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Ashley Madison says site growing, insists women are using

Ottawa - Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women.

Ashley Madison boss steps down after data breach

Ottawa - The chief executive of dating-for-adulterers website Ashley Madison stepped down on Friday after hackers leaked its membership list online.

Bitcoin CEO's arrest leaves trail of unanswered questions

Toukyo - The arrest of MtGox boss Mark Karpeles has begun to shed light on the defunct Bitcoin exchange after hundreds of millions of dollars in virtual currency vanished from its digital vaults last year.

Heists go Hollywood with DefCon hacks

Las Vegas - Hollywood-style heists took on real-world potential as hackers at a Def Con gathering showed how to crack safes in full view of security cameras without ever being seen.

Uneasy detente between Def Con hackers, 'feds'

Las Vegas - There was some bridge-building, but a real rift remained on Saturday between US spy agencies and the world's most infamous hacker gathering.

Greek police find no sign of Varoufakis tax hacking

Atenas - Police in Greece have found no sign of electronic hacking into the tax files of millions of Greeks, which ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed to have ordered as part of an emergency plan to deal with an exit from the euro, state agency ANA rep...

Android security flaw allows hackers to copy fingerprints

Researchers recently announced a major security flaw affecting Android devices and users' fingerprint data. As we all know, passwords can be changed if your credentials are compromised, but you can't change your fingerprints.

Car hack reveals peril on the road to Internet of Things

Las Vegas - A software glitch that allows hackers commandeer a Jeep Cherokee while on the move is just a glimpse of dangers on the road ahead for the Internet of Things.

Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested by Japanese police

Toukyo - Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.

Hacking duo proves it can disable snipers, change targets

With the proliferation of "smart devices" in full swing, a security team is showing how easy it is to disable and even change the targets of smart sniper rifles.

Adultery website Ashley Madison hacked in shutdown bid

Washington - Hackers breached the online adultery website Ashley Madison and threatened to expose data on users in an effort to shut down the service which claims millions of members worldwide.

S. Korea intelligence official dead in hacking scandal

Seoul - A South Korean intelligence official has been found dead in an apparent suicide amid a growing political scandal over a covert hacking programme used by the country's spy agency, police said Sunday.

Suspected Islamist hacker detained in Bulgaria

Sofia - A man suspected of belonging to a network of Islamist hackers responsible for attacks on more than 3,500 websites worldwide was arrested in Bulgaria, the interior ministry announced Wednesday.

Hackers ground 1,400 passengers in attack on Polish airline LOT

Varsovia - A cyber attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyber attack: report

Berlin - A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported on Sunday.

Union says hackers got sensitive data on all U.S. govt staff

Washington - Suspected Chinese hackers who infiltrated the US government's human resources records have sensitive information on all federal employees, an American union said.

Hackers may have snared details of Chinese linked to US: Report

New York - Chinese hackers accused of attacking US federal databases may have snared the names of Chinese with links to American officials, putting them in danger, The New York Times said.

France TV cyberattack probe focused on 'Russian hackers'

Paris - The investigation into the cyberattack suffered by France's TV5Monde television channel in April is now focusing on "a group of Russian hackers", a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

U.S. Army website hacked: Officials

Washington - The US Army's official website was hacked with messages denouncing Washington's training of rebel fighters inside Syria, but no data was stolen, officials said.

U.S. calls for cyber reform after massive hack

Washington - The White House urged Congress to come out of the "dark ages" and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform.

Beijing calls reports China involved in U.S. hack 'irresponsible'

Bejing - Beijing on Friday labelled as "irresponsible" reports that Chinese hackers were behind a massive cyber-attack on personal data of millions of current and former US federal employees.

US says data on four million government staff hacked

Washington - The US government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.

Millennials most vulnerable to hacking, cyberattacks, says study

While teens and young adults are usually thought to be more tech savvy then middle-aged adults, new research suggests millennials are more lackadaisical about being safe online.

This $9 computer wants to 'work, play and everything in between'

A $9 computer seeking crowd-funding right now is making waves in the technology world because of its promise of being able to do anything an ordinary computer could do, while still fitting with ease into the palm of your hand and carrying that low price.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

Vienna - The website of one the Nazis' biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.

5 ways your company website can get hacked

"I’d love for someone to hack my website!” said no one, ever. Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”

Teenagers suspected of hacking Belgian and French websites

Brussels - Two teenagers are suspected of having hacked the websites of Belgian and French newspapers earlier in the week, prosecutors said Friday."The regional unit of computer crime managed ...

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

Brussels - Hackers launched attacks Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said.

Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password

Paris - French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing the cyber-attack.

Tunisian extremists hack Belgian website: Reports

Brussels - Hackers claiming to be Islamist militants from Tunisia took over a Belgian regional government website Friday to denounce US counter-terror operations, reports said.
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