Nissan shuts websites after anti-whaling cyber attack

Carmaker Nissan Wednesday shut down its global websites after a cyberattack that may have been motivated by anger over Japan's controversial whale and dolphin hunts.

Cyber threat cannot be eliminated: US intel chief

Chinese cyber espionage continues to target a broad spectrum of US interests, including national security information, sensitive economic data and intellectual property, America's spy chief Thursday.

Emerging technologies threat to privacy: Expert

Privacy and confidentiality of personal information is under assault by emerging technologies, according to an expert on IT laws.

Smartwatches open new hacking risk: Study

The surging market for smartwatches opens up new ground for hackers, according to researchers who found vulnerabilities in all the devices they tested.

45% cos admit inability to measure cyber security risk: Survey

When it comes to cyber security, 45 percent organisations admit to their inability to measure, assess and mitigate risk, describing their capabilities in this area as "non-existent", a survey said Wednesday.

Online Ads pose biggest security threats in 2015: Report

Online and mobile ads posed one of the biggest threats for IT security this year, cyber security Trend Micro said in its latest report.

EU states endorse overhaul of data protection rules

European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28-country bloc`s data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into one set of rules that could see companies fined when they break them.

Help us fight fakes, Alibaba tells global brands

When it comes to fighting fakes, Alibaba`s head of internet security says cooperation beats the courtroom any day.

Invasive cyber tech poses greater risk to legitimate trade

The easy availability of invasive cyber technology poses a greater risk now to legitimate trade, resulting in both economic and commercial damage to the operators, an insurance provider has warned.

Raytheon buys cybersecurity firm in $1.9 bn deal

US defense contractor Raytheon announced Monday it is investing $1.9 billion to create a cybersecurity firm to combat growing threats in the business sector.

Twitter working with probe on online threats

Twitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.

Govt to start internet safety programme with Google

Govt to start internet safety programme with Google

Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat.

New US cyber defense agency to `connect the dots`

The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday for a new US intelligence center to integrate information about cyber threats, aiming for the same kind of coordination used to battle terrorism.
 

New US cyber defence agency to 'connect the dots'

The US administration is launching a new cyber intelligence centre which aims to integrate information about threats to critical computer networks, a senior official said Tuesday.

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a US company.

India logs 40% annual increase in cyber crime cases

Hacking, publication of obscene contents, credit card and banking frauds among other cyber crimes have registered an annual increase of more than 40 percent in the country in the past two years.

'Kiss of Love' Facebook page and accounts hacked

The organisers of the controversial 'Kiss of Love' event against moral policing on Monday claimed that their Facebook page and accounts of at least five persons linked with it have been hacked.

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet

The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web.

UK spy agency says to share cyber threat data with private firms

Britain`s GCHQ intelligence agency said on Tuesday it would start to share classified cyber threat information with private companies amid concerns over increasingly sophisticated targeting of businesses by hackers.

New bugs found in software that caused "Heartbleed" cyber threat

Security researchers have uncovered new bugs in the Web encryption software that caused the pernicious “Heartbleed” Internet threat that surfaced in April.