China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack (Update)
The software collaboration website GitHub said Monday it was fighting off a cyber attack since late last week, and security analysts said the effort appeared to originate in China.
Tech firms 'will win' encryption battle: Google chief
Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday.
Chinese spy team hacks Forbes.com: security firms
US cyber security firms on Tuesday said that a Chinese espionage team hacked Forbes magazine to hunt defense contractors, financial firms, and other unsuspecting prey visiting the popular news website.
Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are ...
Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert
Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures ...
Hacker group targets company financial info (Update)
A hacker group has tapped into email accounts of executives in more than 100 companies that could give them lucrative access to market-moving information, a US security firm said Monday.
Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet
Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."
Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters
The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.
'Bash' computer bug could hit millions (Update)
The US government and technology experts warned Thursday of a vulnerability in some computer-operating systems, including Apple's Mac OS, which could allow widespread and serious attacks by hackers.
UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
Former NSA chief defends cybersecurity venture
Even in an era when former U.S. officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows when he disclosed he is working ...
Verizon data queries nearly 150,000 in 2014
US telecom giant Verizon said Tuesday it received nearly 150,000 requests for customer data from US law enforcement agencies in the first half of 2014.
Chinese military hackers target space industry
A Chinese military unit has run a hacking campaign that includes sending bogus email in a bid to intercept Western satellite communications and aerospace secrets, a US security firm said.
Cyber failures spark search for new security approach
With cybersecurity's most glaring failures in the limelight, many experts say it's time for a new approach.