A U.S.-based antivirus software maker, which analyzed one of the viruses at CNN's request, said that it was recently written for a specific cyberespionage campaign and that it passes information it robs from computers to a server at a government-owned telecommunications company in Syria.
Supporters of dictator Bashar al-Assad first steal the identities of opposition activists, then impersonate them in online chats, said software engineer Dlshad Othman. They gain the trust of other users, pass out Trojan horse viruses and encourage people to open them.
Once on the victim's computer, the malware sends information out to third parties. More...
The Wall Street Journal said Google and other companies had worked around privacy settings designed to restrict cookies.
Cookies are small text files stored by browsers which can record information about online activity, and help some online services work.
However Google says the story "mischaracterises" what happened. More...
Mobile payment services that allow consumers to pay by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a credit card, have long been available in Japan and some other countries but are only just emerging in the United States.
Isis, a venture of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA, is expected to launch an offering to compete with Google but has yet to announce a launch date.
The alleged vulnerability in the Google Wallet was identified by Joshua Rubin, a senior engineer with zvelo, a closely held security firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Rubin developed an app dubbed Wallet Cracker that he says can break the four-digit PIN required to launch the Google Wallet app. He demonstrated how it works in a video on his blog (bit.ly/zgO2L6) More...
- White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
- Sony malware may be linked to other damaging attacks: researchers
- 'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever
- Hackers Probing Financial System’s Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry
- FBI Warns Tech Companies of State-Sponsored China Hackers
- JPMorgan Password Leads Hackers to 76 Million Households
- Tech, equipment makers join U.S. 'net neutrality' debate
- Home Depot breach a near certainty, yet Backoff remains a question
- Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states
- Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen