Britain issues warning over hacked webcams

Hackers have accessed household webcams, baby monitors and CCTV cameras with footage appearing online on a website in Russia, Britain`s privacy watchdog warned on Thursday.

WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers
WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers

WhatsApp, the world's most widely used instant messaging service, has started encrypting messages to protect them from hackers, said Open Whisper Systems, a software development group associated with the company.

Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: Researcher

Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned Monday that hackers could trick owners of Apple gadgets into installing applications that steal information.

Bogus emails lure people into sharing personal information
Bogus emails lure people into sharing personal information

 More internet users are being lured into revealing personal information as they log into bogus emails, says a new study.

'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.

Expert claims hacking Xiaomi server, firm calls it hoax
Expert claims hacking Xiaomi server, firm calls it hoax

A Taiwanese cyber security expert has claimed to have compromised server of China based smartphone maker Xiaomi but the company called it a hoax.

China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”
China's Internet chief accuses US of hacking but says talks “unhindered”

Eighty percent of Chinese government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most of the assaults launched from the United States, a top Chinese Internet regulator said on Thursday.

Russians suspected in White House computers hack: Report
Russians suspected in White House computers hack: Report

US authorities are investigating an incident in which hackers believed to be working for the Russian government recently breached the unclassified White House computer networks, it has been reported.

Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight

 Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.

Anonymous hacker group releases data from Chinese govt sites
Anonymous hacker group releases data from Chinese govt sites

The 'Anonymous' group of computer hackers yesterday followed up on its threat made to release data from Chinese government websites in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Nicholas Hoult calls hacking of Lawrence's nude photos a shame
Nicholas Hoult calls hacking of Lawrence's nude photos a shame

 

Los Angeles: Actor Nicholas Hoult has slammed the hackers for stealing nude photographs of ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence and posting them online.

MBIA says asset management unit may have been hacked

Bond insurer MBIA said Tuesday that it shut down a computer server after learning that client data of an asset management subsidiary may have been accessed by hackers.

Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow

 A hacker targeted a Russian regional parliament`s website on Tuesday with a statement berating authorities in Moscow and declaring the southern Volga region`s Astrakhan province was leaving the Russian Federation.

Hackers arrested for cracking US army network

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the defenses of the US Army network as well as of blockbuster war video games, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

China says US hacking charges `fabricated out of thin air`

Beijing on Thursday strongly denied a US congressional panel`s claim that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defence contractors, saying the charges were "fabricated out of thin air".

'Smart' cars run greater risk of being hacked
'Smart' cars run greater risk of being hacked

The cars of the future will be safer, smarter and offer hi-tech gadgets but simultaneously the risk of car hacking is also growing, warns a road safety expert.

NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 as ethical hackers in India
NIIT, EC Council to train 15,000 as ethical hackers in India

With rising incidents of cyber attacks on individuals, government and enterprises, IT training firm NIIT has joined hands with EC Council to skill up to 15,000 people over the next 3 years on ethical hacking.

Cyber breaches rare among US state-registered investment advisers: Study

Cyber security breaches are rare among investment advisory firms registered with U.S. states, but improvements to technology and procedures could still bolster protection of client information, state securities regulators said on Wednesday.

Hackers break into server for Obamacare website: US officials

An unknown hacker or hackers broke into a computer server supporting the HealthCare.gov website through which consumers enroll in Obamacare health insurance, a government cybersecurity team discovered last week, apparently uploading malicious files.