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The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.

Most dangerous social media app for mental health revealed

Social media platforms are rated in different ways, covering the spectrum from marketability to user experience. How about mental health? Instagram is rated, from a new survey, as the worst social media platform for young people's mental health.

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

North Korea on Friday angrily dismissed reports linking its isolated regime to the global cyberattack that held thousands of computers to virtual ransom.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

Ukraine's presidency says website attacked by Russia

The Ukrainian presidency said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev's decision to block prominent Moscow-based social networks.

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Thai authorities Tuesday backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.

Ukraine blocks Russia's top social media networks

Ukraine on Tuesday blocked Russia's most popular social media networks and an internet search engine in response to the Kremlin's alleged backing of a three-year separatist war in the east.

Ukraine blocks popular Russian social networks

Ukraine on Tuesday blocked popular Russian social networks and an internet search engine as it expanded sanctions against the Kremlin for its alleged backing of a three-year war in the separatist east.

New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol

European governments and companies appeared early Monday to have avoided further fallout from a crippling global cyberattack, the police agency Europol said.

Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm

"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been re...

Iran hardliners turn to reformist-dominated social media

After a series of bruising electoral defeats, Iranian conservatives campaigning in this week's presidential poll have belatedly embraced social media -- a space long dominated by their reformist rivals.

Op-Ed: Ransomware — Why so helpless? Why is security so useless?

Ransomware is a plague. It’s everywhere, and it’s not new. Security industries have been aware of it for many years, and yet it’s still viable? Why is a well-known method of hijacking computers still possible?

Emails with capital letters in the headline get low responses

Want to get people to respond to an urgent email? There are different tactics, but one thing to avoid is completely capitalizing those urgent email subjects. This will probably negatively impact the fast response rates you actually want.

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis.

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

International investigators are hunting for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout.

Several Spanish firms targeted in cyber attacks

Telecom giant Telefonica and several other Spanish companies were targeted in cyber attacks Friday, the government said.

The most ‘tweeted’ tweet exceeds three million

Social media records are there to be broken and this has happened with Twitter, where a new record for the most tweeted tweet has been set. The record-breaking tweet is consumer focused and it comes from a teenage boy.

US envoy to Qatar says news from home 'increasingly difficult'

The US ambassador to Qatar has expressed her dissatisfaction with political events back home in a decidedly undiplomatic message posted on social media.

US alerted France to Russia hack targeting Macron: NSA

The head of America's National Security Agency said Tuesday that Russia was behind the 11th-hour hack of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and that US officials had informed France a cyber-attack was underway.

After the White House, Obama 'captive to selfies'

Former US president Barack Obama shared Tuesday his relief at no longer being leader of the Free World -- but joked he is now "captive to selfies" whenever he is out.

Four Wisconsin schools block social media access in pilot project

Access to popular social media platforms are being blocked in four Madison, Wisconsin high schools in an effort to study the effect of social media usage during school hours on grades and behaviour. As expected, not everyone is happy.

Cuban town hooked on pirate social network

On a traffic island in a country town, young Cubans are doing what most of their compatriots cannot: surfing an online social network.In one of the least wired countries on Earth, Gaspar, population 7,500, is one of the most connected towns of all.

'Revenge porn' on 'mass scale' in Australia: survey

Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of "revenge porn" in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a "mass scale".

'Macronleaks': Hackers find flaw in French cyber-fortress

They knew months ago that top-of-the-range hackers had been targetting them. They believe their security measures, too, had been nothing short of top-rate. But, in the end, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's team got hacked.

Britain, Germany brace for pre-election cyber attacks

Britain and Germany were already beefing up cyber security ahead of key elections even before the hacking attack on France's Emmanuel Macron, months after Hillary Clinton was caught in the online crosshairs.

China's Tencent 'deeply sorry' for Russia WeChat block

Chinese internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was "deeply sorry" its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue.

British government plans live Internet use surveilance

According to a leaked document, the British government is planning to undertake "live" surveillance of British web users' internet communications.

Turkey court rejects Wikipedia appeal over blocked access

A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the Wikimedia Foundation against the nearly week-long blocking of access in Turkey to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which heightened alarm over freedom of expression in the country.

Police save Georgia teen attempting suicide on Facebook Live

Police in Macon, Georgia received numerous calls about a teen girl attempting to kill herself while streaming her suicide attempt on Facebook Live. First responders were able save her life and she is now in hospital recovering.

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

A 'phishing' scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the internet giant after spreading wildly.The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day.

Facebook adding 3,000 people to screen out violent content

Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform.

China to launch own encyclopaedia to rival Wikipedia

China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year, hoping to build a "cultural Great Wall" that can rival Wikipedia as a go-to information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences.

Istanbul withdraws invite for Wikipedia founder after ban

Istanbul authorities have withdrawn an invitation to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to attend a major conference in the city, officials said Tuesday, after Turkey blocked access to the online encyclopedia.Ankara on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey

Access to the global encyclopedia Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey, with those in the the troubled country being unable to access any of the global knowledge-bases web pages.

U.K. MPs want social media companies fined for illegal material

A Commons committee is recommending social media companies be fined for not removing illegal material from their platforms quickly enough or at all. The report also recommends these firms be required to pay policing charges regarding illegal content.

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users.

US NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep

The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance.

In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground

An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media's role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades.

Thai media rebuked over Facebook live of child murder

Thai media came under fire Wednesday for publishing images of a man killing his infant daughter in a Facebook Live video, a grim case that sparked outrage and raised fears of copycat killings.

Sweden jails trio for Facebook livestream gang rape

A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook.

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.
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