Belgian authorities have opened an investigation into two possible hacking incidents at the office of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.
The federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday it was too early to tell whether the incidents were aimed at simply sabotaging the premier's computer system or whether they could also be linked to spying.
Wenke Roggen of the prosecution's office said the complaints from the prime minister's office had come in last month.
In May, it turned out that the hackers had succeeded in gaining access to the private email account of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the email system of the Belgian Foreign Office.
An investigation was started, and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders now confirms that there are indications that the case has a Chinese link.
Chinese hackers have been reportedly trying to monitor and gain access to the technology used by the US in developing military drones.
Manager of threat intelligence at FireEye, Darien Kindlund, who monitored the espionage, said that the Chinese campaign is the largest to be solely focused on drone technology
Kindlund said that the campaign seems to align well with the focus of the Chinese government to build up their own drone technology capabilities
BRASïLIA - Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday.
"Some activists decided to protest this US practice but it seems that they picked the wrong target," a specialized blog of the Brazilian news portal Uol said.
"They hacked NASA's web page and left the message: Stop spying on us," it said.
The hackers' message also called on the United States not to attack Syria.
Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.
Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.
The arrest operation shut down the power to the entire neighbourhood to prevent the deletion of sensitive data.
Police say it took them a year to close in on the teenager.
The young man lived with his father, a computer expert, in Buenos Aires.
The Kehila Jewish Community Day School has been the target of what appears to be a hate crime.
When the school's webmaster went on the site Thursday morning to look up information, she was shocked to find an "anti-Israel" cartoon posted on the home page.
The site was hacked Wednesday night, Sept. 11 — which principal Peter Greenberg says cannot be a coincidence. The police hate crime unit is investigating the incident, says Constable Debbie McGreal-Dinning.
"(The) investigation is at the preliminary stages at this time," she said.
Helsinki Police say they detained a hacker last weekend suspected of accessing thousands of usernames and passwords of visitors to more than 300 websites.
Police spokesman Jukkapekka Risu said officers arrested an unnamed local man, who allegedly acknowledged his actions. Officers are analyzing his confiscated computers. They declined to give more details.
French police are investigating a possible scam involving thousands of fake tickets for Paris's Louvre museum.
The museum was alerted after it found fake tickets were used on several occasions by Chinese tourists and guides during August, a source told Agence France Presse.
The same source said Belgian customs had, around the same time, found 3,600 fake tickets for the Louvre hidden in a package sent from China.
The Louvre is a top tourist attraction.