Neowin News Feed for: Cyber https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/cyber/ Neowin News Feed for: Cyber en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Estonia is not too concerned with Russian hackers https://www.neowin.net/news/estonia-is-not-too-concerned-with-russian-hackers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/08/1534253205_viru_väravad_1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Estonia&#039;s president has said she&#039;s less worried about the threat of hacking because of the &quot;high level of digitalization&quot; in the country and because its &quot;people have a high level of cyber-hygiene&quot;. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/estonia-is-not-too-concerned-with-russian-hackers">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:02:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/estonia-is-not-too-concerned-with-russian-hackers Hacker breaches Ticketfly website, steals customer database https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-breaches-ticketfly-website-steals-customer-database/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/cyber_security_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ticketfly has confirmed that the hacker stole customer information including names, home, and email addresses, and phone numbers. Also, the ticket distribution service&#039;s website remains offline. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-breaches-ticketfly-website-steals-customer-database">Read more...</a> jay.bonggolto@neowin.net (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:44:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-breaches-ticketfly-website-steals-customer-database Symantec's machine learning-based threat detection tech now available to customers https://www.neowin.net/news/symantecs-machine-learning-based-threat-detection-tech-now-available-to-customers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/cyber_security_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Symantec&#039;s Targeted Attack Analytics, a system used by the firm&#039;s security researchers to detect high-level threats using machine learning, is now available for use by the company&#039;s customers. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/symantecs-machine-learning-based-threat-detection-tech-now-available-to-customers">Read more...</a> jay.bonggolto@neowin.net (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/symantecs-machine-learning-based-threat-detection-tech-now-available-to-customers Get this "Improving Cybersecurity" eBook for free https://www.neowin.net/news/get-this-improving-cybersecurity-ebook-for-free/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/04/1522743967_w_pura03c8_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today, claim the free eBook on &quot;Improving Cybersecurity - 12 Tools and Approaches Your Business Can Use&quot; for a limited time. It shows ways for you to be as secure as possible in business. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/get-this-improving-cybersecurity-ebook-for-free">Read more...</a> editor@neowin.net (News Staff) Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/get-this-improving-cybersecurity-ebook-for-free Activists launch "Tech Support Hotline" for Congressmen clueless about cyber attacks https://www.neowin.net/news/activists-launch-tech-support-hotline-for-congressmen-clueless-about-cyber-attacks/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/10/1477420983_blitz_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Activists from Fight for the Future have launched a new tech support hotline for non-technology-savvy members of Congress who are clueless about last week&#039;s DDoS attacks. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/activists-launch-tech-support-hotline-for-congressmen-clueless-about-cyber-attacks">Read more...</a> jett.goldsmith@neowin.net (Jett Goldsmith) Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:22:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/activists-launch-tech-support-hotline-for-congressmen-clueless-about-cyber-attacks Massive DDoS attacks take down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit https://www.neowin.net/news/massive-ddos-attacks-take-down-twitter-netflix-reddit/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/10/1477076065_ddos_897973322_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Waves of DDoS cyber attacks have hit at least two internet service providers this morning, causing popular websites like Netflix, Twitter, and Reddit to go offline for an extended period of time. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/massive-ddos-attacks-take-down-twitter-netflix-reddit">Read more...</a> jett.goldsmith@neowin.net (Jett Goldsmith) Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:18:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/massive-ddos-attacks-take-down-twitter-netflix-reddit Ransomware attacks hit all-time record high in April https://www.neowin.net/news/ransomware-attacks-hit-all-time-record-high-in-april/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/05/j003-content-ransomware_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Ransomware attacks in the United States have hit an unprecedented all-time high during the month of April, with a nearly 159% jump in attacks from March. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/ransomware-attacks-hit-all-time-record-high-in-april">Read more...</a> jett.goldsmith@neowin.net (Jett Goldsmith) Wed, 04 May 2016 22:28:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/ransomware-attacks-hit-all-time-record-high-in-april The list of the 25 most common passwords of 2015 now available https://www.neowin.net/news/the-list-of-the-25-most-common-passwords-of-2015-now-available/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/02/pass_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Splashdata&#039;s top 25 passwords used for the year of 2015 are out, and it appears that mankind still can&#039;t be bothered to offer any creativity to stave off potential hackers. