Microsoft suspends support for Windows-7

Microsoft’s decision to stop support for the Windows 7 operating system will leave nine out of 10 Windows devices in China running with little or no official support in the world’s second-biggest economy. Microsoft suspended “mainstream support” of the product yesterday, meaning neither new features nor free help will be given to Windows 7 users.…

Hackers target thousands of French websites

Almost 20,000 websites in France have come under attack from hackers in the aftermath of attacks by jihadist gunmen that killed 17 people last week, the defence ministry said Thursday. Arnaud Coustilliere, head of cyber security for the French military, did not specify who was behind the wave of attacks, but said the culprits were…

NY AG to propose new bill to strengthen data security law

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday will propose a legislation that he says would make the state’s data security law the strongest in the country and require “unprecedented safeguards” for the personal data of consumers and workers. The proposal overhauls law enforcement authorities’ power to combat cyber crime and ensure they have appropriate…

In Cyber-Attacks Such as Sony Hack, Obama Turns to ‘Name and Shame’

The unusually destructive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is providing an early test of a new Obama administration policy to reveal more of what it knows or suspects about hacking campaigns. President Barack Obama’s decision last month to blame North Korea for the breach capped a year that saw the U.S. Justice Department file indictments against alleged Russian Read…