hackers

October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016

WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

Computer hackers who leaked the medical records of more than 100 top athletes in a bid to reveal questionable drug exemptions may have tampered with the data, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016
USA

“IS-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers”

A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

BB hackers ‘possibly Chinese,’ says Philippines senator

Chinese hackers are possibly behind one of the world's biggest cyber heists, the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, a senator in the Philippines says.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

$34M of stolen BB fund can still be recovered: Philippines Senate chief

The government can recover 40 percent, or about $34 million, of the $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh’s central bank and laundered through the Philippine banking system, the country’s Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

Hackers steal $100m from BB account

Bangladesh Bank has identified the people involved in the hacking of around $100 million (Tk 780 crore) from its foreign currency account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, claim BB officials. Almost the entire amount was transferred online to the Philippines banking system and a small portion of it to Sri Lanka by suspected Chinese hackers on February 5, they said.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

Pentagon invites hackers to attack its websites

The US Department of Defense invites vetted hackers to test its cybersecurity under a pilot program that is the first of its kind in the federal government.

November 28, 2015
November 28, 2015

Electronic toy maker Vtech hacked

Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, has had its app store database, Learning Lodge, hacked.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

Kaspersky boss warns of emerging cybercrime threats

Russian online security specialist Eugene Kaspersky says cybercriminals will one day go for bigger targets than PCs and mobiles, sabotaging entire transport networks, electrical grids or financial systems.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

How to pick the perfect password

Hackers manages to decode more than 11 million encrypted passwords stolen from the Ashley Madison website, shining fresh light on the importance of password security.