Inside Story

Who is to blame for the massive ransomware attack?

A virus demands money from Windows users in 99 countries as banks, hospitals and well-known companies are affected.

Cyber Security

Worldwide ransomware attack of 'unprecedented level'

International investigation needed to identify culprits of biggest-of-its-kind cyber-extortion attack, Europol says.

Cyber Security

Ransomware attack infects computers around the world

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tools to launch massive cyber-attack on nearly 100 countries with Russia hit hard.

Global hacking attack infects 57,000 computers

United States

US security chiefs target Russian antivirus company

Six intelligence officials express 'concern' over Moscow-based internet security firm Kaspersky Labs.

US security chiefs target Russian antivirus company

Cyber Security

Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years in US prison

Roman Seleznev, son of a Russian politician, handed the longest sentence ever imposed in the US for a cybercrime case.

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years

Opinion

Don't blame WhatsApp for the Westminster attack

The UK government is trying to scapegoat Silicon Valley companies to hide its own intelligence and security failures.

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

United States

Two Russian spies indicted over massive Yahoo hack

Russian agents and two criminal hackers allegedly accessed at least 30 million user accounts through spam campaign.

Two Russian spies indicted over massive Yahoo hack

Cyber Security

WikiLeaks reveals alleged CIA hacking programme

Leak suggests CIA malware systems have targeted iPhones, Android systems, Microsoft software and Samsung smart TVs.

Mike Pence

Report: Pence used a private email account as governor

US Vice President Mike Pence's private email account has also been targeted by hackers, according to a newspaper report.

Report: Pence used a private email account as governor

Inside Story

What's the cost to privacy in our connected lives?

Balancing security and privacy against ease and convenience - is a more technologically connected world a better one?

Opinion

Russia's soft warfare

Hackers, fake news, freaks, trolls and pranksters are Russia's new soft power weapon arsenal.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Counting the Cost

Exploring the world's digital future

What countries or region will lead the next wave of innovation?

Europe

Russia denies targeting French presidential contender

Party chief of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of targeting the campaign of the centrist politician.

Russia denies targeting French presidential contender

UpFront

How big is the threat of cyberwar?

Former LulzSec hacker Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen on the rise of the cyber arms race.

Inside Story

Will conflicts of interest drag down Donald Trump?

In first press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump says he rejects claims of Russian campaign against him.