White House calls on China to put a stop to hacking

A senior White House official has demanded that China stop hacking US computer systems and agree to a set of international rules on behavior in cyberspace.

DARPA drones to launch and land on small surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.

Almost all mobile malware now targets Android

As Apple likes to keep reminding us, Android is the biggest target for mobile malware - and, according to F-Secure, it's getting more so all the time.

Jailed cybercriminal hacks own prison's computer

A British hacker jailed for computetr fraud managed to hack into his own prison's computer system during an IT lesson.

Evernote admits hack, fails to take its own advice

Cloud-based note-taking service Evernote has admitted it's been hacked, threatening the personal information of its 50 million users.

China hits back at US hackers

China's Defense Ministry has accused the US of repeated cyberattacks on its website, along with a People's Liberation Army news site.

Stuxnet worm dates back to 2005

The Stuxnet worm, used to attack nuclear reprocessing plants in Iran, was targeting the country as early as 2005, say reseqarchers at security firm Symantec.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users hit by data breach

Data on an unknown number of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users is at risk after customer service software provider Zendesk was hacked.

Account hijackers rife, warns Google

Google's warning of a big increase in the number of email accounts being hijacked - but says that things would be more than 100 times worse it it weren't for the company's efforts.

Chinese military unit identified as source of major hacks

Security company Mandiant says it's found clear evidence that a Chinese military unit is behind hacking attacks on more than 140 organizations over the last seven years.

A spell in the freezer unlocks Android RAM data

Just putting an Android phone in a freezer can be enough to make it vulnerable to attack, say researchers who have demonstrated the exploit.

'Trick' allows access to locked iPhones

Apple's promising to fix a flaw, revealed in a YouTube video, that allows anyone with physical access to a device running iOS 6.1 to bypass the lock screen, which requires a four-digit PIN, and gain partial control.

Major cybercrime ring busted by Europol

The European police agency Europol has confirmed that it successfully dismantled one of the most efficient cyber crime organizations in operation. 

iOS 6.1 flaw allows iPhone lock screen bypass

Apple has faced a number challenges over the last year related to software errors and flaws on its flagship iPhone. 

Login-stealing Trojan written by eleven-year-old

Pre-teen children are increasingly developing malicious code, anti-virus company AVG is warning.

Microsoft busts Bamital botnet

Microsoft and Symantec say they've taken down a botnet that hit more than eight million computers worldwide.

EU wants to force firms to report cyberattacks

More than 40,000 companies across the EU could be forced to warn regulators if their systems are hacked, under new cybersecurity proposals to be published today.

Federal Reserve admits its website was hacked

The Federal Reserve has confirmed that it's been hacked, following a claim from Anonymous that it's harvested the details of 4,000 US bank executives.

Uber-mini Black Hornet drones cruise Afghani skies

Not all of the drone aircraft deployed by militaries are actually large flying machines. Case in point? The uber-mini Black Hornet, manufactured by Prox Dynamics, which is slightly reminiscent a military-style MeCam.