Israeli sites downed in cyber blitz

Hackers downed a number of Israeli sites on Wednesday, including those administered by the Sheba Medical Center, the Assouta medical facility and the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.



NYC eyes drones for surveillance


The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is apparently mulling over the idea of deploying drones to assist officials with various law enforcement tasks.

Google consolidates user data with new privacy policy

Google's launching a new privacy policy, bringing together all the information it holds on individual users into a single place.

Fifth Amendment doesn’t cover encrypted hard drives

A federal judge in Denver has ordered a bank-fraud suspect to unlock her encrypted hard drive for prosecutors to peruse.

WikiLeaks announces the Julian Assange show



WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced that he will be hosting a series of in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world.

Feds want more cyber power

The former director of national intelligence says the full cyber capabilities of various US agencies are somewhat curtailed by current legislation.



TSA detains US Senator for refusing pat-down



Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials briefly detained Senator Rand Paul in Nashville, Tennessee after he refused to submit to a invasive airport pat-down. 



Anonymous accelerates Megaupload retaliatory campaign



Cyber activists associated with Anonymous stepped up their Megaupload retaliatory campaign over the weekend in response to the shuttering of the popular file-sharing site.

DoD eyes crowdsourced bug hunting for weapon systems

With all the ongoing cyber attacks and hacks, it is quite obvious that securing military software should be rated a high priority mission. 



Spammers target childrens' games

With adults wising up to the dangers of clicking unknown links, spammers are increasingly targeting children.

Quantum computing could make cloud secure

Quantum computing techniques could be used to bring complete security to the cloud, says an international team of scientists.

Hackers hit UAE Central Bank website

Israeli hackers downed the website administered by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates on Thursday as the financial institution hosted European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi.

"Unintended acceleration" sparks calls for increased automotive oversight

It has been a while since the issue of Toyota's "unintended acceleration" made headlines. Nevertheless, some analysts believe the problem highlights the need for increased automotive oversight.

McAfee glitch turns customers' PCs into spambots

McAfee says it's fixed a problem with its SaaS Total Protection software that was allowing users' PCs to be turned into spam servers.

NYPD deploys terahertz scanner in weapons crackdown



The New York Police Department (NYPD), in conjunction with the the US Department of Defense (DoD), is currently testing a new system that uses terahertz imaging to detect hidden weapons.

Trojan infiltrates Japanese space agency 



The Japanese space agency (JAXA) has positively identified a Trojan on an employee's terminal that may have gained access to a cargo shuttle used to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).



Saudi and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges downed in cyber attack

Israeli hackers have claimed credit for downing websites run by the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).



Security analyst details TASE hack

Monday’s cyber attack against websites administered by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and El Al (Israel Airlines) reportedly exploited thousands of local devices which were used as remote "zombie" bots.

DHS could seize networks under new cyber law


A revised draft version of a circulating cyber security bill could grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wide-reaching powers if the legislation is ultimately approved.

Hackers target Tel Aviv Stock Exchange


Hackers operating under the "Nightmare Group" banner managed to shut down the websites of both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and El Al (Israel Airlines) on Monday.