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Many security cameras vulnerable to hacking

Businesses and other services dependent upon security solutions have been urged to upgrade their security cameras due to risks that such cameras can be hacked. A big risk arises from malware which leads to leakage of sensitive information.

Google to offer stepped-up security for 'high risk' users

Washington - Google said Tuesday it would offer stronger online security for "high risk" users who may be frequent targets of online attacks.

Flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi vulnerable to attack

Belgian researchers have discovered a flaw in a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications that could allow hackers to read information that was previously understood to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware, they said on Monday.

N. Korea hacked Seoul's war plan: report

Seoul - North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday.

North Korea gets second web connection via Russian firm

Seoul - A state-owned Russian company has opened up a second internet connection for North Korea which could strengthen Pyongyang's cyber capabilities and undermine US efforts to isolate the regime, security experts said.

Seoul says N. Korean hackers tried to steal bitcoins: Yonhap

Seoul - Police investigations have pointed to North Korea as responsible for recent attempts to hack South Korea's virtual currency exchanges, a report said Wednesday.

N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'

Seoul - North Korea is suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks to steal virtual currency in order to obtain funds and avert tightening sanctions, according to security experts.

Massive Equifax credit bureau hack raises troubling questions

Washington - It could be the worst-ever data breach for American consumers, exposing some of the most sensitive data for a vast number of US households.

143 mn affected in hack of US credit agency

San Francisco - A major American credit reporting agency entrusted to safeguard personal financial information said Thursday hackers looted its system in a colossal breach that could affect nearly half the US population as well as people in Britain and Canada.

EU defence ministers put to test in mock cyberattack

Tallinn - A major cyberattack targets European Union military structures, with hackers using social media and "fake news" to spread confusion, and governments are left scrambling to respond as the crisis escalates.

Russia jails two members of notorious hacker group

Moscow - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced two members of an infamous hacking group to three years in jail for breaking into the accounts of high-ranking Russian officials.

Chinese national charged with US hacking

Washington - The FBI has charged a Chinese national with using malicious software widely linked to a devastating hack of government databases that saw the personal information of millions of federal workers and contractors stolen.

Lawyer: British hacking suspect will be vindicated

Milwaukee - A lawyer for a 23-year-old British computer security researcher accused of creating malware to attack the banking system on Monday called him a "hero" and predicted he would be "fully vindicated.

Four arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode

Mumbai - Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday.

Ships ditch GPS for eLoran navigation system because of hacking

South Korea, the U.K., U.S., and Russia are dusting off WWII eloran radio technology for use as a backup system for ship navigation because GPS systems are increasingly being jammed by hackers.

Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market — startups raking it in

Last year, investors put $3.5 billion into cybersecurity companies via more than 400 deals, according to CB Insights. And those numbers may well go up this year — the first quarter of 2017 set a five-year record for deals in the private security space.

British hacker convicted in Germany of major cyber attack

Berlin - A British man was handed a suspended jail sentence by a German court Friday for a massive cyber attack against Deutsche Telekom last year.

Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

Den Haag - Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices.

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked: NYT

Washington - Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported.It quoted what it called an urgent report issued in late June by the Department of Homeland Security.

One of the busiest bitcoin exchanges has been hacked

One of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world has been hacked, and 30,000 customers' data has been compromised, according to a report from Yonhap News.

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco - A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists.

Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

Kiev - Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Several major firms say targets of international cyberattack

Paris - Several major companies said Tuesday they were targeted in an international cyberattack which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Russian oil giant Rosneft says hit by 'powerful' cyberattack

Moscow - Russian state oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that its servers had suffered a "powerful" cyberattack, but insisted that production had not been hit."A powerful hacking attack has been carried out against the company's servers," Rosneft said on Twitter.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Washington - The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' over hacking that led to crisis

Doha - Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighbouring countries", which have cut ties with it, of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

Canada: Hackers targeted country's 2015 election, may try again

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau's Liberals to power.

Random number generation poses hacker challenge

The best way to protect sensitive systems from hackers is to use a cryptographic key. For this lock to work it needs to use numbers chosen at random without any structure. This is difficult but a new system is at hand.

China arrests 22 over sale of Apple private data

Bejing - Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation involving the sale of Apple users' personal data.

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Doha - Qatari investigators have said that a cyber attack which saw the publication of explosive fake news last month that helped trigger a crisis with Gulf neighbours was prepared in April.
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LORAN Station Malone, Florida: View of middle section of transmitter banks.
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Screen capture of hacked website
Screen capture of hacked website
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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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The CIA can infiltrate network traffic
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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Heather Mills, the former Mrs McCartney, testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012.
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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A screen shot of the Twitter account for the US Military Central Command, which was apparently hacked.
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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