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Canada helping Australia determine 'full extent' of hack

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency said Wednesday it is working with Canberra to try to determine the scale of computer hacking on Australia's parliament and political parties just months from an election.

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Sydney - Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

New report into the extent of identity fraud released

Financial analysts Experian have released their annual “Global Identity & Fraud Report”. As well as highlighting concerns, the report indicates that consumers are willing to share more data with companies if this means enhanced security.

Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked in Singapore

Fpo - Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months.

What are the implications of the Collection #1 breach? Special

A massive trove of leaked data, which was recently posted to a hacking forum, includes some 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords. Will LaSala from OneSpan weighs in.

Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 mn fine over Bangladesh cyberheist

Manila - A Philippine ex-banker was handed a lengthy jail term and $109 million fine Thursday in the first conviction over one of the biggest ever cyberheists which saw $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's central bank.

Suspect, 20, held over massive German politician data hack

Berlin - German police said Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the case of private data stolen from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and published online.

US companies urged to protect against foreign government hackers

Washington - The US intelligence community launched a campaign Monday to help US business defend against hacking by foreign governments like China and Russia.

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Berlin - Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online, the government said Friday, in a stunning breach of cybersecurity.

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Berlin - Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been released online, the government said Friday.

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Berlin - Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have fallen victim to a massive online leak of private data, the government said Friday.

Hackers hijack Google Home devices to promote PewDiePie

Being spoof hacked is irritating enough, but to be hacked so that your device is taken over by footage of PewDiePie is arguably even worse. This is what has happened with thousands of Google Home and Chromecast devices.

Hackers crack vein authentication security

Hackers have constricted a fake hand out of wax and used this to show the weaknesses in vein authentication software. The software, which scans the vein patterns in hands and compares them to stored images, is not as robust as security experts thought.

Thousands of hot tubs can be hacked

A new survey finds that thousands of hot tubs can be hacked and controlled remotely . This is due to weak security measures being in place.

EU probes hack of 'thousands' of diplomatic cables

Apo - The EU announced an urgent investigation on Wednesday after suspected Chinese military hackers accessed thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables.

'Thousands' of EU diplomatic cables hacked: report

Apo - Hackers apparently connected to China accessed thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables, the New York Times reported Wednesday, in the latest embarrassing data breach to hit a major international organisation.

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.
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Online hackers have taken credit for an online service outage of Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox game consoles on December 25, 2014
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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LORAN Station Malone, Florida: View of middle section of transmitter banks.
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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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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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Three men have pleaded guilty to US charges stemming from the Mirai botnet attacks that shut down parts of the internet last year
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