hacking

Report: Chinese Hackers Turn Attention To Smaller Government Agencies

Sometimes, you can find secrets in the strangest places — and it seems Chinese hackers are well aware of that fact. According to the New York Times, digital attacks from China have recently been focusing on more obscure US agencies.


Chinese Exec Living In Canada Hacked And Sold Secret Warplane Data

Attacks on US networks come as little surprise these days. But the US Department of Justice is now charging a Chinese executive living in Canada with stealing sensitive data about US warplanes and selling it on.


Chinese Hackers Targeting Top-Secret US Employee Records

Earlier this year, Chinese hackers broke into US government computer networks in order to gain access to the personal information of thousands of employees with top-secret security clearances.


Flash Just Patched A Huge Security Flaw

Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram or other popular sites. If you’re a person who visits any of those domains (or, really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update right now.


It's Easy To Infect People With Malware If You Pay Them A Few Cents

Would you install malware on your computer if someone paid you to do it?


Should We Think Of Hackers As The Internet's Immune System?

Digital freedom fighters or computer-based criminals, hackers garner mixed reactions depending on what they do and why they’re doing it. But in this video Keren Elazari suggests that we should perhaps think of all hackers as the internet’s immune system.


How To Hack A Car And Control It From 2400km Away

Imagine this: You’re cruising along when the car suddenly brakes. The doors lock. It starts accelerating backward. A hacker thousands of kilometres away has taken control of your car over the cellular network. This is how it happens, as explained by a video from the good folks at Motherboard.


How Did Apple's Australian iCloud Hack Happen?

Apple users were rightly mystified this week by some iPads, iPhones and Macs being compromised, remotely locked and held to ransom. Security experts have weighed in on the possible cause, and their recommended solutions.


Australian Police, Government: Change Your Apple ID Password ASAP

In the wake of some Apple IDs being compromised and users’ iPhones and iPads being held to ransom, Stay Smart Online and NSW Police have some advice: change your Apple ID password as soon as possible, and avoid any possible headaches in the future.


Aussie iPhones, iPads And Macs Hijacked, Held To Ransom

Some iPhone, iPad and Mac users are reporting their devices have been compromised, with a message appearing that locks owners out and demands a US$100 ransom be sent to the hackers over PayPal. While the cause of the vulnerability hasn’t yet been established, there’s one common factor: it looks like every hacked device was sold in Australia.