Cyberattack

Ukrainian police seize software company's servers

The announcement raised the possibility that the hackers behind last week's wide-ranging cyberattack were still seeking to sow chaos.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies, White House

Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies, White House

Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers used a hole in Microsoft software that was discovered by the National Security Agency. The hole was exposed when NSA documents were leaked online.

May 16, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before UK health service hack

Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before UK health service hack

An Indian-origin doctor based in London had warned against the cyber-hack of the UK's state-run National Health Service (NHS) just days before it crippled the country's network.

May 14, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
Hackers strike globally in nearly 100 countries exploiting US spy agency tool

Hackers strike globally in nearly 100 countries exploiting US spy agency tool

The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.

May 13, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Ex-CIA chief says Donald Trump risks blame for an attack if he skips briefings

Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings.

Dec 14, 2016, 18:56 PM IST
 Smartphone can hack 3-D printer to steal intellectual property

Smartphone can hack 3-D printer to steal intellectual property

The sophisticated gadgetry in smartphones makes them ideal tools to steal sensitive data from 3-D printers, says a study.

Sep 08, 2016, 18:18 PM IST

North Korean hackers steal defence files from South

North Korea operates an army of more than 1,000 hackers who stage hacking or cyberattacks targeting Seoul's major institutions or key officials.

Jun 13, 2016, 16:37 PM IST
UK's TalkTalk telecom giant hit by cyberattack

UK's TalkTalk telecom giant hit by cyberattack

The phone and broadband provider said personal and banking details of up to four million customers may have been accessed in the "significant" attack.

Oct 23, 2015, 22:02 PM IST
Four quick tips to protect yourself from cyberattack!

Four quick tips to protect yourself from cyberattack!

ASD provides some basic tips that will safe your digital life and business from getting hacked.

Oct 20, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

Hackers may have snared details of Chinese linked to US

Chinese hackers accused of attacking US federal databases may have snared the names of Chinese with links to American officials, putting them in danger, a media report has said.

Jun 11, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

US university unit cuts off from Web after cyberattack

Penn State University said on Friday that the computer network of its college of engineering was disconnected from the Internet after a cyberattack "by a threat actor based in China."

May 16, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

US states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem

Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that a person familiar with the matter said is being examined for possible ties to China.

Feb 06, 2015, 07:46 AM IST

Sony's Pascal stepping down as co-chair of movie studio

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and start a production company at the studio that was hit by a major cyberattack last year, the company said on Thursday.

Feb 05, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

Sony seeks to delay earnings over 'The Interview' cyberattack

Sony Friday said it was asking Japanese regulators for permission to delay its earnings release next month after a cyberattack at its Hollywood film unit compromised "a large amount of data".

Jan 23, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Sony Pictures CEO says cyberattack cost won't set studio back

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton said on Thursday the costs from the devastating cyberattack on the Hollywood studio will be completely covered by insurance and will not lead to further cost-cutting.

Jan 09, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Sony exec confirms Playstation plagued by cyberattack

 A Sony executive has confirmed that PlayStation has been plagued by a cyberattack that has been resulting in the network woes since Christmas Day.

Dec 28, 2014, 16:11 PM IST

South Korea heightens cyber security watch on hacking

 South Korea has heightened its security readiness against cyber attacks as concerns grew over a series of online information leaks at nuclear power plants, officials said Tuesday.

Dec 23, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

South Korea's Park says leak of nuclear plant data a "grave situation"

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country`s nuclear operator was a "grave situation" that was unacceptable as a matter of national security.

Dec 23, 2014, 08:55 AM IST
US urges North Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

US urges North Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

 The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.

Dec 23, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

South Korea nuclear plants stage drill against cyber attack

 South Korea`s nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill Monday, testing its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker.

Dec 22, 2014, 13:37 PM IST