Hacking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26933/all en Hundreds attend NYC memorial for Internet activist Aaron Swartz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/hundreds-attend-nyc-memorial-internet-activist-aaron-swartz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Swartz described as scared, frustrated and weary</p> <p>* Employer calls federal case "an abuse of state power"</p> <p>* Prosecutor said she had offered Swartz a plea deal</p> <p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Supporters of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet activist who committed suicide last week, gathered in New York to remember the computer prodigy on Saturday, with some calling for changes in the criminal justice system they blame for his death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/hundreds-attend-nyc-memorial-internet-activist-aaron-swartz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Swartz Business Computing Hacking Information technology management Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 05:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736777 at http://www.globalpost.com Experts' call for Europe-wide media watchdogs alarms publishers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/experts-call-europe-wide-media-watchdogs-alarms-publishers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Panel calls for EU-wide watchdogs monitored by Brussels</p> <p>* Would be first pan-EU media regulation if enacted</p> <p>* Publishers say no need for more media regulation</p> <p>By Claire Davenport and Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A proposal to set up powerful media regulators across Europe monitored by Brussels provoked a backlash on Tuesday from publishers who said it would have a devastating impact on press freedom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/experts-call-europe-wide-media-watchdogs-alarms-publishers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United Kingdom Entertainment Hacking Politics Politics of the Netherlands Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738010 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street Journal says hit by Chinese hackers too http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal said Thursday its computers were hit by Chinese hackers, the latest US media organization citing an effort to spy on its journalists covering China.</p> <p>The Journal made the announcement a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Entertainment Hacking Labor Law AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742283 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street Journal says hit by Chinese hackers too http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal said Thursday its computers were hit by Chinese hackers, the latest US media organization citing an effort to spy on its journalists covering China.</p> <p>The Journal made the announcement a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Entertainment Hacking Labor Law Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742306 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street Journal says hit by Chinese hackers too http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal said Thursday its computers had been hit by Chinese hackers, the latest US media organization citing an effort to spy on its journalists covering China.</p> <p>The announcement came a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-journal-says-hit-chinese-hackers-too-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Entertainment Hacking Labor Law AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742458 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal said Thursday its computers had been hit by Chinese hackers, becoming the latest US media organization to report an effort to spy on its journalists covering China.</p> <p>The announcement came a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Entertainment Hacking Labor Law AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742580 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Wall Street Journal has become the second major US media organization to accuse Chinese hackers of targeting its computers in an apparent effort to spy on journalists covering China.</p> <p>The announcement on Thursday came a day after The New York Times said hackers, possibly connected to China's military, had infiltrated its computers in response to its expose of the vast wealth amassed by a top leader's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/wall-street-journal-says-also-hit-chinese-hackers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronic warfare Entertainment Hacking Labor Law AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742679 at http://www.globalpost.com British detective jailed for offering hacking scandal leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/british-detective-jailed-offering-hacking-scandal-leaks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A British counter-terrorism detective was jailed for 15 months on Friday for trying to sell information about a phone hacking investigation to the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid.</p> <p>April Casburn, 53, is the first person to be sent to prison since Scotland Yard's inquiry into the illegal hacking of mobile phone voicemails by the now defunct tabloid was reopened two years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/british-detective-jailed-offering-hacking-scandal-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hacking Human Interest News International phone hacking scandal Telephone tapping AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742822 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twitter said Friday it had been hit by a "sophisticated" cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen.</p> <p>"This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident," Twitter information security director Bob Lord said in a blog post.</p> <p>Lord referred to an "uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at US technology and media companies" as he told of Twitter detecting attempts this week to get unauthorized access to data in the firm's network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Hacking Technology Twitter AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743748 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacking incidents ignite fears over China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hacking-incidents-ignite-fears-over-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A series of brazen cyberattacks on America's most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.</p> <p>The attacks, part of a string of incidents traced back to Chinese servers associated with previous intrusions, underscore an urgent need for Washington to pressure Beijing to rein in its digital warriors, experts say.</p> <p>Other security professionals argue it is hard to be certain the attacks stem from China or that the hackers acted at the behest of the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hacking-incidents-ignite-fears-over-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Cybercrime Entertainment Hacking Labor Law Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743752 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twitter said Friday it was hammered by a "sophisticated" cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen.</p> <p>"This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident," Twitter information security director Bob Lord said in a blog post.</p> <p>Lord referred to an "uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at US technology and media companies" as he told of Twitter detecting attempts this week to get unauthorized access to data in the firm's network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybercrime Hacking Labor Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743773 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twitter said Friday it was hammered by a "sophisticated" cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen.</p> <p>"This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident," Twitter information security director Bob Lord said in a blog post.</p> <p>Lord referred to an "uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at US technology and media companies" as he told of Twitter detecting attempts this week to get unauthorized access to data in the firm's network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/twitter-hit-sophisticated-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Labor Technology Twitter AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743817 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington Post joins list of hacked US media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/washington-post-joins-list-hacked-us-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>The Post said in a front page story that the attack was detected in 2011. It said Post company officials would not comment on the circumstances, duration of the intrusion or apparent origin of the online attack.</p> <p>The paper quoted Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti as saying the paper worked with a security company to detect, investigate and resolve the situation "promptly" at the end of 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/washington-post-joins-list-hacked-us-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Hacking AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:00:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744039 at http://www.globalpost.com China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US.</p> <p>The People's Daily article echoed vehement government rejections last week after The New York Times and Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to cyberattacks.</p> <p>In a fresh development, The Washington Post disclosed Saturday that it had suffered an attack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Hacking Labor Law Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:32:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745011 at http://www.globalpost.com China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US.</p> <p>The People's Daily article echoed vehement government rejections last week after The New York Times and Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to cyberattacks and the Washington Post accused Chinese hackers of targeting it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/china-communist-paper-rejects-hacking-allegations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cybercrime Electronic warfare Entertainment Hacking Human Interest Labor Law Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 07:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745066 at http://www.globalpost.com