IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

US charges filed in largest internet breach on record

WASHINGTON DC, US: US authorities have revealed charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than one billion email addresses...

11 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum

WASHINGTON DC, US: With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection - mainly using biometrics - are gaining momentum...

10 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

ISIS threatens Twitter founder

WASHINGTON DC, US: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter are now being targeted by Islamic militants for suspending certain accounts...

3 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good

WASHINGTON, US: Iran is "good," China and Russia are "very good," but North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are actually not that great, according to an impromptu ranking by US President Barack Obama...

18 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

Credit card hacking is US's top crime fear

WASHINGTON, USA: Credit card hacking is the number one crime on Americans' worry list, far above being mugged or murdered, according to a Gallup survey released this week.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hackers targeting mobile phones for banking information

WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to access bank accounts of victims and steal their money, security researchers warn.

23 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Pew says online harassment levels high in US

WASHINGTON, USA: About 40% of US internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-quarters have seen this problem, according to a survey released this week.

23 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Woman stuck in chimney after online dating goes sour

LOS ANGELES, USA: US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she got stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online.

22 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Underground bank founder pleads not guilty

NEW YORK, USA: A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6bn for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty before a New York court this week.

15 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

US wants information about citizens from search engines

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A Yahoo transparency report released last week showed that the United States topped the list of countries demanding information about users in the first half of this year.

29 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

HP fined $59m for bribing Russian officials

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge ordered US computer company Hewlett-Packard to pay $58.8m for bribing Moscow government officials to buy HP computers for Russia's Prosecutor General's office.

12 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Celebrity iCloud hack investigated by Apple, FBI

LOS ANGELES, USA: The FBI and Apple are urgently investigating an apparent hack of cloud data services that unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

2 Sep 2014

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