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Cyberattack traced to hacked refrigerator

Samsung spokesmodel Kai Madden displays the connectivity feature on a Samsung smart refrigerator at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7  in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP

Call it the attack of the zombie refrigerators.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Websites in 2 Koreas shut down on war anniversary

A man walks by a gate at Cyber Terror Response Center of National Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. South Korea said multiple government and private sector websites were hacked on Tuesday's anniversary of the start of the Korean War, and Seoul issued a cyberattack alert warning officials and citizens to take security measures. AP/Lee Jin-man

Major government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut down for hours Tuesday on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, and Seoul said its sites were hacked and alerted people to take security measures against cyberattacks.

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

Hagel warns China on cyberattacks

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, poses with New Zealand's Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman for photographers on the sidelines of the International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS Asia Security Summit, in Singapore, Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Singapore. AP

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged message to Beijing — holding out hope for a slowly improving military relationship with the Asian giant while issuing a stern warning on cyberattacks coming from that country. But he was met with immediate skepticism from the Chinese delegation in the audience, who questioned America’s role in the Pacific.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bloody Sabah clashes spark PH-Malaysia cyberattacks

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Cyber attacks raged between Malaysian and Filipino hackers over the weekend, mirroring the ground skirmishes in Sabah on Friday and Saturday, the Star newspaper of Malaysia reported Monday.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Chinese hackers seen as increasingly professional

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Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one element cited by Internet experts points to professional cyberspies: China’s hackers take the weekend off.

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

Palace appeals to hackers to cease attacks

Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday appealed to hackers protesting the controversial cybercrime law to stop their attacks on government websites, particularly those agencies that provide disaster data and advice online to the public.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan gov’t websites hit by cyberattacks—report

TOKYO—Websites of some Japanese government agencies were hit by cyberattacks over the weekend, temporarily blocking access to them, Kyodo news agency reported Monday, citing national police. The attacks affected the websites of the National Personnel Authority (NPA), a video distribution service and a site run by the Cabinet Office, the National Police Agency said, according [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pentagon discloses largest-ever cyber theft

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack by a foreign government. It is a dramatic example of why the military is pursuing a new strategy emphasizing deeper defenses of its computer networks, collaboration with private industry and new steps [...]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cyberattacks expose network weaknesses

A hacker group was brazenly ramping up its antics as waves of cyberattacks targeting even the US spy agency expose how poorly defended many networks are against Internet marauders.

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

Anonymous denies involvement in Sony data theft

WASHINGTON—Internet vigilante group Anonymous denied involvement on Thursday in the theft of personal information from over 100 million Sony PlayStation and Online Entertainment network accounts. “We are trying to fight criminal activities by corporations and governments, not steal credit cards,” Anonymous said in a statement published on a Facebook page used by the loose-knit “hacktivist” [...]

Posted: May 6th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony apologizes for breach, boosts security

TOKYO—Sony on Sunday apologized for a security breach that compromised millions of users, and said it could not rule out the possibility that credit card information was stolen. Sony executives bowed in apology and said the company would begin restoring its shut-down PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services in the next week as it moved [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Infotech,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Infrastructure cyberattack fears on the rise—study

WASHINGTON—Cyber threats such as Stuxnet pose an increasing risk to critical infrastructure worldwide but many facilities are unprepared to face the danger, according to a report released on Tuesday. “We found that the adoption of security measures in important civilian industries badly trailed the increase in threats over the last year,” said Stewart Baker of [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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