Cybersecurity

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast`s Piriform says

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast`s Piriform says

Published 18/09/2017

Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. [more…]

Fingerprint Cards hit by falling smartphone sensor prices

Fingerprint Cards hit by falling smartphone sensor prices

Published 18/09/2017

Smartphone component maker Fingerprint Cards (FINGb.ST) (FPC) warned revenue would be far below market estimates in the third quarter as the industry switches to cheaper user-recognition technology, sending its shares tumbling 22 percent. [more…]

Factbox: U.S. arrests of Russian cyber criminals hit record high

Factbox: U.S. arrests of Russian cyber criminals hit record high

Published 25/08/2017

U.S. action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high this year despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow. [more…]

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

Published 25/08/2017

When Alexander Vinnik was arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging account was set to "away". [more…]

Robot makers slow to address cyber risk: researchers

Robot makers slow to address cyber risk: researchers

Published 23/08/2017

Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed. [more…]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Published 14/08/2017

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday. [more…]

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Published 11/08/2017

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. [more…]

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Chinese quantum satellite sends `unbreakable` code

Published 10/08/2017

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. [more…]

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Published 07/08/2017

The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. [more…]

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Published 01/08/2017

Employees of customer support team of the Wnet internet provider work at the company's headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine July 26, 2017.

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn't the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.

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