Hackers distrupted U.S. newspaper distribution system using malware

The cyber attack caused disruption to production systems in the Saturday edition of a number of newspapers, all of whom shared a common production platform. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a cyber attack, that appeared to originate outside the U.S., caused significant printing and delivery disruptions at several U.S. newspapers including…

Chinese hackers stole missile plans from U.S. Navy contractors

According to the U.S. National Security Agency, Chinese cyber activity in the United States has risen in recent months with the bulk of these attacks aimed at disrupting critical infrastructure. The Wall Street Journal has reported, Chinese hackers have been able to breach and steal a slew of documents,including missile plans, from U.S. Navy contractors…

Chinese cyber activity on the rise in the U.S.: NSA official

Yesterday, senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses.” As per a senior U.S. intelligence official, in recent months, cyber activities by China in the United States has increased significantly. These…

American Express Co raised currency conversion rates without prior notice: WSJ

The practice was confined to only small to mid-size businesses. As per a report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, American Express Co raised currency conversion rates for business clients without notifying its customers in advance; AmEx’s move was aimed at boosting its employee commission and revenues. The…