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-list-of-the-25-most-common-passwords-of-2015-now-available">Read more...</a> chris.schroeder@neowin.net (Chris Schroeder) Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:52:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-list-of-the-25-most-common-passwords-of-2015-now-available Internet trolls will face up to two years in prison under new UK bill https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-trolls-will-face-up-to-two-years-in-prison-under-new-uk-bill/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/10/union-flag_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Justice Secretary Chris Grayling stated his intentions to raise the criminal penalty for cyber trolling in the UK up to a maximum two-year sentence, following several high profile harassment cases. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-trolls-will-face-up-to-two-years-in-prison-under-new-uk-bill">Read more...</a> jett.goldsmith@neowin.net (Jett Goldsmith) Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:28:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-trolls-will-face-up-to-two-years-in-prison-under-new-uk-bill Sony to begin restoring Playstation Network this week https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-to-begin-restoring-playstation-network-this-week/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/723806211Unknown-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sony will begin to restore services on its Playstation Network later this week following a cyber attack in April that caused Sony to shut down the online service. According to a press release on the... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-to-begin-restoring-playstation-network-this-week">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Sun, 01 May 2011 06:48:48 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-to-begin-restoring-playstation-network-this-week US and Russia hold secret talks on fighting cyber crime https://www.neowin.net/news/us-and-russia-hold-secret-talks-on-fighting-cyber-crime/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/240540843354.png" alt="" /></div>Secret talks have been taking place between the United States, Russia and the United Nations in an attempt to reach agreement on strengthening Internet security and limiting use of cyber-warfare. Reported by the New York... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/us-and-russia-hold-secret-talks-on-fighting-cyber-crime">Read more...</a> matthew.hopson@neowin.net (Matthew Hopson) Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:36:38 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-and-russia-hold-secret-talks-on-fighting-cyber-crime Bill could give Obama control of Internet during emergencies https://www.neowin.net/news/bill-could-give-obama-control-of-internet/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/240540843354.png" alt="" /></div>A new U.S. senate bill has been redrafted to give President Obama the power of control to shut down the Internet in case of emergency situations. The 55-page draft that was obtained by CNET... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bill-could-give-obama-control-of-internet">Read more...</a> andrew.lyle@neowin.net (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 28 Aug 2009 16:42:17 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bill-could-give-obama-control-of-internet US cyberware details surface, Iraq & Iran have been targets https://www.neowin.net/news/us-cyberware-details-surface-iraq--iran-have-been-targets/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/digital_roadsign_hacked_small.jpg" alt="" /></div>The cyber warfare front is a changing and untested battlefield that every foreign government wants to control. Many have always assumed that the United States carried out cyber attacks but today we are finally learning... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/us-cyberware-details-surface-iraq--iran-have-been-targets">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:33:39 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-cyberware-details-surface-iraq--iran-have-been-targets Feds want hackers to secure the nation's networks https://www.neowin.net/news/feds-want-hackers-wanted-to-secure-the-nations-networks/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>Hackers can cause governments a large amount of trouble from day to day, from stealing valuable info to changing websites, and they're getting a bit fed up about it. A job posting has been listed... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/feds-want-hackers-wanted-to-secure-the-nations-networks">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:44:47 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/feds-want-hackers-wanted-to-secure-the-nations-networks White House was also victim of cyber attacks https://www.neowin.net/news/white-house-was-a-victim-of-cyber-attacks/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/73621772fb.png" alt="" /></div>Earlier today Neowin covered news about how Barack Obama and John McCain suffered cyber attacks during their summer campaigning, but more details have been released on how the White House was also a target. During... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/white-house-was-a-victim-of-cyber-attacks">Read more...</a> damien@neowin.net (Damien Reynolds) Fri, 07 Nov 2008 22:03:58 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/white-house-was-a-victim-of-cyber-attacks Russia engaging in cyber warfare, says Georgia https://www.neowin.net/news/russia-engaging-in-cyber-warfare-says-georgia/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1899555397grey.jpg" alt="" /></div>The bitter conflict currently ongoing between Georgia, the former Soviet republic, and Russia over the Georgian province of South Ossetia appears to have migrated online. The Georgian presidential website and other government sites have apparently... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/russia-engaging-in-cyber-warfare-says-georgia">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:39:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/russia-engaging-in-cyber-warfare-says-georgia Chinese government at the center of five cyber attack claims https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-government-at-the-center-of-five-cyber-attack-claims/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A wave of attacks in the UK, Germany, and the United States from Chinese-based computers had the Chinese foreign ministry issuing an official denial that their government had been involved. Afterwards, officials from New Zealand... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-government-at-the-center-of-five-cyber-attack-claims">Read more...</a> () Sat, 15 Sep 2007 18:38:25 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-government-at-the-center-of-five-cyber-attack-claims Financial World Warned Against Unconfirmed Cyber Threat https://www.neowin.net/news/financial-world-warned-against-unconfirmed-cyber-threat/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. government warned of a possible Internet attack on U.S. stock market and banking Web sites from a radical Muslim group, but officials said the threat was unconfirmed and seemed to pose no immediate... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/financial-world-warned-against-unconfirmed-cyber-threat">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:43:03 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/financial-world-warned-against-unconfirmed-cyber-threat World Cyber Games Announces Official Games for 2005 https://www.neowin.net/news/world-cyber-games-announces-official-games-for-2005/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SEOUL, Jan. 24, 2005 - The World Cyber Games Committee announced eight game titles that will serve as official games for the World Cyber Games 2005 (WCG 2005) to be held in Singapore this coming... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/world-cyber-games-announces-official-games-for-2005">Read more...</a> () Sat, 05 Feb 2005 21:22:05 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/world-cyber-games-announces-official-games-for-2005 Counter-Strike: Source Beta Pre-Loading to Cyber Cafés https://www.neowin.net/news/counter-strike-source-beta-pre-loading-to-cyber-cafeacutes/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thank you again Xero for bringing the latest CS news to my attention. Pre-loading of the Counter-Strike: Source beta to cyber cafés begins today. On Wednesday, this first phase of the beta... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/counter-strike-source-beta-pre-loading-to-cyber-cafeacutes">Read more...</a> () Tue, 10 Aug 2004 05:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/counter-strike-source-beta-pre-loading-to-cyber-cafeacutes Devil hits cyber church https://www.neowin.net/news/devil-hits-cyber-church/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks MaceX. The world's first online church has been forced into an urgent rethink after computer hackers logged in as &quot;Satan&quot; and disrupted services with four-letter expletives and racist remarks. The Church of... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/devil-hits-cyber-church">Read more...</a> () Thu, 20 May 2004 01:03:10 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/devil-hits-cyber-church Homeland Security Launches Cyber Alert System https://www.neowin.net/news/homeland-security-launches-cyber-alert-system/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced an e-mail alert system that will warn computer users in real-time -- both technology professionals and home users -- of security vulnerabilities, potential impact, and how to... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/homeland-security-launches-cyber-alert-system">Read more...</a> () Thu, 29 Jan 2004 00:06:47 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/homeland-security-launches-cyber-alert-system A Cyber UL? https://www.neowin.net/news/a-cyber-ul/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bruce Schneier is an expert in almost everything technical; whats nice is that he writes well, and intellegently. You can sign up to his monthly mailings here and view current and past issues here. ... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/a-cyber-ul">Read more...</a> () Thu, 15 Jan 2004 22:58:03 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/a-cyber-ul Cyber X Games Cancelled https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-x-games-cancelled/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A huge event funded by Microsoft, ATI and AMD has been hit by problems due to networking and patches. The event held in Las Vegas, America is tied with the Consumer Electronics Show 2004. A... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-x-games-cancelled">Read more...</a> tom.warren@neowin.net (Tom Warren) Sun, 11 Jan 2004 21:50:57 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-x-games-cancelled New E-Mail Security Threat: Cyber Blackmail https://www.neowin.net/news/new-e-mail-security-threat-cyber-blackmail/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Corporate and home PC users are receiving blackmail threats from Internet con artists who claim to have access to their PCs, security experts say. The blackmailers threaten to delete information or plant pornographic files on... