Hacking

At 30, World Wide Web ‘not the web we wanted,’ inventor says

GENEVA (AP) — At its ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says. Tim Berners-Lee joined a celebration Tuesday of the Web and reminisced about where he invented it — … Continue reading At 30, World Wide Web ‘not the web we wanted,’ inventor says

Brooklyn News: Two Defendants Convicted on All Counts for International Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme

Defendants Were Part of a Scheme that Made $30 Million in Profits by Trading on Press Releases Stolen by Hackers from Major Newswire Companies Brooklyn – Vitaly Korchevsky, a former hedge fund manager, and Vladislav Khalupsky, a securities trader, were convicted today in federal court in Brooklyn of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Brooklyn News: Two Defendants Convicted on All Counts for International Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme

UK actor Tennant accepts damages over tabloid phone hacking

LONDON/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant has accepted an apology and damages from Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper company over phone hacking by a now-defunct tabloid. Tennant is one of six people whose claims against News Group Newspapers were settled Tuesday at the High Court in London. Lawyer Sara Mansoori said Tennant was “outraged … Continue reading UK actor Tennant accepts damages over tabloid phone hacking

Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

WASHINGTON/July 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, according to a Sunday report by The Washington Post. The Emirati Embassy in Washington released … Continue reading Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

AP Interview: France warns of risk of war in cyberspace

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — Cyberspace faces an approaching risk of “permanent war” between states and criminal or extremist organizations because of increasingly destructive hacking attacks, the head of the French government’s cybersecurity agency warned Thursday. In a wide-ranging interview in his office with The Associated Press, Guillaume Poupard lamented a lack of commonly agreed rules to … Continue reading AP Interview: France warns of risk of war in cyberspace

Senator says FBI paid $900K for iPhone hacking tool

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings. The FBI considers the figure to be classified information. It also has protected the … Continue reading Senator says FBI paid $900K for iPhone hacking tool

Spain: 4 engineers investigated over ‘Phineas Fisher’ hack

MADRID (AP)(STL.News) — Four people are being formally investigated in Spain on suspicion of breaking into a police union website last year, Catalan Police said Thursday. The force’s announcement gave further detail on arrests that started a swirl of speculation over the fate of Phineas Fisher, a Robin Hood-like figure who has claimed responsibility for … Continue reading Spain: 4 engineers investigated over ‘Phineas Fisher’ hack