Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




CYBER WARS
Line app urges password changes as Japan probes hacking
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2014


Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of accounts.

At least 303 cases of unauthorised access were confirmed between late May and June 14, including three that involved cash trades resulting in financial loss, a Line spokesman told AFP, without providing further details.

"We are cooperating with police in investigating the cases, and we are calling for users to change passwords," the spokesman said.

The accounts were hacked "presumably after shared passwords with other online services were leaked somewhere else," he said, adding that to the company's knowledge, all of the breaches occurred in Japan.

Another spokeswoman for the company stressed that Line's servers had not come under attack.

"Line's system itself has suffered nothing abnormal. It is not that our system was hacked," she said.

A police spokesman said the case was under investigation.

Set up in 2011, Line now has more than 400 million users, mainly in Japan and mainland Asia, and is growing fast.

The service lets users make free calls, send instant messages and post photos or short videos, combining attributes from Facebook, Skype and messaging application WhatsApp.

Line has forged heavyweight partnerships with football clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, brands such as Coca-Cola and tennis star Rafael Nadal.

FC Barcelona, for instance, has a home page on the app which has millions of "friends".

One of Line's main selling points is its "stickers" -- funny, cartoon-like figures that users can post to friends.

.


Related Links
Cyberwar - Internet Security News - Systems and Policy Issues






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





CYBER WARS
Canon, Milestone Systems of Denmark in acquisition deal
London (UPI) Jun 16, 2013
Canon Europa N.V. and Milestone Systems A/S of Denmark are merging their technological expertise for the network video surveillance market. Canon said the combining of its image products and Milestone's open platform video management software is coming under acquisition of the Danish company. Financial and other terms of the transaction, however, were not disclosed but Milestone ... read more


CYBER WARS
Poland and Raytheon Partner to Develop New Patriot IFF Antenna

U.S., Polish companies to improve radar of Patriot missile defense system

South Korea to develop homegrown interceptor instead of THAAD

US MDA and Northrop Grumman Conduct Wargame to Improve Understanding of BMD Complexity

CYBER WARS
Thales UK producing missile launching system for helos

MBDA throws spotlight on MMP missile system

Companies join forces for new weapon system variant

Raytheon conducts first live fire test of Excalibur S

CYBER WARS
Sagem upgrades drone's optronics

USAF Predator, Reaper programs get support from DRC/Engility

Two US drone strikes kill at least five militants in Pakistan

G-NIUS to Unveil New and Advanced Technologies

CYBER WARS
Exelis enhancing communications for NATO country

Chemring integrates new system with Resolve

Northrop Grumman Receives Funding for Electronic Warfare Systems for US Army and Navy

UK Connects with Allied Protected Communication Satellites

CYBER WARS
New sensors for Leopard 2 commander and gunner sights

U.S. crowd-control products to be marketed in Europe

Quantum3D sells ExpeditionDI product line

Longer range, power for Saab's shoulder-launched AT4 weapon system

CYBER WARS
French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

State Department approves $241 million arms sale to Brazil

US, Australia leaders eye more defense cooperation

Singapore charges firm over weapons-smuggling to N. Korea

CYBER WARS
China 'loves peace' says premier, despite regional disputes

Beijing tells Hanoi to stop 'hyping up' sea dispute

World Muslim body vows to combat 'sectarian policies'

China has surpassed Britain's 'declining empire': media

CYBER WARS
Nanoscale composites improve MRI

DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Form Switchable "Thin Films" on a Liquid Surface

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Evolution of a Bimetallic Nanocatalyst




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.