Lenovo to pay $3.5M in lawsuit involving 750,000 vulnerable laptops

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The laptops in question are from 2014 and 2015 and contain pre installed software that left users open to cyberattacks

DOF installing new cybersecurity system

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Department of Finance is cooperating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology on the system which it expects to be fully operational by 2021

Briton extradited from Germany for allegedly hacking two UK banks

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Daniel Kaye 29 allegedly orchestrates so called distributed denial of service DDoS attacks against the banks

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Aug 01, 2017 - 12:54 PM

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British hacker convicted in Germany of major cyber attack

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The regional court in the western city of Cologne said it would suspend the sentence of one year and eight months against the defendant Daniel Kaye following pleas to this effect by both prosecutors and the defence

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Cyberattack blocks Maersk terminals, new orders

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM

A number of Maersk s 76 container terminals are affected and forced to run on manual systems AP Moller Maersk chief operating officer Vincent Clerc says

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Focus on defenses as users scramble after global cyberattack

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The director of Europol Rob Wainwright says there are clear similarities with the WannaCry incident but warns there are also indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities

Ukraine, Maersk hit in new wave of global cyberattacks

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:05 PM

UPDATED Several companies and organizations are targeted in what appears to be another major spread of ransomware

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

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Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Ukraine's presidential office says website attacked by Russia

May 17, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The president s website has sustained an organized attack says President Petro Poroshenko s deputy administration chief Dmytro Shymkiv in a statement

BSP to banks: Don't pay ransomware attackers

May 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

While no Philippine bank was affected in the global ransomware attack the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issues guidelines on dealing with cyber criminals and protecting sensitive data

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

May 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

These inaccurate statements have seriously misled public opinion caused panic among teachers and students and affected the normal order of instruction and life the China Education and Research Network says giving no further details

Cyberattacks level off after global pushback, but fears persist

May 15, 2017 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe which is a success a senior spokesman for Europol says

CYBERATTACK. The world's biggest ransomware attack strikes hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.

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May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

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Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

May 15, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith warns of the danger of exploits developed by governments falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage

LESSONS FROM A CYBERATTACK. Microsoft's Brad Smith warns governments against storing computer vulnerabilities. Image of Brad Smith from Twitter.

More cyberattacks feared as work week begins

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

200,000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states – Europol

May 14, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says he is worried that the ransomware attack might spread further once people return to work on Monday

Renault shuts down sites after being hit by cyberattack

May 13, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Production remains suspended French carmaker Renault spokeswoman says

ATTACKED. French automobile manufacturer Renault's production remains suspended due to the cyber attack. Logo from Renault's website

4 cyber threats you need to be aware of in 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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Russia runs up cyber score against U.S. with Yahoo, election hacks

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Russia s hack attacks could make it harder for US president Donald Trump to smooth relations with Moscow amid ongoing probes into the links between his campaign advisors and Moscow

HACKING THE US ELECTIONS AND YAHOO. Russia racks up a string of successful hacks. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

Singapore defense ministry reports cyber breach

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Hackers are able to steal the identity card details telephone numbers and dates of birth of around 850 employees and people on military service

Gulf cyber attacks on rise, conference told

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:03 PM

All Gulf Cooperation Council countries are at risk Saleh Almotairi director general of the Saudi National Cyber Security Center tells the conference

BEWARE OF CYBERATTACKS. Director General of National Cyber Security Center in the Saudi Interior Ministry Saleh Ibrahim Almotairi attends the second International Cyber Security Conference, in Riyadh on February 27, 2017. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/ AFP

Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The 29 year old who was subject to a European arrest warrant is detained on Wednesday February 22 by officers from Britain s National Crime Agency NCA German federal police and prosecutors say in a statement

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM CYBERATTACK. Visitors walks around the logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom at the CeBIT, world's biggest IT fair, on March 2, 2011 in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP

Hollande voices fear of cyberattacks in French vote

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Hollande who is not himself seeking re election did not say what kind of threat the two stage April 23 May 7 presidential election faces nor did he point the finger at any group or country

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE. French President Francois Hollande walks at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris after a cabinet meeting on February 15, 2017.  Photo by Stephane de Sakutin/ AFP

US teen confessed to Brussels airport cyberattack – prosecutors

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

FBI agents question a 14 year old boy from the US city of Pittsburgh who admitted trying to hack Zaventem airport s website and computer system in March 2016 they say

ZAVENTEM AIRPORT. A man enters Brussels Airport in Zaventem by a new double-door entrance set up following new security measures, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Theirry Roge/ Belga / AFP

Norway accuses Russia of cyberattack

Feb 04, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Known as APT 29 the group singled out by Oslo has already been accused of hacking interference in the US election last year

NATO sees sharp rise in state-backed cyber attacks – Stoltenberg

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Most of these attacks did not stem from private individuals but were sponsored by national institutions of other countries NATO s Jens Stoltenberg adds

