Tag: cyber-attack


Sony Faced a Breach Back in February While More Data Leaks

As more data is leaked from Sony Pictures, the company has come under scrutiny for keeping another data breach back in February under wraps. Emails obtained by Gawker show that Sony servers were breached and infected with malware in February, which targeted the studio’s SpiritWORLD system, used to send to sensitive media and financial data. […]

FBI Issues Warning Over Islamic State Cyber Attacks

The FBI says that it is monitoring social media activity for possible cyber-attack plots in response to airstrikes against the Islamic State. “Middle East-based hacktivist groups and extremist cyber actors have previously targeted US commercial and government Web sites in response to a range of US military actions and foreign policy positions,” it says. The […]

Canadian Government Blames Chinese Hackers Over Attack

The office of Canada’s National Research Council recently fell prey to a cyber-attack from alleged Chinese hackers, say Canada’s CIO. Chief information officer Corinne Charette revealed that the R&D body was forced to shut down a number of its computers last weekend in response to the “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor”. The Canadian government had […]

US Military Database in South Korea Breached

US military databases in South Korea have been hit by a cyber-attack according to officials, compromising about 16,000 current and former Korean national employees of the US military. Names, contacts, and work history of employees were accessed as well as the information of people that sought work in these Korean-based operations. General Curtis M Scaparrotti […]

eBay Hit With Cyber-Attack, Users Must Change Passwords

eBay has issued a warning to all users to change their passwords as the site has been struck a cyber-attack that has compromised passwords and other non-financial information. The company adds that PayPal has not been affected. eBay issued a statement on the matter. Here’s a little on what they had to say. eBay Inc. […]