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Hackers hit Malaysian sites over Indonesia flag gaffe

Indonesian hackers on Monday claimed responsibility for attacking more than 30 Malaysian websites following a gaffe that saw Indonesia's flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedown

A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.

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France, Amnesty activists demanding clemency for Snowden

Former CIA computer technician, in prison on charges of being the deep gorge of the so-called Datagate scandal of 2013, for revealing details about mass surveillance of American citizens by the government.

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

Microsoft teams with Bank of America on «blockchain»

Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Tuesday announced they are working together to make financial transactions more efficient with blockchain technology -- the foundation of bitcoin digital currency.

SWIFT reports new «sophisticated» bank hacker attack

The global financial system used to move hundreds of billions of dollars a day, on Friday said highly sophisticated hackers had gained access to a bank aiming to hijack fund transfers made via the network.

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.

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