Cyber Crime

Tributes to Saudi King spark rights criticism in Britain

LONDON - As world leaders flew to Saudi Arabia to mark the death of King Abdullah, several prominent British politicians criticized the deference shown to the leader of a country accused of having a poor human rights record.

Kenya weighs Chinese request for extradition of 76 held for cyber crime

GENEVA - Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland, Kenya's attorney-general said on Thursday.

Tech, Africa 22 Jan 2015

Nearly every U.S. arms program found vulnerable to cyber attacks

WASHINGTON - Nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal 2014 showed "significant vulnerabilities" to cyber attacks, including misconfigured, unpatched and outdated software, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester said in his annual report released Tuesday.

Tech, 20 Jan 2015

China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations 'groundless'

BEIJING - China dismissed accusations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as groundless on Monday, after documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on a cyber attack were published by a German magazine.

World, China, 19 Jan 2015

U.S. penetrated North Korean networks years ago - New York Times

WASHINGTON - The U.S. National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, an effort that ultimately helped provide evidence to persuade the Obama administration that Pyongyang was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Tech, 18 Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia postpones activist's flogging: source

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has postponed Friday's public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

World, Saudi Arabia, 16 Jan 2015

U.S. takes aim at North Korea's remaining financial links

WASHINGTON - The United States aims to use new sanctions imposed on North Korea over the cyber attack on Sony Pictures to cut off the country's remaining links to the international financial system, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.

Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed

- The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. | Video

World, U.S., Tech, Twitter 12 Jan 2015

Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed

- The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. | Video

Tech, U.S., Twitter, 12 Jan 2015

Hacker posts client emails from Swiss bank BCGE

ZURICH/GENEVA - A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve on Friday divulged confidential client information after the Swiss bank failed to meet demands for payment.

Tech, Money 09 Jan 2015