The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes
The ever-evolving cyber threat to planes

Hackers and cyber-terrorists present an ever-evolving threat to airlines, with experts constantly testing for new vulnerabilities -- including the fear that drones could be used to throw a plane off course.

EU states endorse data protection overhaul

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 a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines.

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report
Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported today.

Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report
Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report

Hackers allegedly linked to China gained access to sensitive background information submitted by US intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, American officials have said describing the breach to be worse than first acknowledged.

Canada parliament under cyberattack, government warns

Canada`s lawmakers and staff were warned Friday of an ongoing cyberattack targeting the country`s parliament, local media reported.

US says data on 4 million government staff hacked

The US government on Thursday admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.

Self-driving cars vulnerable to cyber attack: Experts
Self-driving cars vulnerable to cyber attack: Experts

Hackers pose a real danger to self-driving vehicles, US experts are warning, and car makers and insurers are starting to factor in the risk.

If hacked, video surveillance systems can pose great threat

Kaspersky Lab has recently revealed that the security video surveillance networks which was originally designed to help and protect people from criminals and terrorists can now be misused by a third party which is exploiting system configuration flaws.

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday.

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues
Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Computer expert hacked into plane and made it fly sideways: FBI

 In a shocking incident in the US, a computer security expert hacked into a plane's in-flight entertainment system and made the jet briefly fly sideways by ordering one of the engines to go into climb mode.

Modern 'internet-linked' home appliances could leave most-sensitive data 'vulnerable' to hackers

As modern home appliancesare increasingly linked to theinternet, the possibility of savvyhackers breaking into your virtual home and stealing your identity, bank and credit card information and any other personal information they can use, is on the rise too, experts warned.

Israel military networks breached by hackers: Researchers

Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to private security researchers.

Hackers launch new attack on Belgian media group

Hackers launched a new attack Monday against the Belgian media group Rossel, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, its managing director told AFP.

Hackers attack Belgian press group, second in days

Hackers have attacked one of Belgium's top newspaper publishers just days after Tunisian Islamist militants took control of a regional government portal to denounce US counter-terror operations.

Hackers target British Airways, GitHub, Slack in fresh wave of cyber attacks
Hackers target British Airways, GitHub, Slack in fresh wave of cyber attacks

British Airways' air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been targeted in the latest wave of cyber-attacks.

Websites of 13 Goa government departments hacked: CM

 The websites of 13 government departments in Goa were hacked and are now in the process of being restored, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday.

Over 700 government websites have been hacked since 2012
Over 700 government websites have been hacked since 2012

Over 700 government websites that are hosted under 'gov.In' and 'nic.In' domains have been hacked by cyber criminals since 2012, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Three people charged over massive US email data breach

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged over roles in hacking email service providers in the United States in one of the largest reported data breaches in the nation`s history, the Department of Justice said on Friday.

Indian helps discover major vulnerability in Net communication

A group of computer scientists led by Karthikeyan Bhargavan, a researcher at France-based INRIA, have discovered a serious vulnerability in the protocols used to encrypt data sent over the Internet.