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New US sanctions won't 'help' Putin-Biden summit plans: Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin said Thursday that looming US sanctions against Russia in retaliation for alleged election interference and hacking will not "help" a potential summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden.

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking, election meddling: media

Washington - The United States will announce sanctions against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for alleged election interference and hacking, American media reported.

What can digital firms learn from the Facebook data loss? Special

A vast array of information relating to more than 530 million Facebook users was shared over the weekend at a hacker forum. As well as worrying about what might happen to the data, there are lessons that most companies can learn from this incident.

Facebook says hackers 'scraped' data of 533 mn users in 2019 leak

San Francisco - Facebook said Tuesday that hackers "scraped" personal data of some half-billion users back in 2019 by taking advantage of a feature designed to help people easily find friends using contact lists.

Ethical hacker faces action from the company he tried to help Special

A UK-based ethical hacker has been reprimanded by authorities for disclosing a vulnerability to a healthcare organization called Apperta. Rob Dyke reported the incident to the owner, was thanked, and he was reported to the police.

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on US hacking spree: report

San Francisco - At least 30,000 US organizations including local governments have been hacked in recent days by an "unusually aggressive" Chinese cyber-espionage campaign, according to a computer security specialist.

State-sponsored hackers in China targeting email services: Microsoft

San Francisco - Microsoft has said a state-sponsored hacking group operating out of China is exploiting previously unknown security flaws in its Exchange email services to steal data from business users.

Older software is at risk from Russian Sandworm hackers Special

It has been reported that Russian Sandworm hackers have begun targeting organizations with outdated Centreon software. This shows how older technology is especially vulnerable to a cyberattack.

SolarWinds hack required massive, sophisticated effort: Microsoft president

Washington - The stunning SolarWinds hack that cybersecurity experts blame on Russia likely took a massive, disciplined effort by more than 1,000 software engineers, Microsoft President Brad Smith said Tuesday.

Looking behind the UK's new Cybersecurity Council Special

The UK government has launched a new independent body to set standards that professionals in cybersecurity will have to meet, much like there are standards for professionals in accountancy, finance, etc. What does this entail?

There's a danger that hackers are becoming smarter than you Special

The rise in cyberattacks continues to cause concern and there are signs that hackers are becoming more sophisticated, staking out companies for months in advance. What is to be done?

Looking behind the North Korea cyberattack on Pfizer Special

For a country that allegedly has no cases of COVID-19, it is interesting to see the apparent attack by the state upon the drug company Pfizer with the aim to acquire coronavirus vaccine technology.

US charges N.Korean hackers in $1.3 bn theft scheme

Washington - The US Justice Department charged three North Korean military intelligence officials Wednesday in a campaign of cyberattacks to steal $1.3 billion in crypto and traditional currencies from banks and other targets.

North Korea stole $300m in crypto to fund nukes: UN experts

Seoul - North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, a confidential UN report said.

Hacker tries to dump chemical into Florida city's water

Washington - An unknown hacker broke into a Florida city's water supply and briefly pushed levels of a potentially dangerous additive up 100-fold, local law enforcement said Monday.

Biometric security offers the answer to password weaknesses Special

Why is password security important right now? The global pandemic has forced people to live and work in a more digital centric world, where password and digital security are more important than they were in years before. Joe Palmer explains.

New warning that VoIP calls are open to hacking Special

One cybersecurity weakness that businesses need to attend to, and which is being missed by some firms, is with making telephone calls over the Internet. This method provides a potential loop hole for hackers.

Contradicting Trump, US justice chief fingers Russia in hack

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Monday that Russia was behind the massive hack of US government computer systems, contradicting President Donald Trump's suggestion that China could be involved.

Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed a massive cyberattack on US government agencies, declaring it "under control" and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame.

Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role

Washington - President Donald Trump Saturday downplayed a massive cyberattack on US government agencies, declaring it "under control" and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame.

Massive cyberattack grows beyond US, heightening fears

Washington - A devastating cyberattack on US government agencies has also hit targets worldwide, with the list of victims still growing, according to researchers, heightening fears over computer security and espionage.

US government says agencies hit by massive cyberattack

Washington - The US government issued an emergency directive to federal agencies in the wake of a major cyberattack, as multiple media outlets reported at least two departments -- including the Treasury -- had been targeted by hackers with ties to Russia.

US government confirms cyberattack

Washington - The US government confirmed Sunday that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments had been targeted by Russian state hackers.

Get ready for 2021: Ransomware, healthcare, nation-state hacks Special

Recovered from the traumas of the biological virus restrictions of 2020? Get ready for digital codes of a malicious nature, where cybersecurity issues will increase across 2021, according to a leading expert.

Norway accuses Russian hackers of parliament attack

Oslo - Norway's domestic spy agency on Tuesday blamed a Russian hacker group linked to Moscow's military intelligence for a cyberattack on the Norwegian parliament earlier this year.

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

New York - With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the target of hackers trying to steal trade secrets or disrupt supply chains.

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

New York - Hackers are targeting the coronavirus vaccine supply chain, IBM warned Thursday, saying it had uncovered a series of cyber attacks against companies involved in the effort to distribute doses around the world.

British MPs bombarded by with three million monthly email attacks Special

It has been revealed that UK MPs have been targeted by around 2.8 million email attacks per month so far in 2020, according to new data compiled by a government watchdog. These are mostly phishing emails.

Are firms putting too much faith in managed service providers? Special

Companies attempt to use managed service providers to help to off-set some of the risks associated with IT security. Such providers can also help with addressing post-activity risks. While this model has worked well, more needs to be done going into 2021.

Iran, Russia deny US election interference claims

Tehran - Iran and Russia on Thursday strongly denied US allegations of having taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the November 3 US presidential election.
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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From the implantable device (pacemaker), data flows to the physician's office, or in the case of an implanted defibrillator, the data can go from the operating room to the physician programmer and on to the patient support network. But all aspects of the system are vulnerable.
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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LORAN Station Malone, Florida: View of middle section of transmitter banks.
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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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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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information.
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Heather Mills, the former Mrs McCartney, testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012.
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