Taiwan names Vice Premier as Cabinet head of information security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) will serve concurrently as head of the Cabinet department for information security, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Friday. In th...

Hackers flock to hunt for cracks in Swiss e-voting system

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are trumpeting the fact that more than 2,000 would-be hackers from around the world have taken up an invitation to try to find holes in Switzerland's groundbreaking onl...

Indicted US intelligence analyst once drew media across Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, her brown hair now hidden underneath a mandatory hijab, stood before an Iranian ayatollah as a television camera film...

Ex-US agent charged with revealing classified info to Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former counterintelligence agent with the U.S. Air Force has been accused of revealing classified information to Iran. The Justice Department has announced an ind...

Hackers charged with making false bomb threats to schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two computer hackers have been charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools in the U.S. and Britain. The Dep...

Bangladesh sues Manila-based bank in NY over heist

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's central bank has filed a lawsuit in a New York court against a Philippine bank over the heist of $81 million from its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...

Airbus says its data was hacked, no risk to commercial jets

PARIS (AP) — European airplane maker Airbus says hackers broke into its information systems but the breach had no impact on commercial activities. The company said in a statement Wed...

Huawei denies committing violations cited by US Justice Dept

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei on Tuesday denied committing any of the violations cited in a U.S. indictment accusing the company of stealing technology, violating trade sanctions and lying ...

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has found that researchers who reported the role of Israeli spyware in the targeting of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle are in turn being...

Fuzzy on Trump Tower Moscow? Here's what we know so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confused about the business proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Join the club. A disputed BuzzFeed News report and more misstatements from President Donald T...

Taiwan's III to ban Huawei smartphones from network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Institute for Information Industry (III) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) announced it was banning smartphones made by China's Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. from accessing its netw...

2 charged with hacking SEC computers in trading scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Ukrainian men have been charged with hacking into computers of the Securities and Exchange Commission to steal quarterly and annual reports of publicly traded companies before ...

Singapore says it won't name hackers who targeted PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore officials say it isn't in the country's interest to nab — or even name — the perpetrators behind a cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records, including those of P...

Taiwan's ITRI bans Huawei smartphones from network today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced on Monday (Jan. 14) that it would ban smartphones and computers made by China's Huawei Technologies C...

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