Five dozen teenagers hunched over computers in a hotel conference room near Washington, decrypting codes, cleaning malware and fending off network intrusions to score points in the finals of a national cybersecurity contest.
China wants to work with the U.S. on cybersecurity because the effects of an Internet attack could be as serious as a nuclear bomb, a Chinese general said at a briefing with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Japanese stock futures were little changed, indicating the Nikkei 225 Stock Average may halt a two- day advance, after the yen gained for the first time in five days and investors await a Chinese manufacturing report. Australian equity futures rose.
Microsoft Corp., hurt by a slump in global PC sales, is looking to Israel for innovation from its developers and acquisitions, as well as local startups, according to the company’s top executive in the country.
The FBI investigation that uncovered the extramarital affair leading to the resignation of CIA Director David H. Petraeus began after a woman complained to law enforcement officials about harassing e-mails, according to two officials briefed on the probe.