Banks large and small are girding for an elaborate drill this week that will test how they would fare if hackers unleashed a powerful and coordinated attack against them.
Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.
The North’s Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out content typical of that posted by the regime in Pyongyang, such as photos of North’s leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officials.
The digital pursuit of hackers who stole and published credit reports on U.S. politicians and celebrities is crisscrossing at least two continents and includes a San Francisco-based Internet company, Cloudflare, The Associated Press has learned.
The Obama administration announced new efforts Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets, a broad but relatively restrained response to a rapidly emerging global problem that was brought into sharp focus this week by fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China’s military.
Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users. And now, The Washington Post is joining the chorus, revealing the discovery of a sophisticated cyberattack in 2011.
In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
Hackers loyal to the Anonymous movement say they’ve broken into the website of a U.S. tear gas company whose ammunition has been used against demonstrators in Egypt and elsewhere.