WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing U.S. websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say.
According to Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company FireEye Inc (FEYE.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a group called the Ajax Security Team has become the first Iranian hacking group known to use custom-built malicious software to launch espionage campaigns.
Oops. False alarm by Georgetown, Texas, Police. New statement says they believe Guo Xing Chen had nothing to do with Target cyberattack.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Every undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next fall will be offered $100 in bitcoins in an experiment that students say will turn the prestigious university into one of the first places on the planet with widespread access to digital currency.
Bitcoin is not backed by any government or central bank, a digital currency whose value can swing dramatically based on demand. Users can transfer bitcoins to each other online and store the currency in digital “wallets.”