CYBER ATTACKS AGAINST NATO. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to the media upon his arrival to attend a European Union summit at the European Council building in Brussels on December 15, 2016. File photo by Thierry Charlier/ AFP

Washington Post corrects report on Russians hacking US electricity grid

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED The newspaper initially reported on December 30 2016 that a code connected to Russian hacking efforts had been discovered in a utility system in Vermont which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid

What we know about Russia's alleged hacking of U.S. vote

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Here is what is known so far about the who what and why of the hacking strikes during the recent US election campaign

ALLEGED ELECTION HACKING. Here's what's known so far regarding the alleged hacking of the US vote. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

India police probe 'politically-driven' Twitter hacking

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Investigators say they are treating the hacking as a cyber crime and initial investigations had determined that the hackers operated from outside the country

ThyssenKrupp conglomerate hit by hackers eyeing industrial secrets

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The massive cyber attack is said to have targeted divisions dealing with orders planning of industrial plants and steel works in Europe

This file photo taken on December 11, 2012 shows a general view of the headquarters of German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp AG in Essen, western Germany. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/ AFP

Global police smash huge online crime network – Europol

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Known as Avalanche the criminal network was used as a delivery platform to launch and manage mass global malware attacks and money mule recruiting campaigns Europol says in a statement

EUROPOL. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, speaks during the launch of the European Migrant Smuggling Center (EMSC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, on February 22, 2016. File photo by Jerry Lampen / ANP / AFP

Hackers attack San Francisco transit agency, hold data hostage

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Aside from reportedly holding 2 112 of the transit agency s machines hostage the hacker is now threatening to release sensitive data unless its ransom is paid

'Likely hacker attack' hits almost 1 million German homes

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Around 900 000 customers using specific models of router are affected Deutsche Telekom says with some unable to connect at all while others suffer intermittent problems

INTERNET DOWN. This file photo taken on March 10, 2014 shows a Deutsche Telekom T-Mobile logo hanging under pink umbrellas at the stand of the German telecommunications giant during the 2014 CeBIT computer technology trade fair in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Dutchman 'who almost broke the internet' escapes jail

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The man is identified as Sven Olaf Kamphuis whose cyberattacks in 2013 nearly crippled the internet

Huge cyber attack disrupts internet in Liberia

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The hackers take control of internet of things devices such as CCTV cameras or digital video recorders plugged in to offices and homes worldwide to direct the massive distributed denial of service DDoS attack

New cyber attack hits Democrats, Clinton camp reports intrusion

Jul 30, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Clinton s campaign says the hack on the Democratic National Committee had accessed an analytics data program that it used

HISTORY MADE. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

North Korean hackers steal defense files from South

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Seoul police say the hackers were also able to plant malicious code into the computers in an attempt to use them as zombie machines

Morgan Stanley penalized $1M over data theft

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The US Securities and Exchange Commission says the bank failed to adequately protect customer information

epa04637624 (FILE) A file photo dated 20 January 2011 shows a sign at the Morgan Stanley office in New York, New York, USA. The financial company Morgan Stanley on 25 February 2015 agreed to pay 2.6 US billion dollar to settle an investigation into its role in the 2008 financial crisis, becoming the latest firm to reach such a deal with the government. Over the past two years, Bank of America has agreed to a record settlement of 16.65 billion US dollar; Citigroup has made a seven-billion US dollar settlement; and JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay 13 billion US dollar. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

LinkedIn warns of data leak from 2012 hack

May 19, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Around 100 million users are being urged to reset their passwords immediately

Qatar National Bank says systems 'secure' after hack attack

May 01, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The bank also assures its customers that their accounts are safe

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Philippines and the world: Cybersecurity in numbers

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Did you know that there have been 1 211 reported cybercrime incidents in the Philippines from 2013 to 2015?

Malware, phishing, cybersecurity: terms you need to know

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Understanding the terms often associated with hackers and cybersecurity may come in handy against cybercrimes

How to protect your computer vs cyberattacks

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The Commission on Elections data leak highlights the urgency of protecting your own system from hackers

PH twice likely to face cyberattacks than worldwide average

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:15 PM

FireEye representatives say at least 3 advanced persistent threat groups APTs and a number of other advanced threat actors are targeting the country

FIREEYE TEAM. Steve Ledzian, Eric Hoh, Tom Acero, and Marshall Heilman of FireEye. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler

Sweden military servers hacked, used in 2013 attack on US banks

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Military spokesman Mikael Abramsson says a server in the Swedish defense system had a flaw which was exploited by hackers to carry out the attacks confirming a report in the Swedish daily DN

Israel prepares to defend against Anonymous online attacks

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:59 PM

In the past the attacks in solidarity with the Palestinians manage to block government sites including for the ministries of defense and foreign affairs