jackpotting’ hacks on U.S. machines

ATM makers warn of ‘jackpotting’ hacks on U.S. machines

Published 28/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. [more…]

Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

Published 28/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a building where Mt. Gox, a digital marketplace operator, is housed in Tokyo February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Toru HanaiTOKYO (Reuters) [more…]

Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what’s next

Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what’s next

Published 12/01/2018

A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May [more…]