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US believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

Washington - The United States said Wednesday that China was behind the massive hack of data from hotel giant Marriott, part of an ongoing global campaign of cyber-theft run by Beijing.

US believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

Washington - The United States said Wednesday that China was behind the massive hack of data from hotel giant Marriott, part of an ongoing global campaign of cyber-theft run by Beijing.

US believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack: report

Washington - US investigators believe that Chinese intelligence was behind the massive hack of data on some 500 million guests of hotel giant Marriott, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Q&A: Why are we still at risk from email hacking? Special

No one is free from hacking, including world governments. In the technological age we live in how can this still happen? Furthermore, what measures are needed to protect businesses, governments and individuals. A leading expert weighs in.

Healthcare leaks more of your data than hackers

Each week, it seems, a data breach news item hits the news. What might come as a surprise is that the biggest source of data leaks is not from hackers, but from healthcare providers, mostly due to unsecure systems.

US indicts Iranians over hospital ransomware attacks

Washington - The US Justice Department charged two Iranian hackers Wednesday with extorting at least $6 million from hospitals, city governments and public institutions in the US and Canada by remotely locking down their computer systems.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday that angered Beijing.

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets: report

Sydney - China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, according to a report published Tuesday.

US indicts 10 Chinese over scheme to steal aerospace tech

Washington - The United States indicted 10 Chinese, including two intelligence officers, over a five-year scheme to steal technology from US and French aerospace firms by hacking into their computers.

Russians out to stir anger ahead of US midterms

Washington - A concerted Russian hacking and online disinformation campaign in 2016 sought to tip the US presidential election toward Donald Trump. Two weeks ahead of midterm congressional elections, Moscow's operatives are at it again.

Risk vulnerabilities with telepresence robots

Research from Zingbox has highlighted vulnerabilities with telepresence robots. These weaknesses can be leveraged by hackers to access sensitive data such as chat conversations, images and live video streams.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

Apo - EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

Britain leads calls for EU action against hackers

Apo - British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on fellow EU leaders Thursday to take united action to punish cyber attackers, warning hackers cause economic harm and undermine democracies.

New Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

Washington - New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

World cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

Moscow - The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focussed on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday.

Moscow to summon Dutch envoy over cyber-attack claim: agencies

Moscow - The Russian foreign ministry was to summon the Dutch ambassador on Monday after the Netherlands said it had foiled a cyber attack by Russians, state news agencies reported.

Russia's hackers long tied to military, secret services

Moscow - During the Soviet era, the country's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

Russia global sports hacking paralleled US election meddling: indictment

Washington - The very day in July 2016 that the World Anti-Doping Agency published a devastating report showing how Russia systematically covered up doping by the country's athletes, Moscow's cyber army allegedly went on the attack.

Significance of Facebook data breach explained: Interview Special

Facebook has said that “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. Scott Grissom, VP of Product Leadership, Marketing, and Sales at LegalShield looks at the implications for Digital Journal readers.

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report

Washington - Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday.

Russian hacker behind massive botnet pleads guilty

Washington - A Russian hacker who at one time gained control over as many as 100,000 computers globally via botnets he created pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Connecticut court to computer crimes and identity theft.

Iranians targeted by smartphone surveillance operation: report

Paris - Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point on Friday said a surveillance operation had targeted the smartphones of several hundred Iranian citizens via malware implanted in their handsets, indicating Tehran was responsible.

US charges govt-linked North Korean in WannaCry, Sony hacks

Washington - The US charged a North Korean programmer Thursday with some of the most dramatic global hacking cases of recent years, alleging they were carried out on behalf of the regime in Pyongyang.The hacks included the WannaCry 2.

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

San Francisco - Google said Thursday it blocked YouTube channels and other accounts over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, on the heels of similar moves by Facebook and Twitter.

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

San Francisco - Google said Thursday it blocked YouTube channels and other accounts over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, on the heels of similar moves by Facebook and Twitter.

US warns Russia it will 'not tolerate' election meddling

Geneva - US national security advisor John Bolton said he warned his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Washington would not tolerate interference in November's mid-term elections, after fresh evidence emerged of Russian meddling.

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Paris - Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts.

Facebook stops misinformation campaigns tied to Iran, Russia

San Francisco - Facebook said Tuesday it stopped stealth misinformation campaigns from Iran and Russia, shutting down accounts as part of its battle against fake news ahead of elections in the United States and elsewhere.

Anonymous hackers target Spain sites in Catalonia protest

Madrid - Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed responsibility for bringing down government websites in Spain on Monday in a protest against Madrid's efforts to block Catalonia's separatist drive.

Hackers at convention aim to make voting systems more secure

Las Vegas - At the hacking convention Def Con, a number of tests will be run to see how secure voting machines are. The exercise aims to identify potential security flaws in technology ahead of the November U.S. elections.
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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The CIA can infiltrate network traffic
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Heather Mills, the former Mrs McCartney, testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012.
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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