Cybercrime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29439/all en 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 5743752 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Hackers target Twitter, could affect 250,000 user accounts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hackers-target-twitter-could-affect-250000-user-accoun <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>* Twitter says "limited" data was accessed, like email addresses</p> <p>* Attacks were "extremely sophisticated"</p> <p>* Unclear if linked to cyberattacks orchestrated on WSJ, NYT (Adds details from blog post, spokesman comment, other recent hacking incidents)</p> <p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Anonymous hackers attacked Twitter this week and may have gained access to passwords and other information for as many as 250,000 user accounts, the microblog revealed late on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hackers-target-twitter-could-affect-250000-user-accoun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybercrime Internet Technology Twitter Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:01:07 +0000 5743761 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 5743773 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 5744039 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacking incidents ignite fears over China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/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 string of cyberattacks on major US media outlets like the New York Times has intensified worries over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are probably linked to the secretive Beijing government.</p> <p>The attacks, part of a series of incidents traced 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/130202/hacking-incidents-ignite-fears-over-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Entertainment Labor Law Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:00:54 +0000 5744116 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 5745066 at http://www.globalpost.com Fed says internal site breached by hackers, no critical functions affected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-functions-a <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>By Alister Bull</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion.</p> <p>The admission, which raises questions about cyber security at the Fed, follows a claim that hackers linked to the activist group Anonymous had struck the Fed on Sunday, accessing personal information of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives, which it published on the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-functions-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacker groups Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:31:30 +0000 5747057 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fed says internal site breached by hackers, no critical functions affected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-fu <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>By Alister Bull and Jim Finkle</p> <p>WASHINGTON/BOSTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fed-says-internal-site-breached-hackers-no-critical-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacking Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 03:45:14 +0000 5747120 at http://www.globalpost.com US Fed acknowledges computer system hacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-fed-acknowledges-computer-system-hacked <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 Federal Reserve acknowledged Wednesday its computer systems were accessed by hackers but said the incident did not affect the central bank's "critical operations."</p> <p>The acknowledgement came days after the hacker group known as Anonymous claimed it had posted personal information of some 4,000 bankers, purportedly obtained from the Fed.</p> <p>"The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," a Federal Reserve spokesman said in a statement in response to an AFP query.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-fed-acknowledges-computer-system-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cybercrime Internet vigilantism Labor Law Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:45:57 +0000 5747956 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fed still gauging extent of hacker breach, FBI on case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case <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>By Alister Bull and Jim Finkle and Rick Rothacker</p> <p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it was still working to determine the extent its computer systems had been breached by hackers, adding that the incident was the subject of a criminal probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacking Politics Spies Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:29 +0000 5749467 at http://www.globalpost.com Tokyo man arrested over bizarre hacking campaign: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/tokyo-man-arrested-over-bizarre-hacking-campaign-reports <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>Japanese police Sunday arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, reports said.</p> <p>Yusuke Katayama, 30, was arrested on charges of using a remote computer and sending a mass-killing threat to a comic book event after months of evading investigators with a series of vexing cyber-riddles, according to broadcaster NHK.</p> <p>The channel aired footage of detectives escorting a chubby man with glasses into a police station.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/tokyo-man-arrested-over-bizarre-hacking-campaign-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Information society AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:31:04 +0000 5751496 at http://www.globalpost.com China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm <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 army controls some of the most prolific hackers in the world, according to a new report Tuesday by an Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.</p> <p>Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations over the past three years showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Labor Law Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:30:28 +0000 5759558 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-US security group suspects Chinese military is behind hacking attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-security-group-suspects-chinese-military-behind-hackin <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>* U.S. firm Mandiant says Chinese army unit likely behind attacks</p> <p>* Unit based in Shanghai's financial hub of Pudong, Mandiant says</p> <p>* China refutes report, says it being attacked by U.S. (Adds news video link, paragraph 8)</p> <p>By Ben Blanchard and Joseph Menn</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-security-group-suspects-chinese-military-behind-hackin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cybercrime Cyberwarfare Entertainment Hacking Labor Law Security Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:00:03 +0000 5759662 at http://www.globalpost.com China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-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>China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.</p> <p>Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Cybercrime Hacker groups Labor Law Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:00:23 +0000 5759709 at http://www.globalpost.com China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-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>China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.</p> <p>Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cybercrime Electronic warfare Hacking Labor Law Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:31:32 +0000 5759777 at http://www.globalpost.com