Arjun Kharpal, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

Hackers have targeted the emails of top executives in more than 100 companies to steal market-sensitive information and “gain an edge in stock trading”, a report released on Monday revealed. The group dubbed FIN4 by security researchers FireEye, targeted individuals involved in market-moving merger and acquisition (M&A) deals with tailor-made emails, mostly involved in the …

Criminals are using hotel wifi networks to hack the devices of business executives with the hope of gaining access to a company’s sensitive information, according to a new report. The so-called “darkhotel” attack tricks hotel wifi users into downloading malicious software that appears to be a legitimate software update, security firm Kaspersky Lab said in …

Ferrari just got even more exclusive. The Italian luxury automaker is gearing up to start production on its invite-only supercar known as the Ferrari Sergio, and only six people will be able to get their hands on one. The concept car, unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, was designed in collaboration with Italian firm …

In all the headlines and hype about the launch of the latest iPad models and iMac computer there was one new member of the Apple ecosystem that analysts are calling “remarkable” that wasn’t even mentioned: Apple SIM. A preinstalled data-only SIM card has been inserted into the $499 iPad Air 2, and allows users to …

Twitter has launched an in-app audio streaming service that will allow users to play music or podcasts directly from their timelines, in the hope that users will spend more time on its service. The social media site unveiled the “Audio Card” feature on Thursday, which will allows people click on a tweet with a song …

Once aimed at a small elite with their blingy designs, luxury smartphones are being toned down as manufacturers look to broaden the appeal of their high-end devices. Vertu has released a £4,200 ($6,800) smartphone known as Aster, with a 5.1-inch sapphire crystal screen and titanium casing, materials often used on expensive Swiss watches. Consumers can …

If you thought Jimmy Kimmel was just a funny talk show host, think again. He’s also the “most dangerous celebrity to search for online,” according to a cybersecurity firm. Research by McAfee found that searching his name on the Internet presented users with a 20 percent chance of coming across a malicious link, with the …

Hackers have successful exploited a major security flaw known as the Shellshock bug which has allowed them to hijack an internet server, cyber experts told CNBC. The Shellshock bug creates a vulnerability in Bash – a software that controls the command prompt on many computers running the Unix operating system – which includes Linux operating …

If you’re waiting at home for a drone-delivered package, best check the weather report. Deliveries might be late because companies seemed to have overlooked one important obstacle: the wind. Deutsche Post DHL was set to deliver medicines on an unmanned aircraft – called the parcelcopter – to the remote island of Juist, off the coast of …

A series of damning espionage revelations and other developments have damaged the way Germans view U.S. corporations—so much so that they now regard American companies about as negatively as Russians do, according to research to be released Monday. Fifty-seven percent of German business executives surveyed by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland for CNBC and Burson-Marsteller said a corporation’s …

The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-per-day fine in 2008 if it did not hand over user data, declassified secret documents reveal. The unsealed papers reveal the tactics used by the Bush administration to obtain electronic information, further angering privacy advocates over American surveillance techniques. Read More UK, US under fire for Angry Birds spy claims Yahoo …

Apple shares were flat Wednesday morning, and Pacific Crest Securities downgraded the stock, citing stagnant iPhone growth and a “lack of compelling features” on the new Apple Watch. Pacific Crest said it had downgraded Apple from outperform to perform, suggesting the new products unveiled Tuesday did not have enough “potential for upside estimates.” “We continue to …

Samsung has launched its latest smartwatch, the Gear S, just days ahead of Apple’s expected iWatch launch, as the wearable tech market continues to heat up. The Samsung device has a 2-inch curved screen and runs on Samsung’s own Tizen operating system, unlike its previous Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which ran on Google’s Android system. The Gear S has …

Have you ever been tempted to make a call on your tablet? If the trend in Asia is anything to go by, many of us could be doing so soon. In Asia, “phablets are so yesterday”, according to a report by market research firm IDC. It found a surge in sales of tablets with 7-inch-or-larger …

Google’s much-anticipated music streaming service will be called YouTube Music Key and will cost $9.99 a month to use, according to an unofficial report. The new streaming service will offer ad-free music, audio-only playback and a 20-million strong song catalogue that users can listen to offline, said web blog Android Police, in a report which …