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NY Times site inaccessible, Twitter problems also

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Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours Tuesday during the site’s second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the “Syrian Electronic Army” claimed responsibility

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

S. Korea sounds alert after official websites hacked

Members of the Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA) check on cyber attacks at a briefing room of KISA in Seoul on March 20, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korea issued a cyber attack alert Tuesday after hackers penetrated a number of official websites, including the presidential Blue House, on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China denies renewed US cyber-attack claims

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi leaves after a news conference in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Saturday. China's foreign minister has rejected accusations that the country's military was behind massive hacking attacks on US and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s military is denying renewed U.S. accusations of carrying out cyber-attacks and says the sides should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Washington Post joins list of hacked US media

washington post-twitter

The Washington Post disclosed Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Drones, computers new weapons of US shadow wars

This Jan. 31, 2010 file photo shows an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile. Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm's way. Small teams of special operations troops quietly train and advise foreign forces. Viruses sent from computers to foreign networks strike silently, with no American fingerprint.  AP/KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH, FILE

After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Al-Qaeda sites go silent in possible cyber attack

AFP file photo

Al-Qaeda’s main Internet sites have gone silent for more than a week in an unprecedented blackout that is most likely the result of a cyber attack, analysts said Tuesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US, Australia vow joint response in cyber war

Computer security specialists made this homemade drone aircraft, capable of launching airborne cyber attacks, hijacking mobile phone calls, or even delivering a dirty bomb, displays during DefCon hacker gathering at a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 5. AFP

The United States and Australia said Thursday that a cyber attack in either country would trigger a joint response, as they sought common ground in a changing world with China on the rise.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony to restore PlayStation network, Qriocity in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – Sony said Monday it would fully restore all PlayStation Network and Qriocity online distribution services in Japan on Wednesday, after shutting them down in April due to hacker attacks. In the wake of the cyber attack, Sony shut down those services on April 20 to conduct an investigation and boost the overall [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Hackers claim attack on FBI partner in US

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Hackers who claimed responsibility for online attacks against Sony Corp. and the CIA said they compromised the security of more than 1,000 accounts of an FBI partner organization, hours before releasing a web manifesto calling for “war” on governments that control the Internet. The online collective Lulz Security said it attacked a [...]

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Hackers wreak havoc on Malaysian gov’t websites

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Hackers disrupted dozens of Malaysian state-linked websites Thursday, fulfilling a threat to batter the government’s digital defenses in retaliation for a crackdown on entertainment piracy. At least 51 websites suffered cyber-attacks that persisted for several hours after midnight, Malaysia’s telecommunications regulator said. Officials indicated no confidential information was compromised, but some [...]

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

IMF targeted in cyber-attack, extent not disclosed

NEW YORK – The International Monetary Fund, already reeling from last month’s arrest of its former leader, is investigating an attack on its computer system. IMF spokesman David Hawley said the organization is fully functional. He declined to provide further details on what he termed an “IT incident,” including its scope or nature and whether [...]

Posted: June 12th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Lockheed Martin confirms attack on its IT network

Lockheed Martin focuses on advanced technology systems, including some of the most sophisticated  weaponry, such as Stealth Fighter technology. AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File

Top US defense contractor Lockheed Martin said Sunday that it had successfully warded off “a significant and tenacious” attack on its information systems network.

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Infotech | Read More »

Hackers highlight Sony’s need for new ideas

Has Sony has lost the ability to develop category-defining hit products? AFP file photo

TOKYO (AFP) – As Sony struggles to recover its shredded reputation in the wake of perhaps the largest ever cyber attack, it is facing a more worrying problem, say analysts — it has lost the knack of innovation. The April hacker thefts of millions of customers’ personal records have been a bruising experience for the [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Infotech | Read More »

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