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Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking

Frankfurt Am Main - A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Paris - Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Serious processor flaw makes hacking devices much easier

A significant flaw in a key security feature of computer processors could allow attackers to gain control of devices far more easily than was previously possible. There's currently no cure because the problem lies in the chip's firmware.

Protecting bulk power systems from hacking

There are many areas of modern life at risk from hacking, whether mischievous or part of a terror threat. One area that has a big potential impact but which has received little attention is bulk power.

Turk gets 8 years jail in theft of $55 mn in ATM hacks

Washington - A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55 million from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

Hacking 'feeding frenzy' defaces 1.5 million webpages

Over 1.5 million webpages from 39,000 different websites have been defaced by hackers in the past two days. The group is exploiting a vulnerability in popular content management system WordPress, allowing pages to be modified by unauthorised users.

Russia arrests FSB cybersecurity experts in 'US-linked' treason case: lawyer

Moscow - Russia has arrested two senior FSB cybersecurity officials and a top anti-hacking expert on suspicion of committing treason linked to the United States, a lawyer involved with the case said Wednesday.

Saudi vulnerable to 'Shamoon 2' virus: telco chief

Riyadh - Saudi computer security systems are vulnerable to the "Shamoon 2" virus, a senior communications official warned Thursday, confirming reports of a fresh cyberattack on the kingdom.

One in five people snoop on others' Facebook accounts: study

While many people are concerned about strangers hacking into their phones and computers, most hacking of social media comes from people close to the user. One in five people report having surreptitiously gone into the Facebook account of a loved one.

Hackers use a clever fake email attachment to access accounts

A new email scam is circulating that aims to trick the user into giving up their email login details by sending over a (fake) link to a PDF to open.

Assange agrees to extradition if US releases whistleblower

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking documents, the company said on Thursday.

Russians claim to have compromising info on Trump: CNN

Washington - US spy chiefs told President-elect Donald Trump last week that Russian operatives claim to have "compromising" personal and financial information about him, CNN reported Tuesday.

London-based Italians arrested for cyber-spying on top politicians

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies.

Assange hits back after US intelligence hack report

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted Monday that the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

Russia 'tired' of 'amateurish' US hacking claims

Moscow - The Kremlin Monday branded a hacking report by US intelligence baseless and amateurish, saying Moscow is growing tired of denying claims the Russian government meddled in the US election.

Trump team doubles down on blaming Democrats for hacking

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's transition team on Sunday doubled down on its claim that Democrats allowed their email accounts to be hacked, dismissing an intelligence report on Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

Ahead of French vote, 'digital hygiene' urged for parties

Paris - With France's presidential election less than four months away, political parties have been urged to practise "digital hygiene" to avoid cyberattacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

Washington - Accusations that Russia interfered with the US presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website's founder Julian Assange.

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Washington - Donald Trump asserted that hacking did not sway the US election, after a briefing on an intelligence report that blamed Russia's Vladimir Putin for a cyber campaign to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

Ukraine's military denies Russian hack attack

Kiev - Ukraine's military on Friday denied reports claiming Russia may have hacked targeting software for its heavy artillery in a breach that could have helped Moscow track and destroy Kiev's big guns.

US spy chiefs confront Trump with Russia findings

Washington - US spy chiefs were set to confront an openly dismissive President-elect Donald Trump Friday with their evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the US elections by hacking his Democratic rivals.

US spy chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

Washington - US spy chiefs insisted they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump's refusal to accept their conclusions.

Trump doubtful as US spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Washington - Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic party computers.

Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow: Russian media

Moscow - A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported.

Plane with expelled diplomats leaves US: Russian media

Moscow - A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow's alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Russian hackers penetrate Vermont utility system: report

Washington - A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, The Washington Post reported.

From dead drops to hacking: Moscow spies on world stage

London - From sleeper agents in suburban America to an assassination in London and hacking of the US presidential election, the list of alleged activities by Soviet and Russian spies abroad is long.

What we know about Russia's alleged hacking of US vote

Moscow - The US and Russia have become embroiled in a Cold-War-style diplomatic spat over alleged cyberattacks Washington believes were carried out by Moscow in an attempt to skew the US election.

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election.

Russia's London embassy condemns 'lame' US over sanctions

London - Russia's embassy in London on Thursday condemned the United States as "lame", arguing Washington's decision to impose sanctions on Moscow harked back to the Cold War between the two nations.
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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Heather Mills, the former Mrs McCartney, testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012.
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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