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.
Infidelity website Ashley Madison split with chief executive Noel Biderman, after hackers revealed the company that encouraged people to have illicit affairs wasn’t very good at keeping its own customers’ secrets.Saturday, 29 August, 2015, 3:56pm 1 comment
White House should threaten Great Firewall to curb Chinese cyber attacks, experts say as Obama-Xi summit nears
As the world recalls how two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to end the second world war in Asia 70 years ago, a digital deterrent of a similar magnitude could be Washington’s only way to stop cyber attacks from the latest Asian aggressor, China, experts say.28 Aug 2015 - 10:47am 10 comments
The White House said on Wednesday that president Barack Obama will "no doubt" raise concerns about China's cyber security behaviour when he meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping next month.
Obama will host Xi at the White House in September for a state visit. The United States has alleged Chinese hackers have stolen information from US computer servers.27 Aug 2015 - 9:27am 2 comments
A security hole discovered by researchers in Google's Android operating system could leave smartphones vulnerable to hijacking.
In a series of videos posted on YouTube, researchers from the Cyber Security Lab of Pennsylvania State University demonstrated how the vulnerability could be exploited by a malicious app to take control of someone's phone.27 Aug 2015 - 8:40am 1 comment
A number of services used to get around Chinese internet restrictions have been taken down or disrupted in the run up to a major parade in Beijing next week to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
Popular virtual private network (VPN) provider Astrill warned users on Wednesday that they may suffer service outages between now and the parade on September 3.26 Aug 2015 - 3:01pm 12 comments
It may be fine to browse or share a link to the leaked data from infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, but people who identify individuals’ information and encourage others to look at it may have breached data protection rules, Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog says.21 Aug 2015 - 9:48pm 1 comment
Chinese hackers are believed to have targeted Tibetan exile groups in India that Beijing views as a threat for at least four years, despite China denying any official involvement in hacking.
One advanced team has been zeroing in on organisations there to steal information related to border disputes and Tibetan exile groups, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye.22 Aug 2015 - 4:15am
Thousands of Hongkongers outed: Ashley Madison members brace for fallout from hacked data of 37 million users
Users of Ashley Madison, the pro-infidelity dating website, are at risk of being outed after hackers dumped details of around 37 million accounts online.20 Aug 2015 - 2:37pm 2 comments
Ashley Madison hackers publish data on cheating site, '.gov.hk' emails spotted among Hong Kong user details
Hackers who breached the servers of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison last month have allegedly followed up on their threat to post the service's user database.20 Aug 2015 - 1:22pm 3 comments
Latest method of 'GPS spoofing' drastically lowers the cost involved and potentially puts technology in hands of any criminal.11 Aug 2015 - 9:23am
As Android phones become major target for hackers, Google and Samsung to release monthly security fixes
Google and Samsung will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world’s most popular mobile operating system.7 Aug 2015 - 10:03am
Chinese hackers using 'Terracotta' VPN to hijack servers of small businesses and attack government sites
Hackers in China have been taking control of website servers from small businesses with weak security protocols and using them to mask their attacks on bigger prizes like government data sites, according to security researchers.5 Aug 2015 - 1:28pm
Smartphone users in Hong Kong are largely unaware of the security risks posed by public wireless networks, putting their personal data and privacy at risk, an experiment has found.3 Aug 2015 - 8:24pm
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.31 Jul 2015 - 7:14am 3 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 3 comments