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US Sysadmin Gets Ten Years for Stealing Classified Docs.

A systems administrator working as a contractor for the US military has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stealing classified defense documents …

Most Vulnerable Smart Cities to Cyber Attack on Internet of Things (IoT)

<i>Imagine…</i><p>You drive to work in your Smart-Car connected to the GPS automatically, but a hacker breaks into your car's network, takes control of the …

Internet of Things

Why the fear over ubiquitous data encryption is overblown

<b>Clarification:</b> Due to a production error, a version of this column was temporarily posted prematurely before the editing process was complete.<p><i>Mike McConnell is a former director of the National Security Agency and director of national intelligence. Michael Chertoff is a former homeland security</i> …

China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines

The hackers who stole data on tens of millions of U.S. insurance holders and government employees in recent months breached another big target at …

Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target

Put a computer on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman. But add a wireless connection to that …

Demonstration

The NSA Will Destroy the Bulk Phone Records It Collected

One month after a law was passed ending the NSA's bulk collection of US phone records, the director of intelligence announced today that records …

Surveillance

Security News This Week: Anonymous Says It Hacked the Census Bureau

Whoa. A lot happened this week. WIRED's own Andy Greenberg allowed himself to be the guinea pig for hackers demonstrating that they could remotely …

Privacy

Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone

The most sensitive work environments, like nuclear power plants, demand the strictest security. Usually this is achieved by air-gapping computers …

Information Security

Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

<b>Code dive</b> You can bypass Apple's space-age security, and gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac, using code that fits in a tweet.<p>…

Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.<p>The …

Microsoft joins Google in removing links to revenge porn

A second major search engine will cut off access to revenge porn, in a big step toward eradicating the illicit material from the mainstream …

Internet

Boeing is creating a drone that can deliver spyware over WiFi

A subsidiary of aircraft-maker Boeing, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is apparently working on a drone capable of delivering spyware to unsuspecting devices below.<p>The project involves Insitu, a Boeing-owned company that specializes in drones, and Hacking Team, the Italian firm that …

Hackers to adultery site Ashley Madison: Shut down or be exposed

Ashley Madison

Cisco's John Chambers on two decades as chief: 'You have to let go'

In interview before stepping down at the end of the month, internet giant's boss says Europe is ahead of US in new digital era<p>In a week’s time, one of Silicon Valley’s longest-serving bosses will step down. John Chambers, the chief executive of Cisco, may not be as recognisable a name as Mark …

France under cyberattack | Europe

Last night, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hacked the French television network TV5 Monde, preventing it from broadcasting for three hours and taking control of its social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.<p>Twelve hours after the attack, the network is still unable to diffuse …

Cyberattacks Have Consequences

James McFarlin<p>Whether it involves the Office of Personnel Management, the IRS or Department of the Navy, few days go by without news of new …

Cyber-attacks

Israel, US commit to beef up cybersecurity cooperation

WASHINGTON — The US deputy secretary of Homeland Security and the top Israeli official handling cybersecurity have cosigned a statement committing to …

Privacy talk at DEF CON canceled under questionable circumstances

Earlier this month, several news outlets reported on a powerful tool in the fight between those seeking anonymity online, versus those who push for …

Privacy

Dick Clarke: Cyber Security Efforts Show 'Almost Criminal Negligence'

ABC News' Pierre Thomas reports on fallout from a cyber attack on the U.S. government that has impacted 22 million people.

Italian cyber-security firm suspects foreign government was behind mass attack | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian cyber-security firm Hacking Team said a government might have been behind a massive hack of its systems and warned that the subsequent leaking of its computer codes could prove a field day for criminals.<p>Unknown hackers last week downloaded 400GB of data from the firm, which …

The 'Chilling Effect' of China’s New Cybersecurity Regime

<i>This article has been updated to reflect additional responses.</i><p><i>On July 6, China</i> <i></i><i>unveiled</i> <i></i><i>a sweeping new cybersecurity draft law, which, due to the</i> …

China

When hackers get hacked

<b>Hackers hacked.</b> One of the more odious “cyber-security” companies in the world, Hacking Team, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The …