Hackers hit Philippines websites amid China dispute
Philippine government websites are under heavy attack from hackers, apparently from China, amid a tense territorial dispute between the two countries in the South China Sea, officials said Thursday.
HP research identifies new era of security risk, shifting vulnerability landscape
HP today published the 2011 Top Cyber Security Risks Report, which identifies the growing sophistication and severity of security attacks and the resulting risks.
Official: Iran oil industry safe after cyberattack
(AP) -- An Iranian official says the country's oil industry is working well despite an attack from hackers and a computer virus that targeted the sector's computer systems.
Hackers for hire put corporate security systems to the test
Most weekdays, Jarrad Sims and Tin Tam, a pair of college buddies, ride their bikes to a computer center and try to hack into computer security systems belonging to Boeing Co.
Russian charged by US in $1 mn hacking scheme
A Russian national living in New York has been charged in connection with hacking into customer brokerage accounts and stealing $1 million, officials said.
Man linked to 'Anonymous' pleads not guilty (Update)
(AP) -- An Ohio man linked to the hacker collective "Anonymous" pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of breaching the websites of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
British police 'confident' anti-terror hotline not hacked
London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday they were satisfied that recorded conversations between staff on Britain's anti-terrorist hotline were not obtained through hacking.
Hacker's NYC impersonation case set to be closed
(AP) -- A computer hacker-turned-FBI informant is on track to get out of trouble after being accused of telling a police officer he was a federal agent.
British anti-terror hotline breached by hackers: police
Hackers have recorded calls between staff manning Britain's anti-terrorist hotline, Scotland Yard revealed Thursday, in the second security breach involving the force in recent months.
Toward a modular defense against hackers
(Phys.org) -- The FBIs top cyber security officer gave a grim assessment last week of the nations ability to defend itself from hackers.
Utah breach affects 25,000 Social Security numbers
(AP) -- Utah health officials said Friday that hackers who broke into state computers last weekend stole far more medical records than originally thought, and the data likely includes Social Security numbers of children ...
Al-Qaeda site says 'enemies of Allah' took it down
One of Al-Qaeda's main Internet sites has accused "enemies of Allah" of taking it down for several days, but said it was now back up stronger than ever, according to a US monitoring service Thursday. ...
Cyber-defence slow due to generation gap: US official
Sluggish moves to counter the rising threat of cyber-attacks can be blamed on a generation of policymakers out of touch with rapid technological change, a senior US official said Monday.
Researchers discover new quantum encryption method to foil hackers
A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. The discovery is outlined in the latest issue of Physical Review Le ...