Equifax executives step down after major hack

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The Equifax chief information officer and head of security will retire, effective immediately, as part of an 'ongoing review of the cybersecurity incident' that resulted in the theft of personal data from 143 million US customers.

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143 million affected in hack of US credit agency

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Adding to the controversy: three high ranking executives from the agency sold shares worth almost 1 8M in the days after the hack was discovered

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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

Hackers obtain contact details of high-profile Instagram users

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Instagram alerts all verified accounts of a hack that pilfered email addresses and phone numbers but not password details

From accounting to enterprise: UPLB students help housewives do business

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

From teaching housewives basic accounting the group behind livelihood program Amiga Philippines now aims to establish a social enterprise and help women do business

EMPOWERED. Housewives from Bayan ni Juan in Calauan, Laguna learn a bookkeeping system to help their small businesses. Photo from Kevin Cuevas

711 million email addresses exposed in 'Onliner' spambot scheme

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The spambot can bypass spam filters with the end goal of delivering a data stealing virus to victims Find out how it works here

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Aug 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

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HBO hackers demand millions in ransom note

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:45 AM

A video circulating online directs a message to HBO chief Richard Plepler claiming that the group obtained valuable information in an attack that yielded a whopping 1 5 terabytes of data

HACKED. In this file photo, Richard Plepler, HBO Chief Executive Officer speaks onstage at the Executive Session during the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour - Day 2 on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/AFP

HBO diretas, naskah 'Game of Thrones' bocor

Aug 01, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Selain naskah episode terbaru Game of Thrones konten dari 2 judul serial HBO lainnya juga kabarnya ikut bocor

'GAME OF THRONES.' Sosok aktris Emilia Clarke yang memerankan tokoh Daenerys Targaryen di serial 'Game of Thrones'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube GameofThrones

'Game of Thrones' script leaked after HBO hack

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The company says a cyber incident resulted in the compromise of proprietary information and that the company has contacted law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms

'GAME OF THRONES.' Screengrab from a 'Game of Thrones' season 6 trailer shows the character Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) in a scene. YouTube/GameofThrones

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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Jul 27, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Proper lighting can do wonders for comfort ambiance and convenience in every room Choose the right light with these tips

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Utilities including nuclear firms hacked – New York Times

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:21 AM

One of the nuclear firms named in the report is Kansas Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation The hacks received an amber warning the second highest rating for threat severity from the Department of Homeland Security

Gov't websites in Ohio, Maryland hacked with pro-ISIS messages

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Posted on the websites is a message from a group calling itself Team System DZ vowing revenge against US President Donald Trump

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.

Qatar accuses 'neighbors' over hacking that led to crisis

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al Marri says the case is very clear that the alleged hacking emanated from countries responsible for the siege

The flag of the State of Qatar (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York. 14 July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

In a preliminary report the investigators did not say who they held responsible for the hack but said that both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry

The flag of Qatar at the UN headquarters in New York, July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

BPI urges clients not to 'panic' over system glitch

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The glitch did not affect all BPI clients although it may appear so due to social media says BPI Senior Vice President Catherine Santamaria

GLITCH. BPI Senior Vice President Catherine Santamaria briefs the media on the BPI system error on June 7, 2017

Russian hackers' 'fake news' behind Qatar crisis – report

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:31 AM

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar prompting a diplomatic crisis

The flag of Qatar at the UN headquarters in New York, July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

In a surprise move against a key US ally Trump suggests Qatar is funding extremism as he tacitly backs the diplomatic blockade of the emirate

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked U.S. vote

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Apart from this claim which absolutely does not conform to reality we have not seen any other information nor heard any arguments for the reliability of this information Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Putin: U.S. election hackers could have been from anywhere

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Hackers can be anywhere They can be in Russia in Asia even in America Latin America Russian President Vladimir Putin tells NBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at the Business Russia Congress in Moscow on October 18, 2016. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AFP

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Not caring about the lives of the people is one of the most important reasons for the destruction of this country Hussein Mahdi writes on the agency s webpage

China killed or jailed up to 20 U.S. spies – report

May 21, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The losses are comparable to the number of US assets lost in the Soviet Union and Russia because of the betrayals of two infamous spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

May 13, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The researcher warns that people need to update their systems ASAP to avoid attack

ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY. Twitter user @MalwareTechBlog tweets about the "kill switch" for the cyber attack. Screengrab from @MalwareTechBlog

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

May 13, 2017 - 1:32 AM

James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press says Trump

TESTIMONIES. File photo of former FBI Director James Comey testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP

After Facebook, it's Twitter's turn to put its foot down

May 10, 2017 - 5:47 PM

All that Twitter has against bots are policies They re not working

Macron blasts huge hacking attack just before French vote

May 06, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The leak comes as an 11th hour twist in what has proved to be one of the most drama packed elections in French history

HACKING? In this file photo, French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits the European cemetery of Bologhine in Algiers on February 14, 2017. Stringer/AFP

U.S. takedown of huge botnet will lead to temporary spam decline

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Experts predict that the decline will be significant but expect it to rise again after some months

Spain detains Russian over U.S. vote 'hacking' – legal source

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Piotr Levashov who was arrested at Barcelona airport on Friday is singled out by the United States for extradition in a request which is due to be examined by Spain s national criminal court the source says

RUSSIAN DETAINED. Piotr Levashov is arrested at Barcelona airport, and is 'suspected of having participated in hacking the election campaign in the United States.' Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

Hackers steal data of 95,000 job seekers at McDonald's Canada

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:46 PM

After the breach the fast food chain asks job seekers to apply in person

MCHACKED. The fast food chain got a taste of a data breach

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Many PH firms unprepared for cyber attacks – SGV

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Sixty percent of firms surveyed in the Philippines do not have a security operation center and lack threat intelligence programs

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Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:01 PM

As we have said repeatedly there can be absolutely no question of any official involvement by any Russian agency including the FSB in any illegal actions in cyberspace Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

ON THE HACKS. US Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch (L), FBI Criminal Cyber, Response and Services Branch Executive Assistant Director Paul Abbate (2R) and Director of the Department of Justice's International Affairs Vaughan Ary with Acting Assistant Attorney General of National Security Mary McCord at the US Department of Justice on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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.

2 Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo hack

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The indictment links Russia s top spy agency in one of the largest cyberattacks in history

Globe unveils hi-tech security center to fight cyber attacks

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The telco reinforces its data and network defenses for itself and potential clients as cyber threats mount

Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

'Good road design can save motorists' lives'

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Greg Smith of the International Road Assessment Program says infrastructure is important in preventing serious accidents and deaths resulting from road crashes

ROAD ASSESSMENT. This is what iRAP takes note of when it assesses roads for safety risks. Photo from iRAP

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

I myself try not to bring any phones to talks regarding sensitive issues Lavrov says at a press conference in Moscow At least I seem to have managed not to get into any unpleasant situations for now

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Moscow on October 3, 2016. File photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

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US Senate intel panel plans probe into Russia spying

Jan 14, 2017 - 4:49 PM

US intelligence agencies allege that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a covert effort to interfere in the election to boost Trump and harm his opponent Democrat Hillary Clinton

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA