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CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Washington - The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' over hacking that led to crisis

Doha - Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighbouring countries", which have cut ties with it, of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

Canada: Hackers targeted country's 2015 election, may try again

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau's Liberals to power.

Random number generation poses hacker challenge

The best way to protect sensitive systems from hackers is to use a cryptographic key. For this lock to work it needs to use numbers chosen at random without any structure. This is difficult but a new system is at hand.

China arrests 22 over sale of Apple private data

Bejing - Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation involving the sale of Apple users' personal data.

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Doha - Qatari investigators have said that a cyber attack which saw the publication of explosive fake news last month that helped trigger a crisis with Gulf neighbours was prepared in April.

Top secret leaks plague US spy agencies

Washington - The publication of a top secret National Security Agency report on Russian interference in the US election Monday was just the latest in a string of disruptive leaks.

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into US voting systems before last year's presidential election.

Leaked intel report shows Russian hackers probed US voting systems

Washington - A top secret US report showing that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election raised new alarms Monday about the extent of Moscow's meddling.

Russia tried to hack US voting systems for months: report

Washington - A top secret National Security Agency document shows that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election, The Intercept reported Monday.

Czech court OKs hacker's extradition to US or Russia

Prague - A Czech court on Tuesday ruled Prague can extradite a Russian citizen sought by the US for alleged cyberattacks on social networks and also by his native Russia on fraud charges.

India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

New Delhi - Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news -- he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free.

North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

San Francisco - The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyber attack

London - Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal on Tuesday, the National Health Service (NHS) said, after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyber attack were lifted.

Op-Ed: Ransomware — Why so helpless? Why is security so useless?

Sydney - Ransomware is a plague. It’s everywhere, and it’s not new. Security industries have been aware of it for many years, and yet it’s still viable? Why is a well-known method of hijacking computers still possible?

Several Spanish firms targeted in cyber attacks

Madrid - Telecom giant Telefonica and several other Spanish companies were targeted in cyber attacks Friday, the government said.

US alerted France to Russia hack targeting Macron: NSA

Washington - The head of America's National Security Agency said Tuesday that Russia was behind the 11th-hour hack of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and that US officials had informed France a cyber-attack was underway.

Cell phones charging are at greatest risk from hackers

Cell phones, as with websites and other forms of communications equipment, are at risk from hacking. A major vulnerability arises with smartphones when they are charging, according to a new study from the New York Institute of Technology.

'Macronleaks': Hackers find flaw in French cyber-fortress

Paris - They knew months ago that top-of-the-range hackers had been targetting them. They believe their security measures, too, had been nothing short of top-rate. But, in the end, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's team got hacked.

France's Hollande promises 'response' to Macron election hack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a response to the hacking of centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign following the publication online of thousands of stolen emails and documents.

Britain, Germany brace for pre-election cyber attacks

London - Britain and Germany were already beefing up cyber security ahead of key elections even before the hacking attack on France's Emmanuel Macron, months after Hillary Clinton was caught in the online crosshairs.

Macron team blasts 'massive hacking attack' on eve of vote

Paris - The campaign team of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday confirmed it had suffered a "massive and coordinated hacking attack" after internal documents were released online, slamming an attempt at "democratic destabilisation".

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

San Francisco - A 'phishing' scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the internet giant after spreading wildly.The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day.

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Paris - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.

US takedown of Russian botnet won't end pernicious spam: experts

Washington - The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

US takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker

Washington - US authorities moved Monday to take down a global computer botnet behind the massive theft of personal data and unwanted spam emails, as Spain arrested the notorious Russian hacker who operated it.

Malware made by the NSA released by Shadow Brokers group

Malware allegedly built by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been released online by hacking group Shadow Brokers. The tools have been confirmed to be authentic by cybersecurity experts but some of the software seems to be dated.

Hackers set off 156 tornado warning sirens in Dallas

Hackers set off all of Dallas' emergency warning sirens in a weekend cyberattack. The large sirens blared out for over an hour at midnight on Friday, continuing into early Saturday morning. Eventually, city officials took the entire network offline.

Spain detains Russian over US vote 'hacking': legal source

Madrid - Note: This story is killed because it was based on an erroneous quote. A new version of the story will follow
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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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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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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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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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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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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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