Andy Coulson, then editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, instructed a journalist working on a story about a celebrity to "do his phone", a jury trying Coulson and others for phone-hacking was told. Coulson, fellow former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and two senior employees of Murdoch's British group News International are accused of conspiring to intercept voicemails for stories.
A purported member of the Internet hacking group Anonymous breached a blog linked to Singapore's leading newspaper, heightening concerns about cybersecurity among the city-state's government agencies. A message left on the blog page demanded that the journalist resign or apologize within 48 hours "to the citizens of Singapore for trying to mislead them."
Solutionary has released its Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report for Q3 2013, providing intelligence on key security threats observed and intelligence gathered over the period.
It was August 14, Khalil Shreateh had just reached halfway around the world to pull off a prank that would make him the most famous hacker in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. He’d discovered a Facebook bug that would allow him to post to another user’s wall even if he wasn’t on the user’s friends list. Demonstrating the bug on Zuckerberg was a last resort.
A prosecutor said Wednesday that there was "a conspiracy which involved a significant number of people" to hack phones at the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World, revealing that three senior journalists at the now-defunct newspaper have pleaded guilty to illegally eavesdropping on voicemails.
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, the Washington Post has reported, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Championing a proper balance between privacy and security, Art Coviello, RSA Chairman, called privacy a “serious complication” that limits the progress of the security industry. During this year’s RSA Europe conference in Amsterdam, he recalled that some customers have refrained from deploying technologies that would protect their own – and customers’ – privacy, for fear that it would violate the privacy of their own employees.
The upcoming holiday shopping season could be prime time for attackers who hope to catch enterprises at their weakest moment. According to a new survey of 1,100 retail companies, daily revenue surges by an average of 55 percent during the holiday season. If a retail site is hacked or disabled, average losses may amount to as much as $500,000 per hour, or $8,000 per minute.
On Tuesday, the original Wisconsin Republican author of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), introduced a major change to the October 2011 law. It would ban the bulk collection of metadata. Now, the USA FREEDOM Act has been introduced. With 70 bi-partisan co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and a dozen in the Senate, it might actually have a chance of passage.
The FBI will be honoring the San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory’s (RCFL) achievement of attaining international program accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors’ Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).
Add President Obama to the list of the latest high-profile hacks. A handful of sites affiliated with the President’s nonprofit issue advocacy group, Organizing for Action, were compromised by a group of hackers, according to a number of Facebook and Twitter posts sent from the President’s accounts.
Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying practices, the White House is considering ending eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders. A final decision has not been made. The administration is trying to tamp down damage from the months-long spying scandal — including the most recent disclosure that the National Security Agency monitored the communications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Battelle Memorial Institute has built what it claims is the nation’s first production system for quantum distribution of cryptographic keys and announced plans to create a 400-mile link enabling quantum-key distribution (QKD) between Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., by 2015.
A British man has been arrested in England and charged by the United States and Britain with hacking into U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military, to steal confidential data and disrupt operations, authorities said.
The federal government recently authorized the seizure of approximately 144,336 Bitcoins found on computer hardware belonging to Ross Ulbricht, a/k/a “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the alleged owner and operator of “Silk Road,” a hidden website designed to enable its users to buy and sell illegal drugs and other unlawful goods and services anonymously and beyond the reach of law enforcement.