hacking News

Like ‘Terminator,’ High-Tech Cyber Crime to ‘Keep Coming’

NEW YORK — Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime – and the costly attacks are not going to stop, a top expert at insurer Sompo Holdings Inc said …

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise Even as Cyber Insurers Scale Back

Ransomware attacks increased in terms of both severity and costs this year, forcing insurers to become more selective and even scale back on the cover they offer against cyber crimes, a report from a leading insurer showed. The total costs …

6 Russian Officers Charged in ‘Destructive’ Hacking Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. …

Former Roommate of Accused Capital One Hacker Sentenced

SEATTLE — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, …

U.S. Charges Seven In Wide-Ranging Chinese Hacking Effort

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese nationals had been …

Sources Say More Than 1,000 People at Twitter Had Ability to Aid Hack of Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to …

NSA Warns of Ongoing Russian Hacking Campaign Against U.S. Systems

The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure. “This is a …

Hacking Against Corporations Surges as Workers Take Computers Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Hacking activity against corporations in the United States and other countries more than doubled by some measures last month as digital thieves took advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies, researchers said. Corporate security teams have …

U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyber-Attack During Covid-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to …

Iran’s Cyber Attack on Billionaire Adelson Provides Lesson on Strategy

As the U.S. awaits possible retribution over a recent airstrike that killed a top general, there’s at least one American businessman who can attest, in detail, to what happened after he provoked Iran. In October 2013, Sheldon Adelson, the casino …