Computer crimes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27525/all en CORRECTED-U.S. authorities charge three over 'Gozi' computer virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/ljg-us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus <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>(Corrects spelling of Gozi in the 3d paragraph)</p> <p>By Bernard Vaughan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors charged three people in as many countries with creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than a million computers around the world, including some operated by the U.S. space agency and others by banks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/ljg-us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Computer virus Virus Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738410 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. authorities charge three over 'Gozi' computer virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus <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>(Adds details on charges, quotes from U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, FBI official)</p> <p>By Bernard Vaughan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Three foreign nationals have been charged with creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than a million computers around the world, including some operated by the U.S. space agency, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Human Interest Preet Bharara Technology Virus Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738573 at http://www.globalpost.com Court again blocks Philippines cybercrime law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/court-again-blocks-philippines-cybercrime-law <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 Philippine Supreme Court has again stopped the government from enforcing a controversial cybercrime law, officials said Tuesday, amid concern it would severely curb Internet freedoms.</p> <p>Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said a fresh "temporary restraining order" (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court meant the law passed last year could not take effect.</p> <p>"We submit to the court's discretion and respect such decision to extend the TRO," she told AFP in a text message. "It's not a total defeat. It's just a TRO pending determination of the merits of the petitions."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/court-again-blocks-philippines-cybercrime-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Hospitality Law Politics Supreme court Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746101 at http://www.globalpost.com EU to order banks, energy firms to report cyber attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-order-banks-energy-firms-report-cyber-attacks <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>* Draft EU law would affect 42,000 companies</p> <p>* Aimed at improving cyber security in vital sectors</p> <p>* Firms worry about cost, possible reputation damage</p> <p>By Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Around 42,000 firms in the European Union, including airports, banks and hospitals, would have to inform regulators whenever their computers are hacked, under a proposed EU law to be published on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-order-banks-energy-firms-report-cyber-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Cyberwarfare European Union Labor Law National security Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748113 at http://www.globalpost.com Cybercrime goes unreported in Greece: experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cybercrime-goes-unreported-greece-experts <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>Cybercrime attacks are going unreported in Greece with companies either unaware of incidents or trying to sweep them under the carpet, experts told a security conference on Thursday.</p> <p>A cybersecurity study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the London-based services firm, has found that a suspiciously-high 61 percent of Greek businesses had not detected a single security incident over the past year.</p> <p>Another 27 percent reported 1-2 incidents while 11 percent reported more than three incidents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cybercrime-goes-unreported-greece-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Crime Law enforcement Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748892 at http://www.globalpost.com EU maps out new cyber-security plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-maps-out-new-cyber-security-plan <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 European Commission on Thursday launched a new cyber-security plan, aimed at safeguarding vital information systems and bolstering the bloc's defences against a growing criminal threat.</p> <p>The plan calls on member states to set up specialised agencies to ensure the security of information networks and rapid intervention units to counter any cyber attack.</p> <p>These bodies should cooperate to improve the resilience of information systems, on which all aspects of life increasingly depend, and bolster overall defences against crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-maps-out-new-cyber-security-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Electronic warfare Hacking Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749056 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks <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>Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers.</p> <p>Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of the US Congress, said the United States is facing a "rapidly growing threat from cyber-attacks."</p> <p>"We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private email," he said. "We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Health Politics Security AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754101 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks-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>Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers.</p> <p>Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of the US Congress, said the United States is facing a "rapidly growing threat from cyberattacks."</p> <p>"We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private email," he said. "We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-moves-defend-infrastructure-cyberattacks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Entertainment Environment Health Politics Public safety Security AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754111 at http://www.globalpost.com Amid China row, US to help firms guard trade secrets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/amid-china-row-us-help-firms-guard-trade-secrets <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>Amid rising concern over alleged cyber crime originating from China, the White House will unveil a new plan Wednesday to help US firms thwart the theft of billions of dollars in trade secrets.</p> <p>The strategy will be made public a day after a report by American Internet security firm Mandiant said that a Chinese military cyberspying unit was targeting US and other foreign firms and organizations with hacking attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/amid-china-row-us-help-firms-guard-trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Cyberwarfare Entertainment Environment Hacking Health Politics Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:15:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761271 at http://www.globalpost.com China steps up defence on hacking allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-steps-defence-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>Chinese state media stepped up the war of words Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a "commercial stunt" and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.</p> <p>American Internet security firm Mandiant earlier this week said that a Chinese military cyberspy unit is targeting US and other foreign firms and organisations with hacking attacks.</p> <p>But an editorial in the state-run China Daily said: "One cannot help but ask the real purpose of such a hullabaloo."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-steps-defence-hacking-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Cyberwarfare Electronic warfare Entertainment Environment Health Politics Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761735 at http://www.globalpost.com China cybervictim claims a red herring: analysts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-cybervictim-claims-red-herring-analysts <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>China's full-throated denials of hacking and counter-accusations of its own do nothing to allay growing concern over large-scale cyberspying alleged in a bombshell report this week, Western analysts said.</p> <p>Chinese officials and state-run media have lashed out after a report by a US firm laid out in unprecedented detail what Western officials and experts have long claimed: that China's army runs an aggressive hacking operation targeting US firms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/china-cybervictim-claims-red-herring-analysts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Cybercrime Entertainment Politics of the People's Republic of China Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762934 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil aims to bring order to lawless cyberspace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/brazil-aims-bring-order-lawless-cyberspace <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>* New law will target cyber fraud for the first time ever</p> <p>* Banking industry says penalties are too soft</p> <p>* Crackdown may push attacks to other Latin American targets</p> <p>By Esteban Israel</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Long seen as the Wild West of online fraud, Brazil is about to implement its first cyber-crimes law in an attempt to protect its rapidly expanding banking and e-commerce industries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/brazil-aims-bring-order-lawless-cyberspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer crimes Crime Ethics Labor Law Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767333 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter hack exposes Africa's cyber weaknesses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/twitter-hack-exposes-africas-cyber-weaknesses <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>Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security. </p> <p>As part of what was described as a large-scale attack spammers hijacked the @StateSecurityRS account to advertise a "miracle diet" before officials were able to change the password and regain control.</p> <p>"Necessary security measures have been put in place to avert similar occurrences," State Security Spokesperson Brian Dube told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/twitter-hack-exposes-africas-cyber-weaknesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Electronic warfare Hacking Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774612 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Czech central bank, stock exchange, banks' sites hacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-czech-central-bank-other-websites-hacked <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>* Banks' online services hit by cyber attack</p> <p>* CSOB bank says attack came from abroad</p> <p>* Latest in wave of cyber attacks in Europe (Adds Prague bourse, Slovak bank, comment)</p> <p>PRAGUE, March 6 (Reuters) - Hackers attacked the websites of the Czech central bank, several top commercial banks and the Prague Stock Exchange on Wednesday, slowing or shutting down online services in the latest in a series of such attacks across Europe in recent weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-czech-central-bank-other-websites-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Cyberwarfare Denial-of-service attacks Electronic warfare Hacking Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774838 at http://www.globalpost.com US urges China to probe, halt cyber spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/us-urges-china-probe-halt-cyber-spying <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>Beijing must take steps to investigate and halt cybercrime, a top US official said Monday, warning the international community cannot tolerate the widespread hacking coming from China.</p> <p>"This is not solely a national security concern or a concern of the US government," National Security Advisor Tom Donilon told The Asia Society.</p> <p>"Increasingly, US businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information... through cyber-intrusions emanating from China at a very large scale."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/us-urges-china-probe-halt-cyber-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Politics Sino-American relations Technology Thomas E. Donilon AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780139 at http://www.globalpost.com