From black hat hackers attempting to break into government computer systems, to white hat security experts working to crack and improve protections on popular internet browsers, cybersecurity affects us all. Every day hackers steal millions of pieces of personal data and, as former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed, sometimes it may be our own governments doing the snooping.
Hornet, a new technological breakthrough by researchers in London and Switzerland, claims it can make remaining anonymous online easier and faster while better protecting people’s privacy.Friday, 31 July, 2015, 7:14am 2 comments
The hackers who stole data on tens of millions of US insurance holders and government employees in recent months breached another big target at around the same time -- United Airlines.
United, the world’s second-largest airline, detected an incursion into its computer systems in May or early June, said several people familiar with the probe.30 Jul 2015 - 2:42pm 2 comments
A popular news site in Hong Kong and a political party in Taiwan have become the latest victims of the recent attack on cybersecurity firm Hacking Team.
A number of websites in the two territories have been compromised using tools developed by the Italian company, according to security experts..29 Jul 2015 - 4:11pm
Following the much-publicised hack of pro-infidelity website Ashley Madison, or the cyber attack on the US Office of Personnel Management, or t29 Jul 2015 - 7:01am 1 comment
Businesses and institutions in Hong Kong are not exempt from attacks by China-linked hacking groups, as experts warn cyber crime in Asia is on the rise.
Hong Kong is the number one target for hackers in the Asia-Pacific region, with almost 60 per cent of businesses detecting attacks in the second half of 2014, according to US-based cybersecurity firm FireEye.28 Jul 2015 - 11:33am
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in frequency and severity and costing companies millions of dollars.
They overwhelm servers with requests for data, usually from the networks of hacked or compromised computers controlled by a criminal organisation. They usually take the website down or require a huge investment to keep it online.24 Jul 2015 - 7:00am
Cheating site Ashley Madison revokes controversial data-wipe fee after hack attack, claims it's the victim
Customers worried about the privacy of their data following the hacking of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison can now have their information deleted from its servers for free, the company said on Tuesday.21 Jul 2015 - 3:26pm
A top international law firm has warned businesses in Hong Kong and across Asia to increase their cybersecurity awareness and put policies in place to pre-empt cyber crime.
At a press briefing on Tuesday, representatives from DLA Piper said that companies in Asia are lagging far behind other regions.21 Jul 2015 - 3:45pm
Ashley Madison hackers threaten to publish infidelity site's clients, unnerving Hong Kong philanderers
A pro-cheating website which launched with much fanfare in Hong Kong in 2013 has had its database hacked and customer information leaked.21 Jul 2015 - 3:53pm
Amid increasing cyber attacks on both political and commercial targets by groups linked to China, the barriers to entering this potentially lucrative black market industry are close to non-existent as hackers share tips and best practices online.21 Jul 2015 - 3:07pm
Jordan Wiens has always wanted to fly around the world – business class. His wife is on board for the adventure but would rather save 200,000 frequent flyer miles by flying economy.
But after Jordan Wiens won 1.25 million frequent flyer miles with United Airlines, the couple can probably treat themselves to a little more leg-room.20 Jul 2015 - 2:19pm
A South Korean government spy was found dead on Saturday in an apparent suicide alongside a note that seemed to comment on the recent revelation that the spy agency had acquired hacking programs capable of intercepting communications on mobile phones and computers, police said.19 Jul 2015 - 12:07am
The Blackphone 2, the highly anticipated next step in the smartphone series acclaimed for its ability to uphold users’ privacy, will offer a wide range of security features and apps when it is launched in Hong Kong in the upcoming months.16 Jul 2015 - 4:55pm
Spending on cybersecurity will more than double from US$74.5 billion this year to US$170 billion by 2020, according to analysts.
North America and Europe are currently the biggest markets, but Asia-Pacific is increasingly investing in this area amid concerns about hacking.16 Jul 2015 - 8:00am
Experts and industry insiders are calling for commercial virtual private network providers to adopt more stringent privacy and security guidelines in the wake of a damning report by British and Italian researchers.16 Jul 2015 - 8:00am 1 comment