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/new-e-mail-security-threat-cyber-blackmail">Read more...</a> () Wed, 31 Dec 2003 01:26:29 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/new-e-mail-security-threat-cyber-blackmail Cyber Crime Sweep Nets Over 100 Arrests https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-sweep-nets-over-100-arrests/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Federal authorities have rounded up and arrested more than 125 individuals on charges including identity theft and computer intrusion as part of a nationwide crackdown on Internet crime, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-sweep-nets-over-100-arrests">Read more...</a> () Sun, 23 Nov 2003 01:14:55 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-sweep-nets-over-100-arrests Cyber sleuths hunt file-swappers https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sleuths-hunt-file-swappers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>They have been described as Hollywood's digital detectives and they have a warning for anyone illegally trading music or movies: &quot;You can run but you can never hide.&quot; Mark Ishikawa: We have... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sleuths-hunt-file-swappers">Read more...</a> () Tue, 29 Jul 2003 10:15:03 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sleuths-hunt-file-swappers Cyber sex lures love cheats https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sex-lures-love-cheats/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Growing numbers of married people are turning to internet chat rooms for sexual thrills, a US study has found. Most spouses who got involved with the opposite sex over the internet did... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sex-lures-love-cheats">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:09:15 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-sex-lures-love-cheats Chinese cyber dissident sentenced to five years https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-cyber-dissident-sentenced-to-five-years/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>China's pioneering cyber-dissident Huang Qi, one of the first to be arrested for expressing his political views on the Internet, has been sentenced to five years in prison for subversion, lawyers and a rights group... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-cyber-dissident-sentenced-to-five-years">Read more...</a> () Sun, 18 May 2003 16:00:45 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/chinese-cyber-dissident-sentenced-to-five-years China closes over 3,300 cyber cafes https://www.neowin.net/news/china-closes-over-3300-cyber-cafes/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>China has closed down over 3,300 Internet cafes nation-wide during the past six months for safety reasons, a senior Chinese official has said. The massive overhaul of China's Internet cafes in the last six months... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/china-closes-over-3300-cyber-cafes">Read more...</a> () Fri, 27 Dec 2002 15:18:32 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/china-closes-over-3300-cyber-cafes Beijing cyber cafe fire kills 24 https://www.neowin.net/news/beijing-cyber-cafe-fire-kills-24/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The mayor of Beijing has ordered the closure of all Internet cafes in the city following a fire in which 24 people were killed and 13 injured. The blaze broke out on Sunday morning at... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/beijing-cyber-cafe-fire-kills-24">Read more...</a> () Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:16:12 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/beijing-cyber-cafe-fire-kills-24 Cyber Crime Centre at MI5 Headquarters set to run into trouble https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-centre-at-mi5-headquarters-set-to-run-into-trouble/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new UK snooping facility which will be opened at the MI5 Headquarters will, according to news reports, run into significant problems and due to modern encryption techniques it will have trouble even capturing information... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-centre-at-mi5-headquarters-set-to-run-into-trouble">Read more...</a> () Thu, 06 Jun 2002 10:27:26 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-crime-centre-at-mi5-headquarters-set-to-run-into-trouble Cyber libel ruling threatens UK ISPs https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-libel-ruling-threatens-uk-isps/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK internet service providers could face a troubled future following a United States Supreme Court judgement on internet libel. The case of Prodigy.com in New York has highlighted the apparently diverging direction US and English... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-libel-ruling-threatens-uk-isps">Read more...</a> () Sat, 01 Sep 2001 04:53:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cyber-libel-ruling-threatens-uk-isps India to Open First Cyber Police Station https://www.neowin.net/news/india-to-open-first-cyber-police-station/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>(Oh, Officer, someone stole my virtual identity on the internet, boo hoo! - Ed) India's first police station to exclusively handle cyber crimes such as computer hacking, data damage and Internet... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/india-to-open-first-cyber-police-station">Read more...</a> () Fri, 31 Aug 2001 18:04:18 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/india-to-open-first-cyber-police-station